Biography of W. M. Schermerhorn
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Schermerhorn, W. M., was born in the town of Schodack, September 13, 1869. He was educated at the Albany Academy and Eastman's Commercial College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., from which he has a diploma. He first began business as a clerk in the Albany Hardware and Iron Co. Upon the death of his father, January 31, 1893, he came into the isiness of Schermerhorn & Gardner, he and his brother Werdena J. Schermerhorn succeeding their father in that widely known establishment. On June 25, 1895, Mr. Schermerhorn married Annie Chichester of Chatham Center. He is a Mason and a member of both the Blue Lodge and Chapter. His parents were W. H. Schermerhorn and Lauretta (Baine) Schermerhorn. His grandfather, Jacob Schermerhorn was one of the early settlers in Schodack from Saratoga county.

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


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