Spelled variously (but more often Henderer), Albany resident Harmanus Hinderer was born during the late 1760s. He most likely was the son of newcomers Jacobus and Margarita (Kuhn) Hinderer. Subsequent information noted that he was born in Columbia County in about 1768.
He was a long-time member and trustee of the First Lutheran church. In 1795, church records noted that he was 27 years old. In 1814, he was named church treasurer. He resigned the office in June 1819.
His wife was named Gertrude. He appears to have fathered a number of children who were christened during the 1790s.
Beginning in 1800, his household was configured on the city census in the second ward. At that time, his family included five children and another man.
Sources: The life of Harmanus Hinderer is CAP biography number 8416. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
Obituary: Harmanus Henderer died, aged 68. He was a native of Columbia county, but had resided in this city more than forty years ; was one of the trustees of the Lutheran church, and maintained a high character for honesty and worth. He was a victim of the cholera. (p. 251)
first posted: 9/20/12; last updated 1/19/13