User talk:Coonradt


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Hi Dave,

As an administrator, I started to rename and move your pages containing Unknown wives which had the husband's surname associated with them (instead of just a blank maiden surname), so they would be indexed correctly by WeRelate. However, if you prefer to change them yourself, or leave them as they are, that's fine.--Kittydoc 14:31, 16 April 2007 (MDT)

Dave's response is at User Talk:Kittydoc.

No problem, Dave. I just wanted you to be aware that Unknown (COONDRADT) wives and others in that format will be indexed by the husband's surname. We hope you enjoy WeRelate.--Kittydoc 14:47, 16 April 2007 (MDT)

Duplicate persons

Hello again, Dave. I noticed that some of your family and/or spouse entries appear to be duplicates. If you inadvertently create duplicates, you can delete the duplicate entry by editing the appropriate pages for those families and people. I know it takes a little bit of time to figure out how to use all the features of WeRelate, and using it (plus the Help pages) is the best way to learn.--Kittydoc 10:41, 17 April 2007 (MDT)

Different Coonradt Lines [24 January 2012]

Dave, I'm happy to find you on this new site. I lost you on your old one. Although I am not descended from the same Coonradt line as you I am descended from another Phillip Coonradt who came to America in the original Palatine immigration. He married Margaretha Klum and they are my 6th great-grandparents. One of my sources for this line is Bernard Young. Is he a relative of yours? Anyway the ironic thing is that my nephew recently married a descendant of Willhelm Coonradt. Are the two lines connected? Thanks. Bud--Thesamebud 01:13, 7 October 2007 (EDT)

Dave, I lost track of you again. Are you active on this site now? Is this the same site we were conversing on before? It looks like it, with some changes. I looked at the Phillip Coonradt tree (looks more like a register than a tree). On the other site I think you had me connected to your Phillip. As I recall I told you they were not the same fella. I don't think I've heard from you since. There are a lot of things I wanted to discuss with you. Maybe we can do it here? Bud--Budfoucher 13:31, 8 January 2012 (EST)

Bud, It's good to hear from you again! I don't remember which site we were involved with, I originally started my Coonradt data on WeRelate by uploading GEDCOM's for the three Coonradt brothers, which came directly from the Family History and Pedigree's that were created by Ralph Garfield Coonradt back in the 1950's. I then went to and gave it a try - but that didn't go to well - so now I am back at WeRelate and active.

Now concerning Your Phillip VS. My Phillip, as I stated before my original data came from the Ralph Garfield Coonradt family history, and if you are connected into the wrong line, that was where it came from. This site ( is a Wiki and that gives every registered user the ability to make changes to the data. So you can create a new person page for your Phillip and start to link it in to the other Coonradts, of course with reliable source information.

Looking forward to your contributions to WeRelate.............--Coonradt 14:22, 15 January 2012 (EST)

Dave, Thanks for the comeback. I am in the process of trying to get just my Coonradt line on this site. So the old site was Geni? Anyway, since I talked to you last I have done a lot of research. Unfortunately I crashed my hard drive this Fall and seem to have lost a lot of info. Here is one item that I found:

From William Sagendorf: "You said that you thought the family moved to Rensselaerwyck about 1734, I have some doubts about that. (1) Johannes Henrich was with a Maria Margaretha (no last name) called "his wife" in 1752 (Germantown Reformed Church Book) (2) "Hendrick Coenradt was owner of lot #301 in Germantown in 1749 and lot #244 in Germantown in 1760 ref: Settlers & Residents, Clermont, NY Vol. 2, part 1 at pg. 340."

