Biography of William H. Hageman
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Hegeman, William H., was born in West Sand Lake, February 20, 1828. He was a son of Jacob and Caroline (Carmicle) Hegeman, she of Sand Lake and he of Rhinebeck, Dutchess county. The grandfather, John Hegeman of Holland descent, came from Dutchess county to Sand Lake where he followed farming. Jacob Hegeman was reared on the farm and at the age of twenty three he married and engaged in the hotel business at East Sand Lake for about ten years. He then followed farming, but in old age retired to West Sand Lake. He spent the last days of his life with Mr. Hegeman and daughter in Brunswick. Mrs. Hegeman died at West Sand Lake in 1874. He was supervisor and justice and was a candidate for member of assembly. Mr. Hegeman was educated in West Sand Lake and Rutland, Vt. He was graduated from the Broadway Medical College of New York city, and practiced four years in Troy, being physician at the jail. He was then appointed under sheriff and clerk at the jail six years. In the mean time he studied law with Nelson Davenport and was admitted to the bar. He was next appointed coroner by Governor Seymour for two terms. He was engaged for two years in farming in Saratoga county, and sold out and came to North Greenbush, and bought 110 acres of land which he now owns. He has always done quite a business as auctioneer. In 1859 he married Esther, daughter of Joseph H. Byron, a merchant tailor of Troy, by whom he has seven children; Carrie, Harry, Susie, Vedder, Byron, Albert, and William. Mr. Hegeman organized the first base ball team in Troy. He was captain and manager and played in all positions when necessary. He has been justice of the peace for a number of years. He is the oldest living member of Zion Lodge No. 311 F. & A. M.

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


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