James L. Hogeboom, M. D.
James L. Hogeboom, M. D.

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

JAMES L. HOGEBOOM, son of Dr. James Hogeboom, was born at Castleton, N. Y., March 9, 1830. During his minority he received a good education, and was particularly fond of mathematics. He engaged in land-surveying to a considerable extent, and was for some time employed on the topographical survey of the Hudson River, under Maj. Delafield, of West Point. He studied with his father, and began the practice of medicine with him at Castleton, before reaching his majority. He became a licentiate of the State Medical Society Aug. 15, 1864.

Dr. Hogeboom has thus far in life been a close student of his profession, and his medical skill in the treatment of difficult cases has won him distinction in the vicinity where he resides. He has been called upon to operate in the treatment of many serious cases of surgery, and has been very successful. Dec. 29, 1864, he was appointed by the surgeon-general of the State of New York, in recognition of his ability in surgical operations, as first assistant surgeon of the 1st Corps of Engineers, then before Petersburg, Va., but the supposed nearness of the close of the war, and his large ride at home, prevented his accepting the appointment.

Dr. Hogeboom has been a practicing physician at Castleton for some twenty years, and in partnership with his father until his death. During this time he has retained confidence reposed in him by his many friends for his integrity and honor in his profession, and has successfully carried on the work that his father established in 1829, and continued some forty years.

For three terms he has held the office of coroner of Rensselaer County. In politics Dr. Hogeboom is a Republican, and interested in all matters in any affecting the rights of the citizen. In the year 1869 he married Arietta, daughter of John I. Olmstead, Esq., of Albany. She lived only about one year. For his second wife he married, Dec. 16, 1874, Anne E. Shutter, of Albany. They have two children.

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