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Anne Evans was an active member of the Cooperstown community before her recent move to the Plains at Parish Homestead in Oneonta, New York. She was born in England in 1931 and immigrated to the United States with her husband and three children in…

With early roots in agriculture and farm life, Dr. Earle N. Peterson has always been much in tune with nature and the environment. It is no surprise that his life work reflects these influences. Growing up on a farm, Dr. Peterson worked very…

Jean Shea was born in Syracuse, New York, on May 10, 1928. Shea had a happy childhood growing up in Bradford Hills, east of Syracuse. Living on the edge of the Jewish neighborhood, she discusses the religious diversity in her community. She tells…

Rodney Ingalls and his family have been farming in Hartwick Seminary for almost a century. Mr. Ingalls was born in 1919 on Christian Hill and moved with his father and mother to Hartwick Seminary in 1922 when he was three years old. Mr. Ingall's…

Dorothy Hudson, known to friends and family as Dotty, was born on January 16, 1937 and spent her childhood in East Brunswick, New Jersey. After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in microbiology, Dotty married her husband, Charles…

Dorothy Bolton is a lifetime resident of Burlington Flats, New York. She grew up as the daughter of a maple syrup producer and continued her agrarian lifestyle when she married a dairy farmer. Though farming remained a major aspect of Mrs. Bolton's…

Erika Heinegg is a German immigrant living in Oneonta, NY. She was born in 1934 in PlÓ§n located in Schleswig-Holstein, the northern-most part of Germany located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea and bordering Denmark. During the World War II,…

Barbara Louise Gray was born in East Springfield, New York in 1923 and grew up on a small dairy farm next to what is now Route 20. After marrying Herb Weaver, she raised three children and spent many years working outside of her home. She remains…

Carl Lindberg was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1931. He spent the first seventeen years of his life growing up in the suburban area of Rosedale, in Queens County. His family then relocated to Burlington, New York, and began dairy farming. Carl helped his…

David Plank was born in 1938 and grew up in the small town of St. Johnsville, New York. The economy of the town centered on agriculture and manufacturing, most notably the cloth dying factory owned by the Fowler family. His mother was a working…