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Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles:
Chapter II: Descendants of Ryer Jacobse Schermerhorn (Part 4 of 4)

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[This information is from pp. 122-147 of Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles by Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Publisher, 1914).]

Seventh Generation


WILLIAM, son of (41) John B. Schermerhorn and Gity Van Patten; b. June 30, 1814; bp. in Schenectady; d. Mch. 6, 1869; m. JANE ANN FRAKER.



SIMON J., son of (41) Johannes B. Schermerhorn and Gity Van Patten; b. Oct. 4, 1824; bp. in Schenectady; d. June 15, 1894; bur. in Greenwood Cemetery; m. Mch. 20, 1851, PATIENCE NEWMAN; b. 1832, in England; d. Nov. 9, 1908; bur. in Greenwood Cemetery.


Simon J. Schermerhorn resided in Brooklyn, N. Y., as early as 1852. His family are still residents of Brooklyn.


WILLIAM KELLY, son of (43) William B. Schermerhorn and Sara Kelly; b. Mch. 24, 1822; bp. in Schenectady; d. May 7, 1890; bur. in Vale Cemetery; m. (1) Oct. 15, 1845, in Schenectady, CATHARINE MILLER; b. ————; d. July 22, 1857; m. (2) RACHEL VROOMAN; b. Feb. 22, 1835; d. Nov. 18, 1893; bur. in Vale Cemetery.

Children by first wife:

Children by second wife:

William K. Schermerhorn was a resident of Schenectady, N. Y. He was deacon in the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, in 1868 and 1869. William B. Schermerhorn, son of William K., resides with his son, George C., in Albany, N. Y.


JONATHAN CRANE, son of (43) William B. Schermerhorn and Sarah Kelly; b. Oct. 10, 1831; bp. in Schenectady; m. ELIZABETH M. LEE.


J. Crane Schermerhorn left his home in Schenectady in November, 1852, and went to Savannah, Ga., and lived in the South until after the war. He was in Selma, Alabama, when the war broke out, and his interest at that time being wholly in the South, he was forced through circumstances to join the Southery army. He went to the front as First Lieut., Co. D, 8th Alabama Regt. Both he and his brother, E. Nott, were in the battle of Malvern Hill, on opposite sides, but they never met. J. Crane was incapacitated through typhoid fever and injuries before the close of the war, and resigned before the troops were mustered out. He later returned to his old home in Schenectady, and at present is living in Paterson, N. J., with his son, Louis. Louis Schermerhorn was a member of the 2nd Regt., N. Y. S. Volunteers during the Spanish-American War.


MAJOR ELIPHALET NOTT, son of (43) William B. Schermerhorn and Sarah Kelly; b. Dec. 22, 1838; bp. in Schenectady; d. Nov. 21, 1905; m. June 20, 1864, GERTRUDE A. WARD; b. Mch. 17, 1842; d. Aug. 8, 1908.


Eliphalet Nott Schermerhorn was born in Schenectady, N. Y., and attended Union College with the class of 1860. He enlisted for service in the Civil War, May 2, 1861, and was mustered in as 1st Sergeant of Co. B of the 18th N. Y. State Volunteers. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Dec. 27, to 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, Aug. 2, 1862, and was mustered out with his regiment, May 3, 1863, with brevet rank of Major.

He took a very active part in the war and went through many battles. The following were the engagements in which he participated: in 1861, the skirmishes of Braddock Road, Blackburn's Ford, Munson's Hill and Springfield Station, and the first Battle of Bull Run; in 1862, the Seven Day's Battle, Battle of Gaines' Mills, White Oak Springs, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericsburg, besides being in action at West Point, Garnet's and Goldring's Farms, Burk's Station and Centreville Heights in the same year. In 1863, he was in the engagements at Deep Run and Salem Heights. He was captured, Mch. 9, 1863, at Fairfax Court House with Gen. E. H. Stoughton, but made his escape the same night. Previous to the date of his being mustered out, General Hooker expressed his appreciation of his services in General Order No. 50.

After the war he returned to Schenectady and became Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue for the 18th Congressional District, which office he held for 18 years. He studied law at the Albany Law School and was graduated in 1877, being admitted to the Bar in the same year. In 1879 he was admitted as attorney and counselor at Albany, and began active practice. The firm of Schermerhorn & Co. was formed in 1885, in which he was senior partner.

