Biography of Nicholas N. Schermerhorn
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Schermerhorn, Nicholas N., was a carpenter by trade in his younger days at Schodack Landing. He then went into the grocery isiness in Castleton, and after seven years started the manufacture of bricks and continued so for about four years, when he embarked in the coal business and has conducted it ever since. In 1876 he iilt the lower dock in Castleton which he still owns and manages. He is also agent for all the Hudson steamers, and was formerly for the Eagle, Lotta, and Favorite. Mr. Scherinerhorn was director in the Castleton National Bank, and was its vice president for two years. He in 1853 married Lucy J. Stearns; their children are Stearns Schermerhorn, Mrs. J. W. McKnight, Mrs. Van Vleet Smith, and Mrs. C. D. Rodgers. Mr. Schermerhorn's parents were Abraham D. and Magdaline (Kittie) Schermerhorn, both of Holland descent.

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


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