Nov 05

I came across this record last year sometime, and the exercise to determine the voyage date spurred my memory. The first tangible record of Jellis (Gillis) in America has been established as that found in Fort Orange on October 15, 1651 when he received permission from the court to distill liquor in Greenbush, a small […]

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Nov 05

The “Famous Frisians in America” book had a record for the burial of Abraham Fonda, youngest child of Jellis Douw, in Amsterdam on October 28, 1650.  This new information has led me to revise the thinking on the voyage to America.  Here is the account I just posted on the main website: Jellis Douw Fonda […]

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Oct 20

The book, “Famous Frisians in America” is now available for purchase.  There are 8 pages on the Fonda Family which detail the history of Jellis Douw Fonda, who emigrated from Amsterdam to New Amsterdam in about 1650.  It provides some ideas on his origins in Holland including some new angles on how he came to […]

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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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Aug 08

Out of Our Past August 8, 2009 – Battle Creek Enquirer.com 100 years ago today, 1909: A race riot on the carnival grounds was averted by Constable Fonda last evening when a gang of Italian laborers, who crowded the grounds, started a rumpus with a Battle Creek lad. There were several car loads of the […]

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