Notables
 

Notable Fondas

(100 Total)

Arts & Entertainment (10)
Engineering & Science (7)
Legal & Government (8)
Professional (10)
Clergy (2)
Executive (8)
Medical (3)
Other Notables (3)
Craftsmen (5)
Farming (12)
Merchants (17)
Related Surnames (15)
  Arts & Entertainment
  1. Bridget Jane Fonda; Actress; born Jan-27-1964 in Los Angeles, California; studied theater at New York University; she married Danny Elfman in 2003; Musician, Composer; born 1954; see Wikipedia, Biographies for more...
  2. Carol Fonda; Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer; see www.stepsnyc.com; danced with the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet de Lyon, et al; has taught master classes and workshops throughout the United States, Europe and Central America; has an M.A. in theater from the University of Miami, Florida and an M.F.A. in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of Performing Arts; currently Artistic Director of Dance Forum and Resident Choreographer for Carol Fonda & Company.
  3. Douw Fonda; Radio Actor, Manufacturer's Representative; born Sep-30-1912, died May-7-1997 at 84 years of age; b. Omaha, Nebraska; d. Denver, CO; attended the University of Nebraska; He had been a radio actor in New York City before he moved to Denver to start his own business. He was president of Douw Fonda Co. for 50 years. He retired as a manufacturer's representative.
  4. Harry Stuart Fonda; Landscape Artist; see www.askart.com; born 24-Aug-1863, died Aug-10-1942 at 78 years of age; b. San Francisco, CA; 1870 U.S. Census, California, San Francisco, San Francisco Ward 12; 1880 US Census, San Francisco, CA; Fonda, Harry Stuart 1863-1942, Artists of the American West. A biographical dictionary; see Biographies for more...
  5. Henry Jaynes Fonda; Actor; born May-16-1905, died Aug-12-1982 at 77 years of age; b. Grand Island, Hall Co., Nebraska; 1930 Census, Nebraska, Douglas, Omaha, District 114; d. Los Angeles, CA; Academy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actor who as a young man portrayed honest, hardworking men, and as an adult often played heroic characters. He appeared in nearly 90 films, which include the Grapes of Wrath (1940), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) and On Golden Pond (1981); see Wikipedia, Biographies for more...
    1. 1st wife Margaret Brooke Sullavan; Actress; born May-16-1911, died Jan-1-1960 at 48 years of age; b. Norfolk, VA; d. New Haven, CT; committed suicide by drug overdose;
    2. 2nd wife Frances Ford Seymour; Actress; born Apr-14-1908, died Apr-14-1950 at 42 years of age; dau. of Eugene Ford Seymour and Sophie Mildred Bower; d. Craig House (sanatorium), Beacon, Dutchess County, New York; committed suicide. (see "Don't Tell Dad" autobiography by Peter Fonda). 1st marriage 1931 to George Tuttle Brokaw who died in 1936. She had one child with her 1st husband, Frances and two with Henry Fonda, Jane and Peter;
    3. 3rd wife Susan Blanchard; born 1928; stepdaughter of Oscar Hammerstein II, theatrical lyricist and producer; studied at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania;
    4. 4th wife Afdera Franchetti; Baroness; born 1933; International jet-setter, daughter of Italian aristocrat and explorer, Baron Raimondo Franchetti, who was assassinated while on an envoy to Mussolini on the orders of Churchill; Afdera had alleged affair with John F. Kennedy during the very week he entered the White House; once arrested for drug smuggling; detailed in her 1987 autobiography "Never Before Noon";
    5. 5th wife Shirlee Mae Adams; Stewardess, Model; born 1932.
  6. Jane Seymour Fonda; Actress, Writer, Model, Producer, Activist, Fitness Guru; born Dec-21-1937; b. New York City, New York; attended Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1960, Actors Studio, New York City, studied with Lee Strasberg. She was named after one of Henry VIII's wives, Lady Jane Seymour; since coincidently, her father's middle name was Jaynes and her mother's maiden name was Seymour; see Wikipedia, Biographies, Stories for more...
    1. 1st husband Roger Vladmir Vadim; Director, Writer, Actor, Producer; born Jan-26-1928, died Feb-11-2000 at 72 years of age;
    2. 2nd husband Thomas Hayden; Politician, Author; born Dec-11-1939;
    3. 3rd husband Robert Edward Turner III; Media mogul and philanthropist; born Nov-19-1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  7. Joseph Fonda; Musician, Composer, Producer; see www.joefonda.com; born Dec-16-1954; b. Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York; Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts 1975; composer, bassist, recording artist, interdisciplinary performer and producer; an accomplished international artist, has performed as a leader in his own ensembles throughout the United States and Europe, and as a sideman with other bands as bassist.
  8. Mina M. Fonda; Portrait Artist; see www.askart.com; born 28-Mar-1862, died 1924 at 62 years of age; m. Burlington Twp, Chittenden, Vermont; 1880 US Census, Laconia, Belknap, New Hampshire; Fonda, Mina M.; Dictionary of Women Artists. An international dictionary of women artists born before 1900; 1985; Who Was Who in American Art. Compiled from the original thirty-four volumes of [American Art Annual: Who's Who in Art, Biographies of American Artists Active from 1898-1947.]; 1985.
    1. married Leonard Ochtman; Impressionist Artist; see www.askart.com; born 21-Oct-1854, died Oct-10-1934 at 80 years of age; b. Zonnemaire, the Netherlands; d. Greenwich, Connecticut;
    2. dau. Dorothy Fonda Ochtman; Still-Life Artist; see www.askart.com; born 1892, died Apr-26-1971 at 79 years of age; b. Riverside, Connecticut; d. Greenwich, Connecticut; graduate of Smith College, Bryn Mawr and National Academy of Design. Was a Guggenheim Fellow for study in Europe in 1927-28. Won many awards, among them the first prize of the Greenwich Society of Artists in 1947 and 1951, the Hooker Prize and best-in-show of the Greenwich Art Society in 1960, and the National Association of Women Artists in 1952.
  9. Peter Henry Fonda; Actor, Director, Writer, Producer; born Feb-23-1939; b. New York City, New York. Educated at the University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; left a year before graduating; Peter Fonda, a longtime friend of Thomas McGuane, first saw Montana during the filming of 92 In the Shade (1975), which McGuane wrote and directed. Fonda married Portia Rebecca Crockett (McGuane's ex-wife) in 1977 and moved to Livingston, Montana soon after. they have been permanent residents ever since; see Wikipedia, Biographies for more...
    1. 1st wife Susan Brewer; Actress, Artist; her stepfather was Howard Hughes's right-hand man;
    2. 2nd wife Portia Rebecca Crockett; nickname "Becky" g4-granddaughter of Davy Crockett; aka Becky McGuane; son Thomas IV from previous marriage to Thomas McGuane.