This implies that he did not leave Germantown until after 1760. This is interesting because around 1760 a number of Germans(including Jacob Baumhauer and the Kimmel family) left the Rhinebeck-Germantown area and migrated to Brunswick. Henrich Coonradt and family may have joined them. This would make his entrance into Rensselaer 1760 or 1761.--Budfoucher 16:42, 15 January 2012 (EST)

I worked and worked to get a gedcom for the descendants of Heinrich Coonradt and out of 161 people in the gedcom it appears that only 2 got through. I had fixed all the ones who were erroneously labeled as living so it must be the date born. Heinrich himself was born in the late 1600's and his son Philipp was born about 1707. All the Palatine immigrants were born long before 1750. Am I missing something or would I have to create a separate page for each person? I don't think it would be worth it, if so. Please tell me I'm mistaken.--Budfoucher 18:32, 22 January 2012 (EST)

Heinrich Conrad was a Palatine immigrant. The Conrad name is immortalized on a plaque which appears on The Church at West Camp, NY listing the surnames of all the early (1710) settlers. The name there is spelled as Conrad. In all the records from those days the name is listed as Conrad. It is my opinion that the influence of the Dutch in the Hudson Valley led to the Hollandization of the name; Coonradt being the Dutch equivalent of Conrad/Konrad. When did this happen? I don't know, but there were records at the Gilead Lutheran Church in Center Brunswick where they were using the name Conrad as late as 1781. I believe these records were written in German so the use of the name Conrad or Konrad would be expected.--Budfoucher 00:17, 23 January 2012 (EST)

Dave, Re: Margaretha Coonradt. Don't worry I will not make any changes until I am a lot more familiar with the site.--Budfoucher 14:57, 24 January 2012 (EST)

Coonradt Family [18 February 2011]

Dear Mr. Young

My name is Andrew Coonradt. For the last four- five generations (at least) our branch of the Coonradt family has lived in the Mohawk Valley area of upstate NY. Just north of Utica in the villages of Poland and Cold Brook. My great grandfather's name was Frank A Coonradt, and either his father or grandfather was Philip A Coonradt. I am interested to see what geneologies you have found and if our families are connected.--Psurpcv 21:37, 10 January 2011 (EST)

Andrew - Everything I have on the Coonradt families is here on WeRelate. If you can contribute any new information that would be great. I am always looking for new info on the Coonradts and this wiki is a great place to collaborate....--Coonradt 11:37, 18 February 2011 (EST)

Coonradt family history [18 February 2011]

hello there i am Adam D. Coonradt i am doing a project for school on family heritage, please contact me and i hope i can fill in some gaps... thank you

Adam d. Coonradt--Emsredfox 19:24, 17 February 2011 (EST)

Adam - Everything I have on the Coonradt families is here on WeRelate. If you can contribute any new information that would be great. I am always looking for new info on the Coonradts and this wiki is a great place to collaborate....--Coonradt 11:38, 18 February 2011 (EST)

Aaron Coonradt's wife [18 February 2012]

Dave, I see that you have her name as Cynthia. LDS Family Search shows her name as Cerynthia. The transcribed record for the 1880 census for Brunswick, Rensselaer, NY shows her name as Ceryanthia. From Interments in Rensselaer Cemeteries: Coonradt, Cerynthia File b. 1854 d. 1938 town: Brunswick cemetery: Brick Church.--Bud 00:07, 14 February 2012 (EST) Bud

Bud, I edited Aaron's wife Cynthia - I went with Cerynthia, from the US GenWeb, Interments in Rensselaer Cemeteries. You can see the family here: Family:Aaron Coonradt and Cerynthia File (1)

If you are interested in these Coonradts, you should click on the 'Watch' link at the left of the page. This way you will get a notification when there is a change. You should do this on all pages that you want to track.

You can edit any of the pages - give it a try sometime. I am always picking up little bits of info all the time, just recently I added 28 records with links to Find A Grave that I found on World Vital Records. I Also had 8367 Coonradt hits on - now there are 100++ Conradts on the Interments page with Cerynthia - It will take some time to incorporate all this info.--Coonradt 23:40, 16 February 2012 (EST)

Dave, I would be hesitant to change someone else's page. You may have had evidence I don't have that her name was Cynthia. Bud--Bud 20:26, 17 February 2012 (EST)

Darius & Elletta Branch of the Coonradt Family [22 October 2012]

Dave - I'm curious to know how you fit into this Coonrad/Coonradt mix. I'm a descendent of the Darius line just as Ralph Garfield Coonradt was. I have a copy of the Darius Coonradt family tree that our family had created with the help of Vivian Coonrad, Florence Coonrad and Lester Ward Jaycox Jr. It seems Mr. Jaycox had been working on different branches of the Coonradt family from the material and history provided by Ralph Garfield Coonradt and Professor Jacob H. Coonradt. Not sure if the other branches were created from this group but sounds like they all started from Ralph.

