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[This information is from Vol. IV, pp. 1654-1655 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The Daleys of Ballylin parish, Ireland, were one of the old and well-established families of that district. They were conservative members of the Roman Catholic church and occupied a good position in the county.

(I) Michael Daley was born in Ballylin parish, and there received his education and became superintendent of the vast King estate. He married in his native parish, and in 1851, after the death of his wife, came to the United States with his children, the eldest being about eighteen years of age. He settled in Albany, New York, where he died in 1861. During his residence in Albany he lived practically a retired life, taking an active part in political life as a Democrat, and worshiping with St. Joseph's Roman Catholic congregation, of which he was a member. Children:

  1. Michael (2), of whom further.
  2. Joseph, married Lena Hodder, and is engaged in cigar manufacturing at Gloversville, New York; no issue.
  3. Bridget, never married, died in Albany, New York.
  4. Anna, married a Mr. Carroll; both deceased; left issue.
  5. Ellen, married Charles Hotaling, of Albany, New York; children: Charles, Joseph, De Los, Anna (deceased), Elizabeth and Matilda.
  6. Elizabeth, married Robert Begley, of Albany: she died, leaving Anna and Margaret.

(II) Michael (2), son of Michael (1) Da1ey, was born in parish Ballylin, Ireland, in 1833, died in Albany, New York, August 19, 1905. He was educated in the parochial schools, and at the age of eighteen years came to the United States with his father, settling in Albany, New York, where he finished his education and learned the trade of mason. After several years' work as a journeyman, he began business on his own account. His rise was rapid, and he became one of the leading building contractors of the city. Among the public buildings he erected is the Pruyn Public Library, The Consolidated Car Heating Plant, St. Margaret Home and The Hudson Valley Railroad Car House. Numerous private buildings were erected under his supervision, and many contracts of a varied nature were successfully completed. He prospered in business and secured a competence through his capable management and untiring energy. In physique he was large and commanding, with a warm, sympathetic nature that endeared him to all. While a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church and a faithful communicant, his religion went beyond his creed, and all men were his brethren. In political faith he affiliated with the party that he thought furnished the best candidate. He married (first), in Albany, Mrs. Mary ————, who died in middle life, leaving children:

  1. Mary, married Michael McGowen, who survives her, a resident of the Far West.
  2. Michael, died in youthful manhood.
  3. Elizabeth, married Thomas Reidy, who survives her in Albany; children: Joseph and Michael.

Michael Daley married (second), in Albany, Marie (Mary B.) Boden, born in Hanover, Germany, daughter of William Frederick and Alma (Struve) Boden, and granddaughter of Frederick Boden, a prominent and wealthy citizen of Hanover. He was a man of deep learning and made frequent visits to the United States. His only daughter, Wilhelmina, married Charles Henning, a prominent citizen of Saxony, Germany. William Frederick Boden was born in 1832, died 1903. He was a man of great learning and for twenty-seven years occupied the chair of geometry in the College of Hanover. He was a famed educator, ranking with the best-known in his state. In military life he attained equal honor as colonel of the thirty-second regiment, German cavalry. He led his men in the war of 1866 and in the Franco-Prussian war had a most brilliant career, making his regiment conspicuous even in that great army which Germany sent against France. He held communion with the Reformed church of Germany, and was a well-beloved and highly-respected member. He married (first) Alma Struve, also a native of Hanover, where she died, leaving an only child, Mary B. He married (second) Caroline Arnemann. Children: William Frederick (2), George D. and Frederick F. All married and are prominent educators of their native city, Hanover, Germany. William Frederick and his two wives died at and are buried in Hanover. Mary B. Boden, only child of her parents, was at the age of eight years brought to the United States by her grandfather, Frederick Boden, five years after the death of her mother, and placed under the care of an aunt in Albany, New York, by whom she was carefully nurtured and finely educated. She married, January 9, 1890, Michael Daley, whom she survives, a resident of Albany. Child,

  1. William B., born in Albany, January 28, 1891, educated in the public school of Ossining, St. John's Seminary for Boys, and now is a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, class of 1913.

Mrs. Daley and son are members of the Protestant Episcopal church of Albany.

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