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Franklinville in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter T. Tenbroeck

Farmer, Public Benefactor and Founder of Tenebroeck Free Academy

 
 
Peter T. Tenbroeck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
1. Peter T. Tenbroeck Marker
Inscription. Born in Somerset County, New Jersey in 1793, and moved to Farmersville, New York in 1816, with his home near this cemetery.
Peter T. Tenbroeck and his immediate family are buried in this plot.

Peter T. Tenbroeck was a successful farmer, was a county judge, gave generously to the public of his funds and time during his life and at the time of his death left a trust fund of $60,000.00 to be used for the building of an academy to provide free education for high school students in the area and to be known as Tenbroeck Free Academy.
At that time few scholars had oportunity of continuing with their education past fourth grade.
Later Tenbroeck Free Academy became a part of the Franklinville Public School System.
The stone foundation of the present high school buiding in the village of Franklinville came from the original Tenbroeck Free Academy stone structure.
 
Location. 42° 21.802′ N, 78° 27.052′ W. Marker is in Franklinville, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker is on New York State Route 16 / 98 0.2 miles south of New York State Route 98, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is south of the NY 98 - NY 16 merger. Marker is in this post office area: Franklinville NY 14737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Northward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
2. Northward
Marker is behind the stone wall, very near the closer stone gatepost.
11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklinville Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cadiz (approx. 3 miles away); Cadiz Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Early School (approx. 6.2 miles away); Salem Welsh Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); Welsh Settlement (approx. 10.1 miles away); Hanging Bog (approx. 11 miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 11.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklinville.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
3. Southward
Peter T. Tenbroeck Marker & Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
4. Peter T. Tenbroeck Marker & Cemetery Gate
Peter T. Tenbroeck Marker & Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
5. Peter T. Tenbroeck Marker & Monument
Peter T. Tenbroeck Monument - Zoomed View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
6. Peter T. Tenbroeck Monument - Zoomed View
"Peter Tenbrueck, born May 1, 1793; died August 5, 1863; aged 70 years 3 mos & 4 days"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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