Biography of Michael Deister
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Deister, Michael, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, May 10, 1842, where he was educated in the common schools. In 1856 he came to the United States, locating in Elmira, and worked first as a gardener and as a butcher thirteen years for one firm. December 22, 1868, he married Catherine Hotchenberger, of Blossburg, Pa., by whom he had nine children, of whom one son, William died aged eighteen and eight survive, viz.: Mary, born in 1871; Kattie and Sophia (twins), born in 1872; John, born in 1874; Mena, born in 1876; Henry, born in 1878; Charles, born in 1880; and Edward, born in 1882. Mr. Deister conducts a restaurant on East Water street.

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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