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BICKER, Walter, soldier, born in New York City, 29 February 1796; died at Far Rockaway, L. I., 3 June 1886. He served in the war of 1812, and at the time of his death was its last surviving officer. He resigned from the army forty years before his death, and went into business m the city of New York. He resided in Brooklyn, where he was for many years an active member and elder of the 1st Reformed Church. He retained his mental and physical vigor almost up to the period of his death, and only a few weeks preceding that event wrote a series of articles for a religious journal, giving his recollections of New York city in the olden time.
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