Sunday, January 31, 2010


I have just finished the weekly update to Albany Hilltowns main pages. It summarizes changes made this past week and gives links to them: Civil War soldier biographies, Lot numbers, farm houses, farm activites, ideas for farmers, and much more. Here are a few of the new or updated pages:
  • William Henry Harrison Posson
    was born 1840 in the Town of Wright, Schoharie, son of William Posson and Mary Catherine Becker. He saw four years of active service in the civil war Co. G, 45th Inf. After the war he married Mary Zimmer of Gallupville. They moved to West Berne where William purchased and ran Posson's Store. William H. Posson was a member of Charles McCulloch post, No. 645 G.A.R., West Berne and served as commander of that post for three times.
  • William Henry Harrison Posson moved to West Berne after the Civil War and purchased and ran a Posson's Store until his death. After his death, his son Fred Posson took over the store. The Posson home was next door to the west.

Of Interest to Visitors:
  •  Elderberry Mary - jams and jellies, 217 Lake Rd., Berne, NY 12023. 
  • Jimmy Walker's Greenhouse - Herbs, heritage vegetables, traditional flowers, ornamental grasses, landscape design; 2958 Rt. 145, Preston Hollow, NY 12469; Tel. (518)-239-4039
  • Light the Way
    a mother-daughter operated hog farm in operation since 1996; we raise many breeds, including Yorkshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, and Spotted. We have about 20 sows, and sell many feeder pigs. East Berne; MaryAnn Youngs, Tel. (518) 872-0027
  • Weston Hill Farm and Boarding Kennels - Registered Border Cheviot and Registered Shetland Sheep; quality fleeces , wool products and delicious meat; registered breeding stock and freezer lambs. Eileen creates fiber sculptures from the fiber her flock of sheep produce. We also raise herbs, make potpourris and all things floral, keep bees and sell honey , beeswax ornaments and candles. Patrick & Eileen Testo, 133 Route 412; Tel. (518) 797-9252.
  • Crosby Farm - Grass-fed, beef, produced with heritage breed, dexter cattle, sides, custom butchering, all natural. Timothy Lippert; 30 Bradt Hollow Rd., Berne; - Tel. (518) 797 3610 or Email

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