  10. Sybil Clark Fonda; Impressionist Artist; Illustrator of "Palatines Along the Mohawk" by Great-Aunt Ada Laura Fonda Snell; born Jun-17-1923, died Jan-15-1998 at 74 years of age; b. Fonda Farm, Town of Mohawk (near Fonda), Montgomery, New York; 1930 Census, New York, Montgomery, Mohawk, District 44; d. Norristown, Pennsylvania; attended Mount Holyoke College; then Univ. of Iowa, MFA degree in 1948; taught Art at Tribes Hill, near Fonda, New York; member of Art Student League of New York and Columbia U.; granted a Fulbright Scholarship in 1954 to study Art in Paris for one year; resided on the Fonda Farm while exhibiting her art work locally, regionally, and nationally. see Website
  Clergy
  1. Jacob Douw Fonda; Minister; born 19-Oct-1793, died 3-Mar-1856 at 62 years of age; b. Watervliet, Albany, New York; a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1815; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Rensselaer, Schaghticoke; d. Schaghticoke, Rensselaer, New York; the Rev. Jacob D. Fonda, was the last regular pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church of Fonda, serving from 1836 to 1842. (A split in the congregation occurred and a new church was built in 1843 which was called the Reformed Church of Fonda.) It is interesting to note that his wife was a sister of Dr. Scudder, the first medical missionary to India. Rev. Fonda then served from 1842-1848 as pastor for the Greenport Church in Johnstown, New York.
  2. Jesse Isaac Fonda; Minister; ordained 1-Aug-1809, Reformed Protestant Dutch Church, Nassau, Rensselaer, New York; Installed Pastor of the German Reformed church at Montgomery Sep 28, 1817; had also been Pastor for several years of the old 1st Dutch Reformed Church in New Brunswick and the Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan.; born 27-Apr-1786, died 2-May-1827 at 41 years of age; b. Colonie, Albany, New York; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York; bur. Brick (German) Reformed Church Cemetery Orange County, New York; a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1806 and the theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New York; res. Watervliet, New York and Montgomery, New York.
  3. Jesse Lawrence Fonda; Minister; born 1842 in Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY, died 14-January-1925 in Oak Park, Cook Co., IL; graduate of Wheaton College; School Teacher, Reverend, Healing Thru Mind Practitioner; Leader of Third Church Scientist, Chicago; Congregational Work in Minnesota, 1832 - 1920; Independent (Congregational) Ministerial Register, 1892-95 in Providence IL.
  4. Donald Albert Fonda Jr.; Minister; born 17-August-1938 in Washington, D.C., died 11-October-2008 while visiting Venice, Italy; a graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., with a History degree and the former Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, N.Y. with a Master of Divinity degree; ordained as an American Baptist minister in 1966 at the Gaines-Carlton Larger Parish of Albion, N.Y.; during his 35 years in ministry, served churches in CT, OH, MA and RI; volunteer with the Greater Lawrence Habitat for Humanity from 2002 to 2004; board member of the Refugee Immigration Ministry in Malden, from 2005 to 2006.
  Craftsmen
  1. Jellis Adam Fonda; Gunstocker; born 1670, died 8-Sep-1737 at 67 years of age; b. Albany, New, York; Jellis was in Albany in 1697, and Schenectady, 1700-20. In 1777, a Petition was sent to the New York Provincial Legislature to split Albany Co. into two counties to create the new county of Tryon, after Gov. Wm. Tryon. Many of those same men who signed were Loyalists. Jellis Fonda, Douw Fonda, Arent Bradt (among many other names and many were illegible).
  2. Jellis Douw Fonda; Innkeeper, Distiller, Blacksmith; born 1614, died 1659 at 45 years of age; Jellis Douwes Fonda (1614-1659) emigrated to America from Aegum (Agum), Friesland, Netherlands in about 1649. He had his wife, Hester and three young children upon arrival in Fort Orange (now Albany, New York) in 1651. Jellis had been an innkeeper in Agum, and was a brandy distiller and a Blacksmith in America. His date of death is uncertain, but must have been before Hester remarried, in 1660; see Stories for more...
  3. Jellis Jacob Fonda; Gunstocker, Revolutionary War Officer (Major); born 13-Jan-1751, died 1839 at 88 years of age; b. Schenectady, New York; d. Glenville, New York; see Stories for more...
  4. John Cornelius Fonda; Carder (Cotton Mill), Inventor; born 12-Jan-1813, died 1-Jul-1896 at 83 years of age; b. Kinderhook, Columbia, New York; 1880 United States Census, Cohoes, Albany, New York; res. Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., New York; New York State Patent No. 8261 John C. Fonda, Albany, Albany Co., improvement in machines for grinding flock (pulp grinder), 7/29/1851.
  5. Pieter Jellise Fonda; Tanner; born 6-Mar-1711, died 25-Sep-1775 at 64 years of age; b. Schenectady, Albany Co., New York; lived on southerly side of State St. and Mill Lane and had his vats in rear of his lot.
  Engineering & Science
  1. Albert Granville Fonda; Mechanical Engineer, Inventor, Consultant; see www.crashex.com; Cornell University Graduate; born Nov-6-1928 in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., New York; 1930 Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., New York; res. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area; Fonda, Albert Granville 1928- Who's Who in the East. 14th edition, 1974-1975; had numerous inventions including patents on power steering design; served as President of the American Society of Inventors and active in the Society of Automotive Engineers; see Biographies for more...
  2. Cornelius Van Wagoner Fonda; Surveyor; born 1858, died Apr-19-1931 at 73 years of age; b. New Jersey; 1880 US Census, Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey; d. River Edge, New Jersey; for twenty-two years was an engineer for the North Jersey Title Insurance Company of Hackensack; finished his engineering course at Stuttgart University in Germany.
  3. Gorton R. Fonda; Research PhD Chemist; born 27-Nov-1884, died Dec-1-1973 at 89 years of age; SSDI Amherst, Erie, New York; worked nearly 40 years for General Electric Laboratory, attributed with design for radar screen for National Defense Research Council in 1941; G. R. Fonda, Phys. Rev. 21, 343 (1923); Foundations of Vacuum Science and Technology (1916).
  4. John Giles Fonda; Civil Engineer, Mayor of Warsaw, Civil War Officer (Major); born 8-Mar-1822, died Dec-10-1910 at 88 years of age; b. Sand Flats, Montgomery Co., New York; moved in 1835 to Warsaw, Hancock Co., Illinois; 1880 United States Census, Quincy, Adams, Illinois; d. National City, California; US Volunteer Cavalry 1847-1865; Civil War High Commands by John H. Eicher and David J. Eicher; Second Lieutenant for Independent Companies of Illinois Mounted Volunteers for the Mexican War 1848-49. Major in Civil War, Twelfth Illinois Cavalry; Civil War Pension Index: Kansas; see Biographies, Stories for more...
  5. LeGrand Benedict Fonda; Engineer; born Oct-20-1912, died Jun-10-1989 at 76 years of age; b. New York; 1930 Census, New York, Rensselaer, Troy, District 110; SSDI New York; Who's Who in Engineering. Fourth, Seventh editions. American Association of Engineering Societies, 1980, 1988; see Biographies for more...
