Biography of George J. Gerstung


Gerstung, George J., Colden, p. o. West Falls, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., November 8, 1856, and was educated in the public schools. He is a farmer and owns 100 acres of land that he bought in 1887, and makes a specialty of dairying. June 1, 1880, he married Catherine Foote and they had five children: Maybelle, Susanna, Clarence, Leroy and Raymond. His wife died July 28, 1893, and March 31, 1895, he married Ida Higham of New Jersey, who had two children, William and Edward Higham. The parents of Mr. Gerstung were George and Christina Gerstung, natives of Germany; they came to America in 1851, locating in Colden. He died February 27, 1875, and his widow lives on the homestead.

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