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Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles:
Chapter III: Descendants of Simon Jacobse Schermerhorn (Part 2 of 2)

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[This information is from pp. 162-182 of Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles by Richard Schermerhorn, Jr. (New York: Tobias A. Wright, Publisher, 1914).]

Sixth Generation


JOHN S., son of (105) Simon Schermerhorn and Jane Bussing; b. Jan. 8, 1776; d. Mch. 15, 1844; bur. at St. Mark's Ch.; m. May 22, 1806, in New York, LUCRETIA LEFFERTS BRINCKERHOFF; b. Nov. 20, 1786; d. Jan. 2, 1851; dau. of Abraham Brinckerhoff.


John S. Schermerhorn was graduated from Columbia College in 1793. He lived at No. 32 now No. 62 Broadway and was a merchant at 24 South St. His son Charles was a commission merchant at 102 Broad St., and resided with his father at 32 Broadway.


JOHN PETER, son of (106) Peter Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Bussing; b. June 13, 1775; d. Oct., 1831; bur. at St. Mark's Ch.; m. May 27, 1802, in N. Y. First Presbyterian Church, REBECCA H. STEVENS; b. 1780; d. June 12, 1813; dau. of General Ebenezer Stevens.


John P. Schermerhorn was a merchant. He dealt in ships stores and for fifteen years was located at No. 187 Front St., New York City. His residence was on Vesey St. Rebecca Hodgson Stevens was a daughter of Major-General Ebenezer Stevens, who was one of the "Boston Tea Party." He commanded artillery at Saratoga and Yorktown, serving through the Revolution and later in the War of 1812.


[Painting: original size (19K) | 4x enlarged (74K)] PETER, son of (106) Peter Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Bussing; b. Apr. 22, 1781, at Stoutenburgh's, Dutchess Co., N. Y.; d. June 23, 1852; bur. in Greenwood Cem., B'klyn; m. Apr. 5, 1804, in Trinity Ch., SARAH JONES; b. 1782; d. Apr. 28, 1845; bur. in Greenwood; dau. of John Jones and Eleanor Colford.


Peter Schermerhorn was born at Stoutenburgh's, Dutchess Co., N. Y., at the time his family had retired from the revolutionary turmoil existing in New York City.

In 1802, he was associated with his father, in business, under the firm name of "Peter Schermerhorn & Son," Ship Chandlers. His brother, Abraham, was admitted to the firm and the name then became "Peter Schermerhorn & Sons." In 1810, the two brothers formed a separate firm, styled "Schermerhorn & Co.," carrying on the same line of business on the corner of Washington and Rector Streets, retaining, however, their connection with the older firm. After the death of their father, two firms were formed, "Schermerhorn, Banker & Co." at 243 Water Street, and "Schermerhorn, Willis & Co.," at 53 South Street. From these firms Peter and Abraham Schermerhorn retired, Peter before 1848 and Abraham later.

After his marriage, Peter Schermerhorn resided at No. 88 Greenwich Street in 1805, and No. 152 (S. W. Corner of Cortlandt Street) in the same street, in 1808. In 1815, he purchased No. 21 Park Place (then Robinson St.) extending through to Murray Street, which he continued to occupy until 1843, when he removed to a new house [Painting: original size (32K) | 4x enlarged (105K)], built for himself, on the north-west corner of Great Jones Street and Lafayette Place. There he continued to reside until his death. Both Peter Schermerhorn and his wife were particularly active in social affairs and the fancy dress ball given at their house in Lafayette Place in 1854, was long talked of as one of the most elaborate functions of the period.

Soon after his marriage, Peter Schermerhorn erected a summer residence [Painting: original size (17K) | 4x enlarged (51K)] on the banks of the East River, at the foot of 67th Street, upon a portion of the "Louvre Farm," the country seat of his father-in-law, John Jones. The Louvre Farm of 132 acres, extended from 3rd Avenue to the East River, and from 66th Street to 75th Street. After the death of John Jones, the "Farm" was partitioned among his children, Division No. 1 falling to the lot of his daughter Sarah, wife of Peter Schermerhorn. This was the division nearest the city and included the summer residence above mentioned. Adjoining it, on the south, lay the "Hardenbrook Farm," of about 20 acres, between 64th Street and 66th Street, 3rd Avenue and East River. This, Peter Schermerhorn purchased in 1818 from the heirs of John Hardenbrook, and, adding it to his wife's share of the "Louvre Farm," gave to the whole the name "Belmont Farm." He at once removed to the Hardenbrook House, at the foot of 64th Street, in which house he died.