He was a member of the Loyal Legion in Schenectady, and President of the Board of Education for a number of years. He was also President of the Board of Water Commissioners of Schenectady and was a director of the Schenectady City Bank.

In 1884 he was Receiver for the Jones Car Company. He was a life-long member of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady, holding the office of Deacon in 1872 and 1873, and was a member of the Consistory in 1880. Both he and wife are buried in Vale Cemetery, Schenectady.

His son J. Ward was educated at Union College, and was a member of the class of 1887.


JAMES A., son of (50) Abraham Schermerhorn and Mary K. Adams; b. Feb. 26, 1816; d. Dec. 30, 1879; m. SARAH PARKER.


Abraham M. Schermerhorn is a resident of Cortland, N. Y., where he maintains a real estate office in the Schermerhorn Building. There is also a Schermerhorn school in Cortland, which takes its name from property owned by the family. James A. Schermerhorn, 2nd, and his brother, Milne P., are lawyers, with offices in Rochester, N. Y.


SIMON PETER, son of (52) Peter V. D. V. Schermerhorn and Eliza Dockstader; b. Feb. 5, 1831; d. Mch. 15, 1898; m. July 7, 1858, in Albany, N. Y., JANE ELIZABETH VAN HEUSEN.


David M. Schermerhorn is a resident of Los Angeles, Cal., as also was his brother until the time of his death. He is in the oil business.


LENNOE LEE, dau. of (56) Judge William W. H. Schermerhorn and Emma Shropshire; b. Oct. 20, 1862; m. Oct. 11, 1886, HENRY H. SMITH.


Mrs. Lennoe S. Smith is a resident of New Orleans, La.


SARAH SHROPSHIRE, dau. of (56) Judge William W. H. Schermerhorn and Emma Shropshire; b. Feb. 22, 1864; m. June 18, 1891, JOHN E. HUFFMAN.


Mrs. Sarah S. Huffman is a resident of New Orleans, La.


JOHN WILLIAM, son of (59) William and Margaret Schermerhorn; b. Apr. 20, 1834; bp. in Rotterdam; d. Mch. 22, 1899; m. Mch. 4, 1857, MARY E. ALLEN.


John W. Schermerhorn was for many years a merchant at Nottawa, Mich., later removing to Buchanan, Mich. All of his children were born at Nottawa, Mich. His son Charles is an insurance agent in Springfield, Ill., and Norman is a manufacturer's agent in Seattle, Wash.


JACOB, son of (59) William and Margaret Schermerhorn; b. Oct. 1, 1835; bp. in Rotterdam; m. SARAH IRENE ALLEN; b. Feb. 24, 1843; d. July 2, 1912.


Jacob Schermerhorn journeyed West with his parents in 1843. The family settled on a farm in Nottawa Township, Mich., which after a time they sold, and then they purchased another farm of 240 acres. The original log house, with sixty acres of the latter farm, still remain in the possession of members of the family. Jacob Schermerhorn has been a farmer the greater part of his life, and also deals extensively in poultry. He has interested himself in politics to some extent and has been for eight years an Alderman, and six years Supervisor of the Third Ward, Sturgis, Mich. For fifty years he has lived in his present residence and is highly respected in the community, where his advice, particularly by young men, is often sought.


[Photo: original size (13K) | 4x enlarged (45K)] HON. SIMON J., son of (60) Jacob J. Schermerhorn and Maria Vedder; b. Sept. 25, 1827; d. 1900; m. Feb. 4, 1857, HELEN VEDDER; b. Mch. 29, 1837, in Rotterdam; d. Sept. 2, 1913; dau. of Harmon Vedder and Eleanor Truax. [Handwritten note says it's Veeder in Woestina Church baptism records.]


