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From: Virginia Basken< >
Subject: Re: Dutch Reformed Church of East Camp
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 1998 12:26:43 -0400 (EDT)
>From: (Virginia Basken)
>Subject:Re: Dutch Reformed Church of East Camp
>>Would any of you listers know anything about "Dutch Reformed Church of East
>>Camp"? I was given some information on the minutes of the Mexico Pres Church
>>and on Mar 15 1829 Baptised Arlet Mariah infant of Peter I. Hyser & Elly his
>>wife member of the Dutch Reformed Church of East Camp. Where would East Camp
>Hi Mary Lou, I am descended from the Heiser family of Columbia and
>Dutchess Counties in New York. I have found the name spelled Heisor,
>Heiser, Hyser, Heuser.
>East Camp is what is now the town of Germantown, in Columbia County. When
>the Palatine immigration of 1709 occurred, the new settlers were settled
>into two areas known as East Camp and West Camp, which is now part of the
>town of Saugerties on the West side of the Hudson River. The church at
>West Camp still exists, although a newer building stands there. This
>spring, the Palatines to America, a national organization for descendants
>of German immigrants, placed a monument stone at the site of the first
>church at West Camp, to commemorate that first group that came to the
>Hudson River Valley in 1709 and 1710. The surnames of all of the earliest
>settlers in West and East Camps are included on this marker.
>Where this baptism is fairly recent, I'm surprised that the term "East
>Camp" is used, as I believe that the town of Germantown was established by
>the 19th century. Perhaps another, more knowledgeable list member can
>expound a bit more about this.
>Best of Luck!