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[This information is from Vol. III, pp. 1319-1321 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The first of the Hoaglands who came from Holland to America wrote his name Hoochlandt. Christofel Hoochlandt was born in Holland in 1634. He came from Haarlem to New Amsterdam when a youth. He was clerk for a mercantile house, and on coming of age commenced business for himself. In 1655 his name appears on the record of the burgomasters and scheppens court. The next mention of him is March 16, 1661, when he united with the Dutch church of New Amsterdam. On June 23, 1661, his intended marriage with the daughter of Captain Martin Cregier, a noted officer under Governor Kieft and Stuyvesant, was formally announced from the pulpit of the church in the fort. On the conquest of the country by the English in 1664 he as scheppen, although not joining with those who urged surrender without resistance, made the best of the situation and took the oath of allegiance. In May, 1666, he was juryman and at this date was living in Hooge street, supposed to have been a part of the present Pearl street. His lot as [was?] "Hooglands Corner, front to the bridge, fifty feet to ye Pearl street." The bridge was that crossing the canal, which at that date ran through Broad street. He was also the owner of other property of New Amsterdam. When New York was recaptured and temporarily in the hands of the Dutch, Lieutenant Christopher Hoogland (Christofel Hoochlandt) and the other militia officers showed great zeal in fortifying the city, and being assembled at the fort on December 19, 1673, were publicly thanked by Governor Calve and took the oath of fidelity. On March 12, 1676, being "Monday in the afternoon about five o'clock, he and his wife, Catherine Cregier" "the testator sickly and the testatrix going and sound of body" made their joint will, providing for the equal division of their property among their present children, and "the children which they may, by the blessing of God, get in the future." Surviving eight years, Mr. Hoogland again attained the position of alderman, in 1678. He died February 8, 1684, aged about fifty years. His widow was granted letters of administration, April 14, 1687. She married (second) Roeloff Martinsen Schenck, a wealthy resident of Flatlands, November 9, 1688. Christopher Hoogland married, in 1661, Katrina (Catherine) Cregier, born in New Amsterdam, in 1645. Children, all except Martin, named in the baptismal register of the Collegiate Dutch church of New York.

  1. Dirck, married, at New York, Maria, daughter of Jacob and Maria Kip, and removed to Raritan, New Jersey.
  2. Elizabeth, died young.
  3. Harman, died young.
  4. Christopher, of whom further.
  5. Francis, probably died young as there is no record.
  6. Jacob, died young.
  7. Harman (2), married (first) Alida Van Dyck; (second) Ariana Stoothoff.

(II) Christopher (2), son of Christopher (1) and Katrina (Cregier) Hoogland, was baptized in New York City, November 24, 1669. He resided for some time in Flatlands, Long Island, and afterwards removed to New Jersey. A deed in possession of the family shows that he bought land from Cornelius Powell in 1711 in Piscataway township, Middlesex county, New Jersey. This he sold and in 1727 bought two hundred and fifty acres on the Millstone river. He is mentioned as of "the Raritans" in 1723. He died in 1748. He married (first) Sarah Tellet (or Teller), February 15, 1696; (second) Helena, daughter of John and Adriana Middagh, who was a charter member of the First Dutch Reformed Church, of New Brunswick, New Jersey, in 1717. Children:

  1. Christopher, died in 1777, aged seventy-eight years; he married Catalyntie ————, and had nine children.
  2. John, of whom further.
  3. Martin resided in Windsor, now a part of Mercer county, New Jersey, where he owned a farm of three hundred and twelve acres; he died leaving a widow and ten children.

(III) John (Esquire), son of Christopher (2) and Helena (Middagh) Hoagland, was born at Flatbush, Long Island, 1701. He inherited a part of the original farm on the Millstone in New Jersey, which his father bought in 1727. He joined the Harlingen church by certificate, November 16, 1764, which would seem to be the date of his removal to New Jersey. His will is dated January 28, 1767, and was probated one month later. He married Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Maria (Van Liew) Probasco. Children:

  1. Maria, baptized at Harlingen church, March 31, 1731; married James Perrine.
  2. Christopher, a wealthy miller of Somerset county, New Jersey. He left a widow and two children.
  3. Idah.
  4. Dinah; either she or Idah married John Van Neste, as shown by their father's will.
  5. Lenah (Helena), born October 30, 1743; married (first) George, son of George and Margaret Bergen, of Penn's Neck, New Jersey; ten children; she married (second) Coert Voorhis.
  6. Jacob, of whom further.

(IV) Jacob, son of John and Dinah (Probasco) Hoogland (he spelled his name thus), was born at Harlingen, Somerset county, New Jersey, about 1735. He was executor of his father's will and remained in New Jersey until the settlement of the estate, then removed to Albany county, New York, settling in what is now Schoharie county, on a farm between Prattsville and Gilboa, where he lived until his death, about 1808. There is no stone to mark his grave but a stone at his wife's grave, reads: "The body of Mary Hoogland, aged seventy years, died 1810." He married Mary Maria Dubois. Children:

  1. John, baptized November 25, 1759; Jacob, August 16, 1761, died young;
  2. Catherine, died young;
  3. Dinah, baptized at Harlingen, October 5, 1765, married Henry Voorhis;
  4. Christopher, of whom further;
  5. Mary, baptized at Harlingen, September 7, 1769, married David Larroway;
  6. Abraham, born about 1773, probably in Albany county;
  7. Margaret, married John Larroway.

