Biography of Theodore L. Minier
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Minier, Theodore L., present alderman of the First ward, was born in Bradford County, Pa., December 16; 1819. He is a son of John Minier, who moved to McLean County, Ill., in 1838, where he died in 1855. He was born in 1777 and was a soldier in the War of 1812. One son, G. W., is a Christian clergyman. Theodore L. was educated at Athens Academy in Pennsylvania, and in 1842 went to Elmira, where he became teller of the Chemung Canal Bank. Hewas paymaster of the Erie Railroad during its construction from Callicoon Creek to Binghamton and after its construction was President Benjamin Loder's private secretary in New York city, serving later as paymaster on the line, making a total service for the company of nine years. He removed from there to Havana in 1854 and was cashier of the Bank of Havana for fifteen years. In 1876 he removed again to Elmira. He was senator from the Twenty seventh District in 1870-71. Since his residence in Elmira he has served three terms as alderman. Mr. Miner married, in Elmira, May 25, 1848, a daughter of Hector I. Maxwell, and three children were born to them, two of whom are deceased and the other, Maxwell, is engaged in the hardware business in Elmira. Mr. Minier was active during the war of the Rebellion in procuring volunteers. He is an expert in banking knowledge.

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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