  6. Lyman D. Fonda; Scientist; born 13-Apr-1899, died 10-Jun-1977 at 78 years of age; b. New York; 1930 Census, New York, Schoharie, Fulton, District 9; SSDI Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Florida; American Men & Women of Science, A biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. 12th edition, Physical & Biological Sciences. Seven volumes, 1971; see Biographies for more...
  7. Margaret Lee Fonda; Biologist; born 1942; American Men & Women of Science. A biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. 12th-23rd editions, Physical & Biological Sciences, 1971-2003.
  Executive
  1. Avery Hunt Fonda; Financial Executive; born 1921, died June-1-2003 at 82 years of age; b. North Carolina; 1930 Census, North Carolina, Buncombe, Asheville, District 5; d. Weaverville, North Carolina; Fonda, Avery Hunt 1921-; Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1975, 1984, 1987 editions; Who's Who in America. 38th-41st editions, 1974-1981; Who's Who in Finance and Industry. 18th edition, 1974-1975; see Biographies for more...
  2. Douglas Cadwallader Fonda; Banker, Sportsman, Manufacturing Executive; born 7-Jan-1896, died Nov-3-1977 at 81 years of age; b. Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York; 1910 US Census, Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey; SSDI Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida. Founded the Fonda Gage Company, manufacturer of oil well equipment; see Stories for more...
  3. Douw Henry Fonda; Advertising Company Executive, Mayor; born 6-Dec-1877, died Jul-15-1941 at 63 years of age; b. Gloversville, Fulton Co., New York; 1930 Census, New York, Nassau, Plandome, District 154; Columbia University graduate, founded the Fonda-Haupt Company, served on Plandome Board of Trustees for 12 years and then Mayor for 4 years.
  4. Harry B. Fonda; Banker; born Sep-1866, died May-27-1941 at 74 years of age; b. Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York; 1880 U.S. Census, New York, Dutchess, Poughkeepsie; 1910 US Census, Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey; d. Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey; worked his way up from clerk in Merchants National Bank of Poughkeepsie in 1885 to Treasurer of the Trust Company of America in New York City in 1902.
  5. Howard Breese Fonda; Senior Vice President; born 3-Feb-1896, died Mar-1-1964 at 68 years of age; b. New Rochelle, New York; 1910 Census, New York, Westchester, New Rochelle, 4th Ward; 1930 Census, New York, Westchester, New Rochelle, District 271; SSDI Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; retired in 1958 as Sr. V.P. of Burroughs-Wellcome & Co., Inc.; former president of the American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education; held directorships in the Health Information Foundation, the World Medical Association and the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine.
  6. Jere Williams Fonda; Manufacturing Executive; born 1929; res. Omaha, Nebraska; CEO of the John Day Company, Omaha, Nebraska, Farm Equipment and Supplies; Fonda, Jere Williams 1929-, Who's Wealthy in America. A prospecting list and directory of more than 110,000 affluent Americans. Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1984-2002 editions. Volume 2; see Biographies for more...
  7. John A. Fonda; Vice President of Mutual Life Insurance Company; born 7-Aug-1843, died 1914 at 71 years of age; b. Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York; Episcopal Register of Baptisms, 1766-1916: the Records of Christ Church; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Dutchess, Poughkeepsie; 1880 US Census, Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York; d. Brooklyn, New York.
  8. John Day Fonda; Manufacturing Executive; born 1956; res. Omaha, Nebraska; company officer for the John Day Company with father Jere; Fonda, John Day 1956-; Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives. 1991-2002 editions; see Biographies for more...
  Farming
  1. Albert Dow Fonda; Dairy Farmer; Cornell University Agriculture College graduate 1917; born 9-Mar-1893 in Fonda, N.Y., died 19-Jan-1962 in Fonda, N.Y.; enlisted in U.S. Marines right after college graduation, assigned to Key West flight training school, WWI ended prior to completion; worked in New Jersey Creamery until logging accident partially disabled his father, thereupon returned home to help on the farm; continued with successful farming career, taking after his father who had farm machinery dealership and owned one of the first steam tractors in the area; believed strongly in education, sending his children to (better) neighboring Johnstown schools and supporting them all in college educations; later helped foster the Fonda-Fultonville Centralized School, crusading against local rivalries; see Stories for more...
  2. Charles Henry Fonda; Cotton Planter; born Aug-16-1904, died Feb-9-1979 at 74 years of age; b. Memphis, Shelby Co., TN; 1930 Census, Tennessee, Shelby, Memphis, District 53; d. San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas; bur. Tunica, Mississippi; res. Deerlake Plantation, in both Tennessee and Arkansas; graduate of Washington & Lee University.
  3. Clinton Jesse Fonda; Dairy Farmer; born 14-Oct-1861; b. Watervliet, Albany, New York; 1870 United States Census, Watervliet, Albany, New York; 1880 United States Census, Watervliet, Albany, New York; 1930 Census, New York, Albany, Colonie, District 126; lived on old family homestead near Crescent, New York.
  4. Douw Henry Fonda; Dairy Farmer; born 21-Jul-1809, died 11-Nov-1895 at 86 years of age; b. Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery, New York; Douw Henry and Henry Douw were twins; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Montgomery, Mohawk; 1880 United States Census, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York; Douw Henry Fonda (1809-95) owned 233 acres; he m. Ann Veeder, (1810-90) d. of Albert, son of Col. Abraham Veeder.
  5. Douw Jellis Fonda; Dairy Farmer; see www.rootsweb.com; born 22-Aug-1700, died 22-May-1780 at 79 years of age; b. Schenectady, New York; bur. Old Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, New York; moved from Schenectady, New York to Caughnawaga (now Fonda) in 1751. Douw was killed by Sir Wm. Johnson's Indians on 22 May 1780. His house was plundered & burned, sons John & Adam were made prisoners and taken to Canada. His will was dated 16-Dec-1779, proved 13-Dec-1791. the Village of Fonda, New York was named for him; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition; see Stories for more...
  6. Evert Yates Fonda; Farmer; born 1824, died 1-Mar-1870 at 46 years of age; b. Fulton, Montgomery Co., New York; d. Shopiere, Rock Co., WI; migrated from New York to Wisconsin in the late 1850's. Evert was a prosperous farmer in the Shopiere, Wisconsin area. The road south from Hodson's mill was called "the Evert Y. Fonda road" (from "the Centennial History of the Town of Turtle, 1836-1936" by Annie McLenegan). Evert died young due to diabetes.
  7. Jesse Abraham Fonda; Farmer, School Trustee, Overseer of Highways; born 14-Jan-1834, died 16-Dec-1891 at 57 years of age; b. and d. Watervliet, New York; bp. Boght-Becker Dutch Reformed Church, Colonie, Albany, New York; 1870 United States Census, Watervliet, Albany, New York; 1880 United States Census, Watervliet, Albany, New York; 1870 United States Census, Watervliet, Albany, New York.
