Biography of E. K. Bogardus
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bogardus, E. K., a prominent and successful farmer of Lansing, was born in Ulster county, N. Y., March 16, 1827, the son of Jacob E. Bogardus, who was a sloop captain on the Hudson River between Rondout and New York city. He followed the river seven years, then went to Ellenville and bought an interest in a tract of 300 acres where the village of Ellenville now stands, and this they portioned off into lots and sold. About seventeen years later he returned with his family to Lansing and bought 240 acres of cleared farm, where he died in 1857. His wife was Ann Bruyn, by whom he had eight children. She died in 1865. Our subject attended the common schools, with one year in Ithaca, and has always remained on the farm, which was divided after the death of his parents, he taking 108 acres where he now 1 ives. He follows general farming, but makes a specialty of sheep raising. In 1879 he married Harriet Adelaide Seager, daughter of Philip and Ann (Gardner) Seager, of Dryden. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bogardus ancestry are Holland Dutch. Our subject's grandfather, Jacob Bogardus, was a captain in the Revolution, who kept a public house and conducted a blacksmith shop in Kingston, N. Y. When Kingston was burned by the British his was the only house that escaped the flames. It was in this building that the first State Assembly was held many years later. When it was finally torn down there was found concealed in the walls a box of continental money placed there by him. Mr. Bogardus is a Democrat in politics.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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