Peter Schermerhorn was elected to the Vestry of Grace Church in 1820, and one of the Wardens in 1845, which position he retained until his death. He was one of the Building Committee under whose superintendence the new church and rectory on Broadway, near 10th Street, were erected and completed in 1846, taking an active part in all the arrangements whereby the transfer of the church, from its original site on Broadway, at Rector Street, was affected.

He was elected a Director of the Bank of New York in 1814, and so continued until his decease.

John Jones Schermerhorn, eldest son of Peter, was graduated from Columbia College in 1825. His wife was the daughter of Philip Hone, who was Mayor of New York City and whose "Diary" has long been well recognized as a faithful description of the early days of New York City. Philip Hone had a strong regard for the Schermerhorn family. An extract from his diary reads as follows:

"Fri., Sept. 7, 1832. Mr. Jones Schermerhorn called to see me yesterday and I have sanctioned his engagement with Mary. His mother and other members of the family called to-day and are heartily pleased with the intended alliance. My beloved child could not have made a choice more pleasing to me. Schermerhorn is a young man of most amiable disposition, good morals, agreeable deportment and a gentleman of a family, with whom I shall consider it an honor to be allied."

Mary, the wife of John J. Schermerhorn, died at an early age, and no children were born to them. Her husband spent a great part of his later years abroad, residing in Paris.

Edmund H. Schermerhorn, second son of Peter, was appointed Engineer in Chief of the State Militia, Jan. 4, 1856.


[Painting: original size (10K) | 4x enlarged (24K)] ABRAHAM, son of (106) Peter Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Bussing; b. Apr. 9, 1783; d. Feb. 3, 1850; bur. in Greenwood Cem., Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Sept. 12, 1809, HELEN WHITE; b. Nov. 12, 1792; d. May 25, 1881; bur. in Greenwood Cem.; dau. of Henry White and Anne Van Cortlandt.


Abraham Schermerhorn was admitted to his father's ship-chandlery firm in 1808, which his brother Peter was also connected with, the firm name then becoming "Peter Schermerhorn & Sons." In 1810 he and his brother formed a separate firm of "Schermerhorn & Co.," although still retaining connection with the old firm. Two new firms were formed later, Abraham becoming identified with "Schermerhorn, Willis & Co." of 53 South St. Abraham Schermerhorn lived at No. 1 Greenwich Street, N. Y. City until about 1840, when he removed to No. 36 Bond Street, where he lived until his death. He was a wealthy merchant and was also prominent in social affairs. Washington Irving was a frequent guest at his house, as well as many other celebrated men of the times. Many were the delightful social gatherings held at the Schermerhorn residence, one worthy of particular notice being a fancy dress ball given by Mrs. Abraham Schermerhorn, Feb. 6, 1829. This was attended by all the representative families of New York City of that day.

Abraham inherited the Brooklyn farm at Gowanus, purchased by his father and uncle in 1795. This consisted of about 160 acres and the residence thereon was said to be the oldest house in Brooklyn. This house was built in about 1690 and contained the same stone walls that existed in the original house built by William Adrianse Bennet about 1636. The Schermerhorns used this property as a summer residence only, and in January 1835, Abraham disposed of most of the property and some time later established a new summer residence on the banks of the East River, near the foot of 73rd St., N. Y. City. The old house in Brooklyn was standing up to about ten years ago. Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, occupies the greater part of the Schermerhorn farm, and where Schermerhorn Street extended to the East River was originally a rope walk, used by the Schermerhorn Brothers in connection with their shipping business. Abraham Schermerhorn left to posterity none to bear the name of Schermerhorn except two sons, both of whom died at an early age and were childless. His son Augustus Van Cortlandt was named after his great grandfather, Augustus Van Cortlandt of Yonkers. He lived with his father until his marriage when he took up a residence at No. 75 Amity Street. He was a Commission merchant and a member of the firm of "Schermerhorn & March," No. 3 Jones Lane. The other son, Archibald Bruce, did not marry. He was a graduate of Columbia College, class of 1833. After his father's death he resided with his mother at No. 21 East 22nd Street, N. Y. City.

