was educated in the schools of Germantown, and assisted his father with the farm work until his father's death in 1871, when he purchased the home farm in the town of Ghent, which he has since conducted. - Factors In Columbia County History
From Columbia County at the End of the Century Volume II Published and Edited Under the Auspices of the Hudson Gazette The Record Printing and Publishing Co. Hudson, New York M C M (1900)
On the 1900 Ghent, Columbia, New York census (img 28) his birth is shown as May 1843.
Found him on the 1850 Red Hook, Dutchess, New York census (img 54) as Jacob Fingar
See him on the 1860 Germantown, New York census
as Jacob Fingar
Found him on the 1870 Ghent, Columbia, New York census (img 68) as Jacob Fingar
age 27, farmer. He is single and living at home.
Found him on the 1920 Ghent, Columbia, New York census (dist 20 img 5), age 75. Living with him is his son Herbert
, age 35, Herbert's wife Jennie
, age 34, and their children Victor
. Also Elsie
, wife of Roscoe
and their son Marvin
. Two dwellings away is Alvin Moore
Found him on the 1930 Ghent, Columbia, New York census (img 10), age 87. Living with him is his son Herbert
, age 46, Herbert's wife Jennie
, age 47.