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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1352-1353 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.]

John Fix, born in Germany, married in Germany Mrs. Catherine Hare, a widow with two children, Barbara and Adam. In 1845 John Fix with wife and child John came to the United States, the journey requiring ninety days, landing at New York from whence removed to Albany, settling at Dunspeck Ferry, and there on a farm lived to be over seventy years of age. John Fix and his wife were Lutherans in religion, that being the faith of both families in the old country. Their eldest child, John, was born in Germany, August 10, 1839. The only daughter, Catherine, was born in New York state about 1846. She married John Cady, of Cohoes, now residing in California, and has Sarah and Amelia, both married and have issue.

(II) John (2), son of John (1) and Catherine (Hare) Fix, was six years of age when his parents came to the United States. He was educated in the public schools and remained with his parents until his marriage. He was a tenant farmer for some years; in 1902, his wife purchased a farm of eighty-three acres in the town of Bethlehem, part of an old estate, with brick house and modern improvements, and here he died March 9, 1906. He was a Lutheran in early life, later a devout Methodist. In politics a Republican. He married, in Troy, 1864, Sarah A. Pollock, born in Watervliet, educated and resided there until marriage. She was the prime factor in her husband's success in life and proved a most capable helpmeet, adviser and partner. She made the ownership of the farm possible by her energy and thrift, and since becoming a widow has still further improved the property, where with the aid of her son she carries on farming operations and a small dairy. She is a Methodist in religion and a woman of high purpose. She is the daughter of John and Mary R. (Swatling) Pollock. John Pollock, born in Colonie, was the son of Baltus Pollock, a well-to-do farmer of Watervliet, and Marie (Fero) Pollock, the latter of French ancestry. Baltus Pollock was a holder under the patroon, but later he became the owner of three hundred acres of valuably-located land. John, son of Baltus Pollock, was a well-educated man, in fact being more the student than the business man. He was interested in local affairs and prominent in the county militia. He was a member of the Reformed church, while his wife, born in Albany of English parents, was an Episcopalian. He had fourteen children, seven of whom are living, married and have issue, Mrs. Fix being the eldest child. Children of John and Sarah A. Fix:

  1. Sarah, born September 26, 1865, died aged one year and twelve days.
  2. Anna, August 26, 1866; married Isaac LaGrange, of Albany; alderman of the nineteenth ward and employed in the office of the secretary of state; child,
    1. Isaac (2), born July 8, 1902.
  3. Jane, September, 1868; married Eugene Blessing, of Albany, where he is engaged in the milk business; children: Roy and Clayton.
  4. John (3), November 16, 1870; educated in the public schools; now a farmer of Bethlehem, married Mary Hungerford, of that town, children:
    1. Clarence, born April 10, 1890;
    2. Alice, 1892; Arthur, 1896.
  5. Mary, November 15, 1872; married Henry Warrick, a hotel proprietor at Unionville, New Scotland; children, Esther, Henry, Catherine, Sarah, Lena, Helen, Ruth, Margaret, who died in infancy.
  6. Charles, May 23, 1882; educated in the public schools and in Albany; he is his mother's valued assistant in the management of her farm; unmarried.

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