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[This information is from Vol. II, p. 762 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

(II) Daniel Faulknor, son of Caleb (q. v.) and Martha (Cheddle) Faulknor, was born in the town of Palatine, Montgomery county, New York, August 24, 1795, died May 6, 1888. He was quite young when his father settled at Mill Point; he soon began to work in the mill, where he continued several years, and later succeeded to the business, which he carried on very successfully for several years. He then bought the homestead farm, where he lived twenty-seven years. He then spent twenty years in Fonda, finally returning to his old home, where he died. He married (first) Hannah Van Patten, born in 1796, died March 23, 1826. Children:

  1. Mary Jane, born June 10, 1816; married Asa Dodge; children: Phineas, Daniel, Scott, William, Elizabeth, Anna Dodge.
  2. Harriet, born December 25, 1817; married William Van Buren; children: Barney and Daniel Van Buren.
  3. Azenath, born December 20, 1819; married George Bostwick and has a son, George Bostwick, who was for many years county clerk of Schenectady county, where he now resides.
  4. Benjamin A., born March 22, 1822; married Mary E. Mabee, who survives him with her sons Edwin and Jay.
  5. Mary A., see forward.

Daniel Faulknor married (second) Ann Van Husen; children:

  1. Ann, who married (first) Mayhew Bunn, and had four children: Margaret, Daniel, William, Carrie; Ann (Faulknor) Bunn married (second) a Mr. Cole, of Amsterdam, died.

Daniel Faulknor married (third) Elizabeth Warner; daughter Adelia, died unmarried.

(III) Mary A., youngest child of Daniel and Hannah (Van Patten) Faulknor, was born December 11, 1823. She married, in Glen, October 29, 1851, Charles Fieldhauer, born September 1, 1825, at Ralkam-by-Neisse, Prussia, Germany, coming to the United States about 1850. He was a man of education and refinement. In the United States he was a merchant, broom manufacturer and farmer. He died February 23, 1867. His wife survives him, now (1909) in her eighty-sixth year, with mind clear and strong, able to recall incidents and dates of the long ago. Two daughters died in childhood, Henrietta and Georgianna. One of her sons, Jay C. Fieldhauer, born June 25, 1862, is associated in the management of the estate with his brother, Benjamin A., and is a devoted Christian son. He is unmarried.

(IV) Benjamin Alexander, son of Charles and Mary A. (Faulknor) Fieldhauer, was born November 16, 1858. He is a very successful farmer, operating the homestead farm of two hundred acres situated along Schoharie creek in connection with his brother, Jay C. They are educated, energetic and highly respected citizens of Glen and devoted to their aged mother, who has her home with them. Benjamin A. Fieldhauer married, in Amsterdam, New York, May 8, 1887, Minnie, born in Berlin, Germany, April 17, 1858, daughter of John and Minnie (Draves) Neidorf, who came to the United States in 1875, where John Neidorf died August 5, 1893. His widow survives him, a resident of Amsterdam, New York, with children: Augusta, Minnie, aforementioned, Emma and Lena, twins; all these children are married except Lena. Children of Benjamin A. and Minnie (Neidorf) Fieldhauer:

  1. Florence, born August 23, 1888, died October 20, 1894.
  2. Grace S., born December 25, 1890, a student at the Amsterdam high school.
  3. Charles M., born August 6, 1896.

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