  8. Johannes Peter Fonda; Farmer, Landowner; Captain in Revolutionary War Militia; born 12-Oct-1735; b. Albany, New York; the Fondas lived on what was called the "Flatts," a district along the Poestenkill Creek on the east border of Troy, near the bridge crossing the creek and leading to Albany. they owned a large estate in this vicinity, over 500 acres, it is said. Where the present pond is formed by a mill dam connecting with a collar shop, was an orchard, and the house was near the present bridge. this family was one of the first settlers of Hoosick Falls, Albany Co., New York; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition
  9. Martin Jacob Fonda; Farmer, Civil War Soldier; born 1819, died Mar-1864 at 45 years of age; b. New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Rensselaer, Troy Ward 5; Military Record: Residence: New Chester, Wisconsin; Enlisted as a Private on 06 February 1864; Company E, 7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin; Died of disease Company E, 7th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 26 March 1864 in Baltimore, Maryland.
  10. Peter John Fonda; Farmer, Boatman; born 3-Jan-1778, died 14-Nov-1848 at 70 years of age; b. Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery, New York; d. Fultonville, New York; bur. Old Cemetery, Fultonville; In 1783, the Consistory met at the parsonage with Dominie Romeyn to listen to the petition of those who resided on the south side of the river to establish a free ferry to the church (DRC of Fonda). It was agreed that wood be delivered by the congregation on both sides of the river at the home of John Wemple, who consented to keep and run for the congregation, Sundays and other church days, a ferry, for those who attended church. John Fonda agreed to allow a road over his lands to the ferry. this ferry was in operation as late as 1825, when it was conducted by Peter Fonda.
  11. Robert Mitchell Fonda; Dairy Farmer; born 15-Aug-1824, died Aug-10-1913 at 88 years of age; b. Montgomery, Fulton County, N.Y.; 1860 Census in Clayton Co., Iowa; 1880 Census, Monona, Clayton, Iowa; d. Monona, Clayton, Iowa; R. Mitchell Fonda, farmer and dairyman, Monona Township, and one of the enterprising citizens of Clayton County, Iowa was born in Montgomery, now Fulton County, New York In 1855 Mr. Fonda left his home in New York with his family and emigrated to Clayton County, locating in Giard Township, one mile east of Monona, where he remained until 1864, when he purchased his present farm of 256 acres. History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, Monona Township, p. 1040-1041.
  12. Stephen Sammons Fonda; Farmer, Oil Dealer, Town Sheriff, Lumberman, Civil War Soldier; Hop Grower and Farmer on leases of Douw A. Fonda, Sheriff of Fonda, New York; born 23-Apr-1832, died Jan-15-1917 at 84 years of age; b. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery, New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Montgomery, Mohawk; Co. A, 99 N. Y. Infantry, Private, 132 N. Y. V., Union; 1880 United States Census, District 2, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York; 1900 United States Census, Fort Plain, Montgomery Co. , New York; d. Fort Plain, New York.
  Legal & Government
  1. Adam Douw Fonda; Tryon County Judge, State Assemblyman, Safety Committee Member, Revolutionary War Officer (Lt. Col.); born 26-Dec-1736, died 8-Nov-1808 at 71 years of age; b. Schenectady, Schenectady, New York; d. Johnstown, Montgomery Co., New York; bur. Old Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, New York; Lt. Col. in Tryon County Militia, 3rd Battalion (Mohawk); Adam and his brother John were captured by the British in 1780 when they came into the Mohawk Valley, raiding and burning houses. they both were taken to Canada where they eventually escaped; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition; Adam's will was dated 29-May-1806 mentions wife Neeltje, sons Henry and Douw, daughters Wyntie and Maritje; see Stories for more...
  2. Henry Adam Fonda; New York State Legislature, War of 1812 Officer; born 20-Aug-1766, died 17-Sep-1828 at 62 years of age; b. Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery, New York; bur. Old Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, New York; Brig. Gen. Henry Adam Fonda (1766-1828) was an officer in Maj. Gen. Jacob Brown's Infantry Regiment, later in Maj. Gen. Henry Dearborn's Regiment and participated in the Lake Ontario Skirmishes during the War of 1812 against Canada and the British. He was appointed Brig. Gen. of the 11th Infantry in 1820. During 1807, 1816 and 1819, he was a member of the New York State legislature.
  3. Henry Veeder Fonda; Attorney, Major in New York Militia; born 20-Aug-1788, died 1-Mar-1824 at 35 years of age; b. Schenectady, New York. Henry V. Fonda, born August 20th, 1788, a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1810, and was a successful legal practitioner at Schenectady. He died March 1st, 1824, unmarried. War of 1812 Service Records: Fonda, Henry 10th Regiment (Prior's), New York Militia (Major).
  4. Jacob Glen Fonda; Attorney, County Clerk, Revolutionary War Soldier; born 29-Aug-1761, died 8-Dec-1859 at 98 years of age; b. Schenectady, Albany Co., New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Schenectady, Glenville; d. West Glenville, New York; served as private under Lieut. Abraham Ten Eyck, New York regiment. He was admitted to practice law in the State Supreme Court as an attorney, but abandoned that profession soon after 1800, and removed to his farm in Glenville. He was for many years employed as deputy clerk of Schenectady County, and died on his farm in West Glenville, aged ninety-eight; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition
  5. Jellis Abraham Fonda; County Clerk, Revolutionary War Officer; born 25-Oct-1759, died 27-Aug-1834 at 74 years of age; b. Schenectady, Albany Co., New York; d. Chittenango, New York; held the commission of Lieutenant in Van Schaick's regiment, which he resigned for a Captaincy in Colonel Willet's Independent Corps, under whom he served to the close of the war (1777-1780). thereafter, he was for many years Clerk of Schenectady County,
  6. John Douw Fonda; Tryon County Committee Man, Captain in French & Indian War, Private in Revolutionary War; born 8-Mar-1741, died 14-Feb-1815 at 73 years of age; b. Schenectady, Schenectady, New York; d. Montgomery Co., New York; bur. Old Fonda Cemetery, Fonda, New York; had been an officer in the early wars, served in the Associated Exempts under Capt. Giles Fonda at the battle of Oriskany. He also served as a committee man of Tryon county. Buried in Fonda Burial Ground back of County Fairground in Fonda.
  7. Jellis Douwe Fonda; Merchant, Landowner, Judge, Senator, Revolutionary War Officer (Major); born 24-Mar-1727, died 23-Jun-1791 at 64 years of age; b. Schenectady, Schenectady, New York; d. Palatine, New York; bur. Old Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, New York; Caughnawaga Cemetery Fonda, Montgomery Co New York 61, Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.2, p. Serial: 12449; Volume: 6; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition.
  8. Staats Lansing Fonda; Attorney; known as "Lansing"; born 28-Nov-1848, died 17-Nov-1888 at 39 years of age; b. Clifton Park, Saratoga Co., New York; bp. Reformed Dutch Church Of Amity, Visscher's Ferry, Saratoga, New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Saratoga, Clifton Park; moved family to Iowa in 1869, where he practiced law and was mayor of Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa.
