Conger, Frederick W.
Frederick W. Conger was born in the town of Berne. July 16, 1838, the son of Hugh Conger (born on the homestead in Berne in 1804 - ) and Hannah Ward (born in the town of Berne - ). His siblings were:
- Cordelia Conger
- Jane Conger
- Mariette Conger
- Eunice Conger
- Manley W. Conger
- Frances M.Conger
Frederick W. Conger attended the common schools and remained with his parents until he was twenty-two.
On this farm Frederick W. Conger has ever since resided ; he not only owns this farm, but in 1891 he purchased the original Conger homestead of 112 acres; he also owns a one-third interest in his father's homestead and quarry of 117 acres. He is an extensive dealer in flagstone, known as the Helderberg blue stone; he is also one of the Albany County Blue Stone Company, doing an extensive quarrying and shipping business. Mr. Conger is a staunch and leading Democrat and for five consecutive years was elected to represent the town on the Board of Supervisors. In 1868 and '88 he represented his district in the Stale Legislature, in 1894 he received the nomination on his party ticket for sheriff of Albany county, and the times are numerous that he has been chosen delegate to town. Assembly and State conventions.
Marriage & Children
Frederick Conger married in 1869 Orsavill Cole, who was born in Berne, a daughter of John and Abigail (Fisher) Cole. There children were:
- Hugh Conger - inspector of election.
- Frank Conger
Frederick W. Conger died about 1911 - when creditor information was published.
MRS. ORSAVILLE CONGER
Mrs. Orsaville Conger, widow of the late Frederick W. Conger, died at the home of her son, Hugh Conger, on Tuesday, March 7, (1933) after a long illness in her 87th year.
Mrs. Conger had been a resident of this place over 60 years and will be greatly missed both in her home and church circles. She was one of the oldest members of the M. E. church and had always taken an active part in the working of the church and for missionary and other charitable work.
Mrs. Conger is survived by two sons, Hugh Conger and Frank Conger of Reidsville; two brothers, Daniel Cole of Nebraska and Charles Cole of Greenfield, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Brown of Albany, also five grandchildren and two great grand-children.
Funeral services were held from her late home on Friday, March 10, at 1:30 p. m. Rev. R. S. Hack officiated and Undertaker J. C. Hannay had charge of arrangements. Interment was in the family plot in Onesquethaw cemetery.
- Altamont Enterprise — March 24, 1933
Conger, Hon. Frederick W., was born in the town of Berne. July 16, 1838.
His grandfather, William Conger, was born in the town of Bethlehem in 1770; he was a lifelong farmer, spending most of his life in the town of Berne, having gone thither with his parents; his wife was Margaret McKnab of New Scotland, a daughter of a Revolutionary soldier, by whom he had eleven children ; he died in 1840, his wife in 1855.
Hugh Conger, the father of Frederick, was born on the homestead in Berne in 1804; he was a farmer and also engaged in the stone industry, owning and operating his own quarries; he was prominently identified with the Republican party, tilling the office of justice of the peace for several terms and justice of sessions; in 1867 and 1869 he represented his district in the State Legislature; his wife was Hannah Ward, who was born in the town of Berne, on the farm now owned and occupied by Frederick W. Conger. Her father was Frederick Ward, who came from West Chester county, and their children were Cordelia, Jane, Mariette, Eunice, Frederick W., Manley W. and Frances M. Mr. Conger was for many years a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity.
Frederick W. Conger attended the common schools and remained with his parents until he was twenty-two, when he began for himself on his Grandfather Ward's farm. Here he remained and cared for his grandparents in their declining years to the time of their deaths, and on this farm he has ever since resided ; he not only owns this farm, but in 1891 he purchased the original Conger homestead of 112 acres; he also owns a one-third interest in his father's homestead and quarry of 117 acres. He is an extensive dealer in flagstone, known as the Helderberg blue stone; he is also one of the Albany County Blue Stone Company, doing an extensive quarrying and shipping business. Mr.Conger is a staunch and leading Democrat and for five consecutive years was elected to represent the town on the Board of Supervisors. In 1868 and '88 he represented his district in the Stale Legislature, in 1894 he received the nomination on his party ticket for sheriff of Albany county, and the times are numerous that he has been chosen delegate to town. Assembly and State conventions. In 1869 he married Orsavill Cole, who was born in Berne, a daughter of John and Abigail (Fisher) Cole, and they have two children, Hugh and Frank, the former being inspector of election.
Sympathy to the members of the families of Harold H. Conger, who passed away after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Mildred Tompkins, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Tompkins of New Salem. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs Hugh Conger and a brother, Fred, of Reidsville, and a sister and a young son. He called on me many times through my various troubles. He had lived his life in this area
- Altamont Enterprise — February 11, 1966
Robert, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard Conger, died at the Albany City hospital, Saturday evening. The funeral was held at the home of his grandfather, Hugh Conger, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in Onesquethaw cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
- Altamont Enterprise — October 26, 1934
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cole of Scotia, and his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stevens of Greenfield, Mass., spent Friday with his sister, Mrs. Orsa Conger and his nephew Hugh Conger and family and called on his nephew, Frank Conger on their return home.
- Altamont Enterprise — July 12, 1929
Reidsville Mrs. Orsaville Conger is spending a few weeks with relatives at Clarksville.
Hugh Conger has employed Elmer Bradt and C. Lee to shingle his house.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Filkins spent last Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs. Hugh Conger, and called on her uncle, Frank Brate, and family.
- Altamont Enterprise — April 19, 1918
Mr. Hugh Conger and mother attended the funeral of his cousin, Mr. Lewis Chesebro, at Westerlo last week.
- Altamont Enterprise — June 7, 1912
Another of the Town of Berne's oldest residents, Frank Conger, died recently. He was 84 years old and a life-long resident of Reidsville, where he was identified in the bluestone industry when much of the Reidsville product was teamed to Albany for sidewalks. Farming was also mixed in with his other activities which consisted of pressing hay and teaming on highway construction jobs. He was later a highway department employee.
For the past few years he spent the summer in this employment and the winters with his sons, Floyd and Manly and families in Hemlock, Mich. He died in Hemlock. His sons came east with his remains.
Funeral services were held at the Applebee Funeral Home in Delmar. Interment was in Reidsville.
- Altamont Enterprise — April 29, 1960
Frank Conger Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — April 29, 1960