Hallenbecks in Schoharie County

Schoharie county was home to several Hallenbecks. Here you will find Hallenbecks as listed in local directories in the late 1800s, as well as some general information on Schoharie County

Hallenbecks listed in Schoharie County1, 2

Surname Given Name
Occupation Acres
Hallenbeck1 Arthur  printer  
Hallenbeck1 Calvin  farmer 130
Hallenbeck2 Charles Cobbleskill farmer 100
Hallenbeck1 ChasCobbleskill carriage maker  
Hallenbeck2 C.M. Mrs. Carlisleresident 
Hallenbeck1 Calvin  farmer 130
Hallenbeck1 David H.Seward farmer 142
Hallenbeck1 E Breakabeenfarmer  
Hallenbeck1 E Cobleskillfarmer  
Hallenbeck1 Geo  peddler  
Hallenbeck2 Gilbert Carlisle farmer  
Hallenbeck1 Harrison  huckster  
Hallenbeck2 Harrison Middleburgh Speculator  
Hallenbeck1 Henry Blenheimfarmer 230
Hallenbeck1 Mrs. H  milliner 2
Hallenbeck2 Jacob Potters Hollow in Albany farmer 150
Hallenbeck1 James  mason  
Hallenbeck1 Mrs. Julia  lady  
Hallenbeck1 Menzo W.  teacher 2
Hallenbeck2 Nicholas Schoharie farmer 160
Hallenbeck1 NicholasSchoharie farmer 132
Hallenbeck1 Ray  laundryman  
Hallenbeck2 Samuel Middleburgh carpenter/mason/builder  
Hallenbeck2 Samuel Middleburgh carpenter and farmer 6
Hallenbeck1 Mrs. Samuel Schoharie   
Hallenbeck1 StephenBroome Center farmer 120
Hallenbeck1 TBreakabeen clergyman  
Hallenbeck1 TrumanBates farmer 100
Hallenbeck1 Warren P  farmer 100
Hallenbeck1 Wesley Cobleskillbarber  
Hallenbeck2 Wm. Central Bridge hotel proprietor, general merchant, and farmer 100
Hallenbeck1 Wm Central Bridge  87

Schoharie, NY: The original Indian name was To-wos-scho'her; and it has been written Shoary, Skohary, Schughhorre. Schoharie is said to mean "drift wood." Just above Middleburgh Bridge the Line Kil and Little Schoharie flow into Schoharie Creek from opposite sides; and here drift wood is said to have accumulated in large quantities, forming a natural bridge.3
Before the colonists arrived, the Schoharie tribe, comprised of Indians who united from the Mohawks, Mohicans Delawares, Tuscaroras, and Oneidas, lived along Schoharie Creek. Their principal chief was Ka-righ-on-don-tee, who had been a prisoner of the French in Canada and had married a Mohawk woman. A band of 200 Indians remained in the valley, at peace with the settlers, until the Revolution began when the British made them attractive offers, inducing them to take up arms against the settlers.
The first white settlement was made by a colony of German Palatinates, in 1711. These people had previously settled at East and West Camp, on the Hudson. Their number is estimated at 600 to 700. They settled in 7 clusters, or villages, each with a leader for which the village was frequently named.4

  1. Directory and Reference Book of Schoharie County for 1899, (Mallery and Danforth, Middleburgh, NY, Pierre W. Danforth, printer). This 1899 directory lists several Hallenbecks, post offices/towns, their occupations, and if they owned farmland, how many acres.
  2. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Schoharie County, NY for 1872-1873, includes general business listings as well as a classified section.
  3. Brown's History of Schoharie
  4. Historical and Statistical Gazetteer of New York State, J. H. French, 1860

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