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Harder, Anson, was born in Newville, Herkimer county, August 5, 1834. His father, Jacob Harder, was a native of the same town, where his father, John Harder, settled about 1800, coming from Columbia county. Jacob Harder married Emily, daughter of Dr. Ichahod Thompson, and through life was identified as a farmer. Anson Harder was educated at Clinton, Fairfield and Fort Plain. In 1855 he graduated from the Poughkeepsie Law School, and taught school for some years. In 1858 he went to Leonardsville, Madison county, and in 1861 came to Redwood, where he has been in practice ever since. In 1861 he married Mary E., daughter of R. E. Crumb, by whom he had two children: Mrs. Lizzie A. Townsend and Mary E. His wife died in 1871. In 1874 Mr. Harder married Jennie H., daughter of Benjamin Hutchins, by whom he has one child living, Clarence V. Mr. Harder is a member of the Jefferson county bar; he has always been an active Republican. He was once nominated for State senator, but was defeated by Col. James F. Starbuck in an off year for his party. He has never held any office.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898