Ruger, Alfred, was the first of his family to settle in Orleans county. His father, Joshua Ruger, was a soldier
in the war of 1812. The family are of German descent Alfred Ruger was a native of Dutchess county and came from
there in 1835 and purchased a farm in the town of Gaines. Four years later he removed to the town of Newfane, Niagara
county, where he remained for four years then returned to Gaines. in 1851 he removed to the town of Murray, purchasing
the Oliver Van Kirk farm on the Ridge road just east of the transit, where he lived the remainder of his life.
His death occurred in 1878. He married Sarah Hoffman of Dutchess county, and their children were as follows: Margaret,
who married Henry Gillette and resides in Iowa; Mary J. (deceased); Hoffman; Henry; Lyrnao, who married Lucinda
Rich, was in the employ of the N. Y. C. R. R., and died at Syracuse. Hoffman Ruger was born June 19, 1841, in Newfane.
Niagara county. He is a farmer and resides on the homestead in Murray. He is a Democrat and has held office as
collector, assessor twelve years, and supervisor. He was appointed vinegar inspector September 1889, and has since
held that office. He is a member of the Renovation Lodge No, 97 F. and A. M. of Albion, Albion Lodge No. 58, I.
O. O. F. and A. S. Warner Lodge A. O. U. W. of Murray. In 1864 Hoffman Ruger married Henrietta, daughter of Walter
Wilkinson of (Jariton, and their children are: Cora, who married C. H. Bartlett of Holley, Geraldine, Kirk A.,
and Judson. Henry Ruger was born September 26, 1843, and settled in Murray where he has been a farmer. August 8,
1862, he enlisted in the 151st N. Y. Infantry and was commissioned corporal. He is a member of A. S. Warner Lodge,
A. O. U. W. of Murray. In 1866 Henry Ruger married Sarah Snyder, and they have two children. Grace, who married
George Elliott, and Silas.
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Orleans County, NY
Names A to B
Names C to F
Names G to H
Names H to M
Names N to R
Names T to Z
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