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Thank you for posting a great bio on Jacob/Jacobus Harder. I am also descended from this family and appreciate some details that are new to me.
|Fred Saar||RE: Jacob Harder|
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The only Jacob Harder that I found in Columbia County was in the Rt 23 cemetery and no Maria. I did post that picture but not the memorial therefore, I can not add the bio.
The correct way is to click on the edit tab in the upper right and select the suggest a correction link. That way the person who submitted the memorial gets an email with the link to the proper memorial.
I am including the bio you sent here so you don't have to retype it:
Jacob Harder is the first person of the Harder surname known to be born in America. He became a successful farmer and acquired substantial land holdings near Claverack, Columbia County, NY. He is accepted by the DAR as a Revolutionary Veteran, although it is doubtful he actually served due to his age. It is very likely that five of his sons did serve.
Jacob HARDER (or HERDER), youngest child of Palatine immigrant Johann Michael HÄRDER (1672-1716) & Maria Lucia TULLIUS of Klosterkumbd, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Born on 7 Mar 1714 at Queensbury (Germantown), Columbia Co., NY. Died on 24 Feb 1792 prob. at Hudson, Columbia Co., NY; he was 77. Buried at Burial Ground, Route 23, Town of Greenport, Columbia Co., NY.
A tombstone of Jacob Harder is next to State Road 23 near Hudson, NY, with the tombstone of his wife Mary Harder. This is the only record we have of their birth and death dates. The will of Jacob Herder, yeoman of Hudson, was dated December 1790 and probated 8 Aug 1799. The will names his second wife Catalina, deceased son John and surviving sons Michael, Peter, Jacob and Nicholas, and daughters Maritje, Jannetje, and Elizabeth. Jacob left farms at Squampamock (Ghent) and Hudson to each of his sons.
Jacob first married Maria VAN HOESEN, daughter of Jan Jurrian VAN HOESEN (~1678-Dec 1731) & Jannetje VAN SCHAAIK, on 3 Aug 1738 at Zion Evang. Luth. Ch., Loonenburg (Athens), Greene Co., NY. Born on 5 Mar 1717. Baptized at Klinckenberg; rec Luth. Ch., New York, NY, on 31 Mar 1717. Died on 21 Apr 1775 at Columbia Co., NY; she was 58. Buried at Burial Ground, Route 23, Town of Greenport, Columbia Co., NY. They had 10 children.
Jacob second married Catalina DELAMATER, daughter of Claude DELAMATER (28 Jan 1692-) & Christina LEGGET (1690-), on 27 Jun 1777 at RDC Claverack, Columbia Co., NY. Born in 1724. Baptized at RDC Linlithgo, Columbia Co., NY, on 18 Oct 1724. Died in 1801 at Claverack, Columbia Co., NY; she was 77.
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