William Schermerhorn

Male18 April 1805–1831

Brief Life History of William

When William Schermerhorn was born on 18 April 1805, in Schoharie, New York, United States, his father, Jacob Schermerhorn, was 42 and his mother, Catherine Rachel Fink, was 42. He married Margaret Cammer in April 1823, in Fairview, Dutchess, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1831, in his hometown, at the age of 26.

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William Schermerhorn
Margaret Cammer
Marriage: April 1823
William Schermerhorn
Catharine Schemerhorn

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  • 1823 - William Schermehorn, "New York Marriages"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    April 1823Fairview, Dutchess, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 7

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 14

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the area of the Schermermeer of northern Holland.

    History: This was a prominent surname in Schenectady, NY, from the 17th century onward; Ryer Schermerhoorn made a celebrated ride from Schenectady to Albany in 1690 to warn of an impending Indian attack.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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