Simon J. Schermerhorn was born in Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., N. Y., and occupied the original Schermerhorn farm owned by the first settler, Jacob Janse Schermerhorn. This property consisted of about 500 acres and is now owned by his son, Simon Schermerhorn. At different times, Simon J. Schermerhorn represented his town in the Board of Supervisors and in 1862 was the Democratic nominee for Member of Assembly, and for the active course he pursued in favor of prosecuting the war and bringing it to a speedy close, he was elected without opposition. In 1888 he was the. Cleveland Presidential Elector for the old Twentieth District, and in 1892 was elected to the 53rd Congress. He was a trustee of the Schenectady Savings Bank and also a Director of the Mohawk National Bank of Schenectady. He was also an officer of the Second Reformed Church of Rotterdam. At the time of his election to Congress, he was referred to in the newspapers as "one of the leading men of Schenectady County" and he "possesses ample, ability and enjoys a high reputation for probity of character among the people of that county."


WILLIAM, son of (61) Nicholas Schermerhorn and Maria Schermerhorn; b. Oct. 26, 1802; d. Sept. 18, 1888; m. June 13, 1829, ANNA SWART, of Amsterdam, N. Y.


William Schermerhorn learned the carpenter's trade in New York City under "Boss" Van Patten, as he always called him. He also worked on the Erie Canal, called "Clinton's Ditch," Clinton being Governor at that time. He removed to Michigan about 1834-5 and lived there until 1846, when he went to Illinois, driving through with his family. He settled on a farm of 160 acres about 25 miles west of Chicago, where he lived until the time of his death. While living in New York, he belonged to the militia, — what regiment is not known.


ANDREW, son of (62) Aaron A. Schermerhorn and Maria Akin; b. Dec. 5, 1821; d. Sept. 18, 1866, in Schenectady; m. July 15, 1845, CHARITY BROCKHAM.


Andrew Schermerhorn was a carpenter and builder. He left the homestead farm when a boy, learned his trade in Schenectady, then lived three years in New York City, near Gramercy Park, returning after this to spend the rest of his life in Schenectady.

Rodney F. Schermerhorn is a mechanical engineer, residing in Palmyra, N. J. His son, Warren C., is an attorney in Los Angeles, Cal. Tullius W. Schermerhorn and his son reside in Burlington, Iowa.


HENRY, son of (63) Simon and Cornelia Schermerhorn; b. 1821; d. 1876; m. AMANDA CARPENTER; d. 1901.


Edgar Wallace Schermerhorn, grandson of Henry, was educated at Union University and was a member of the Class of 1898. He is a member of the Delta Phi Fraternity. He was Corporal of Co. E of 26th Separate Co. of Schenectady, enlisting in Spanish War, May 2, 1898. His sister, Mrs. Tomlinson, is a resident of Rochester, N. Y. She has one child, Virginia, born July 16, 1911. Edgar W. Schermerhorn is in the real estate business in New York City.


JOHN S., son of (63) Simon and Cornelia Schermerhorn; b. Sept. 14, 1832; d. Mch. 3, 1913; m. Jan. 1, 1862, MARY JANE RELYEA; b. Apr. 10, 1840; d. Mch. 26, 1892.



JAMES BRADT, son of (64) James Bradt Schermerhorn and Catharine Schermerhorn; b. 1835; d. Dec. 21, 1908; m. 1867, ANNA M. HAAS; b. 1844; d. 1893.


James C. Schermerhorn is a dentist in Flora, Ind.


JOHN JACOB, son of (64) James Bradt Schermerhorn and Catharine Schermerhorn; b. 1830; m. (1) MARTHA ODELL; m. (2) ACHSAH INSLEY.


William B. Schermerhorn is cashier of the Central National Bank, Attica, Ind.


[Photo: original size (18K) | 4x enlarged (61K)] WILLIAM ERWIN, son of (66) Abraham Schermerhorn and Mary Heaton; b. July 28, 1820, in Newtown, Bucks County, Pa.; d. Jan. 24, 1895, in Philadelphia, Pa.; m. (1) June 6, 1849, MARIA EISENBREY; b. Feb. 5, 1823; d. Dec. 15, 1849; bur. in "Old Methodist Burying Ground," New Hope, Pa.; m. (2) Apr. 7, 1851, MARY JANE WOOD, b. May 22, 1832, in Philadelphia, Pa.; d. July 2, 1909, in Paulsboro, N. J.


