Biography of Mrs. Emily Hermance (w/o Ryer)
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Hermance, Emily. - Ryer Hermance was born in Nassau, November 16, 1799. He was a son of Garret Hermance, a native of Dutchess county and one of the early settlers of Nassau, where he died. Ryer Hermance was descended from a Duke and Duchess Hermance, natives of Holland. The name itself (Hermance) means lord's man. Ryer was a farmer and wool dealer. He represented his district in the Assembly, and was a man of good judgment and high integrity, and was an enthusiastic worker in all charitable enterprises; he was an office bearer in the Reformed church for many years and its liberal supporter. He died April 16, 1876. His wife, to whom he was married December 20, 1820, was Elizabeth Miller, who spent her life in Nassau, dying April 23, 1877. She was the mother of seven children: Garret (deceased), Mary A., Sarah E., Cornelia, Emily, an infant unnamed, and Peter M. (deceased). Emily now owns the old homestead, where she resides.

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


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