Harmanus Hinderer


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.

These Hinderers made their home in the second ward where Harmanus pursued the shoemaker's trade. Beginning in 1799, his Fox Street property and holdings were valued modestly.

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.

Beginning with the first edition in 1813, he ("Harmanus Henry") was listed in the city directory as a shoemaker at 33 Fox Street.

Harmanus Hinderer died during a cholera epidemic in July 1832. He had lived 71 years. In November, his will passed probate in Albany.

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the people of colonial Albany 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