The Kiersted family papers represent lifetime activites of John Kiersted, Sr., and John Kiersted, Jr.
John Kiersted, Sr., a son of Dr. Christopher Kiersted, was born February 24, 1786 in Saugerties, Ulster Co. N.Y. Kiersted studied surveying with William Cockburn and eventually chose surveying as his life's vocation. Through his activities as a land speculator and his interests in commerical activities such as tanning and lead manufacture, Kiersted became a prominent citizen of Ulster County. In 1814 he was elected to the New York State Legislature as the representative from Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
On January 19, 1811 Kiersted married Nelly Wynkoop, and had three sons, John, Jr.; Wynkoop; and James. Kiersted died December 3, 1862 at Tannersville, Greene County.
John Kiersted, Jr. was the eldest son of John Sr., and Nelly. He was born on February 8, 1813 and was educated at the Albany Academy. Kiersted initially functioned as a surveyor, but later became involved in the tanning business and eventually formed W. Kiersted and Co. with his brother Wynkoop. Later Kiersted became involved in the organization of the Bank of Ulster at Saugerties. Kiersted became president of the bank, which later changed its name to the First National Bank of Saugerties.
Kiersted was married to Maria A. Lockwood on October 1, 1850. Together they had two sons, who died in infancy and a daughter Maria Augusta.
From the description of Papers, 1733-1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640918
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