Herman (21) Rutgers LeRoy, the second child born to Elizabeth (4) Emmet and William H LeRoy, was born in New York and baptized at Grace Church four days later on Feb. 16, 1823. His childhood was spent in Potsdam, NY with his parents; he returned to the city with them and graduated from college, (probably) Columbia. Herman was one of the Emmet cousins who went to Calilfornia in 1849 - a trip that is described in an article based on the letters the boys sent home which was published in the Journal of the NY Historical Society.
With the exception of Temple (15) Emmet, all the adventurers to California returned home, including Herman, whose adult life was spent largely in New York. He worked in the banking business for Clark, Dodge & Co., and served as the Secretary and the Treasurer of the Academy of Music on Union Square. An enthusiastic member of the Union Club, he was also its Treasurer for eighteen years. He never married and unfortunately there is little about him in the public record.
Herman's country house was in New Rochelle, NY near other members of his family. He died there on April 8, 1889 and is buried in Beechwoods Cemetery in New Rochelle.