William Erwin Schermerhorn, Sr., lived in Burlington, N. J., and served as member of the Common Council of that city. During the Civil War he enlisted in the Hospital Service. He was a tall man, of great physical strength and endurance. He and his wife are buried in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery Burlington. All of his children were born in Burlington.

Joseph Warren Schermerhorn had a wide reputation as a business college teacher and lecturer on commercial law. He received his early training in Farnum Preparatory School, Beverly, N. J., and the Pierce College of Commerce, Philadelphia, Pa. Immediately upon his graduation from the Pierce College, he was made a member of its faculty, in which capacity he served successfully for 12 years. He then became Vice-Principal of Hinman's Business College, Worcester, Mass. He was called to Pennington Seminary, N. J., to organize the commercial department of that institution, and later was a member of the faculty of the Abrahamson Business College, N. J. He is buried beside his parents in Odd Fellows' Cemetery, Burlington, N. J.


ALEXANDER BOYD, son of (66) Abraham Schermerhorn and Maria Sixberry; b. Mch. 29, 1824, in Newtown, Pa.; m. Oct. 18, 1848, ANN ELIZABETH CROOK, of New Hope, Pa.



READING BEATTY, son of (66) Abraham Schermerhorn and Maria Sixberry; b. Nov. 2, 1826, in Newtown, Pa.; d. May 3, 1901, in New Hope, Pa.; m. July 26, 1848, MARY ANN FAIRCLOUGH; b. Feb. 22, 1827, in England; d. May 13, 1902.


Reading B. Schermerhorn served in the Civil War in the 38th New Jersey Infantry. Both he and his wife are buried in Riverview Cemetery, Lambertville, N. J.

Eighth Generation


JAMES FRAKER, son of (68) William J. Schermerhorn and Jane A. Fraker; b. June 4, 1855, in Albany; d. May 8, 1913; m. Nov. 4, 1885, in Esperence, N. Y., LILLIE ANN SCHOONMAKER.


James F. Schermerhorn settled in Gloversville, N. Y., at an early age was identified with the glove industry there. He later engaged in the wholesale produce business, and was still a resident of Gloversville at the time of his death. Jane F. Schermerhorn is a resident of Brooklyn, N. Y., where she has recently completed a course at Pratt Institute. Charles W. Schermerhorn for several years was employed by the F. J. & G. R. R. at Gloversville, and in 1910 went West, and has since been engaged in the lumber business in Astoria, Oregon.


WILLIAM, son of (77) John W. Schermerhorn and Mary E. Allen; b. Apr. 14, 1853; m. (1) Oct. 29, 1879, in Burr Oak, Mich., AMELIA LOWE; she d. Feb. 28, 1888; m. (2) June 25, 1889, ELIZABETH HILLIER; she d. May, 1909; m. (3) June, 1911, MARY CLARK KELLEY.

Children by first wife:

Children by second wife:

Children by third wife:

William Schermerhorn is an agricultural implement dealer in Springfield, Ill. His daughter, Grace, is Assistant Domestic Science Professor at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. She was educated at Oberlin College.


[Photo: original size (10K) | 4x enlarged (28K)] CAPT. JOHN MARCELLUS, son of (80) William Schermerhorn and Anna Swart; b. May 17, 1830, at Fultonville, N. Y.; m. Mch. 31, 1857, RACHEL J. DODDS; b. May 3, 1829; d. Apr. 8, 1905.


John M. Schermerhorn enlisted for service in the Civil War in April, 1862, and was commissioned Sept. 4, Captain of Co. G, 92nd Regt. Infantry, Illinois Volunteers. He was commissioned Major, March 13, 1865, and was discharged July 10, 1865. He was Postmaster of Lena, Ill., where he now lives, from 1869 to 1881. He has served as City Clerk for 25 years. (See newspaper clipping.)

Newspaper Clipping. — Captain Schermerhorn Honored on Birthday.

"Everybody's friend, Captain J. M. Schermerhorn, reached his eighty-first milestone Friday last. The Ladies' Circle, G. A. R., conceived the idea of giving him a surprise that evening, giving it out as a free social, and the affair was carried out in an admirable manner.