Caroline Schermerhorn Astor, probably the best known of any of Abraham Schermerhorn's daughters, was born at her father's early residence, No. 1 Greenwich St., the house facing the Battery. As a child she went to a school kept by a French lady, Mrs. Binsse, and she finished her education in Europe, where she passed several years. After her marriage to William Astor (whose father and her father had been friends) large social duties devolved upon her and in later life she became a most conspicuous and withal greatly admired figure in New York's innermost social circle. She lived at No. 842 Fifth Avenue, where many notable functions were held and where it is said the ball-room could accommodate 1,200 guests. In spite of her numerous social duties, however, she gave much time and thought to her children and their education, and she was also greatly interested in many charities. She was known to be a woman of keen mind and rare judgment, and of a most kindly disposition. Few women of her position in life enjoyed greater respect from those who knew her, and few were freer from the criticism which being in the public eye so often invites.

The children of Caroline Schermerhorn Astor were John Jacob Astor, Mrs. James J. (Emily) Van Alen, Mrs. James R. (Helen) Roosevelt, Mrs. G. Ogilvie (Charlotte A.) Haig, and Mrs. M. Orme (Caroline S.) Wilson. All have been prominent figures in New York society.

Letter from Walter L. Suydam

The Schermerhorn I heard most about was Abraham, my grandfather. He lived at the corner of Battery Place and Greenwich Street, the garden extending to the shore (then) of the North River. From there he moved to 36 Bond Street, I believe, where there was the stable on the Great Jones Street end of the lot. He was fond of entertaining and would serve bear meat and madeira, so I have been told. Would you like to eat it now?

They had a country place at Gowanus (South Brooklyn). The old house stood at 28th Street and 3rd Avenue, where then was the shore of the bay. Oysters were taken from the stones in the water during low tide. The family still own some of the land there and the Bush Terminal Co. has the portion filled out to the water line. The old house had walls of stone and was said to have been built by a Mr. Bennet in Indian times.

Abraham Schermerhorn also had quite a large tract of land at Riverdale extending from Broadway to the Hudson River, on which was a very old house, said to have been built by a Van Cortlandt (probably his grandfather). This house fell down some thirty years ago. I remember the colonial style mantels still in it at that time. The house stood between Broadway and Riverdale Avenue, with terraces and boxwood hedges, toward the east. On the south side of the land was a long heavy stone wall, some of which is no doubt there to this day.

As a boy I can remember an old family carriage with a lot of style to it, the driver's box being covered with a cloth draping, called a "hammer cloth." My mother said the Coat-of-Arms was on the panels of their carriage.

The residence stood on the slope of the hill with a view of the River and at this house, Washington Irving was a friend and frequent visitor. Nearer the Hudson on what was called the "Knoll," was a cottage built by my father, Charles Suydam, in 1854. A Mr. Thomas, afterward celebrated as an architect, planned the house and I was told that when finished, it was found there were no stairs between the basement, kitchen and the dining-room floor. Many years after I sold this house to Mr. Babcock for $250.00, the most he would pay — perhaps it was only $200. The land he had bought from a previous purchase, but the building belonged to me.


JAMES S., son of (107) Cornelius Schermerhorn and Rebecca Roe; b. Feb. 12, 1799; d. Nov. 8, 1878; m. CATHARINE B. GOUGE of Bridgeport, Ct.; b. Oct. 30, 1804.


James S. Schermerhorn lived in New York City and was Secretary of the Ocean Insurance Co. for many years.

Seventh Generation


JOHN, son of (108) John S. Schermerhorn and Lucretia L. Brinckerhoff; b. Nov. 22, 1809; bp. in Trinity Ch.; d. Sept. 8, 1883, at New London, Ct.; bur. in Greenwood Cem., Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. EMILY HILLS; b. 1820; d. 1885.


John Schermerhorn was graduated from Columbia College in 1827 and was taken into his father's firm about 1835, the firm name becoming "John S. Schermerhorn & Son." Later he was a broker with an office at 60 Wall St., (1846) and his residence was 7 E. 13th St. In 1869, his office was at No. 62 Broadway.

John Egmont Schermerhorn was graduated from the City College in 1872 with degree of B.A., and from the Columbia Law School in 1874. He was an extensive traveler, having made two trips around the world. He was a member of many clubs, including the N. Y. Yacht, University, Metropolitan and Knickerbocker and the St. Nicholas Society. He was a member of the 7th Regt. for fifteen years, being 1st Lieut. of the Tenth Company for a number of years. He resided at No. 25 East 79th St.


ALFRED, son of (108) John S. Schermerhorn, and Lucretia L. Brinckerhoff, b. July 23, 1819; d. Dec. 28, 1878; m. (1) Dec. 7, 1843, ELIZABETH BARNEWALL; m. (2) CHARLOTTE N. BENTON; b. Sept. 18, 1844; d. Nov. 23, 1903.