  Medical
  1. Alexander Glen Fonda; Physician; born 17-Aug-1785, died 4-Mar-1869 at 83 years of age; b. and d. Schenectady, New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Schenectady, Schenectady Ward 1; Alexander Glen Fonda, born August 17th, 1785, was a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1806, and for many years a physician in Schenectady. He died March 4th, 1869, aged nearly eighty-four years.
  2. David Bartholomew Fonda; Teacher, Civil War Surgeon, Railroad Agent, Physician, Hospital Administrator; born 6-Nov-1834, died Jun-20-1903 at 68 years of age; b. Watervliet, Albany Co., New York; 1880 United States Census, Jefferson, Cook, Illinois; d. Chicago Cook, Illinois; was proprietor of Dr. Fonda's medicines, and a gifted speaker and writer; "Early Chicago, and the Northwest" by Albert D. Hager, page 756; see Stories for more...
  3. John Isaac Fondey; Physician; born 22-Dec-1815; b. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York; 1880 United States Census, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929: type of practice: Allopath; state/year of licenses: Pennsylvania, 1881; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 1837, (G); died Dec 31, 1929.
  Merchants & Services
  1. Abraham Janse Fonda; Merchant, Ship Captain, Justice, Revolutionary War Soldier; born 18-Jan-1708, died 30-Jul-1762 at 54 years of age; b. Claverack, Albany Co., New York; moved from Claverack to Albany in 1745; d. Albany, Albany Co., New York; Abraham had 6 sons enrolled in the Albany County Militia in the Revolutionary War, 8th Regiment, Claverack Battalion; Peter, Lieutenant; Laurens, Quartermaster; Abraham (1744-), Captain; Jeremiah, Douwe, and Cornelius, Private.
  2. Douw Adam Fonda; Dry Goods Merchant; born 14-Oct-1824; b. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery, New York; 1880 United States Census, District 2, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York; In 1885, Douw A. Fonda, the oldest merchant in Fonda, assigned (filed bankruptcy). His liabilities were about $50,000 and his assets about one-third of that amount. Many farmers from whom he bought hay lost largely. Ref. NY Times Oct-4-1885.
  3. Douw Henry Fonda; Druggist, Railroad Ticket Agent; see www.darcisplace.com; born 10-Sep-1830, died Feb-23-1908 at 77 years of age; b. Fonda, Montgomery, New York; d. Albany, Albany Co., New York; Yearbook of the Holland Society of New York: 1915: List of Deceased Members; President of the D. H. Fonda Drug Company, Albany. Engaged in the railroad business. He was a ticket agent at Palatine Bridge under the late Hon. Webster Wagner. In September 1853, he became teller of the Spraker Bank, Canajoharie, and two years later was made cashier. In 1885, D. H. Fonda presented a pass from the Mount McGregor Railroad to New York Governor (future US President) Grover Cleveland. the pass was graciously returned with appreciation.
  4. Edgar Louis Fonda; Railroad Office Clerk, Clothes Store Salesman; born 14-Dec-1884, died Nov-1-1982 at 97 years of age; b. New York; 1910 US Census, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., New York; 1930 Census, New York, Rensselaer, Rensselaer, District 35; SSDI Issued New York, Death Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona; bur. Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, East Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., New York
  5. Franklin Jerome Fonda; Hotel Manager (Ford Hotel, Phoenix, 1930); born 2-Apr-1875, died Sep-21-1943 at 68 years of age; b. Ross, Michigan; 1930 Census, Arizona, Maricopa, Phoenix, District 5; Franklin at an early age went to live with his aunt, Emily Fonda Richards in Bergen, Genesee, New York. He died in Los Angeles after being struck by an automobile.
  6. Frederick Peter Fonda; Market Bookkeeper, Civil War Soldier; born 31-Dec-1842, died Jul-31-1903 at 60 years of age; b. Troy, New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Rensselaer, Troy Ward 1; res. Knoxville, Tennessee 1868-1869; 1880 United States Census, 7th Ward, District 2, Troy, Rensselaer, New York; bur. Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York; Sergeant in Co. E, 2nd Regiment, New York State Volunteers
  7. Frederick Theodore Fonda; Entrepreneur; born 1872, died Jan-23-1906 at 34 years of age; b. Ross, Michigan; d. at sea; He went west to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma when about 20 years of age where he became successful in acquiring mining interests in Nevada and Utah. He was lost at sea on January 23, 1906, when he was en route from San Francisco to Seattle on the steamship "Valencia". He was returning to Alaska where he was prospecting for gold when the ship encountered bad weather and it foundered on the rocks off Vancouver Island
  8. George Arthur Fonda; Automobile Dealer; born 31-Aug-1890, died Feb-1-1970 at 79 years of age; b. New York; 1930 Census, New York, Onondaga, Syracuse, District 30; SSDI Syracuse, Onondaga, New York; George A. Fonda of Syracuse, New York was the distributor for Packard automobiles in central New York state for many years, operating under the corporate name Fonda Motor Car Company.
  9. George Dockstader Fonda; California Gold Miner, NYC Policeman; born 1834, died 29-Jul-1898 at 64 years of age; b. Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery, New York; res. Sacramento, California (Tuolumne County where they owned 160 acres and found gold), then Brooklyn, New York; 1870 US Census, Columbia PO, Tuolumne Co., California; 1880 United States Census, Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York City-Greater, New York; d. Brooklyn, New York.
  10. Gysbert Nicholas Fonda; Merchant, Landowner; see www.nysm.nysed.gov; born 25-Sep-1720, died Aug-1788 at 67 years of age; bp. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, New York; Gysbert prospered in business, being counted among the wealthiest Albanians during the 1760s. In 1766, he stood with his neighbors in opposition to the Stamp Act. However, ten years later, this cautious merchant was identified by the same neighbors as opposed to the American cause, refused to sign the non Importation association, and was ordered disarmed. In 1778, he refused to swear allegiance to the United States and was threatened with deport and banishment to the British. With much to lose, Fonda then took the oath! those reservations aside, Gysbert Fonda survived the war and even was granted a bounty right in conjunction with the Albany regiment of the county militia.
  11. Henry Vrooman Fonda; Merchant, Miller; born 10-May-1768, died 4-Apr-1815 at 46 years of age; b. East Greenbush, Rensselaer, New York; One of the first signs of modern commerce in the Mohawk Valley was a cotton-mill, carried on for about five years by a company organized in 1811, consisting of John and Simon Veeder, G. Van Deusen, Henry Fonda and Myndert Wemple. A woolen-mill and carding-machine for custom-work was attached. Simon I. Veeder rented the building, and started a satinet factory in 1825, which he continued till 1830, when he sold to John Booth. the water-power afforded by Cayadutta Creek led, at a very early day, to the establishment of grist-mills at this point. One is said to have stood, previous to the Revolution, half a mile above the site of the Cayadutta, or "Upper", mill. Cayadutta Creek begins as a trickle in the hills some three miles north of Gloversville. It flows southward for more than 17 miles to the Mohawk River/Erie Canal, passing through the communities of Gloversville, Johnstown, Sammonsville, Berryville and Fonda.
