Biography of Garrett Ives, Jr.
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Ives, jr., Garrett, was born in the town of Wynantskill in 1860, and is the son of Garrett, sr. Lazarus Ives, the great great grandfather of Garrett, jr., was born in Wales in 1733; he was one of three brothers. Lazarus, John and Benjamin, who came to America when young men; the former settled in the town of Sand Lake; he reared two sons (Lazarus and Christopher) and three daughters; he died in 1812; his wife, Lydia Gremes, died in 1824 at the age of eighty three. Christopher was born in the town of Sand Lake in 1764; he was a farmer and his sons were Jacob, Abijah, Ransom, Truman and John; he also reared several daughters; he died in 1830. Jacob was born in the town of Poestenkill in 1789; he was a farmer and lumberman; he was a great wrestler when a young man; in 1848 he removed to the western part of the State, in 1851 removed to Illinois, were he died in 1853; his wife was Olive Quackenbush; she died in 1849. Garrett, sr., was born in Poestenkill, May, 1825; in early live he was in the charcoal business; he later engaged in the meat business and was drover for some years. About 1860 he purchased the Union Hotel in the village of Poestenkill, which he conducted as a temperance house; in connection with this he conducted a grocery store; he was later interested extensively in the lumbering business and for four years owned an interest in a saw mill; he was then for eight years engaged in the dairying and milk business; in his later years he has devoted his attention to his seventy five acre farm near the village; in 1865 he was one of the building committee who erected the present Lutheran church in the village of Poestenkill, and was the heaviest cash contributor toward the building; in 1846 he was married to Miss Emily Streeter, who was born in Wilmington, Vt., in June, 1825; she is a daughter of Eri and Lucy C. (Sykes) Streeter; their children are Mrs. Mary E. Colehamer, Sydney V., Mrs. Ella C. McChesney and Garrett, jr. Salem Streeter, the grandfather of Mrs. Ives, was a soldier and died on his way home from the war; his wife, Margaret Rogers, and son, Eric, survived him; his maternal grandparents were Samuel and Lucy (Leonard) Sykes; the mother of Lucy, who was Lucy, lived to be 100 years old. Garrett Ives, jr., remained at his father's home till twenty one; he received his education in the common schools and Troy Business College, from which he was graduated; he then engaged in fanning and milk business for himself, selling his milk in Troy; he owns a farm of eighty acres, and in 1891 he removed to the farm of his father in law, which he has since conducted; he is a successful breeder of Jersey cattle and keeps a dairy of twenty cows, selling his cream to the Brunswick Creamery Association of which he is president. In politics Mr. Ives is a Republican, now serving his third year as assessor. He is a prominent member of the order of Odd Fellows, Poestenkill Lodge No. 704, of which he has been secretary and is now chaplain; he is a member of the Patrons of Industry, is trustee of the Lutheran Evangelical church of Poestenkill, and treasurer of the Christian Endeavor Society of which he and his wife are members. In 1881 he married Miss Alice Clickner, daughter of Jacob and Lydia A. (Ives) Clickner; they have one child, Eva C.

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


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