Children by first wife:

Children by second wife:

Alfred Schermerhorn resided at No. 34 East 23rd St., New York City. He was connected with the Bank of New York. He was a member of the 7th Regt., N. Y. S. Militia and served in it at the time of the Civil War. His son William B., was graduated from Columbia College in 1863 and also served in the 7th Regt. during the Civil War.

Alfred Egmont Schermerhorn was graduated from Yale University in 1895 with degree of A.B. He is a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Union, University and Yale Clubs. He is in the Real Estate business at No. 7 E. 42nd St., New York City, and resides at 24 West 11th St., N. Y., and Southampton, L. I. In the latter village he is a member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Governors of the Southampton Hospital, treasurer of the Meadow Club and Secretary of the Southampton Club.


HORATIO, son of (109) John P. Schermerhorn and Rebecca H. Stevens; b. Apr. 10, 1805; bp. in Trinity Ch.; d. Mch. 29, 1886; bur. in Greenwood Cem., Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Jan. 12, 1830, SARAH DUNSCOMB STROBEL; b. Dec. 19, 1810; d. Jan. 23, 1890; bur. in Greenwood Cem.


Horatio Schermerhorn was associated with his brother George S., in the firm of H. & G. S. Schermerhorn & Co., ship chandlers, until about 1834. He resided on Vesey St., New York City, and later on E. 12th St. John P. Jr., was an iron merchant. William H. and Howard A. reside at White Plains, N. Y.


GEORGE STEVENS, son of (109) John P. Schermerhorn and Rebecca H. Stevens; b. Jan. 18, 1807; d. Aug. 1, 1885, at Bolton, Lake George, N. Y.; bur. at St. Mark's Ch. (Trinity Rec.); m. Nov. 29, 1832, MARIA ISABELLA GRIM; b. Nov. 3, 1809; d. June 25, 1890; bur. at Trinity Ch.


George S. Schermerhorn, Sr., was a merchant and for a time was associated with his brother Horatio in the ship chandlery business. His early residence was at No. 50 Hudson Street, New York City. His sons, Charles A. and Edward Eugene, served in the 7th Regt., N. Y. S. Militia, 1862-3. Charles A. Schermerhorn is a member of many national societies, a Vestryman of Trinity Parish and a Trustee of St. Luke's Home, House of Mercy and Society for the Relief of the Destitute Blind. He was Secretary of the St. Nicholas Society for many years and one time President. His business is Real Estate and Insurance, and his office is in the Marbridge Bldg., cor. 34th St. and Broadway.


JOHN PETER, M. D., son of (109) John P. Schermerhorn and Rebecca H. Stevens; b. June 2, 1808; d. Feb. 7, 1887; bur. at St. Mark's Ch.; m. LOUISE WILLIAMSON.


John P. Schermerhorn, Jr., was graduated from the Columbia School of Medicine in 1831. He was a practicing physician, and his early residence was at 50 W. 26th St., New York City. In his later years he resided at No. 123 W. 53rd St.


WILLIAM HENRY, son of (109) John P. Schermerhorn and Rebecca H. Stevens; b. Jan. 11, 1812; d. Oct. 14, 1890; bur. in Woodlawn Cem. (Trinity rec.); m. June 9, 1841, CHARLOTTE FOX LEGGETT; d. June 1888; bur. in Woodlawn Cem., (Trinity rec.).


William H. Schermerhorn was a member of the firm of "Schermerhorn Bros.," dealers in ship's stores. He was a trustee of the American Institute and served a term as its President. His residence was at 260 West 52nd St., New York City. Both William H. and his son were members of the 7th Regt. Co. G., N. Y. S. M., when called into service May 26, 1862.


PETER AUGUSTUS, son of (110) Peter Schermerhorn and Sarah Jones; b. Jan. 13, 1811; d. May 6, 1845; bur. in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Dec. 9, 1835, ADELINE E. COSTER; b. May 15, 1818; d. June 8, 1873, in Florence, Italy; bur. in Greenwood Cem.; dau. of Henry A. Coster and Maghdalena Will.


