Found him on the 1850 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 76) as Jeremiah Finger
Found him on the 1860 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (img 122) age 13.
, of the firm of Whitaker & Finger, of this place, was married on Wednesday morning, at the residence of the bride's parents, to Miss S. Viola Jones
, by the Rev. H. C. Longyear. The happy couple took the noon train for New York on that day, where they will remain for a week or more. We wish them a pleasant journey through life. - The Daily Freeman
November 20, 1874
opened his new store on Partition street on Monday. - The Daily Freeman
March 28, 1876
Found him on the 1880 Saugerties, Ulster, New York census (dist 152 img 77) as Jeremiah Finger
age 32, merchant.
On Saturday afternoon a little after 6 o'clock there was an exciting runaway on Main street, Saugerties, in which a team, a single horse, and a pair of oxen participated. The team of horses belonged to Mr. Peter P. Schoonmaker, and were standing in front of his residence, before a handsome two-seated carriage, and his son, Mr. Lansing Schoonmaker, was about to get in, when Mr. Howard Bogardus came dashing past with his single rig on his way home from Maiden, which noise frightened the team and they broke away from young Schoonmaker and went dashing at a terrific pace down into the village and came in contact with Mr. Jeremiah Finger's delivery wagon, standing in front of his store, and his fiery untamed 'Dashaway' fell in the procession with a vim worthy of the well stuffed oats he gets.
As the caravan passed Freligh Brothers' store an ox team became infected with a desire to join the May-day movers, and fell in the rear with heads and tails up like darkey targetbearers on their way to a picnic. As the team approached Jeremiah Bussell's corner a boy was engaged in lighting the gas on that corner, and apparently became frightened and rooted to the post with terror. On came the team in their mad flight and one of the horses struck the post square with his head and fell quite unconscious. The blow knocked the post over to an angle of forty-five degrees and threw the boy off, fortunately without injury but terribly frightened. Before the horses could again get on their feet they were caught. Neither of the horses seemed to have been injured, but the wagon was badly damaged the tongue was broken, one wheel was smashed and the dash was destroyed. Finger's horse was caught opposite Mr. J. P. Bussell's house without having done any damage. The ox team sought a haven of safety in Col. Christopher Fiero's yard, fortunately without doing any injury. - The Kingston Daily Freeman May 3, 1880
Mr. Jeremiah Finger opened in the store of Peter D. Schoonmaker