Jan 01

This is a duplicate of the listing on the fonda.org website.

  1. Jacob Douw Fonda; Minister; born 19-Oct-1793, died 3-Mar-1856 at 62 years of age; b. Watervliet, Albany, New York; a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1815; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Rensselaer, Schaghticoke; d. Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York; the Rev. Jacob D. Fonda, was the last regular pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fonda, serving from 1836 to 1842. (A split in the congregation occurred and a new church was built in 1843 which was called the Reformed Church of Fonda.) It is interesting to note that his wife was a sister of Dr. Scudder, the first medical missionary to India. Rev. Fonda then served from 1842-1848 as pastor for the Greenport Church in Johnstown, New York.
  2. Jesse Isaac Fonda; Minister; ordained 1-Aug-1809, Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Nassau, Rensselaer, New York; Installed Pastor of the German Reformed church at Montgomery Sep 28, 1817; had also been Pastor for several years of the old 1st Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick and the Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.; born 27-Apr-1786, died 2-May-1827 at 41 years of age; b. Colonie, Albany, New York; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York; bur. Brick (German) Reformed Church Cemetery Orange County, New York; a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1806 and the theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New York; res. Watervliet, New York and Montgomery, New York.
  3. Jesse Lawrence Fonda; Minister; born 1842 in Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY, died 14-January-1925 in Oak Park, Cook Co., IL; graduate of Wheaton College; School Teacher, Reverend, Healing Thru Mind Practitioner; Leader of Third Church Scientist, Chicago; Congregational Work in Minnesota, 1832 – 1920; Independent (Congregational) Ministerial Register, 1892-95 in Providence IL.
  4. Donald Albert Fonda Jr.; Minister; born 17-August-1938 in Washington, D.C., died 11-October-2008 while visiting Venice, Italy; a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., with a History degree and the former Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y. with a Master of Divinity degree; ordained as an American Baptist minister in 1966 at the Gaines-Carlton Larger Parish of Albion, N.Y.; during his 35 years in ministry, served churches in CT, OH, MA and RI; volunteer with the Greater Lawrence Habitat for Humanity from 2002 to 2004; board member of the Refugee Immigration Ministry in Malden, from 2005 to 2006.


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