The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Schoharie, New York.
The previous destination on my virtual hike was the Saratoga Battlefield, New York.
My 5th Great Grandfather Joseph Braman lived in Braman Corners at the end of his life in 1815. This is the house of Dr. Joseph Braman who was well known in the area. My 4th Great Grandfather Orsamus Braman moved on west from here and ended up in Wisconsin.
For more about Braman Corners you can visit: Virtual Hike to Braman Corners, New York
I passed through here on my way east and am now crossing my route as I head back west. It had to happen somewhere 🙂
The virtual hike finally made it to Schoharie. The town has a population of about 3,000 which is about the same size as it was back in 1806 when my 4th Great Grandmother Elizabeth Tubbs was born there. She married David Goff and they migrated west to Illinois near Chicago. Elizabeth later movef further west to Hamburg, Iowa where she lived with her son Squire Goff and where she passed away in the late 1800’s. The last record I have for Elizabeth is an 1885 Iowa census when she was 79. Her grandson Joseph Harvey Braman also lived in Hamburg at that time before moving just south into Missouri. However, the Braman family later moved back to Hamburg.
Even though the Bramans and Tubbs lived close to each other in New York, they may not have known each other. The families came together in Wisconsin where the son of Orsamus Braman and the daughter of Elizabeth Tubbs Goff got married.
The research I do for my Virtual posts has helped me better understand the migration routes of my family lines.
The next destination on my Virtual Hike does not have a family connection, but gets me halfway to the next destination that does.
I have been setting shorter distances between destinations for better motivation for my daily walking and so far it has been working. I have been walking more each day and have made good progress on my Virtual Hike. I am still a few stops behind on my posts.
I am still heading south down through, or near, the Hudson River Valley. I have some interesting stops planned along the way including several with family connections.
Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.