I am also a Rote with ancestors out of New York (Columbia County). Can you share with me some of your Rote family names? My ggg Grandfather was Frederic(k)Rote b.New York June 20,1793 m. Elizabeth (Betsy) Smith who was born Sept.12, 1800.
She is buried at Dutch Reformed Church Cemetary, Livingston, Columbia Co. NY. He is buried at Willow Glen Cemetary, Dryden, Tompkins Co. NY.
They had 10 children: Leonard, Catherine, Laney,Allen,Peter, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah Ann, Jane and Edward.
I've also been trying to see if there is a link between Jacob Rote , or Henry Rote and my Frederick Rote (? brothers) of Columbia Co.