Biography of G. M. Herrick, Jr.
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Herrick, G. M., jr., was born in Schodack on the farm be now owns, April 22, 1851, a son of G. M. Herrick, sr., and Lucretia (Dings) Herrick. G. M., sr., was born in East Greenbush, June 9, 1803, and his wife was born in Columbia county, January 19, 1812. The grandfather of Mr. Herrick came from Dutchess county to East Greenbush where he died. The father was a farmer; he came to Schodack in 1840 and bought the farm Mr. Herrick now owns, and there died, January 9, 1874. Mrs. Herrick was a daughter of Adam Dings. To. Mr. and Mrs. Herrick were born five children: William I., of Schodack Landing; Mary J., wife of Johnson Willard, of Wilmington, Del.; John A., of Schodack Landing; Maggie N., wife of James R. Downer, Castleton; and G. M., jr. G. M. Herrick, Br., was reared on a farm and received a common school education. He is a farmer and has 210 acres of land, where he lives, and his wife has a farm of 133 acres in Saratoga. January 27, 1875, he was married to Hattie A. Fry of Clifton Park, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Herrick were born two sons: John W., born September 28, 1878; and Herbert E., born October 15, 1886. The parents of Mrs. Herrick were William and Hettie (Doty) Fry, both born in Clifton Park, he in 1817 and she in 1820. They came from Saratoga to Schodack in 1886, where he died in 1891, and his widow lives in the town. His father was Michael Fry, one of the early settlers of Clifton Park. The father of G. M. Herrick, jr., was first cousin of Dr. Herrick.

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


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