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He was president of Livingston Farmers Aid and Fire Protection Association, 1860-61 and 1873-74 and Supervisor, town of Livingston, NY, 1860 - Fingar Family History
compiled by Ruth Gloor Fingar
Arrested for Illegal Fishing
Officer Hatch, of this city, today arrested German Fingar
at Livingston, on a warrant sworn out by John H. Jessup, State Fish and Game Protector, charged with placing a net in the lower Twin Pond in the town of Livingston, in violation of law. Mr Fingar was taken before Police Justice Miller, of this city. He showed the court that although he let the parties have the net, it did not belong to him and he did not place it in the lake. He was accordingly discharged. The net was confiscated. - Hudson Daily Evening Register
May 10, 1882
Found him on the 1850 Livingston, Columbia, New York census, (img 5) age 26, farmer. Also in the household are Margaret McGinn
, age 25, and Bridget
, age 2, both born Ireland.
Found him on the 1855 Livingston, Columbia, New York state census (img10) as German Finger
age 31, farmer. Also in his household are John Monk
age 13 born Columbia county, Mary Osterhout
age 19 born Dutchess county and John Pealer
age 46 born Columbia county.
Found him on the 1860 Livingston, Columbia, New York census (img 43) as German Fingar
, age 36, farmer.
Found him on an 1862 Livingston Tax List as German Fingar
with 1 two horse waggon valued at $75 and $2 tax due.
See him on the 1870 Livingston, Columbia, NY Census
, age 46
Found him on the 1880 Livingston, Columbia, New York census (dist 23 img 18) as German Fingar
age 56, farmer.
The Knickerbocker Ice Co. have purchased of German Fingar
one of the Twin Lakes, known as Fingar's pond. As soon as the ice
has sufficient thickness they will begin work. - The Register
Feb 11, 1890
On last Sunday afternoon occurred the death of German Fingar, an old and highly respected citizen of this village.
Mr. Fingar had been a patient sufferer for many weeks from la grippe, recently he rallied and of late his friends had hoped for his recovery but worn out from suffering and disease, his hitherto robust constitution gave way, and beyond the allotted period of three score and ten, he passed quietly to his last rest.
The greater portion of the deceased's life was passed in this village, and he was always interested in its welfare and prosperity. At different times he held official town and county trusts and always discharged with fidelity every interest committed to his care.
He was a man of sterling worth, amiable temper, hospitable, of warm heart, sympathetic, generous, and because of his many excellent qualities, was much beloved by a large circle of friends.
He leaves a wife, sons and daughters to mourn his death. The funeral took place on Wednesday when the body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the Lutheran Church at Manorton, N. Y., to await the resurrection of the just. The Pine Plains Register April 24, 1896