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Ramsey’s Oldest Family Tree

October 11th, 2008 | 3 Comments

When you ask families how long they have lived in Ramsey, they may say 5 years or even 25 years or more, but the Van Gelder family can lay claim to a whopping 296 years. That makes them the oldest resident family tree in Ramsey. Irene Van Gelder lives on Elbert Street and her cousin […]

Search for the Oldest Tree in Ramsey

October 10th, 2008 | No Comments

As part of the Ramsey Centennial celebration, the Shade Tree commission (STC), at former Mayor Richard Muti’s suggestion, conducted an “oldest tree in Ramsey” contest and invited all residents to send in information on any tree they thought might be a contender. The STC provided a mathematical formula that enabled residents to estimate tree age […]