Biography of George M. Springer
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Springer, George Martin, born on the farm where he now resides, March 17, 1833, is the son of Jacob, jr., and Mary (Smith) Springer; Jacob, sr., son of Hendrick, who was one of the early settlers, was captured by the Indians when fourteen years of age in 1755 and carried to Canada where he was held captive for four years when he escaped. Jacob, sr.'s children were Henry, Lodewick, Fannie, Jacob, jr., George, Maria, Martin and Catherine. The children of Jacob, jr., were Maria, Paul, Jacob H., George M., Charles, Daniel and John. Jacob, jr., was a public spirited man and was much interested in schools and churches of which he was a liberal supporter and was much respected by all his neighbors. George M. spent his life on the farm and was associated with his father in business until 1855 when his father died. From 1855 to 1860 George M. and Jacob H. ran the farm, since which time it has been run by George M. George M. is actively interested in education and school work and for the past thirty five years has been school trustee: also in church and religious work. January 11, 1860, he married Lucia, daughter of Jonas and Christina McChesney, and has two children, Lewis H., who is a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, Willard E., who married Alice L. Ives, December 14, 1887, and now resides in Troy.

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


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