Biography of John V. Hogeboom
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Hogeboom, John V., born in Nassau November 29, 1827, was the son of Nicholas and Paulina (Valentine) Hogebdom, he born February 25, 1800, and she born February 24, 1804. Mr. Nicholas Hogeboom died in Nassau October 10, 1837; his wife married William Sikes and went to Rome, N. Y., afterwards to Niagara county, N. Y., where William Sikes died October 8, 1874, and she returned to North Nassau and resided with her son until her death, December 24, 1879. John V. Hogeboom was a farmer and saw mill man, and has owned the mill and farm on which the family now live for a number of years. He was a prominent Democrat in politics and was highway commissioner for ten years. He was a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M., and united with lodge in 1867. He died February 1, 1891. His wife was Sophia Devereaux, daughter of Epaphroditus and Mittie (Crandell) Devereaux, both born in Nassau, and his father was Jonathan, one of the early settlers of the town, locating and clearing up the farm where Mrs. Hogeboom and sons now live. To Mr. and Mrs. Hogeboom were born three sons: George M. was born February 27, 1858, educated in the common schools; he resides at Hoag Corners, and is connected with the milling business; is postmaster of that place; he is an active Democrat, and a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M.; he married Mattie, daughter of Willett V. Dunham, and had one son, Aaron, deceased. D. Aaron was born April 9, 1864, educated at the Averill Park Seminary, graduated from the Evansville Academy in 1883, and has been engaged in teaching for thirteen years, being principal of the Averill Park Public Schools for three years; he is a prominent Democrat, being elected town clerk two terms in succession, and was defeated for supervisor in 1894 by a small majority of thirty seven votes; he is a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M., Interlochan No. 641, I. O O. F., P. G. and past member of the Grand Master's Staff, also Rensselaer Encampment, and is connected with several enterprises. Owen P. was born September 14, 1867, educated in the common schools, and he and D. A. are associated in the milling and lumber business; he is also a farmer. He is a member of Interlochan Lodge No. 641, I. O. O. F., and of Rensselaer Encampment. He is an active Democrat. He was married, February 23, 1893, to Edna Clark, daughter of Ira Clark of North Nassau. John V. and wife settled in the far west in the early fifties, but the climate not agreeing with them they returned east in a short time. Mr. Hogebdom was postmaster at North Nassau during Cleveland's first administration.

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


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