  12. Horace Fonda; Grocery Store Owner, Town Clerk; born 1809, died 20-Dec-1866 at 57 years of age; b. Wilton, Northumberland County, New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Saratoga, Saratoga Springs; Horace Fonda was one of 13 men who were the first board of directors of Commercial Bank of Saratoga Springs. the Fonda building at 384 Broadway, built by Horace Fonda in 1846. Fire damaged the store in 1856. Stores burned were H. & W. A. Fonda's dry goods, operated by Barton Fonda & Horace Fonda. All the buildings were wooden structures. Horace & family lived above and conducted a grocery store on the street level. Became the Adelphi Hotel in 1928.
  13. Jacob Peter Fonda; Boatman, Coal Dealer, Cider Maker; born 22-May-1808, died 22-Aug-1883 at 75 years of age; b. Caughnawaga (now Fonda), Montgomery Co., New York; bp. Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Montgomery Co., New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Montgomery, Glenn; 1880 United States Census; Fultonville, Montgomery, New York; bur. Old Cemetery, Fultonville, New York
  14. John Isaac Fonda; Merchant, Landowner, Revolutionary War Officer; see www.nysm.nysed.gov and www.albanyinstitute.org; born 29-Mar-1761, died 22-Jun-1814 at 53 years of age; b. First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York; John I. Fonda, b. 1761, aka "Fondey"; see Stories for more...
  15. John V. Fonda; Drapery Maker, Salesman; born 15-Feb-1892, died Dec-17-1989 at 97 years of age; b. Harlem, New York City, New York; raised in Syracuse; 1930 Census, Illinois, Cook, Chicago (Districts 1-250), District 231; returned to Syracuse in 1950; SSDI issued Indiana, death benefits Syracuse, Onondaga, New York; d. Chesapeake, Virginia
  16. Nicholas B. Fonda; Boatman/Cartman, Variety Store Owner, Civil War Soldier; born 1829; b. New York; 1850 U.S. Census, New York, Saratoga, Waterford; 1860 U.S. Census, North Galway, Milton, Saratoga Co., New York; 1880 US Census, Cohoes, Albany, New York; Civil War - enlisted as a Private on 10 September 1863 at the age of 34; Company B, 16th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York; Mustered out Company B, 16th Heavy Artillery Regiment New York on 21 August 1865 in Washington, DC
  17. William Brace Fonda; Oil Company Salesman, Merchant; born 12-Feb-1879, died 13064 at 56 years of age; b. and d. Omaha, Douglas Co, Nebraska; 1880 US Census, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska; 1930 Census, Nebraska, Douglas, Omaha, District 114; res. Omaha, Nebraska, in partnership with brother Ten Eyck per 1910 Omaha Business Directory, adv novelties business.
  Professional
  1. Abraham Osterhout Fonda; Teacher of Mathematics at Washington Seminary in Claverack (later Hudson River Institute) where he instructed Martin Van Buren, General Van Ness and Robert Morris; Revolutionary War Officer (Captain); born 18-Jan-1744, died 1834 at 90 years of age; b. Claverack, Columbia, New York; d. Morgansville, Morgan, Ohio; m. 1st Rachel Van Valkenburg (1748-), dau. of John and Gertruy (Delameter) Van Valkenburg, having 3 children; and m., 2nd, Margaret Grimes, of Baltimore, who had nursed him in sickness; while in Baltimore he reportedly taught math to Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's brother; DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition.
  2. Alexander Paterson Fonda; Auditor, Revolutionary War Soldier; born 28-Apr-1793, died 3-Aug-1873 at 80 years of age; b. Wallkill, Orange, New York; 1870 US Census, Paterson 3-Wd, Passaic Co., New Jersey; d. Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey; attended Union College in Schenectady in 1833, law degree incomplete; auditor of the Hudson River railroad, and Freemason; War of 1812, Pliny Adams' Regiment New York Militia, Corporal.
  3. Anthony Cornelius Fonda; Teacher, Civil War Soldier; born 6-Apr-1818, died 20-May-1893 at 75 years of age; b. Boght-Becker Dutch Reformed Church, Colonie, Albany, New York; a graduate of Union College in Schenectady in 1839, Latin Salutatory; 1850 U.S. Census, Mississippi, Tallahatchie, Subdivision 12; Company I, 2 Partisan Rangers, Mississippi, Sergeant Confederate; 1880 US Census, Beat 3, Tallahatchie, Mississippi; d. Charleston, Mississippi; inc. Tennessee DAR GRC Index.
  4. Cornelia Dockstader Fonda; Auditor, Librarian; Cornell University Graduate; Auditor of Hotel Johnstown, Librarian of Frothingham Library, Fonda, New York; born 16-Jul-1883, died Jul-5-1980 at 96 years of age; b. Fonda Farm, Town of Mohawk (near Fonda), Montgomery, New York; 1930 Census, New York, Montgomery, Mohawk, District 44; SSDI Fonda, Montgomery, New York; d. Johnstown Hosp., Johnstown, Fulton County, New York; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Sand Flats, New York
  5. Erwin Roselle Fonda; Railroad Engineer, Civil War Soldier; born Oct-1844, died Aug-23-1919 at 74 years of age; b. Fulton, Oswego, New York; 1870 US Census, Wyoming, Lee, Illinois; 1880 United States Census, 4th Ward, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa; enlisted in the 147th New York and caught Typhoid Fever and was severely wounded as well. He went home to Illinois, then returned to the War as a Secretary to a Quartermaster. After the war he became an engineer with the Union Pacific and was headquartered at Omaha as of 1881. Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal; Enlisted as a Private on 25 August 1862 at the age of 18; Enlisted in Company D, 147th Infantry Regiment New York on 23 September 1862. Mustered out Company D, 147th Infantry Regiment New York on 07 June 1865 in Washington, DC.
  6. Garret T. B. Fonda; Freight Agent New York C.R.R., Lawyer; middle name Teunis Briese; born 5-Apr-1808, died 7-Aug-1880 at 72 years of age; b. Reformed Protestant Dutch Church Of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery, New York; 1860 Census Records, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York; 1880 United States Census, District 2, Mohawk, Montgomery, New York; bur. Old Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, New York.
  7. George Farrell Fonda; Fire Chief, Apothecary, Bank Director; born 6-Nov-1858, died Jun-19-1943 at 84 years of age; b. Augusta, Hancock, Illinois; 1880 United States Census, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado; 1930 Census, Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, District 47; res. Boulder, Co. where he was Fire Chief for many years, under volunteer and paid departments; sectaries for more...
  8. Gertrude L. Fonda; Real Estate Agent; born 1883; b. New Rochelle, New York; 1910 Census, New York, Westchester, New Rochelle, 4th Ward; 1930 Census, New York, Westchester, New Rochelle, District 249; had been engaged in 1904 to Daniel F. Tieman, 3rd, grandson of ex-Mayor Tieman of New York; engagement broken by mutual consent.
