Bradt, Jacob F.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Jacob F. Bradt was born in Schoharie Co., NY in October of 1838 or October of 1837[1], a son of Andrew Bradt and Betsey McCulloch

Marriage & Children

The exact date of his marriage or the maiden name of his wife is unknown but at about 1870 Jacob married Abbie H. Their surviving children were:

  • Nellie M. Bradt born in January of 1873
  • Frederick Bradt born in May of 1879

Life and Occupation

Jacob remained in the household with his father in Berne until he was old enough to strike out on his own. He worked as a farm laborer and probably assisted in the support of the rest of his family.

He enlisted in the same Regiment and Company as his brother, John, and was wounded at the same place at the same time as he was. Jacob’s wound to his leg disabled him from further service and he was discharged, John remained on.

John engaged in several occupations other than farming after his marriage. In 1875 he was a blacksmith, he worked in an Axe factory in the 1880’s, but by 1900 he gave no occupation.

Military Service

Enlistment Date: 16 Sept 1861
Enlistment Place: Kingston, NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 80th Infantry
Company: Company K
Wounded in Action: August 28, 1864
Wounded at: Manassas, VA
Discharged for Disability: January 29, 1863
Discharged at: Not stated
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 23 to serve 3 years. Wounded in his leg.
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, Regimental rosters, 1890 Veterans Schedules.


Jacob died on September 29, 1909 and was buried at the Waterford Rural Cemetery. His wife, Abbie, died on February 2, 1919 and is buried beside Jacob.


Additional Research Notes

1875 census, Cohoes, Albany Co., NY page 13, line 7
Jacob F. Brott age 36 M b. Schoharie married Blacksmith natural citizen
Abba Brott age 28 Wife b. Rensselaerville married
Nellie M. Brott age 2 Female daughter b. Saratoga County

1880 census, Cohoes, Albany Co., NY page 581 line 49 and 582 line 1
Bradt Jacob age 42 married occupation Ax factory b. NY, parents b. NY
Abbie age 31 wife married House Keeper b. NY, parents b. NY
Nellie age 7 daughter at school b. NY, parents b. NY
Frederick age 1 son b. NY, parents b. NY

1900 census, Cohoes, Albany Co., NY page 5, line 62
Brott Jacob Head b. Oct 1837 age 62 married 30 years b. NY
Adda H. wife b. apr 1845 age 55 married 30 years 4 children 2 still living b. NY
Nellie M. daughter b. Jan 1873 age 27 single b. NY parents b. NY seamer knit goods
Frederick son b. May 1879 age 21 single b. NY wool sorter

Additional Media


  1. 1900 census, Cohoes, Albany Co., NY page 5, line 62