"Commander Houser presided at an impromptu program. Capt. Schermerhorn and Mrs. Mina Croyzer, President of the Ladies' Circle, were escorted to a prettily decorated table in the center of the hall. Mrs. C. F. Houser played a march, to the strains of which the majority of those present passed around the hall, each depositing a birthday card in a pretty dish on the table, 83 cards being received by Capt. Schermerhorn.

"On behalf of the members of Wm. R. Goddard Post, of which Capt. Schermerhorn has been adjutant for many years, Mr. Houser presented him with a jar of fine tobacco and a fountain pen, aptly remarking that 'the pen is mightier than the sword,' and the Captain could now 'smoke the pipe of peace.' It had been their intention to present him with a handsome pipe, but the Post was forestalled in this by the members of the Knights of Pythias, who presented him with one the previous evening.

"Capt. Schermerhorn is as popular with his hosts of friends to-day as he was with the boys of Co. G., 92nd Illinois Infantry, of which he was Captain, and there is not one but who hopes he may live to celebrate many more birthdays."


LENA MANN, dau. of (84) John S. Schermerhorn and Mary Jane Relyea; b. Feb. 18, 1866; m. Feb. 26, 1890, WILLIAM E. GILMORE; res., E. Orange, N. J.



ANGELICA BRADT, dau. of (84) John S. Schermerhorn and Jane Relyea; b. Sept. 8, 1876; m. Sept. 16, 1904, CHARLES S. OSBORN; res., New York City.



[Photo: original size (16K) | 4x enlarged (48K)] WILLIAM ERWIN, son of (87) William Erwin Schermerhorn and Mary J. Wood; b. Sept. 29, 1852, in Burlington, N. J.; m. Nov. 26, 1883, ELLA CRAFT ADAMS; b. Apr. 9, 1860, in Columbus, N. J.; dau. of John Heineken Adams and Jane Wilkinson, of Columbus, N. J.


William Erwin Schermerhorn is a resident of Burlington, N. J. He is President of the Board of Trade of that city and President of the "Board of Managers of the School Fund for the Education of Youth in the City of Burlington." He has held the offices of City Assessor and Alderman-at-Large. He is an honorary member of Parker Grubb Post, No. 169, G. A. R. He was Editor of the New Jersey Enterprise and the Evening Reporter, of Burlington, and also Editor of the Carriage Monthly, of Philadelphia. His services have been frequently in demand as a speaker and presiding officer on public and ceremonial occasions. He was a Cadet Engineer in the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1870. He began his active career as a teacher in the public schools of Burlington and vicinity. He was Secretary of the American Delegates to the International and Colonial Congress of Physicians, held in London, England, in 1887. His wife, Ella Craft Adams, is a lineal descendant of John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States.


[Photo: original size (19K) | 4x enlarged (66K)] CHARLES HOWARD, son of (87) William Erwin Schermerhorn and Mary J. Wood; b. June 26, 1854, in Burlington, N. J.; m. Apr. 13, 1882, ELIZABETH MOORE TOWNSEND; b. Feb. 4, 1857, in Easton, Pa.; dau. of Rev. Edward Townsend of Maryland and Martha Moore of Easton, Pa.


Charles Howard Schermerhorn resides at 3909 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa., in the house built by him in 1905, of which Mr. Clarence E. Schermerhorn, of Philadelphia, was architect. He is a real estate operator.

His summer residence is in Ocean City, N. J., on Central Avenue. This house was built by him in 1903.

He is President of the Board of Trustees of the St. Andrew Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, and was Chairman of the Building Committee which erected the church at the corner of Walnut and Forty-fifth Streets, in 1908-09. He is Vice-President and Director of the Ocean City Realty Company and Vice-President of the Corson's Inlet Land Company of New Jersey. He was one of the founders of the Ocean City Yacht Club and its Commodore during the years 1904-07. The sloop "Ardo," owned and sailed by him, champion of the club for many years, was considered the fastest sailing yacht on the New Jersey Coast.

He traveled extensively in the West for a number of years in the development of important mining industries.

He graduated from the National School of Elocution and Oratory of Philadelphia in 1880 and for a number of years thereafter was a public reader and teacher. From 1873 to 1889 he was engaged in the church extension work of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is a member of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

William Young, husband of Helen Schermerhorn, is a justice of the Municipal Court, New York City, and a graduate of Cornell University.