Peter Augustus Schermerhorn was an honor man at Columbia College and was graduated in 1829. In 1833 after pursuing an extended course, he received the degree of A. M. He had just begun his career as a scholar when he was overtaken by death at the early age of thirty-four. He resided at No. 34 Warren St., N. Y. City, after his marriage, and remained there until the time of his death. In the early 50's his widow and children removed to No. 61 University Place, and his children F. Augustus Schermerhorn and Mrs. Ellen Auchmuty still maintains this home, although this section of the city has been confined to business for many years. Peter Augustus Schermerhorn served in the National Guard with the rank of Major and was Aide-de-Camp to his uncle, Gen. James I. Jones.

Mrs. Ellen Schermerhorn Auchmuty has been largely interested in charitable affairs and is greatly esteemed for her many acts of philanthropy. In 1881 she and her husband established a training school in New York City where young men were fitted for the trades, and substantially endowed it. Her husband, Col. Auchmuty, served in the Civil War. In his early life he studied architecture with James Renwick, with whom he was associated for many years.

Henry Augustus Schermerhorn was graduated from Columbia College in 1861. In 1864 he received the degree of A. M. and in 1867, LL.B. He was a brilliant scholar and entered upon the career of a lawyer, his office being at No. 68 Wall St. But he died even before he got fairly launched in his profession, at the age of 28 years.

Frederick Augustus Schermerhorn was educated at the private schools of New York City and entered Columbia College with the class of '65. Desiring to prepare for the U. S. Military Academy, he did not continue his course at Columbia, but the breaking out of the Civil War changed all his plans and he enlisted in 1864. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieut. of the 185th N. Y. Vol. Infantry and was mustered in as 1st Lieut. of Co. C. of the same Regiment. He went to the front with the army of the Potomac and was aide-de-camp to Major General Charles Griffin of the 1st Division, 5th Army Corps. He served until peace was declared and was breveted Captain for "bravery and efficiency at Quaker Road in 1865," at the Battle of Five Forks.

After the war Capt. Schermerhorn returned to his studies, entering the School of Mines, Columbia College, in 1865, and graduating in 1868 with the degree of Mining Engineer. He served seven years with the National Guard of New York, as private, corporal, sergeant and 1st Lieut. of Co. K, 7th Regt., N. Y. S. M. In Apr., 1898, he gave the use of his private steam yacht, the "Free Lance" to the Government for service in the Spanish-American War.

F. Augustus Schermerhorn is a prominent society and club man of New York City and is a member of the Tuxedo, Metropolitan, Coaching, Riding, Country, Rockaway Hunt, Union, City and Knickerbocker Clubs. From 1877 to 1908 he was a Trustee of Columbia University and he was manager of the New York Institution for the Blind for over 40 years, resigning in 1910. He was also President of this Institution for eight years. He is an interested supporter of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a member of the Loyal Legion and the American Geographical Society. Recently he has been elected President of the Union Club of New York, one of the City's oldest and most respected social organizations.


[Photo: original size (18K) | 4x enlarged (68K)] WILLIAM COLFORD, son of (110) Peter Schermerhorn and Sarah Jones; b. June 22, 1821; d. Jan. 1, 1903; bur. in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y.; m. Sept. 24, 1845, in Trinity Church, ANNE E. H. COTTENET; b. Aug. 18, 1825; d. Feb. 14, 1907; dau. of Francis Cottenet and Fannie Caroline Laight.


William Colford Schermerhorn was educated in the private schools of New York City, and was graduated from Columbia College with honor in 1840. He studied for the Bar and was admitted in 1842. In 1860 Columbia conferred on him the degree of A. M. His life was one of continual public service as a patron of literature, arts and letters. He was a member of the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the American Fine Arts and Geographical Societies and the scientific Alliance.

He was made Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University in 1893, and in the Spring of 1895, with President Low and others, was intensely interested in the project to remove the institution from its old site on 49th St. to its present location on Morningside Heights. On May 6th of that year, at a meeting of the Trustees, President Low announced that he would furnish funds to erect a million dollar building for a University Library, and William C. Schermerhorn followed it up with a gift of $300,000 for another college building, to be used for such purpose as should seem wise. At the same meeting, F. Augustus Schermerhorn, his nephew, offered to the University the almost priceless Townsend Library of National, State and individual War Records and a fund of $4000 for their maintenence.

The Schermerhorn building at the left of the Columbia Library, on the Amsterdam Ave. side, as one faces that structure, became with its mate, the Havemeyer Building, one of the original groups of buildings on the new site. It is devoted to general science, with museums, laboratories, lecture rooms, and seminaries for botany, geology and physics, as well as the D'Acosta department of biology and some of the mechanical and astronomical departments.

