Wednesday, November 19, 2008


From the History of Schoharie County by Roscoe

We will here remark that several of the old families of Middleburgh, Schoharie and Wright were connected by marriage with the Weidmans a very old and substantial family, from a place called Berneswitzer in Germany and who settled in Berne, Albany county and gave the name of their paternal home to the settlement. Many of the families of this town, removed from Beaver Dam, once a very prominent settlement of that town.
Actually Jacob Weidman is commonly believed to be from Berne, Switzerland. There is no Berneswitzer in Germany.