Biography of Garrett Dykeman
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Dykeman, Garrett, was born in Paterson, N. J., June 6, 1843. He was a son of Richard and Catherine (Lochies) Dykeman, both born in New Jersey, and both families of Holland descent. Mr. Dykeman was master machinist of Thomas Rodgers's Locomotive Works in Paterson, N. J. He died in 1847 and his wife died in 1884. Garrett Dykeman was reared and educated in Paterson, N. J., and at the age of nine years began to work in the silk mills for John Ryle. He worked until sixteen years old and then came to Greenish and learned the machinist trade He worked at it for nine years and then took an engine and has been in the employ of the Hudson River Railroad for about thirty seven years. He spent one year in South Alabama and one year in California. Mr. Dykeman is at present police commissioner. In 1873 he married Sarah E. Foreman, a native of England who came to Greenbusla with her parents, George and Rebeckah Foreman, when a child. To Mr. and Mrs. Dykemaia were born five children: G. Louis, Caroline D. (deceased). John F., William F. (deceased), and Alice. Mr. Dykeman is a member of Greenbush Lodge. No. 337, F. & A. M., and also of B. of L. E. and A. O. U. W.

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


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