Garret Lydecker

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Garret Lydecker

Garret Lydecker
Born January 5, 1811 [1]
Died March 16, 1888
Nationality American
Occupation Farming
Employer Self
Home town Englewood (English Neighborhood)
Known for Politics
Religious beliefs True Reformed Dutch Church
Spouse(s) Gertrude Cole(b.8/22/1813; m. 1831; d. 8/10/1847); Maria Demarest (m. dec 30, 1847)
Children (with Gertrude Cole): Gertrude (2) (D. infancy); Abraham (b. 1/30/1834); Rachel (b. 7/10/1838); Maria (b. 8/12/1841); John (d in infancy)
With Maria Demarest; Thomas William (b. 4/18/1849, d.10/20/1847); Martha(b. 4/9/1851, d. 7/29/1879)

Garret A. Lydecker was born on the farm on which his son Abraham afterward resided, in Englewood, on January 5, 1811. He was educated in the common schools of his locality and at the Hackensack Academy. In 1833 he removed to the farm which became his by bequest from his grandfather, ALSO Garret Lydecker who built this house, and continued to reside here during his life. Mr. Lydecker was a Democrat, and in his younger days was interested in local politics. He was free-holder of his township for three years, and was town committeeman for a period of about fifteen years; also holding the position of commissioner of appeals, and other local oflices. He was a member of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Hackensack. and of the Hackensack Savings Institution, and a director in the Bergen County Mutual Assurance Society, of which his father was one of the founders. He was a member of the True Reformed Dutch Church, of Leonia. in which he held the oflice of elder for many years. [1]

Mr. Lydecker was married first to Gertrude, daughter of Peter J. Cole, on August 25, 1831. She was born August 22. 1813. and died August 10, 1847. Of this marriage were: Gertrude. who died in infancy; Abraham, born January 30, 1834, married Rachel, daughter of Ralph S. and Jane (Haring) Demarest; Rachel, born July 10, 1838, married James Christie; Maria, born August 12, 1841. wife of Cornelius Terhune; and ]ohn, who died in infancy. His second marriage was to Maria, daughter of Samuel R. and Elizabeth Zabriskie) Demarest, of Bergen county. They were married December 30, 1847. The children of this union were Thomas William, born April 18, 1849), died October 20. 1870, and Martha, born April 9, 1851, married Silas Wright, of Jersey City, died July 29, 1879. Mr. Lydecker died March 16, 1888. [1]