Biography of George L. Englehart
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Englehart, George L., was born at West Milton, June 21, 1866, son of Leonard and Eva (King) Englehart. He has always resided here and is one of the prominent young men of the place. Mr. Englehart attended the village school, which employed two teachers and maintained an excellent standard, until the age of fifteen, when he was enrolled for two years at the Chestnut Grove Seminary, a school located in the same village, successfully conducted by Mrs. Harriet Stilwell Young. After leaving school Mr. Englehart worked on his father's farm, which he now owns and conducts, besides being engaged in stock dealing and wholesale butchering. He is a staunch Republican and although not politically aspiring has held town office and. is personally interested in town, county and State affairs. Mr. Englehart was married in June, 1887, to Miss Elizabeth Tanner, one of a pair of twin daughters born to Clark and Abbie (Gardner) Tanner, at Northampton, Fulton county, September 12, 1866. Mrs. Englehart's father is a descendant of the New England families which were the pioneer settlers of the town of Day. Saratoga county, typical Yankee Down-casters." Her mother's family were descendants of the old Dutch Knickerbockers, who settled the Hudson valley. Among them were the Van Buskirks. Van Guyslings, Clough, Perry and Gardner families. Her great-grandfathers, of both branches of the family tree,.were Revolutionary soldiers, one being killed in the Long Island campaign. Mrs. Englehart was a school teacher until her marriage. She comes of a pedagogical line, her father and mother, four sisters, and two brothers having followed this vocation, also an aunt and uncle, and a granduncle. Mrs. Englebart is quiteliterary in her tastes and has devoted some time since her marriage to this talent She is the local correspondent for several county newspapers; also special representative of the American Agriculturist, and has written several historical articles and essays of timely note and interest. Mrs. Englehart is a leader in church work and. social circles and an able helpmeet for her husband in his business affairs. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Englehart is one of the best of the town and famous for its charming hostess and delightful hospitality.


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