Schermerhorn, Charles

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Charles Schermerhorn was born in Albany County at about 1841[1][2], to Aaron Schermerhorn (B. 1817, D. bef 1865) and Sarah Stafford (B. 1822, D. unk).[3]

Marriage & Children

He married in New York City at about 1881, Louise ______ who was born in September of 1850. They had one daughter, Elizabeth C. Schermerhorn, who was born in June of 1886. [4]


Charles was a farmer.[5][6] Later in life, he was a Real Estate agent.[4]

Military Service

Name: Charles Schermerhorn
Residence at Enlistment: Berne[7]
Place of Birth: Berne, NY[7]
Names of Parents: Aaron (Schermerhorn) and Sally Stafford[7]
Marital Status: Single[7]
Occupation: Day Laborer[7]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[7]
Enlistment Date: June 1861
Enlistment Place:
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment, New York State Militia
Company: Company G
Muster Out Date: June 1864
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: Enlisted June 1861 for 3 yrs as a private, Discharged June 1864 "Discharged Aug 11th 1864 P.O. Address New Salem Albany Co N.Y."[7]
Sources Used: 1865 census Berne, Albany Co., NY; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


After the Civil War, Charles returned to Berne where he lived with his widowed mother and his siblings.[6]


He died on October 2, 1914 at New York City.[8] His widow, Louise, received her pension from his Civil War service on October 31, 1914.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1860 census Town of Berne
  2. 1865 census Town of Berne
  4. 4.0 4.1 1900 census, Manhattan, New York City
  5. 1860 US Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  6. 6.0 6.1 1865 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  8. Civil War Pension Records @