Van Schaick

Van Schaick

Van Schaick, Goose, 1736-89, American Revolutionary soldier, b. Albany, N.Y. He fought in the French and Indian War, becoming (1760) lieutenant colonel of a New York regiment. As a colonel in the Revolution, he led (1779) a successful expedition against the Onondaga. Gen. James Clinton placed him in command of forces completing the Sullivan-Clinton campaign against the Native Americans in the Mohawk valley. He was brevetted brigadier general in 1783.
Isaac Whitbeck Van Schaick (December 7, 1817 - August 22, 1901) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin. He was the uncle of Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane.

Early life

Van Schaick was born in Coxsackie, New York. He engaged extensively in the manufacture of glue. He moved to Chicago in 1857, and to Wisconsin in 1861. He engaged in the flour-milling business in Milwaukee.


Van Schaick was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 1871. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1873 to 1875. He served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1877 to 1882.

Van Schaick was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1886.

Van Schaick was elected to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination to Congress in 1890, but instead ran unsuccessfully for State Senator.

Late life

He moved to Catonsville, Maryland in 1894, where he lived in retirement until his death there August 22, 1901. He was interred in Athens Cemetery, Athens, New York.


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