Henry G. Haring is a descendant in the eighth generation from Pieter Haring, of Hoorn, Holland, for a sketch of whom and of his sons and grandsons the Genealogy of Garrett A. Haring. This branch of the family always resided around Tappan, Hillsdale, Westwood, and Pascack, in Bergen County. Henry G. Haring’s line of descent from Pieter, of Holland, is as follows: Pieter Haring (1), of Hoorn, Holland. Jan Petersen Haring (2), of Hoorn, Holland, the first emigrant to America, married Margaretta Cozines (widow), and had issue of the third generation six children, one of whom was Cozine Johns Haring (3). Cozine Jansen Haring (3), born in 1669, married Margaretta Jans Bogert, and had issue of the fourth generation eight children, of whom one was John Cozine Haring (4). John Cozine Haring (4), born in 1696, married Altie Van Dolsen, and had issue eight children of the fifth generation, one of whom was Garret Jansen Haring. Garret Jansen Haring (5), born in April, 1725, married Cornelia Lent, and had issue of the sixth generation eight children, one of whom was Jacobus Garrets Haring (6). Jacobus Garrets Haring (6), born in October, 1764, married about 1789, Rachel Fredericks Haring, and had issue of the seventh generation John, Rachel, Garret (died), Cornelia, Altie, Ann, Garret J., Maria, Catrina, and Frederick.
Garret Jacobus Haring (7), born near Tappan, November 30, 1801, died November 19, 1869, married Caroline, daughter of Henry P. and Adeline (Smith) Westervelt, and had issue of the eighth generation Adeline, Henry (died), Henry G., and others.
Henry G. Haring (8), the subject of this sketch, was born in Hillsdale, N. J., December 5, 1837, and received his education in the public schools of Bergen County. Leaving school at the age of eighteen, he engaged in teaching and so continued for five years. During that period he gained a broad practical experience and established an excellent reputation. He then worked on his father’s farm at Hillsdale for ten years, and since then has been actively and successfully engaged in business for himself as a civil engineer and surveyor. In this profession as in all other connections he has displayed marked ability, sound judgment, and great enterprise, and is widely respected as a public spirited citizen and upright man.
Mr. Haring has also been prominent in the affairs of his town and county. He served at various times as Town Superintendent, Town Clerk, and Assessor, was a member of Assembly in the sessions of 1868 and 1869, and from 1881 to 1886 held the office of Under Sheriff. At the present time he is Overseer of the Poor. He is a Mason, a member of the Improved Order of Foresters, and an attendant of the Reformed Church.
His wife, Christina de Baun, is descended from the French Huguenot family of De Bauns who are noticed elsewhere in this work. They have had three children: Annie, Harry, and Garret (deceased).
Source: Harvey, Cornelius Burnham, Editor; Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey, New York: The New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Company, 1900.