Biography of John Bachman
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Bachman, John, great grandfather of Martin Van Buren, came from Alsace, Loraine, France, previous to the war of the Revolution, and located near Trenton, N. J. Henry Bachmaan son of John, was born there, atid had ten children, one of whom, John, the father of Martin Van Buren Vachman married Mary C. Wyckoff, of Hunterdon, by whom he had live children who grew to adult age, viz.: Susan W., Sarah J., Harriet E., Martin V. B., and John W. John Bachman came with his father to Seneca County about 1814. Martin Van Buren Bachman, born in Catherine, Chemung County, June 13, 1838, at the age of eighteen began to study law with J. A: Christie, of Horseheads, and was admitted to the bar in November, 1861. In company with Lathrop Baldwin, of Elmira, he enlisted a company of volunteers for the One Hundred and Seventh Infantry New York Volunteers, and served as first lieutenant until March 20, 1863. He was promoted captain of Company E of the same regiment, and served until the close of the war, being discharged June 19, 1865. At Elmira he was breveted major. His father and family moved to Horseheads in 1849. December 20, 1865, he married Catherine T., daughter of Col. A. C. Morgan, of Lindley, Steuben County, N. Y. He formed a copartnership with Walter L. Daily, which lasted four years, and was then in business for himself until 1872. Removing to New York city he was associated in the practice of law with Edwin A. Doolittle until 1875. when he returned to Horseheads, and in 1878 or 1879 was elected supervisor. He has had three children, all deceased. Mr. Bachman is still practicing law.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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