Monday, January 21, 2008

FDNY / Wandowenock



86-22 Broadway
Volunteer fire company Engine 1 established 09/01/1843
Ladder one established in 1890
Both replaced by paid FDNY units on 09/01/1913

6 comments:

wally said...

I remember the Wandowenock fire house museum on Broadway (closed about 1960). My grandfather, great grandfather & great-great grandfather were firemen, and Chiefs. (Town of Newtown).

I am a direct descendant of Rev. John Moore, and my grandfather had many fond memories of the Moore homestead (which was owned by his cousins, the Perrys.) Many of my ancestors are buried in Elmhurst--the Moores and Rikers at St James--the Brinckerhoffs at the Dutch Reformed Church. I have tons of info. and recollections of the town and environs.

Old Elmhurst said...

Thanks for visiting! I hope you will continue to find the site entertaining. Feel free to share any recollections etc.

Anonymous said...

My great-grandfather (Henry Grafelman) was a fireman with Newtown. I have his badge and a photo of him in uniform. I am trying to research the department and learn more about it's history.

Kyle Starr
Montana

Marge said...

My great, great uncle, John Heeg was a member of the department. It was mentioned in his obituary.

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=9507E5DE1738E433A25750C1A9629C94699ED7CF

Karen said...

Marge, John Heeg was my great great grandfather. I suspect you and I are related and don't know each other! I know very little about that side of my family but I'd love to know more...

Anonymous said...

This was great I remember alot of this ..
I live by st barts since 1953 ...gary L