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Jacob Sager

Male 1807 - 1880  (73 years)


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  • Name Jacob Sager 
    Born 2 February 1807  Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 November 1880  Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the Onondaga's centennial, volume 2, page 424:
      Sager Family, The, Syracuse.—The ancestral home of the Sager family of Syracuse was Amsterdam, Holland. the American ancestors of George J. and A. Park Sager came over in the ships of Patrone Killen Van Rensselaer, and were among the earliest settles of Albany Co., N. Y. They are of the stock of sturdy Dutch traders, employed by the West india Company, who settled New Amsterdam, and later, in the beginning of the 17th century, worked their way up the Hudson to the head of tide water, at Albany, for the purpose of adventures and commerce with the Indians. The family names appear in the annals of Albany as early as 1642. The struggles of the people at this period with the French and Indians present an interesting history, and produced conditions which tended to develop the Dutch character along natural lines, and made a fearless, sturdy, honest, and industrius people. Mansell, in his Historical Collectoin of Albany, says: ‘Segers is the surname of a family in Albany which in early times was called Van Voorhoudt. cornelius Seger Van Voorhoudt, the first settler, came to Berwick (now Albany) in 1642 and succeeded Vander Dunk on the farm called Welyesburg on Castle Islands.’ The records of Albany show the descendants of Cornelius Seger to have filled places of trust in the city government as well as the military service of the country during the Revolutionary and Indian wars. The first official recognition of Sager as the family name occurs in the case of Thomas and John Sager, cousins, on the company rolls of the Revolutionary war.
      The lineage of the mother, Rebecca Smith Grote, wife of Jacob Sager, is traced back to 1632, she being a descendant of Symon Symouse Groot, boatswain of the ‘Prince Maurice’ and one of the early settlers of New Amsterdam, who in 1663 moved to Berwick and afterward to Schenectady, and who was probably the ancestor of all the Groots now living in that vicinity. In the winter of 1690, Frontenac, govenor of Canada, with a force of French and Indians, raided and pillages the then outpost of Schenectady. Most of the inhabitants were massacred. Among the thirty or forty captured were the Grote family, consisting of the brothers, Abraham, Simon, Philip, Dirk, and Class, who were taken to Canada. The next season the Grote boys were ransomed, except Class, who either died or was killed.
      Jacob Sager, son of George, and a descendant of Cornelius Segers and father of George J. and A. Park Sager, came to Syracuse June 1, 1847, with his wife and six children; another child was born in this city. Jacob Sager died in 1880; his widow survives (1895) at the age of 84. Their seven children, all living, are Abraham H., Aaron, Catharine (Mrs. G. K. Collins), George J., Anna (Mrs. A Becker), A. Park, and Emma (Mrs. N. C. Hubble).
      Evert Seager, grandfather of Jacob Sager, was a private in Col. John Harper’s regiment of New York militia in the Revolution in 1780.
      Thomas Seager, uncle of Jacob, also served in that war in the 6th company of the 1st regiment of special levy for frontier duty, and died while so engaged October 18, 1778. In consequence his heirs were entitled to five hundred acres of the military tracdt and on Sept. 13, 1790, lot 19 in Tully was issued to his sister, Syntie Sager.
      George J. and A. Park Sager received a common school education, and early entered upon their buisness career. George J. enlised in the 149th N. Y. Vols. in Aug., 1862, and served until the close of the war, being connected part of the time with headquarters, 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 12th and 20th Army Corps. He was a member of the Army of the Potomac, the Army of the Cumberland, and the Army of Georgia, and was brevetted second lieutenant of N. Y. Vols. for galland and meritorious service. To A. Park Sager belongs the credit of starting in Syracuse an industry which to-day employs nearly 3,000 people, mostly women, in and about the city, in the manufacture of fine hand-made kint goods in silk, Angora, and worsted. They are also engaged in the importation of goods in their lines, and have a trade extending from Boston to San Francisco. The junior partner of the firm is Frederick W., the only son of A. Park Sager. George J. and A. Park married sisters, the daughters of the Rev. E. W. Thurston.

      1880 Federal Census. Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York
      Roll 907, page 340B
      14 Johnson Street
      Jacob Sager, 73, carpenter
      Rebbeca Sager, 68, wife, keeping house
      Newcomb Hubbell, 27, son in law, moulder in iron
      Emily Hubbell, 28, daughter, keeping house
      All were born in New York, as were their parents. [1]
    Person ID I92578  Schirado
    Last Modified 25 June 2012 

    Father George Seger,   b. 30 May 1765, Albany, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Van Der Williger,   b. 30 October 1765 
    Family ID F41080  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Rebecca Smith Groot,   b. 28 March 1813, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 April 1899, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Abraham Henry Sager,   b. 23 October 1831, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 January 1907, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Aaron V. Sager,   b. 25 November 1833, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 December 1901, Cortland, Cortland County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Catherine Sager,   b. 16 February 1836, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 December 1928, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Hester Sager,   b. about 1838, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1839, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     5. George Josiah Sager,   b. 23 May 1840, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 January 1914, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     6. Angeline Sager,   b. about 1844, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Amasa Park Sager,   b. 22 December 1846, Guilderland, Albany County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 June 1913, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     8. Emily Sager,   b. 1852, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F60940  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Dwight H. Bruce, (Boston History Co., 1896).


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