Biography of John H. Demarest
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Demarest, John Henry, was born in Catskill, Greene County, N. Y., and by occupation was a lumber merchant. He married Eliza Elmendorf, of that place, and they had ten children, of whom one, died in infancy; the others are Woodman, William E., Emeline C., Sarah M., Henry O., Daniel R., John L., Mary G. and Anna. Woodman Dernarest was born June 18, 1831. May 10, 1835, the family came to Elmira. Mr. Dernarest in early life followed his father's business, but later became a farmer, in which occupation he is now engaged. He was married twice, first, May 1, 1856, Gertrude F. Goodenough, of New York city, who died November 30, 1860. For his second wife he married, March 21, 1865, Arline L. Lewis, of Elmira, by whom he has one son Mark W., born May 17, 1808, who is a stenographer. September 22, 1891, Mark W. married Minnie H. Banks, of Elmira. Mr. Demarest resides in the city of Elmira.

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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