Virtual Hike to Schoharie, NY

The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Schoharie, New York.

Virtual Hike, Schoharie New York, Braman Corners, New York, Family HistoryThe previous destination on my virtual hike was the Saratoga Battlefield, New York.

Virtual Hike, Schoharie New York, Braman Corners, New York, Family HistoryThe virtual hike from the Saratoga Battlefield was through farm country in upper New York. Here you can see a large farm house with large barns across the road.

Virtual Hike, Schoharie New York, Braman Corners, New York, Family HistoryAlong the route to Schoharie, I passed through the small village of Braman Corners.

Virtual Hike, Schoharie New York, Braman Corners, New York, Family HistoryMy 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 🙂

Virtual Hike, Schoharie New York, Braman Corners, New York, Family HistoryThe 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.

Steven

Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.

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Trees Removed

Earlier this week I posted about some trees in the neighborhood that had been damaged because of the weather. See: Trees Down

trees, high winds, wet soil, storm, trees downToday as I drove by the park on my way home I  noticed that some trees in the nearby park had been removed.

Park, tree removal, storm damage, cleanupThe tree in the first picture has been removed and the stump has been marked with a cone. The next step will be grinding the stumps and perhaps planting a new tree.

trees, high winds, wet soil, storm, trees downHere is a large tree that had come down in the park.

Park, tree removal, storm damage, cleanupToday they removed most of the tree and all that is left is the stump. There is now a big gap in the tree line in the park.

Park, tree removal, storm damage, cleanupThey also removed two trees from another line of trees. These had been dead for some time, so it was good to see them taken away. There is also another tree in a different part of the park that was removed.

I walk around this park almost every day, so it will be interesting to see how the view has changed. Especially with the removal of the large tree that had blown over. This will also change the wind patterns a little bit as there is now less protection from the sometimes cold winds from the west.

I am tired after a long week in the classroom and some horrible commutes. Because of the storms there are several alternative routes through the Altamont Hills that are closed due to mud slides and washouts on the roads. This has caused more traffic on my route to work.

Steven

 

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