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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Aug 05

Provincie Fryslân is inviting Americans with Frisian roots for a Festival and Friesland Day in New York Thursday, 18 june 2009 Friesland (one of the northern provinces of the Netherlands) is inviting Frisian emigrants, descendants of immigrants and other Americans with Frisian roots for the Special Friesland Day on September 12th at the New isLand […]

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May 13

excerpt from The Story of Old Fort Johnson: Many tales are told of that dreadful night, when the unsuspecting inhabitants of the Hill were aroused from their peaceful slumbers to seek safety in flight from the Indians and the equally cruel Tories (whose fiendish natures had been aroused in this cruel partisan war by the […]

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