1851 Drennan roll, Delaware District, Cherokee Nation, 513 as Anna Buffing ton 1880 Census, Illinois District, Cherokee Nation, 172 as Anna Buffington
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Hendrick Jocemse Schoonmaker was probably the `Hein Schomaker' christen ed November 29, 1624, at St. Petri Church, Hamburg, Germany, son of Joch im Schomaker. He came to America prior to the year 1652, and upon becomi ng associated with the Dutch in New Netherlands, changed the spelling of h is name to SCHOONMAKER. According to a Book by Ruth Heidgard, `Hendrick J ochannes Schoonmaker' (1624-1682) immigrated from Hamburg Ger. to the Neth erlands, and from there to Albany NY where he married widow Elsie Janse (V anbreastade) VanAlcmser. His children used the surname Hendricks, & his gr andchildren used the surname Schoonmaker. Another account states he ca me to America in 1654 as a Lieutenant in the Army of Holland. He was stati oned at Ft. Orange (now Albany) until 1664, when England took control of t he Colony. Most of the following is from THE SCHOONMAKER FAMILY by Ruth P. Heidgerd ( 1974): The first record found of Hendrick in the country is in the Minutes of t he Court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck in the proceedings dated April 29, 1 653... The birth of their first child appears in the proceedings of Novemb er 9, 1653 Four times between 1666 and 1671 he served on the board of magistrat es as `schepen'... It is evident that Hendrick Johemsz was an important pe rsonage in the new colony and they he transmitted the same energetic tempe rment to his descendents. His wife, Elsie Jans, likewise, apparently enjoy ed litigation as much as the men, for the Court Minutes are full of refere nces... http://www.pcez.com/~bigshoe/Shoe/shoethree.html#1031esopus
OBITUARY Per Glenda Sheppard: Belton TX, Hazel M. Thompson BELTON -- Services for Hazel M. Thompson, 85, of Belton w il l be at 10 a. m. today at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton with Dr. J ay Beavers officiating. Burial will be in North Belton Cemetery.Mrs. Thomp son died Sunday in Scott and White Hospital in Temple. She was born in Chelsea, OK, to John and Laura Jane Mizer Schuman. She mar ried James H. Thompson Sr. on May 20, 1932 , in Kansas. They moved to Belt on 55 years ago. Mrs. Thomps on was a member of the First United Methodi st Church in Belton. Mrs. Thomspon was preceded in death by her husband, J ames H . Thompson, Sr., in 1988. Survivors are four sons, James Henry Thompson Jr, of Lufkin , Bobby Joe Th ompson of Temple, Jummy Dean Thompson and Ken neth Wayne Thompson, bo th of Belton; five daughters, Hele n Morse of Oceanside, CA, Pauline Kell ey of Belton, Virginia Edwards of Lufkin, Lily Sanders of Temple and Rayth ene Glover of Torrance, CA ; 35 grandchildren and 38 greatgrandchildren.