Biography of Amos Hochstrasser
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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Hochstrasser, Amos, was born in Berne, Albany county, N. Y., June 28. 1823, a son of Jacob and. Margaret Hochstrasser, and was educated in the common schools of the town of Berne and Albany Normal School. He assisted his father on the farm summers and attended school winters. When about thirty years of age he started in life for himself as a farmer, near his late residence; twenty years later he purchased the farm whereon he died.. Mr. Hochstrasser married Margaret, daughter of Joseph Gifiord; they had three children: Alice, wife of Newton Brown; Lottie, wife of Fred Armour; and Nora, wife of Wallace Arthour. Mr. Hochstrasser was an active worker in the Presbyterian church of Milton, having been trustee of the church for thirty years, and at the time of his death was an elder. He died August 13, 1898, mourned, not only by his immediate family, but by all who knew his worth as a man and citizen.


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