Jacob Hinderer


Spelled and referred to variously, the first Jacob Hinderer was born about 1720. We seek information on his origins and path to Albany. A Lutheran, he probably was of German ancestry.

By 1755, he had married Margaret (Anna Margaretta Kuhn). Before her death in 1795, the marriage produced several children who probably also became Albany residents.

In April 1765, he was identified as a Lutheran, a cordwainer, and of the Manor of Livingston when he was naturalized.

In October 1773, he was in Albany when he was called before the Common Council to attest to statements made by individuals related to a voting bribery case.

We seek informaton for him during the struggle for American independence.

In 1779, his house and lot in the second ward were valued on two Albany assessments.

As early as 1787, he was counted as a member of the Albany Lutheran church.

In 1790, no Jacob Hinderer was counted among the heads of households in New York State. However, in 1799, his Pine Street house and lot were valued on the second ward assessment rolls. In 1800, his household numbered three adults (including a younger couple) and four children. The second ward assessment for 1802 valued his holdings similarly.

A widower for over a decade, Jacob Hinderer was buried from the Lutheran Ebenezer Church in early January 1806. This Albany resident had lived for seventy-four years.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Jacob Hinderer is CAP biography number 8467. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 9/20/12; revised 1/1/13