  9. James Robert Fonda; Blacksmith; born 29-Oct-1816, died 19-Jul-1891 at 74 years of age; b. West Troy, New York; res. Fulton, Oswego, New York; 1880 US Census, Wyoming, Lee, Illinois; res. Paw Paw Grove, Lee County, Illinois; James Robert Fonda was an orphan at 9 years old and became a Blacksmith. He married Alzina Bacon in December, 1837. She died on May 1st, 1852, leaving him with six children. He remarried to Jane E. Hendricks, the daughter of John Hendricks of Wayne County, New York.
  10. Mary Alice Seymour Fonda; Author; born 1837, died 1892 at 55 years of age; American Women. A revised edition of [Woman of the Century,] A comprehensive encyclopedia of the lives and achievements of American women during the nineteenth century. Two volumes, 1897; Women Novelists, 1891-1920. An index to biographical and autobiographical sources, 1984.
  Other Notables
  1. Alida Lansing Fonda; wife of William W. Lansing; born 28-Mar-1775, died 10-Mar-1858 at 82 years of age; b. Albany, Albany, New York; had 8 children, Abraham was the fifth; a Lansing burial plot is on the William W. Lansing Farm, Ulie St., Mayfield, New York; this farm was bought for Alida Fonda, his wife, as for her inheritance from her father Abram Douw by her brother, Col. Douw A. Fonda; a road was built through the farm and the farm has since been divided; Alida was buried on a Fonda burial plot near the Albany Rural Cemetery.
  2. Harriet McNeill Fonda; born Mar-18-1907, died Jul-16-1998 at 91 years of age; b. and d. Omaha, Hall Co., Nebraska; helped spawn the career of her brother, the late actor Henry Fonda, and her nephew, Peter Fonda, died July 16 in Omaha. the cause of death was not reported. She began devoting her time to the Omaha Community Playhouse in 1924. Her involvement with the playhouse was one of the primary reasons her brother Henry took up acting. She also had coached her young nephew, Peter Fonda, while he lived with her in Omaha for several years.
  3. Maria Loockermans Fonda; born 7-Jan-1700; b. Albany. New York; res. Rensselaerwyck Manor, Albany, New York; Maria Fonda (1700-) m. 1724, Teunis Viele son of Lewis, and had 6 ch.: (6) John (1727-); Maria (1730-); Rebecca (1732-); Stephen (1735-); Jennetie (1737-); and Catherine (1740-). A son and daughter m. a Quackenbos, descendants of John Knickerbocker and Ann Quackenbos and related to the noted author, George Payne Quackenbos.
  Related Surnames
  1. Kornelia Theodosia Andrews; born 1847, died 1913 at 66 years of age; daughter of Robert Emmet Andrews (Lawyer, Judge; born 1819 in New Lebanon, Columbia, New York) and Matilda Scudder Fonda; Kornelia was rescued from the sinking Titanic on 14-Apr-1912. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Miss Andrews was for many years a leader in society and charitable works in Hudson, New York. She was one of the Managers of the Hudson City Hospital since its founding, and was its Vice-President in 1912. Andrews was returning home on the Titanic to Hudson with her sister, Anna Hogeboom, and their twenty-one-year old niece, Gretchen Fiske Longley. All three ladies boarded in Southampton under first class ticket number 13502 (£77 19s 2d). Miss Andrews occupied cabin D-7. they were rescued in lifeboat 10.
  2. Neeltje (Eleanor) Briese; wife of Adam Douw Fonda; also referred to as "Lavina"; born 18-Mar-1738, died 15-Dec-1820 at 82 years of age; bur. Old Caughnawaga Cemetery, Fonda, New York; Neeltje is the g-g-granddaughter of the infamous Anneke Jans (1605-1663), who emigrated to New Amsterdam with her 1st husband, Roelof Janszen, on the ship "de Eendtacht" (the Unity) in 1630. Anneke was allegedly the granddaughter of William the Silent - (William I, Prince of Orange, 1533-1584 the father of the Dutch Republic). Both Anneke and Roelof were Norwegians by birth, but may have been of Dutch ancestry. they remained in New Amsterdam for a short time and then moved to Rensselaerwyck, on the Hudson, where Jan served as a farm superintendent for the wealthy Killian Van Rensselaer, a Director of the West Indies Company. In 1634, they moved back to New Amsterdam where Jan received a grant of 62 acres of land on the North (or Hudson) River, which is now Manhattan Island. After Jan's death in 1637, Anneke married the Domine Everardus Bogardus (the Latinized form of Bogaert) in 1638. Bogardus died in 1647 and in 1657, Anneke moved to Beverwyck (Albany), New York She died in 1663 and is buried in the Middle Dutch Church Yard on Beaver Street, Albany, New York Harper's Magazine in May 1885 had a very full and interesting account of Anneke Jans' farm on the Hudson (known as "Domine's Bowery"), which became the property of Trinity Church causing a huge land dispute, finally dismissed in the 1920's.
  3. Gerard Douw; Dutch Genre and Portrait Painter; brother of Hester Janse, wife of Jellis Douwe Fonda; also known as Gerrit Dou; see www.artcyclopedia.com; born 7-Apr-1613, died 9-Feb-1675 at 61 years of age; the son of a glass painter, he was apprenticed to an engraver and worked from 1628 to 1631 in the studio of the young Rembrandt. Although he occasionally borrowed Rembrandt's themes, he was more detailed and meticulous in his execution. His scenes of domestic, middle-class life were tremendously popular and often imitated. Among his most famous works are Evening Light (Rijks Museum), Young Man (the Hague), the Cook (Louvre), and a self-portrait (Metropolitan Museum).
  4. Sara Kierstede Heermance; wife of Abraham Peter Fonda; born 4-Oct-1804, died 15-Oct-1891 at 87 years of age; b. Michigan; d. Dutchess Co., New York; Burial: Rhinebeck DRC, Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., New York; dau. of Martin Heermance, Brigadier General in the War of 1812, b. 1765 in Red Hook, New York, d. Death: 31 JUL 1824 in Rhinebeck, New York; granddaughter of Jacob Heermance, Sr., Captain b: 15 SEP 1716 in Kingston, New York.
  5. Darwin Rush James, Jr.; President of Extract Manufacturing Co., and involved in Banking, Realty, Insurance, Public Libraries, Charities and Board of Housing; married Alice Burton Fonda; born 10-Jan-1873; b. Brooklyn, New York; son of Hon. Darwin Rush James, Sr. (1824-1908), member of 48th and 49th Congress (1883-1887); Darwin Jr. graduated from Princeton with an A. B. in 1895.
  6. Hester Douw Janse; Entrepreneur; wife of Jellis Douw Fonda; born 1615, died 1690 at 75 years of age; b. Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands; d. Albany, New York; after Jellis' death, Hester married 2nd Barent Gerritsen in 1660 who died in 1663 (killed by Indians); then she married 3rd Theunis Dirckse Van Vechten in 1670; Hester's maiden name was Van Arentsvelt; the Dutch family tree lists her as Hester Douw, using her father's first name in Dutch tradition; another source lists her father as "Douwe Janzoon de Vries Van Arentsvelt". Another lists Jans as Hester's maiden name, which is from her mother, Maria Jans; see Stories for more...
