Bogardus, William R
Bogardus, William R.
a prominent minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, graduated at Union College in 1813 and at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1816. He was settled in Ulster County, N.Y., from 1817 to 1831, and at New Paltz and New Hurley, and at Acquackanonck, N. J. (now Passaic), from 1831 to 1856. He retired from active life in 1856, and died in perfect peace in 1862. He was a fearless, sound; and eloquent preacher, a successful pastor, and a man thoroughly fitted for his work. Hundreds of souls were converted under his ministry. He was the pioneer of the temperance reform in Ulster County. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), p. 189; Christian Intelligencer, 1862. (W. J. R. T.)