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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Daniel Dodge & Elizabeth Sternberg LIncoln & Oxford Counties Ontario

Adrienne asked:

Q: Still looking for the parents of Daniel Dodge, born probably around 1775 He married Elizabeth Sternberg who was from the Mohawk Valley.The family emigrated to Ontario, Canada around 1800 and settled first in Lincoln county and then Oxford county. Children's names were Sarah, Adam. Jesse (male), Joseph, Lydia, Mary, Jane, Permilia. Adam and probably Sarah were born in the US.

A:
Have you looked at the Caughnawaga Montgomery County New York area? There is a Daniel Dodge found there in the 1790 census

1st No.-Free white males over 16 years
2nd No.-Free white males under 16 years
3rd No.-Free white females
4th No.-All other free persons

Dodge, Daniel--1-3-5-0-
Dodge, Richard--1-0-1-0-
Dodge, Richard--1-1-2-0-

I found your Daniel's wife (Elizabeth Sternberg) in the Church records of Caughnawaga New York. Her baptism is found as Elizabeth born 16 Oct 1772, baptised 2 Nov. 1772 to Adam Sternberger and Maragriet Printup.

Her parents' marriage is also found in 1768 in the Records of the reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia as:

Sternberger, Adam (son of Adam) Sternberger married Anna Margreth Brentop [sic] (no date but after 10 April 1768)

There are several DODGE individuals found in Caughnawaga Church records:

Daniel Dodge & Mary Sikkels had the following child baptised there:

Daniel Dodge born 9 May 1782 bpt 19 July 1782. Is there any chance this could be your Daniel, born 10 years later than you thought?

Johnstown is another nearby area where DODGE families lived - in fact a Daniel Dodge died and is buried in Johnstown. He died 25 Feb 1805, age 60.

Many of these New York families ended up as Loyalists in Upper Canada (present day Ontario). Did you check Loyalist land petitions or Loyalist lists for Daniel? For more info on these petitions and how to obtain them on microfilm, see How to Find your Loyalist Ancestor

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