Biography of W. Wallace Verbeck
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Verbeck, W. Wallace, was born in the town of Easton, Washington county, N. Y., June 10, 1841. His parents moved to the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer county, N. Y., when he was eight years old. He obtained his education in the public schools, and has always followed the honorable occupation of farming. He is now agent and salesman for the Page Wire Fence Co. of Adrian, Mich. He has married twice, first, January 11, 1865, to Abbie Garrison of the town of Schaghticoke; they had one daughter, Jessie M., who married E. J. Skiff of Easton; they have two children, George I. and Henry G. Mrs. Verbeck died March 11, 1872. For his second wife, on January 13, 1876, he married Mary E. Badgley of the town of Half Moon, Saratoga county, N. Y.; they have two children, Alice M. and Herbert R. Mr. Verbeck's father, John, was born in the town of Easton, Washington county, N. Y July 18, 1814. He married Mary A. Groesbeck of Schaghticoke, N. Y. Ten children were born to them: W. Wallace; Adelbert V. (married Mice E. Holley of Lena, Ill., February 11, 1892); an infant not named; Mary L., George I. (married first Theresa Blair of Kansas, who died in Tune, 1879; second, Belle A. Walker, Kansas, March 21, 1881); Sidney H. (married Mary E. Wallis of Philadelphia, June 27, 1882); Chauncey L. (married Carrie M. Ackart of Easton, February 22, 1882); Charles H. (married Viola Acker of Lena, Ill., September 24, 1885); John W.; and Emma I. (married Arthur Heimstreet, March 29, 1887). Mr. Verbeck died August 1, 1883 Mr. Verbeck's grandfather, William Verbeck, was born in Connecticut, August 20, 1779, and died May 27, 1847; he came to the town of Easton, Washington county, when he was sixteen years old with a cow and fifty dollars in money, his portion from his father; he was twice married, first, to Susanna Quackenbush, born March 16. 1777, died January 5, 1839; second, to Sarah Simmons, her sister, born June 20, 1785 (no children). By his first wife his children were Eliza, born October 9, 1805; S. Adaline, born September 1, 1807, died August 22, 1896; Sidney, born September 18, 1809; Mariah, born June 1, 1812; John, as above; Christian, born October 14, 1816; and William, born June 20, 1820. Mrs. W. Wallace Verbeck's father, Thomas B. Badgley, was born in the town of Half Moon, Saratoga county, N. Y., July 3, 1812. He married Elizabeth Lawrence of Stillwater; they had seven children: Mary E., Katherine, Harriet A., Cornelia, Frank, Alice W., and Hannah. Mr. Badgley died July 3, 1888, and his wife died April 13, 1877. Mr. Verbeck's great grandfather came from Norway. The ancestry of the family is Norman and Dutch.

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


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