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Demarest, A.S.D


    A. S. D. Demarest, the well-known undertaker, of Hackensack, is a son of David S. and Margaret (Durie) Demarest, and was born at Bergenfields in 1834. His father was born at Schraalenburgh in 1795, and spent his life there, dying in 1877. He was a farmer, and was a descendant of David Demarest, who settled at River Edge over 200 years ago. Mr. Demarest's mother was a daughter of David Durie, of Tenafly

    He spent his early years amid the scenes of his childhood, subsequently removing to Newburgh, N. Y., where he engaged in business, but in 1876 returned to New Jersey, and located in Hackensack, where he has since resided.

    Upon coming to Hackensack he was interested in the book and stationery business for a time, but in 1886 established his present business of undertaking. He is strictly a business man, has been Treasurer of the First Reformed Church for nine years and chorister of the same church for ten years, and treasurer of Hackensack Mutual Building and Loan Association for over seven years.

Mr. Demarest was married in 1861 to Miss Lavinia Blauvelt, daughter of John D. M. Blauvelt, of Bergen county. They have two daughters, both married.

James Van Valen, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1900