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Dolgeville Cemetery Walking Tour

Sunday, June 11th | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

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On Sunday, June 11, 2023 from 12-2 p.m. come join Town of Manheim and Village of Dolgeville Historian Sue Perkins at the Dolgeville Cemetery or a walking tour of the cemetery. Hear the stories of the lives of 20 plus people of the area. Will also learn about stone art symbolism. You will learn about a Senator, an abolitionist, a Civil
War Prisoner, Civil War Veterans, industrialists and much more. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. The cemetery is located West State Street
on the right hand side at the top of the hill. Parking is available at the cemetery. Meet behind the vault, where the tour will start. Two of the people included in the tour are
Captain Frank Faville was born September 23, 1843 at the family farm at the end of Van Buren Street which was near High Falls Park. He was son of Reuben and Nancy Cramer Faville. Franks’ grandfather John Faville came from Haverstraw,
NY to the Town of Manheim in 1795 and settle in the area that is known as Faville Falls.
Frank served as a Captain in the 97th Regiment Company D from Oct. 1, 1864 until Sept. 2,1865 during the Civil War. He fought at the Wilderness, Second Bull Run and Gettysburg. In 1875 he ran a grocery store on South Main Street. In 1898 he served on the Board of Education, a staunch Democrat, justice of the peace, and
village trustee. He had been a member of Galpin Post G.A.R. of Little Falls and Herkimer County Historical Society. Frank died on October 21, 1924 in Dolgeville from “A general breakdown of health.” According to his obituary, he loved
the “conservation of nature’s creatures of the air, the field and the forest.” Frank’s first wife was Cordelia (Delia) Kibbe, who died 1882. On July 28, 1884 he married Louisa Engelhardt. She was the daughter of Ludwig and Caroline Luck Engelhardt. Louise died November 10, 1944 from a fall in which she had broken her hip. Frank and Louisa had two children Louis (LA in 1944) and Harry (New Rochelle, NY in 1944).
Adolf Freygang was born Jan. 17, 1822 in Germany. Adolf came to Brocketts Bridge in
1883 to work in Dolge’s shoe factory. Adolf died on July 9, 1897 it was 94 degrees that day. He had a history of heart trouble. He was married
to Mathilde Wells born on Sept. 17, 1823 in Syracuse. Adolf and Mathilde had sons Gustave
(foreman of the Daniel Green Shoe factory) and James and daughters Emily and Ida. Ida married Charles Reith (born in Germany) of Syracuse. It is interesting to note that Gustave went to California with Alfred Dolge to be the superintendent of the new Dolge shoe factory according an Evening Times article of April 1, 1904. Note: Ivy on gravestone symbolizes immortality and fidelity. Ivy clings to a support,
which makes it a symbol of attachment, friendship, and undying affection. Its 3-pointed
leaves make it a symbol of the Trinity.

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