According to the Preface in my book, the group of contributors decided to issue only the Darius & Elletta branch but what I have was released on 25 Dec 1977. So it needs some updating big time!

I'll do what I can to contribute on this site - Darius was my Great Great Grandfather. Charles Lemont Coonrad was my Great Grandfather and Robert Maynard Coonrad was my Grandfather.

Best Regards, Edward Coonrad.--Ecoonrad 22:29, 18 October 2012 (EDT)

Ed, Welcome aboard. I have posted my Coonradt tree on this site. Have you seen it? I am descended from Heinrich Conrad, the Palatine immigrant. One of my nephews married a Coonradt from the Brunswick - Hoosick Falls area. As far as I can tell she is not from my line. BudFoucher--Bud 12:18, 19 October 2012 (EDT)

I would also like to say welcome aboard, Ed ---- If we all contribute to WeRelate we can grow this unique family. My connection in the family is down the Heinrich Coonradt tree. My grandfather was Arville Dean Coonradt - great grandfather was Danforth Joy Coonradt - ggreat grandfather was Israel Coonradt - gggreat grandfather was George Coonradt - then Fredrick & Heinrich. I hope you can clean up the Darius & Elletta family ---- some questions I have are 1. Did they really have the 16 children ? 2. Why do some have the 't' and others don't ? ---- I have Google Alerts set for these surnames and when I get an alert I update the site, this is usually obituaries. I have also been doing a lot of work with with the Find A Grave site, which is Burial (Memorial) database. If you look on Darius' WeRelate page there is a link to his memorial on Find A Grave, which has a photo of the Headstone.

Dave Young--Coonradt 17:38, 21 October 2012 (EDT)

Dave - Your blog site with the Coonradt history and the three separate family trees was very insightful! According to your documentation, the Darius line falls under Willhelm. Our book starts with Darius traveling to McHenry County, IL just outside Chicago after the civil war. He meets his wife there, Elletta (spelling in book) but spelling on her tombstone is Eletta. The history around his removing and then adding back the "T" to Coonrad is also explained in the family book. Evidently he dropped the "t" after the war and when he went to claim his money for time served, there was a dispute around his last name not being what the Army had documented. So the early children were Coonrad's and the later children were Coonradt's.

Also according to the book, he had 19 children!!! 3 died very young. Darius' father was George Henry III or "Jady." The Georges' then connect to Willhelm. My grandfather was Robert Maynard Coonrad Sr. (passed '95) and his father was Charles Lemont Coonrad - his father was Darius.

I'm glad to find family who have interest in further documenting our history. It's unfortunate the cousins who created my book are no longer around to witness this (Vivian, Florence and Lester)

This investigation on my part really was sparked by the upcoming arrival of my first child - son. As I used this book to try and help me with naming the boy I became interested in knowing some of the cousins who were around my age and looking them up (1976). As I dug deeper I came across your efforts here on this site.

I've updated information around my more immediate family - Charles Lemont Coonrad to me...but will take some time to begin to update or add other information around Darius' blood line.

The one individual who evidently had a large hand in compiling this information Ralph Garfield Coonradt - He was the Reverend who missioned throughout China. My grandfather (Papa) gave me all his coins from his travels. One of his daughters, who was born in China, married a Reverend who was born in Manila - Chapman - they were very close to my family as the Chapman's and my Grandparents were close in age and ended up settling down in California. Grandpa lived in SF and his brother (Charles Francis Coonrad) in LA.

In any case, continued success on further documenting our rich history and I'll do what I can do add my piece.--Ecoonrad 14:24, 22 October 2012 (EDT)

Comfort Coonrod [23 April 2013]

Just thought you might want to see Comfort Coonrod that I uploaded. I have no idea if there is any connection but just wanted you to know she is uploaded. See the notes on her husband's personal page about finding her surname. I have since found Charles Jackson's parents but they are not uploaded yet.--janiejac 13:45, 23 April 2013 (EDT)