Shumway, Louisa Minnerly
Birth: 01/08/1824       Death: 02/28/1890        Headstone
Location - Row: 1    Block: 16    Plot: 3

Charles Shumway (Pioneer)

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Charles and Louisa
Charles and Louisa
The following Story about Louisa Minnerly is found on

Resident of Tarrytown (Sleepy Hollow)
Contributed By jenniferbooker1· 2013-04-30 18:37:40 GMT+0000 (UTC) ·  0 Comments

In due time most of Louisa’s progenitors came together and lived in Tarrytown, New
York. They were the Minnerlys, the Martelings, the Devouws, the Storms, the Ekers,
the Ackermans, the Taylors, Jones, Sharpenets, and others. Most of these people
were members of the Dutch Reformed Church, and most were christened, married,
and buried in the Old Dutch Church building that centered the Sleepy Hollow
Cemetery. Washington Irving lived in Tarrytown, not far from many of Louisa’s
ancestors. In fact in his book Legend of Sleepy Hollow he mentions some of Louisa’s
ancestors. The town and customs there reflect the activities of Louisa’s
grandparents. In fact Louisa herself was born in Tarrytown, Westchester, New York,
on January 8, 1824. She had eight brothers and sisters, namely, Susan, Wilson,
Charles, Levi, Rebecca, Mary Elizabeth, Sarah, and Albert.