  7. Johannes Harmense Knickerbocker; married Rebecka Marselis Fonda; Revolutionary War Officer (Colonel); son of Johannes Harmansen Knickerbocker and Anna Quackenbos; born 17-Mar-1723, died 16-Aug-1802 at 79 years of age; b. and d. Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., New York; bur. Knickerbocker Manor Cemetery, Schaghticoke, New York; brother of Wouter Johannes Knickerbocker b. 1712, who m. Elizabeth Fonda in 1735; Johannes was a Colonel, commanding 14th Albany Co., Regiment of New York Militia, Ten Broeck's Brigade. Wounded at Saratoga, 16 Oct 1777. Died 1802.
  8. Abraham Fonda Lansing; Farmer, Landowner; son of William W. Lansing and Alida Lansing Fonda; married his cousin Jane Lansing Fonda; Farmer; born 10-Aug-1803, died 6-Jun-1883 at 79 years of age; bp. Reformed Church of the Boght, Boght Corners, Cohoes, Albany Co., New York; d. Fonda, Montgomery, New York; Abraham was the youngest of 8 children. He was educated in the public schools, and was all his life a farmer, owning a large estate just outside the present city limits of Cohoes. By his marriage to Jane Fonda, the sole heir of Douw A. Fonda, two large estates were united. the Lansing's and Fonda's of the Albany area had long been closely allied. this branch of the Lansing family had settled in or near Cohoes about 1760. they descend from Gerrit Lansing, the founder, and date in the Mohawk Valley since about 1650.
  9. Dorothy Fonda Ochtman; Still-Life Artist; dau. of artists Leonard Ochtman and Mina M. Fonda; see www.askart.com; born 1892, died Apr-26-1971 at 79 years of age; b. Riverside, Connecticut; d. Greenwich, Connecticut; graduate of Smith College, Bryn Mawr and National Academy of Design. Was a Guggenheim Fellow for study in Europe in 1927-28. Won many awards, among them the first prize of the Greenwich Society of Artists in 1947 and 1951, the Hooker Prize and best-in-show of the Greenwich Art Society in 1960, and the National Association of Women Artists in 1952.
  10. Francis Cornelius Putman; Innkeeper; married Maria Hansen Fonda; Revolutionary War Officer, born 4-May-1752, died 23-Nov-1834 at 82 years of age; b. Town of Mohawk, Albany Co., New York; d. Johnstown, Montgomery Co., New York; Dutch spelling Pootman; Francis was a Lieut. in the Revolution, serving under Captains Jacob Gardinier and Harmanus Maybie, and Col. Frederick Fischer; he was in the battle of Oriskany, at the taking of Burgoyne, and in the battles of Stone Arabia and Johnstown; length of service was about three months. After the Revolutionary War, he and wife Maria ran a hotel in Tribes Hill for fifty-six years. He received a pension in 1832.
  11. Lydia Gross Sammons; married Isaiah Hardenburg Fonda; born 1848; b. New York; 1930 Census, New York, Montgomery, Fonda, District 42; the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 64, page 56, Mrs. Lydia Sammons Fonda. DAR ID Number: 63167, Born in Mohawk, N. Y., descendant of Lieut. Sampson Sammons, of New York. Daughter of Simeon Sammons and Barbara Gross, his wife, daughter of Thomas Sammons and Mary Wood, his wife. g-granddaughter of Sampson Samson and Rachel Schoonmaker, his wife. Sampson Sammons (1720-96) was lieutenant of Exempts under Capt. Jellis Fonda, 1777, and also served on the Committee of Safety. He was born in Ulster County; died in Johnstown, N. Y.
  12. Arent Reyerse Schermerhorn; Landowner; married Anna Douw Fonda; Revolutionary War Soldier; born 1-Jan-1693, died 14-Jul-1757 at 64 years of age; b. Albany, New York; d. Schenectady, New York; Arent Schermerhorn inherited from his father "the easterly half of the second Flatt", on the north side of the Mohawk River, where the Town of Glenville is now sited. He lived at "the Mills" a section of the Great Flat just south of present day downtown Schenectady, where Thomas Edison founded his General Electric Co. and where today stands the G. E. Steam Turbine plant. Arent's name appears in Capt Harmon Van Slyke's Company of Schenectady Militia in 1715.
  13. Marietta Smith; Landowner; 3rd wife of Evert Yates Fonda; after Evert's death, Marrietta m. 2nd Ira Carey, Shopiere, Rock Co., Wisconsin; m. 3rd Richard F. Earl 1881, Shopiere, Rock Co., Wisconsin; m. 4th William French 1895, Lamberton, Redwood Co., Minnesota; she was born 5-Aug-1835, died May-30-1922 at 86 years of age; b. Montgomery Co., New York; 1880 United States Census, Turtle, Rock, Wisconsin; d. Lamberton, Redwood Co., Minnesota; Richard Earl (2nd husband) and Marietta sold the farm in Rock Co. Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota where she bought a farm of 120 acres from the Winona and St. Peter Railroad Company in 1887.
  14. Ada Laura Fonda Snell; PhD Professor of English, Author; daughter of Marvin Snell and Sara Eleanor Fonda; taught at Mt. Holyoke College, wrote "Palatines Along the Mohawk and their Church in the Wilderness" (South Hadley, Mass, 1948),"Pause: a study of its nature and its rhythmical function in verse, especially blank verse" (R. West, 1918) and co-Author w/Thomas Huxley "Autobiography and Selected Essays" (Houghton Mifflin, 1909); born 11-May-1870, died Apr-18-1972 at 101 years of age; b. Geneva, Ontario, New York; 1880 US Census, Geneva, Ontario, New York; d. Westchester Co., New York; BA 1899 Yale University; Massachusetts 1906 Yale University; PhD 1916 University of Michigan; student 1899-1900 University of Chicago; student 1904-1905 Bardwell Memorial Fellow Yale University; student 1927-1928 Oxford University; Phi Beta Kappa; teacher 1892-1894 Danville Kentucky; teacher 1896-1898 Philadelphia; instructor, associate professor, professor (English) 1900-??Mount Holyoke College writer.
  15. Douwe Janzoon Van Arentsvelt; Glassware Merchant, Mayor, Head of Glassmaker's Guild; full name "Douwe Janzoon de Vries Van Arentsvelt" which means "Douwe, son of Jans of Vries from Arents Field"; born 1580, died 1653 at 73 years of age; b. Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands; d. Leyden, Friesland, Netherlands; was a master glazier who settled in Leyden soon after 1600; where he met and married Maria Janse, dau. of Jans of Wassenaer, of Roozenberg, widow of Vechtor Vechterzoon Cuyper. Also a glass worker, Douwe became Burgess (Mayor) of Leyden in 1615 and also head of the glassmaker's guild. He had many apprentices and at his death had many houses in the Kort Rappenburg part of Leyden, east side.
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