Haverly, John J.

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John J. Haverly (often listed as John I. Haverly)[1] was born in Knox in 28 Aug 1788[2] or 1783[1], the son of Jacob Haverly (1763)[1]and Elizabeth Ecker.[3]


He was a carpenter.[1]

Marriage & Children

His wife was Marilla[1] (born 1797), daughter of Henry Deitz[1] Henrich Dietz, and their children were:


He died December 2, 1866 and his wife August 30, 1891.[1]

Additional Media

Haverly, William J., was born in the town of Knox, July 5, 1849.

The progenitor of this line of the family in America was John Haverly, who came from Wurtemburg, Germany, in or about 1750, and settled in that part of Berne which is now Knox, and was a farmer. He had four sons, Karl, Jacob, John, jr., and George. The son Jacob was the great-grandfather of the subject of this sketch.

John I., the grandfather, was born in Knox in 1783, where he followed carpentry. His wife was Marilla (born 1797), daughter of Henry Deitz, and their children were Cynthia A. Elizabeth, Jacob, Eli and John D. He died December 2, 1866. and his wife August 30, 1891.

John D. Haverly, the father, was born in Knox, January 7, 1827, and attended the common district school. When a boy he worked on a farm by the day or month ; subsequently he worked at carpentry with his father, and also learned the shoemaker's trade, which he plied winters. When about thirty years old he engaged in buying and butchering cattle and selling meat; this he followed seven years, when he bought and conducted a hotel in the village of Berne, which, two years later he traded for a farm, upon which the house had been destroyed by fire; he rebuilt the house, built new barns, wagon house and other outbuildings. In 1867 he disposed of the farm and purchased his present farm of 170 acres in the town of Knox, where he has ever since resided. His wife was Sophia E., daughter of Adam and granddaughter of Mathias Shultes. The latter was the progenitor of the Shultes family in America and a native of Holland. Their children were Willard J., Isadore (who died when five years old), Rena and Nina.

William J. Haverly has spent most of his life on the farm, engaged for many years with his father in the breeding of trotting and road horses, registered stock. They are the owners of the well known stallion, "Victor Mohawk," whose progeny has produced such satisfactory roadsters. When a boy Mr. Haverly attended the common schools and two terms at Knox Academy, taught school when seventeen years old, and later attended the Albany Normal School, from which he was graduated in June, 1869. He was then engaged in the grocery business in Albany for two years, afterwards returning to his father's farm, in which he took an interest, and followed teaching winters. Since 1874 he has been a dealer in farm machinery, and since 1890 has dealt in fertilizers. Since 1887 he has followed teaching winter and summer, having taught in all twenty-nine terms. Mr. Haverly has for years been prominently identified with the Republican party, has filled the office of collector for the town of Knox, and was elected in 1878 to represent his town in the Board of Supervisors, and again in 1882, 1891 and 1892, and is present supervisor of Knox. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Berne Lodge No. 684, and was for a number of years an Odd Fellow, until the lodge was disbanded. In 1883 he married Carrie M., daughter of Theodore Nauright, a native of Naurightville, N. J., and their children are Edwin B.. May, Elmina D., Theodora N., Nellie L., Ann A. and John W.

Landmarks of Albany County, New York


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Landmarks of Albany County, NY, Edited by Amasa J. Parker, Albany, NY
  2. Hilltowns Genealogy, Berne Historical Project
  3. Berne NY Family files, www.bernehistory.org