WINFIELD SCOTT, son of (87) William Erwin Schermerhorn and Mary J. Wood; b. Mch. 11, 1863, in Burlington, N. J.; m. Oct. 19, 1893, MARY CARSON; b. Sept. 17, 1868, dau. of James R. Carson and Anna J. Wood.


Winfield Scott Schermerhorn is a resident of Camden, N. J. He was graduated from the Boys' High School, Burlington, N. J., Farnum School, Beverly, N. J., and from Pierce Business College, Philadelphia. After graduating, he was an accountant for ten years. In January, 1893, he purchased the Daily Telegram, of Camden, N. J., conducting it with success, and subsequently he became the advertising manager of the Insurance News, leaving the News to accept a position with a shoe and leather magazine in its advertising department, where he remained until December, 1898, when he again returned to the Insurance News to become its editor and manager. On October 31, 1901, he purchased the Insurance News, thereby becoming its publisher as well as its editor. He is also one of the publishers of the Carriage and Wagon Builder, of Philadelphia.


FREDERICK AUGUSTUS TWINING, son of (89) Reading B. Schermerhorn and Mary Ann Fairclough; b. Apr. 22, 1853; d. Mch. 20, 1908; m. ELIZABETH CLARK.


Ninth Generation


CHARLES FREDERICK, son of (100) Frederick Augustus Twining Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Clark; b. July 8, 1877; m. Oct. 4, 1905, MARIE ANNA MICHELL, dau. of Frederick Joseph and Madeline Michell.


Charles Frederick Schermerhorn resides in Ridley Park, Pa., and is connected with the firm of Henry F. Michell Co., of Philadelphia, Pa., manufacturers and dealers in garden tools, fertilizers, plants, etc.

Schenectady Branch: Schermerhorn Public Office Holders

Member of Colonial Assembly

Ryer J. Schermerhorn, Albany Co., N. Y., 1690.

Judges, Magistrates

Ryer J. Schermerhorn, Asst. Judge of Common Pleas, Albany Co., 1700. Bernard F. Schermerhorn, Judge in Carroll Co., Indiana, middle 1800s. William W. Schermerhorn, Judge in Louisiana and Missouri, middle 1800s.

Members of United States Congress

Abraham M. Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1848-52. Simon J. Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1893-5.

Members of State Legislature

Abraham M. Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1848. Ryer Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1761-8. Maus Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1802. Bernard F. Schermerhorn, Indiana, middle 1800s. Simon J. Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1862-3. Bartholomew W. Schermerhorn, Michigan. Isaac M. Schermerhorn, N. Y., 1816, 25, 28, 29, 30. Abraham M. Schermerhorn, 1836.

Town Supervisors

Maus Schermerhorn, Schenectady, N. Y., 1809, 11, 12, 13. John J. Schermerhorn, Schenectady, N. Y., 1814. Bartholomew Schermerhorn, Schenectady, N. Y., 1820, Rotterdam, N. Y., 1827. Simon Schermerhorn, Rotterdam, N. Y., 1828, 30, 31, 39. Isaac M. Schermerhorn, Schenectady, N. Y., 1832, 34, 35, 36. Simon J. Schermerhorn, Rotterdam, N. Y., 1856, 59, 83. Jacob Schermerhorn, Sturgis, Mich., latter 1800s.

Justices of the Peace

Ryer J. Schermerhorn, Albany Co., N. Y., 1690, 1699. Bartholomew W. Schermerhorn, Michigan, latter 1800s.


John M. Schermerhorn, Lena, Ill., 1869-81.


Ryer J. Schermerhorn, Schenectady, N. Y., 1766. Jacob Schermerhorn, Sturgis, Mich., latter 1800s. William Erwin Schermerhorn, Burlington, N. J., latter 1800s.

