Biography of Jacob Deister
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Deister, Jacob, father of Jacob J. was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, April 3, 1830. In 1853 he came to America and located in Elmira. He is by occupation a blacksmith. He married Caroline Sclilosser, of Elmira, formerly of St. Juliens, near the Rhine, Germany, and they have had five children, of whom one daughter died when four years of age and four survive, viz.: Jacob J., Charles H., George, and Carrie. Jacob J. was born in Elmira, February 21, 1866. He was educated in the public schools and is now one of its prominent business men, carrying on a meat market on East Church street. January 29, 1889, he married Lizzie, oldest daughter of John and Eliza Friend, by whom he has one daughter, Mabel A., born November 19, 1890.

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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