Biography of Mrs. Alice A. Schaack (w/o William W.)
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Van Schaack, Mrs. Alice A. - William W. Van Schaack was born in Stillwater, Saratoga county, N. Y., January 31, 1822. He was educated in the public schools, and was a house, carriage sign, and ornamental painter by trade. December 2, 1846, he married Alice A. Thayer of Bennington, Vt. They had three children: Theodore, Chauncey T. and Nettie O. Chauncey T. married Ida Slocum of Troy, N. Y. Nettie married George Bancroft; they had five children. Thomas E., Alice O., Marcia R. and Gratia L. (twins) who died at the age of six months, and William W. Mr. Van Schaack in 1861 enlisted in Company K, 125th N. Y. Vols., and was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg and was honorably discharged at the close of the war as duty sergeant. He was a member of Hartshorn Post No. 487, G. A. R., Schaghticoke. He died October 8, 1882. Mrs. Beecroft died July 25, 1885. Mrs. Van Schaack's grandfather was Simeon Thayer, who was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The family on the paternal side were of Dutch origin and on the maternal side of New England stock.

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


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