NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Charles Stewart, of one of the oldest and most distinguished families of Scotland, lived in Edinburgh. He married Mary Hutchinson. Among their children was Nelson A., mentioned below.
(II) Nelson A. son of Charles Stewart, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and had his early schooling there. He came to this county with his father when he was fourteen years old and settled at Johnstown, New York. He learned the trade of millwright and worked as apprentice and journeyman for ten years. He then embarked in business for himself at Johnstown, N.Y., and had contracts for the construction of most of the mills in that section. He continued in this business all his active life.
He was a Democrat in politics, and for a number of years was a justice of the peace of the town. He died in 1893.
He married (first) Caroline Andrews; (second) Pauline Andrews, sister of his first wife; (third) Mary Hall.
Children of first wife:
1. Mary, married L. C. Schermerhorn, of DeKalb, Illinois.
2. Emily, married Dillon B. Hutchinson, of Chicago, Illinois.
3. Charles H., mentioned below.
Children of second wife:
4. George A., lives in Johnstown.
5. Nathaniel H., an attorney of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
6. Kitty, married Fred Taylor, of Kalamazoo.
Children of third wife:
(III) Charles H., son of Nelson A. Stewart, was born at Johnstown, N.Y. in 1848. He was educated there in the public schools and academy. He learned his father's trade, and in partnership with his brother, George A., succeeded to the millwright business established by his father. In the course of time their business developed into mechanical engineering in which he is engaged at the present time.
He is active in public affairs, and has served on the board of water commissioneres of Johnstown. He is a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows and held the various offices, including that of noble grand, and has been district deputy grand master.
In politics he is a Democrat.
He married, in 1869, Cornelia Yost, born at Johnstown, in 1849, daughter of Jacob and Phebe (Snyder) Yost. Her father was also born in Johnstown, son of Peter Yose, who came thither from Holland prior to the revolutionary war when he was sixteen years old, and enlisted as a drummer boy, then as a private and eventually became a lieutenant.
Children of Charles H. & Cornalia Stewart:
1. Charles H. Jr., born 1871, died, aged on year.
2. Jennie emma, born 1873.
3. Edward Yost, mentioned below.
4. Harry Snyder, born 1879, an electrical engineer in Chicago.
(IV) Edward Yost, son of Charles H. Stewart, was born in Johnstown, N.Y. Aug. 19, 1876. He attended the public schools there and a business college at Gloversville, N.Y. He began his business career as clerk for the American Express Company, where he remained until 1898. He resigned, to take a position with the Remington Arms Company, remaining until 1903, when he entered the employ of the Remington Typewriter Company and continued until 1909. He has held the office of clerk of the village corporation since 1905, and has also had charge of the business of the electric light company at Ilion.
In politics he is a Democrat. He is a member of the local lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, No. 591, and of Iroquis Chaper, No. 236, Royal Arch Masons, of Ilion.
He married, Sept. 15, 1897, Cora Louise Deupser, born at Fort Plain, N.Y. July 24, 1876, daughter of Conrad and Caroline (Schmidt) Deupser, both natives of Germany, where she spent her early childhood.
They have one child, Antoinette Louise, born at Ilion, Aug. 6, 1904.
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