(V) Christopher (3) Hoagland, son of Jacob and Mary Maria (Dubois) Hoogland, was born at Harlingen, Somerset county, New Jersey, where he was baptized in the Dutch reformed church, September 20, 1767. When he was about eighteen years of age he removed with his parents to Albany county, New York, settling in that part of the country then called Blenheim, now Gilboa, Schoharie county. Christopher was a farmer but also learned the trade of a mason and followed that occupation. He died September 13, 1850, aged eighty-four years, leaving children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He married Eva Van Loan, born in New Jersey, who died May 24, 1850, aged eighty-five years. Children:

  1. Abraham, married (first) Betsey Graves, three children, married (second) Widow Jane (Moore) Howell;
  2. John V., married Polly Frasee, children: Lodena, Susan and Aaron;
  3. Jacob, married ———— Stimus, no children;
  4. James, of whom further;
  5. Susan, married Saul Gray.

(VI) James, son of Christopher (3) and Eva (Van Loan) Hoagland, was born in the town of Gilboa, Schoharie county, New York, 1802. He was a farmer of the town. He married Nellie, born 1803, died August 23, 1842, daughter of Abraham Decker. He died September 24, 1841, aged thirty-nine years. Children:

  1. Christopher D., born January 19, 1821, died April 29, 1858; married Gettie Hoagland; five children.
  2. Abraham, born 1823, died in New York City without issue.
  3. Jacob C., born April 16, 1826, married ———— Beagle, seven children.
  4. Margaret, died November 27, 1848, aged twenty-one years.
  5. Adeline, born 1830, died October 7, 1876; she married Avery Christian; children: Sophronia, Georgina, Charles, Ella, Minne and Amelia.
  6. Nathaniel K., of whom further.
  7. Eva Maria, born January 9, 1835; married, 1854, Frank Ward, of Prattsville, New York; children: Seymour, Horner, Lafayette, Will, Charles, Belle and Lily.
  8. Sarah, born October 9, 1838; married, 1859, George B. Robinson, of Saugerties, New York; children: George and Nellie.

(VII) Nathaniel K., son of James and Nellie (Decker) Hoagland, was born near Gilboa, Schoharie county, New York, March 18, 1831. He attended the district school during the winter months and obtained a good knowledge of the English branches. He worked at farming in his native town until he reached the age of thirty-six years, when he purchased a farm about two miles from Gilboa, which he sold in 1869 and purchased another in the town of Blenheim, which he sold in 1872. His next purchase was a large and expensive farm which he was forced to sell at a great loss on account of the years of depression then ensuing. He next removed to Phoenix Mills, Otsego county, where he carried on a successful business as general merchant. In 1885 he removed to Schenevus, where in company with his son he carried on a general mercantile business until 1888, when he sold his general store and engaged in the drug business, continuing in most profitable operation until 1897. He passed through his various business trials and reverses with courage and fortitude and was able to say at the close of life that he "owed no man anything." He married, March 18, 1857, Elzina, daughter of John V. Warner, of Schoharie county, New York. Children:

  1. Alice Lodena, born December 27, 1857; married, August 1, 1877, John T. Fox, of Oneonta, New York; child,
    1. Mabel E., born 1879.
  2. John E., born April 7, 1861; married, August 28, 1879, Ida Woodcock; he was engaged in the knitting business at Hudson, New York.
  3. Delmer E., of whom further.
  4. Delma, twin of Delmer E., married, October 3, 1881, Thomas Palmer; resided at Philmont, New York; children:
    1. Delmer, born 1883;
    2. Maude, 1885.
  5. George B., born October 18, 1864; was engaged in the drug business in Poughkeepsie, New York.

(VIII) Delmer E., son of Nathaniel K. and Elzina (Warner) Hoagland, was born February 22, 1863, died January 11, 1904. He was educated in Hartwick Seminary, and after leaving school became a clerk in a drug store of Mr. Parschall at Milford, New York. In 1895 he settled in Cobleskill, New York, where he established a drug business, continuing until his death. While residing in the town of Schenevus he was town clerk and also clerk of the village. For a time he was one of the instructors of the Schenevus Academy. He was active and energetic in business and thoroughly interested in all that concerned the welfare of his village. He was a member of the Masonic order, belonging to both lodge and chapter. Politically he was a Democrat, and in religion a Methodist. He married, June 16, 1892, Cora L. Veber, born December 21, 1863. Children:

  1. Veber C., born September 1, 1894;
  2. Meryll C., born March 21, 1896.

Mrs. Cora L. Hoagland survives her husband and continues the successful operation of the drug business in Cobleskill founded by her husband. She is a daughter of Chandler Veber, born August 24, 1834, died May 6, 1897. He married, September 15, 1859, Mary J., daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Winner) Roberts, and granddaughter of Stephen and Jane Roberts, the latter being the parents of eleven children. Chandler Veber was a son of David and Mary (Clark) Veber, who came from Massachusetts and settled in Jefferson county, New York, where Chandler Veber was a tanner, a business he continued after his removal to Schoharie county. Chandler and Mary J. (Roberts) Veber had one child, Cora L., who married D. E. Hoagland.

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