Biography of Capt. Emmott Harder
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





CAPTAIN EMMOTT HARDER was born July 8, 1835, in the town of Cobleskil, Schoharie county, son, of Jacob and Polly Lamebecker Harder. He removed with his parents in 1837 to Broome county, near Binghamton, N. Y. Captain Harder received his education in the public schools of Broome county, and, at the age of sixteen, came to Owego and started to learn the machinist's trade in Camp's foundry and machine shops. He remained there three years, when. he went to Athens, Pa., working at his trade in that place for two years; then went to Scranton, Pa., working in the Dickson machine shops for two years, and from there to Candor, in this county, where he had charge of the machine department in the Candor Iron Works. On May 14, 1861, after assisting in the organizing of a company of volunteers of that place, he enlisted in Company K., 26th New York, volunteer infantry, and was elected second lieutenant. After the battle of Bull Run, Lieutenant Harder was promoted to first lieutenant, and a short time before the expiration of his service received his commission as captain. Among Captain Harder's engagements of the war were first battle of Bull Run, Cedar Mountain. Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In June, 1863, he received his discharge from the service at the expiration of his term, and returned to Candor and resumed his old occupation. A year later he came to Owego and purchased a boot and shoe business, which he has continued to the present time. Captain Harder was married on May 4, 1864, with Lucy A. Chamberlain, daughter of Lee N. and Lydia A, (Campbell) Chamberlain. They have no children. Captain Harder is a member, and was one of the eight organizers of Babcock Post, G. A. R., and is also a member of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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