1613 First importation of Holstein cows to America.
- 1795 The Holland Land Company sends 8 animals to their agent,
John Lincklaen of Cazenovia.
- 1845 Gerrit Smith Miller born in
Cazenovia on January 30.
- 1852-1861 Winthrop Chenery of Belmont, Massachusetts imports
Holsteins. His herd of eight head contracts an illness, and has to be
destroyed. He imports five more head in 1861, but the small herd has little
lasting impact on the Holstein industry.
- Gerrit S. Miller imports Hollander, Dowager,
Crown Princess, and Fraulein from Holland.
- He also begins practice of weighing and recording daily production.
- 1870 Birth of Agoo, the first calf born in the herd.
- Dowager becomes the first cow to complete a yearly production record.
- Association of Breeders of Thoroughbred Holstein Cattle is formed in Boston.
- 1874 Death of Gerrit Smith, Gerrit Miller's grandfather.
- 1876 Second importation of cattle from Holland - six head
including Billy Boelyn.
- 1878 Third importation of nine head, including Johanna.
- 1879 Fourth and fifth importations of 17 head each.
- 1880 Incorporation of the Holstein Breeders Association of
- Echo sets a two year production record of nearly 45,000 lbs. of
- Empress produces 19,714 lbs. of milk in one year.
- 1885 Formation of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America.
- 1929 Dedication of the Holstein-Friesian Historical Marker.
- 1937 Death of Gerrit Smith Miller on March 10.
Maintained by Sue Greenhagen.