Miscellaneous Offices

Bartholomew W. Schermerhorn, Sheriff, Cass Co., Mich., latter 1800s. E. Nott Schermerhorn, Asst. Assessor Internal Revenue, Schenectady, N. Y., latter 1800s. John M. Schermerhorn, City Clerk, Lena, Ill., 1888-1913. Alfred H. Schermerhorn, Assessor, Boylston, N. Y., latter 1800s. Simon J. Schermerhorn, School Commissioner, Schenectady, N. Y., 1850, 1859. Ryer J. Schermerhorn, Indian Commissioner, N. Y., 1699. John F. Schermerhorn, Indian Commissioner, 1832. William E. Schermerhorn, Assessor, Burlington, N. J., latter 1800s. Isaac M. Schermerhorn, Brigadier General, 14th Div. N. Y. Mil., 1830.

Schermerhorns in the Professions


John F. Schermerhorn, Dutch Reformed, N. Y., South and West, early 1800s.


Bernard F. Schermerhorn, Delphi, Ind., middle 1800s. George J. Schermerhorn, N. Y. City; died recently. E. Nott Schermerhorn, Schenectady, N. Y.; died recently. James A. Schermerhorn, Rochester, N. Y.; living. Milne P. Schermerhorn, Rochester, N. Y.; living. Maus Schermerhorn, N. Y. City and Washington, D. C., latter 1800s. William W. Schermerhorn, Missouri and Louisiana, latter 1800s. Warren C. Schermerhorn, California, living.

Civil Engineers

John P. Schermerhorn, N. Y. City Park Department; living. [Handwritten note says Roland E. Schermerhorn, Springfield, Ill., State Highway.]


Bartholomew Schermerhorn, West; died recently.

College-bred Schermerhorns

Harvard University

Bernard Turner Schermerhorn, 1888, A. B.

Yale University

Herman Henry Schermerhorn, 1904, A. B.

Columbia University

Daniel C. Schermerhorn, 1824, Arts.

Union College

John F. Schermerhorn, 1809, A. B. Isaac M. Schermerhorn, 1809. Abraham M. Schermerhorn, 1810, A. B. Bartholomew Schermerhorn, 1811. John Schermerhorn, 1813. Jacob Schermerhorn, 1824, A. B. Peter V. Schermerhorn, 1829. John W. Schermerhorn, A. B. Bernard F. Schermerhorn, 1840, A. B. Maus Schermerhorn, 1844, A. B. Eliphalet Nott Schermerhorn, 1860. George J. Schermerhorn, 1866. John Schermerhorn, 1885. J. Ward Schermerhorn, 1887. Edgar Wallace Schermerhorn, 1898, A. B.

Williams College

Jacob Maus Schermerhorn, 1869, A. B. 1872, A. M.

Bloomington College, Indiana

William Waller Hening Schermerhorn, about 1858-60.

United States Naval Academy

William Erwin Schermerhorn, 1870.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Simon P. Schermerhorn, 1849.

Military Records

Militia from 1781 to 1812

Jacob S. Schermerhorn, Ensign, Albany Co. Regt. (Schenectady), 1794; Lieut., 1796; Capt., 1800; resigned, 1818. Jacob J. Schermerhorn, Ensign, Schenectady Co. Regt., 1809. Barnhardus F. Schermerhorn, Lieut., Albany Co. Regt. No. 4., 1784.

Militia from 1815-1825

Abraham A. Schermerhorn, Paymaster, 2d Brig., Oswego Co., 1819. Isaac Schermerhorn, Surgeon's Mate, 57th N. Y., 1820; Surgeon, 1821. Simon Schermerhorn, Ensign, 57th N. Y., 1818. John F. Schermerhorn, Chaplain, 19th N. Y. (Montgomery Co.).

Soldiers of 1812-1814

Abraham Schermerhorn, Pennsylvania Vols. Aaron A. Schermerhorn.

Soldiers of 1861-1865

Bernard F. Schermerhorn, Major, 46th Indiana Vols. Charles H. Schermerhorn, Telegrapher. Eliphalet Nott Schermerhorn, 1st Lieut. and Adj., 18th N. Y. Vols.; Brevet Major. J. Crane Schermerhorn, 1st Lieut., 8th Alabama. John I. Schermerhorn, Capt., U. S. Marine Corps. John M. Schermerhorn, Capt., 92d Ill. John T. Schermerhorn, Capt., 1st N. Y. (Berdan's). William E. Schermerhorn, Hospital Service. Myndert A. Schermerhorn, 134th N. Y. Inf.

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