Biography of John G. Dykstra


Dykstra, John G., Lancaster, was born in Holland in 1813 and came to Lancaster in 1849, settling on a farm in East Lancaster, where he has since lived. He has always beenone of the prominent men of the town, and was elected justice in 1858, which office he held for twenty-four years. In 1851 he, Renze Van Peyma and Frederick Kirchholtes built a tannery at Lancaster village, which they carried on for some years as Dykstra & Co.; in 1862 he bought another farm near East Lancaster, where he started and carried on a brick yard until 1870, when he sold out and since then he has devoted his time to looking after his farm. He has four Sons: Garrett, Gerni, Franklin and Peter, also five daughters: Sarah, Frances, Flora, Jennie and Delia.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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