The Society of Descendants of Dr. Johannes de la Montagne is attempting to compile a history of the whole family. We have done enough research to be pretty sure that the Montneys and the Mountneys are part of the family but we need some help!
Dr. Jean Mousnier de la Montagne (1595-1672) was a French Huguenot physician and vice-chancellor of the colony of New Netherlands, arriving in New Amsterdam with his family in 1637. We have traced the Mountney/Montney individuals back to Joseph Montany and his wife Margaret Frank who were married in the Schenectady Reformed Dutch Church about 1786, both of them residents of Warrenbush, Montgomery County, New York. They had at least four children, but descendants are mainly from the sons: Albert Mountney of Ontario, John Montney of Ontario and Rochester, NY; and Joseph Montney of Ontario, New York, and finally Michigan. If you can help us compile more information about these families, please e-mail me at LoisSDJM2@aol.com
. Lois Stewart