Peter Hochstrasser, a son of Paul Hochstrasser and Dorothy Fisher was born in Berne on the homestead, April 18, 1799 
Marriage & Children
His wife was Eliza Weidman, born in Berne July 20, 1808. daughter of Col. Jacob Weidman. 
Their children were:
- Jacob M. Hochstrasser
- John Hochstrasser
- Charles Hochstrasser(who was a soldier in the rebellion). 
- Arthur E. Hochstrasser 
- Catharine Hochstrasser
- Margaret Hochstrasser
- Sarah Hochstrasser
He was a wheelwright by trade, his principal manufactures being spinning wheels, flax and wool wheels; he also owned a farm of seventy-five acres which he supervised. 
He died April 20, 1880, his wife February 15, 1887. 
Hochstrasser, Arthur E., was born in the town of Berne, February 5, 1847. The founder of the Hochstrasser name in America was Jacob Hochstrasser, the great- grandfather of Arthur E. He was a native of Holland and was one of the pioneer settlers in the town of Berne. He was one of a committee to petition the Legislature to set off the town of Berne from Rensselaerville, and the chairman of the committee to draft the town laws, and was the first supervisor and first justice of the peace.
Paul I., the grandfather of Arthur E. Hochstrasser, was born in the town of Berne in 1762. He was a shoemaker by trade, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He settled in the town of Knox, where he erected a saw mill and manufactured lumber for some years, but returned to Berne and purchased 200 acres of land, a portion of which embraced the White Suiphur Springs, and there spent his remaining days. His wife was Dorothy Fisher.
Peter Hochstrasser, the father of Arthur E., was born in Berne on the homestead, April 18, 1800. He was a wheel-wright by trade, his principal manufactures being spinning wheels, flax and wool wheels; he also owned a farm of seventy-five acres which he supervised. His wife was Eliza Weidman, born in Berne July 20, 1808. daughter of Col. Jacob Weidnian. Their children were Jacob M., John, Charles (who was a soldier in the Rebellion), Arthur E., Catharine. Margaret and Sarah. He died April 20, 1880, his wife February 15, 1887.
Arthur E. Hochstrasser learned the turner's trade and when eighteen purchased a factory and engaged in the manufacture of bedsteads; three years later he formed a partnership with his brother Jacob M. in a saw mill and manufactured lumber, bedsteads, etc. In 1882 he sold his mill interest and engaged in general mercantile business in the village of Berne and in 1891 he erected his present store building. He owns and resides on the place where he was born. He was town clerk from 1882 to 1885, was town committeeman, president of the town Republican organization from 1886 to the present time, and has often been chosen as delegate to town, district and State conventions. Mr. Hochstrasser is a member of the Masonic fraternity and was one of the charter members of Helderberg Lodge of Odd Fellows. He is one of the active promoters and contributors in and to the proposed Albany, Helderberg and Schoharie railroad, of which he is also a stock-holder. September 25, 1868, he married Josephine, daughter of Edward Settle of Berne, and they have one child. Fred P. His wife died March 1, 1882, and February 4, 1885, Mr. Hochstrasser married Hattie, daughter of Henry W. Weidman, and they have two children, Margaret and Chester.