First Meeting of Fosters Meadow Families - May 2002
German families of Fosters Meadow and environs met with the Franklin Square Historical Society at the Washington Avenue School in Franklin Square, NY.
Presentation of Foster Meadow history and memorabilia displayed by Foster Meadow descendants at the Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY - Jan 2011
Launching of the Fosters Meadow Website - April 5, 2014 at the Elmont Public Library. After years of preparation we now brought Fosters Meadow into the homes of the public who are interested the the history of this German farming community. In addition, Paul Hoffman gave a informative presentation of the obstacles in conducting genealogical studies using the Federal Census. Lifetime resident of Elmont, Paul Deluca gave an enlightening lecture on the history of the famous Handel’s Duck Inn which was located on Elmont Rd, Elmont. Over 75 descendants and friends attended the event.
1 - The German Settlements of Nineteenth Century on Long Island
Dr. Paul van Wie, president of the Franklin Square Historical Society, presented the various towns
where immigrant Germans settled on Long Island.
2 - St. Boniface Parish and the German Catholic Church in America
Paul Hoffman presented, well documented discussion of the development of the German Catholic church in
America with the historical progression on how St. Boniface Roman Catholic church was established in
Fosters Meadow, today Elmont.
3 - Murder and Mayhem in Peaceful Foster's Meadow
Ed Wesnofske presented an interesting collection of information on crime and a murder
that occurred in this rural farming community.