Biography of John A. Bodamer


Bodamer, John A., Buffalo, is a son of John F. and Elizabeth (Stouder) Bodamer, natives of Germany and Loraine, France, respectively, who came to America and settled in Lancaster, Erie county, in 1828. They subsequently removed to Buffalo, where John A. was born December 23, 1839. He attended the public and high schools of his native city, and on the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion enlisted in April, 1861, as a private in Co. B, 21st N. Y. Inf. In December, 1863, he re.enlisted in Co. M, 24th N. Y. Cav., and was promoted to second lieutenant and later to adjutant. He served with his regiment until the close of the war, and afterward was commissiond lieutenant in the 10th U. S. Cay., regular army, with which lie remained four and one.half years. Returning to Buffalo he was employed as bookkeeper for the American Express Company until 1878, and since then he has been chief clerk in the Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works. Mr. Bodamer was married in January, 1871, to Lenora H. Finn, of Erie, Pa.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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