Biography of F. W. Hotaling
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Hotaling, F. W., was born in Greenbush in the house he resides in, March 24, 1859. He was a son of Nicholas, a son of Christopher, whose father spent his life in New York State, his grandfather coming from Holland. The grandfather of Mr. Hotaling, Bernard, was born in Coeymans, but spent most of his life in Sand Lake. The father of Mr. Hotaling came to Greenbush in 1845 and here lived and died. He was a carriage maker and followed that trade until the last seven years of his life when he lived a retired life. He was trustee of the village in early years. His wife was Maria Belding of Greenish and they had two sons and one daughter. Mrs. Hotaling died in 1863 and Mr. Hotaling married Anna Bateman and had two daughters and one son. Mr. Hotaling died August 10, 1891. F: W. Hotaling was reared and educated in Greenish and at the age of sixteen began to learn the carriage making trade, and was in business with his father until 1883, since which he has carried on the business alone and has been successful. He now owns the homestead and the place where he carries on the business. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M., and also of Greenbush Chapter No. 274, R. A: M., and the Farmers' and Mechanics Lodge No. 157, the Rebeccas, and is also a member of the Ring and Fire Company No. 1 of Greenish.

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


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