Biography of Abram W. Van Buren
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Van Buren, Abram W., was born on the farm where he now lives, August 8, 1854. He is the son of Abram B., born on the same farm, a son of Barent Van Buren, also born on the same farm, and hisfather Abram was either born on this farm or came here when a mere child with his parents, Johannes Van Buren and wife. Abram Van Buren was a captain in the Revolutionary war and was afterward appointed captain in the militia. The grandfather of Mr. Van Buren served in the war of 1812. The father of Mr. Van Buren was commissioner of highways, assessor, overseer of the poor, and collector; he died. March 15, 1893; his wife was Katharine Van Buren, daughter of Andrew Van Buren, formerly of Columbia county and of German descent; his wife is now living on the old homestead. Mr. Van Buren was reared and educated in Schodack. He has always followed farming and owns 110 acres of land. He was married in 1886 to Anna Ostrander, a native of Schodack and a daughter of Hiram Ostrander of Castleton, N. Y. To them were born one son, Andrew, who is the sixth generation living on the same farm.

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


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