Man searching for relatives of former Copake man

Facebook message from Tom Williams:

I am searching for relatives of my grandfather Perry who was born in Copake. 

A woman called Stemerdink posted the following : My great-grandfather was Cornelius Williams born Dec 18, 1828, died Aug 16, 1891. First wife was Mary, born May 16, 1842, died March 16, 1869, one hild - Cora. 

Cornelius married second wife, Catherine Schwartz, born April 6, 1849, died June 18, 1890. Family history says that the First wife Mary was a native. second wife Catherine was an orphan living in an orphanage. 

Cornelius and Catherine had following children: Parker C; Maryette (married a Wickham moved to Philmont N.Y.); 

Ida (married Brothers); Ward; Perry; Norman - my grandfather, born Aug 27, 1885, died Dec 18, 1961; Cornelius; Ella. 

My grandfather Norman settled in Kitchener Ontario, Canada in about 1926. His brother Perry settled in Dunville, Onario, Canada.

Anyone that might have information is asked to e-mail Tom at :


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