Up to 1860, William C. Schermerhorn made his home in the old Schermerhorn residence on Lafayette Pl., cor. Fourth St., and in that year he built the residence No. 49 West 23rd St., where he lived at the time of his death. Like his father he was a prominent member of the Grace Protestant Episcopal Church and for a number of years previous to his death was senior warden. Besides the organizations already mentioned he was a member of the City Club, Metropolitan Club, Knickerbocker Club, Whist Club and the Columbia Alumni Association. He was also a Trustee of the N. Y. Life Insurance and Trust Co.

Mrs. Anne E. H. C. Schermerhorn, wife of William C., was also a member of a well known New York family. Her father came from France and her mother was a daughter of General Laight. In her youth, Mrs. Schermerhorn was famed for her beauty, and after her marriage occupied a leading position in New York Society. The residence on 23rd St. was one of the handsomest in the city, and the picture gallery and music rooms were constantly thrown open to Mrs. Sehermerhorn's friends. She was the first of New York people to give private musicales in her home.

As Mrs. Schermerhorn grew older, she even still retained the popularity she had won as a girl. Both she and her husband insisted on living in their old home, even after it had become almost entirely surrounded by business buildings. Even after her husband's death she declined to move elsewhere, and until a few years ago, the building was still occupied by members of the family. Her daughters, Mrs. Bridgham and Mrs. Kane now reside on Fifth Avenue.

Eighth Generation


GEORGE STEVENS, son of (117) George S. Schermerhorn and Maria Isabella Grim; b. May 3, 1835; bp. in St. Mark's Ch.; m. Apr. 25, 1859, JULIA M. GIBERT; b. Jan. 13, 1841; dau. of Wm. N. Gibert and Elizabeth C. Schermerhorn.


George Stevens Schermerhorn was a member of the 7th Regt. N. Y. S. Militia as early as 1855. He was a Major and Inspector of Rifle Practice of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division N. Y. N. G., Apr. 4, 1879, and Lieut. Col. and Inspector of Rifle Practice, Dept. of State, N. Y., Mch. 15, 1882. His son, Arthur F., is Lieut. Col. of the 112th Regt. N. Y. S. Militia. Edward Gibert Schermerhorn was Captain in the 7th Regt. of New York, and in Jan., 1913, was appointed Military Secretary of Governor Sulzer of N. Y. State, with rank of Major.

New York Branch: Schermerhorns in the Professions


Cornelius Schermerhorn, Jr., N. Y. City, early 1800s. Henry A. Schermerhorn, N. Y. City, latter 1800s. William C. Schermerhorn, N. Y. City; died recently.


John P. Schermerhorn, N. Y. City, latter 1800s.

State Military Appointments Since War of 1812

Edmund H. Schermerhorn, Engineer-in-Chief, N. Y. S. Militia, 1856. Arthur F. Schermerhorn, Lieut. Col. 112th Regt., N. Y. S. Militia, 189—. E. Gibert Schermerhorn, Military Aide to the Governor, N. Y., rank Major, 1913. Peter A. Schermerhorn, Major and Aide-de-Camp, Gen. Jas. I. Jones.

College-bred Schermerhorns

Yale University

Alfred E. Schermerhorn, 1895, A. B.

Columbia University

John S. Schermerhorn, 1793, Arts. Cornelius Schermerhorn, 1806, Arts. John Schermerhorn, 1827. Peter A. Schermerhorn, 1833, A. M. John P. Schermerhorn, Jr., 1831, Medicine. Bruce Schermerhorn, 1833, Arts. William C. Schermerhorn, 1840-1843, A. M. Henry A. Schermerhorn, 1861-1864, A. M., LL.B. William B. Schermerhorn, Arts. Frederick A. Schermerhorn, 1868-1870, E. M. John E. Schermerhorn, 1874, Law. John E. Schermerhorn, Jr., 1907.

College of the City of New York

John E. Schermerhorn, 1872, B. S.

Military Records

Soldiers of 1812-14

Cornelius Schermerhorn, Jr., Capt. 3rd N. Y. Simon P. Schermerhorn, Ensign 75th N. Y.; Capt. in 1815.

Soldiers of 1861-65

Alfred Schermerhorn, 7th N. Y. Charles A. Schermerhorn, 7th N. Y. Edward E. Schermerhorn, 7th N. Y. Frederick Augustus Schermerhorn, 1st Lieut. 185th N. Y., brevet Captain. Louis Schermerhorn, 7th N. Y. William H. Schermerhorn, 7th N. Y. William B. Schermerhorn, 7th N. Y.

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