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‘Lincoln’ prompts recollections of Capital Region connections

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I finally got to view the latest Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln” but Jean and I had to leave the county to do so. For some unfathomable reason, Bow Tie Movieland has yet to show the movie that has been deservedly nominated for so many awards. I e-mailed Bow Tie Cinema’s headquarters in Connecticut to ask why, but have yet to receive an explanation. When the film’s credits are rolled to say that the movie is ...

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January 15, 2013
10:41 a.m.

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A lot of other Wemples fought in the Revolutionary War. Col. Abraham Wemple was head of militia near Albany (marker there on rte 20 outside of Guilderland). I believe Poestenkill was originally Jan Barentse Wemple's farmstead owning from his nickname 'Poest'. There is also a Wemple Road in Fonda where many of my Wemple ancestors moved to find better farmland in that region after leaving Schenectady.