The Hogan family of early Albany traces its roots to the marriage of Irish-born soldier-turned-innkeeper William Hogan and his wife Albany native Martina Becker Hogan. They came to Albany before 1700 and established a family that persisted in the city and its hinterland for many generations. Three roughly contemporary "William Hogans" (the younger and Jr.) complicate deliniation of this family history.
Name variations: Hogan, Hogen, Hogil, Hoghill, Hoge, Hoogun, and even Logan - the spelling variations in the multi-language historical record are numerous. Jurrian and Jurian are Germanic versions of George, although the latter has not been encountered in the eighteenth century community-based record.
In 1790, two Hogan households were listed on the census.
By 1815, the Hogan name had disappeared from the city directory.
Sources: This profile is derived chiefly from community-based resources. We seek printed and Internet family-based historical resources. We also seek contact with living descendants of William and Martina! Until then, Jonathan Pearson stands as the most substantial genealogical resource of record.
first posted 5/23/03; recast 1/3/15