Biography of John H. Satterlee
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Satterlee, John H., was born in the town of Berlin, January 1, 1862, and is the son of David G., who is also a native of Berlin, born December 11, 1833. He is a son of Hawley Satterlee. Hawley Was the son of Rev. William Satterlee, who was one of the organizers of the Seventh Day Baptist church of Berlin, and also one of the organizers of Alfred S. D. B. church of Alfred, N. Y. David G. in early life followed carpentry, but most of his life has been given to agricultural pursuits, in which he has been fairly successful; he now owns and operates the Satterlee homestead and is a breeder of Southdown sheep; he has been elected poormaster, assessor, etc.; his wife was Nancy Uretta Davis; she was born in Berlin and is a daughter of John Davis, son of Robert Davis of Rhode Island; their children were John H., Mrs. Uretta M. Tift of Berlin, Henry R., Mrs. Sarah E. Vars of Berlin, William D., who died when nine, and Nancy who died when five years of age; his wife died April 16, 1893; she was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist church, as is also Mr. Sattérlee. John H. was reared on a farm, and attended the Free Union school in Berlin village. When twenty one he began farming for himself which he followed three years; from that time until 1889 he followed carpentry. He then engaged in the manufacturing of cheese, which business he still follows during the summer seasons. He was elected inspector of elections in 1885-86-87, and in 1888 he was elected town clerk. In April, 1894, he was appointed postmaster of the Berlin post office. He is a member of the Masonic order, Star Lodge No. 670 of Petersburgh, N. Y., in which he has passed several of the chairs and has also been elected to Raymond Chapter in Hoosick Falls. N. Y. He is a member of the Sheldon Cornet Band of Berlin in which he has played for five years. In 1884 he was married to Mrs. Eliza J. (Breer) Martin; she was born in Berlin and is a daughter of Alonzo and Jane (Smith) Breer. They are both members of the Seventh Day Baptist church. Mrs. Satterlee is a member of the Eastern Star Delta Chapter. No. 3 N. Y. city.

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


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