Jan 21

Passions Grow Over First Native American Saint By Sebastian Smith (AFP) – January 17, 2012 FONDA, New York — Gazing down a frozen New York field, the statue of a Mohawk girl about to become the first Native American saint exudes calm. Yet the real Kateri Tekakwitha had a brutal existence — and ghosts from […]

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Aug 30

The gravestone of E. Raymond Fonda at Albany Rural Cemetery, who gave his life in battle during the Civil War, has been restored. The work was performed by Grave Stone Matters on August 24, 2010. (click on images to enlarge) The work scope was more extensive than planned because of the discovery of marble side […]

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Oct 08

I was back east last month (September 2009) and I took three days to go cemetery hopping in Upstate New York, taking as many photos of Fonda gravestones as I could.  I hit 11 cemeteries in 5 counties and shot about 150 gravestones of Fonda’s, most of which have not been taken before, to my […]

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Sep 05

Photos from the Caughnawaga Cemetery in Fonda, New York recently taken by Adrienne Buckland Knight: Tags: Cemeteries, Fonda Family, History, Landmarks, Montgomery Co.

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Sep 04

I received these photos from Becky Kaufman of Seattle who is tracing her lineage from Michigan back to the Knickerbocker family of Rensselaer, New York. Rebeckah Fonda is buried in Schagticoke, Rensselear, New York in the Knickerbocker Family Cemetery. She was born 14 Apr 1718 in Albany, New York and died 8 Jan 1800 in […]

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