Biography of Jacob Dater
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Dater, Jacob, was born in the town of Brunswick, Rensselaer county, October 12, 1825. He was educated in the district schools and has always followed the honorable occupation of farming. December 26, 1852, he married Catharine E. Wetsel of Schaghticoke; they had five children, four sons and one daughter: Clarence W., H. Newton, Alta, Irving C., and Charles L. Clarence W. was married to Julia McChesney and they have a son, Henry. H. Newton married Minnie M. Daniels of Schaghticoke, and they have one living daughter, Clara E. Alta married Rev. William F. Barnett, who is the pastor of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church at Melrose, N. Y.; they have two children, Nelson D., and Dorothy. Irving C. married Catherine Sclaemerhorn of Troy; they have three children, I. Clinton. Ruth and Margaret. Charles L. is the farmer at home with his father, not married at this date. The eldest son is in the coal business, in Cambridge, Washington county, N. Y. Mrs. Dater died April 29, 1890, mourned by a bereaved husband and children. Mr. Dater's father was born at the old home in Brunswick, February 12, 1801. He married Catherine Snyder of his native town, born December 29, 1803; nine children were born to them: Lena Maria, Mary Christina, Harriet, Jacob, Elizabeth, John, Mary, Calvin and Henry. Lena M. died in her seventieth year. Elizabeth died at the age of twenty six. John died in 1894. Mr. Dater's father, Henry, died December 21, 1883, and his wife March 27, 1854. Mr. Dater is a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church at Melrose, N. Y. He has been one of the elders many years. Mr. Dater's great grandfather was born in Claverack, N. Y. The ancestry of the family was German and Welch.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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