Posts made in April, 2013

The Christian Day School of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was located a few hundred feet from the church. (more)

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Warwick in History” – The Christian Day School of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was located a few hundred feet from the church. From 1910 to 1923, it had one room, and then two rooms until 1933. Along with the 3 “R’s”, the teachers were expected to teach religion and German. It was quite a challenge, since most of the children generally knew only the German dialect. They were expected… to learn catechism in German and English and many of them were confirmed in German. The event of the year was the Christmas Eve program which was held in...

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“Warwick in History” – April 29, 1703, begins the history of Warwick when Queen Anne of England granted John Bridges and eleven other land speculators a tract of approximately 150,000 acres (more)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | Comments Off on “Warwick in History” – April 29, 1703, begins the history of Warwick when Queen Anne of England granted John Bridges and eleven other land speculators a tract of approximately 150,000 acres (more)

“Warwick in History” – April 29, 1703, begins the history of Warwick when Queen Anne of England granted John Bridges and eleven other land speculators a tract of approximately 150,000 acres in the County of Orange and the Province of New York. John Bridges, doctor of laws, had petitioned for the grant. The grant was recorded in Haverstraw, New York. Royal patents played an important role in the settling of new York State. The earliest land grants were not only very large but were vague as to boundary.

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“Warwick in History” – Present day maidens might be interested to know a little of how brides were arrayed and wedded in the long, long ago. (more)

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – Present day maidens might be interested to know a little of how brides were arrayed and wedded in the long, long ago. One married in 1798 had 150 guests at the ceremony. Six pigs and twelve turkeys were roasted for the feast. Five female slaves waited on the guests, and the merry party danced until four o’clock in the morning. Cider, applejack and peach brandy were on the sideboard. Generous neighbors lent a helping hand in contributing to the feast, and several friendly Dutch ovens in nearby farmhouses assisted in baking 300 rusk and as many...

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“Warwick in History” – A bit of humor from BODY, BOOTS & BRITCHES containing folk ballads and speech from Orange County, New York. (more)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – A bit of humor from BODY, BOOTS & BRITCHES containing folk ballads and speech from Orange County, New York. A Miss H., the hard working daughter of a local farmer, had a most persistent beau who wanted to make every night a “beau night.” He was a farm boy who worked hard too, so as soon as he got Miss H. on the parlor sofa, he would put his arms around her, whisper sweet nothings for a while, and finally, go to sleep. The young lady soon wearied of this behavior, and one night when her faithful beau fell asleep she quietly disengaged...

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“Warwick in History” – While the Continental Army was marching down Kings Highway directly in front of his house, John Nicklos Smith was tending his farm chores. (more)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – While the Continental Army was marching down Kings Highway directly in front of his house, John Nicklos Smith was tending his farm chores. In 1739, he had built his stone house and established a flourishing 100 acre dairy farm on the new Kings Highway. In 1804, the Burroughs family purchased the farm and completed the house. The house is of Flemish style in a four square layout. The walls are three feet thick to keep the house cool in summer and warm in winter. The Burroughs family were rumored to be rebels. Their neighbors in the large white house...

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