Biography of Isaac S. Linderman

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Tompkins Co., N. Y., was the scene of Mr. Linderman's birth, which occurred May 23, 1819, his father having been Henry Linderman, also a native of New York State, who died in 1856. The mother removed to Illinois, and survived her husband many years.

Mr. Linderman's early opportunities were limited, his time having been chiefly occupied in labor. A quick intelligence, however, and keenness of observation compensated in a great measure for the lack of educational advantages.

He married, when twenty-two years of age, Miss Catherine Smith, of Newfield, N. Y., whose parents were also natives of the Empire State. They had six sons, all, with a single exception, living. Mrs. Linderman died Sept. 20, 1862, and in April, 1864, Mr. Linderman was married to Miss Permelia N. Gregory, whose birthplace was South Carolina. Be was again afflicted in the loss of his second wife, who died in September, 1870, leaving two children. In 1872 he was united to Miss Eleanor Holmes, of South Haven, a former resident of Pennsylvania, who has one daughter. Mr. Linderman removed to Casco in 1868, and died Oct. 16, 1878, at his residence in the township. Mrs. Linderman still resides upon the estate, which by the energy of her husband had been converted into a most productive fruit-growing farm.

Mr. Linderman, though not actively interested in church matters, was inclined towards the creed of the Universalists. He was an exemplary citizen, and enjoyed the esteem of neighbors and friends whose intimate relations afforded them an insight into his manly character.


From:
History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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