Biography of Hiram Knickerbocker of Bergen, NY





Hiram Knickerbocker, eldest son of Cornelius and Elizabeth B. Knickerbocker, was born at Northeast, Dutchess County, N, Y., October 22, 1815. His father moved to Elba, Genesee County, in 1820, and after three years removed to Riga, thence to Avon, where he hired 280 acres. of land of James Wadsworth for seven years. At the expiration of the lease he removed to Wilson, N. Y., thence to Gates, Monroe County, where he died March 27, 1844. The father, of whom mention has been made, was a soldier of 1812, and was honorably discharged at the close of that war. Hiram Knickerbocker came to Bergen in 1840, where he still resides, and is by occupation a farmer. February 16, 1842, he married Polly, daughter of Charles S. and Amy Wilcox, Sr., who were originally from East Guilford, Conn. Mr. Knickerbocker has been prominently connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church for over 40 years, filling the position of class leader in the Sunday-school and in the district.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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