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Henry C. Van Zandt, M. D.

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[This information is from pp. 34-37 of Biographical Review Volume XXXIII: Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Greene, Schoharie and Schenectady Counties, New York (Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1899). It is in the collection of the Grems-Doolittle Library of the Schenectady County Historical Society at 920 BIO.]

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Henry C. Van Zandt, M. D., a prominent physician of Schenectady, is a native of this city. He was born on January 11, 1844, son of Gilbert and Myra (Halliday) Van Zandt. The family of which he is a representative was founded in America by Johannes Van Zandt, who came from Anheim, Holland, in 1660, and whose grave is still visible in Trinity Churchyard, New York City.

Peter P. Van Zandt, a grandson of Johannes, settled in Schenectady, and several of his descendants have won distinction in this locality. He was elected a member of the Assembly, and while in Albany he married a Miss Munson, of Schoharie. Dr. Van Zandt's grandfather was Garrett Van Zandt, who served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and was stationed at Sackett's Harbor. The Doctor's mother was a daughter of Judge Halliday, of Rochester, N. Y.

Henry C. Van Zandt prepared for his collegiate course at the Schenectady High School, and was graduated from Union College with the class of 1865. His preliminary medical studies were pursued under the direction of Dr. Vedder, of Schenectady; and after graduation from the Albany Medical School he began the practice of his profession in this city, where he has gained a high reputation. He is also engaged in the drug business, and has one of the best equipped apothecary establishments in this vicinity.

Dr. Van Zandt is a member of the surgeons' staff of Ellis Hospital, of Schenectady, also a member of the Schenectady County Medical Society and of the State Medical Association. He belongs to St. George Lodge, No. 6, F. & A. M.; is a Trustee of Schaunaugh-ta-da Tribe, No. 123, Improved Order of Red Men; and is a member of the Holland Society.

He married Hattie Hilderbrand, daughter of Henry Hilderbrand, of Schenectady, N. Y. In his religious belief the Doctor is an Episcopalian, and is a warden of Christ's Church.

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