Found her on the 1850 Woodstock, Ulster, New York census (img 29) as Rachel Finger
, age 7.
Found her on the 1860 Catskill, Greene, New York census (img 153), age 16.
Found her on the 1870 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 194) as Rachael
, age 27.
Found her on the 1880 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (dist 153 img 54) age 35, keeping house.
NOT long ago Mrs. Rachel Dederick
, wife of Frederick Dederick
, a wagon-maker of Cairo, Greene county, N, Y., was passing through a field of blackberry bushes, when she heard a queer noise. She stopped and listened, and, as the noise ceased, she again went upon her way. After proceeding a few steps further She heard the noise again, which she now recognized as the whistle of a species of black snake known as the racer. She immediately started to run, but before she had gone a dozen steps the snake caught up with her, and began to entwine his coils about her body. She had a small tin pail in her hand at the time, and while screaming for help began to fight the snake with the pail, but it seemed that every stroke she made at the snake's head he would dodge and draw his folds about her body tighter. She continued to fight and scream this way for nearly a quarter of an hour before she got any response, but finally heard her husband's answering call. Just then the snake got a coll around her neck and throat, and she fainted. Her husband crushed the snake's head with his boot-heel and then released his wife and carried her to the house, where she revived. She carried a blue mark about her throat for some time where the snake had choked her. The snake was 11 feet in length and as large around as a man's wrist. - The National Police Gazette, New York
October 2, 1880
Found her on the 1900 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (dist 131 img 24) as Rachall A. Dederick
Found her on the 1905 Saugerties, Ulster, New York state census (A.D.01 E.D.06 img 8) as Mrs. Rachael Dederick
age 61, head of household.
December 23, 1925, Rachel Anna Finger, widow of the late Frederick A. Dederick. Prayer service will be held at her home, 10 Cramer Avenue, Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery, Saugertles, N. Y., with regular service held in the chapel at Saugerties. N. Y., at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. - Obituary Schenectady Gazette December 24, 1925