Biography of John Grove


Grove, John, Amherst, p. o. Williamsville, was born in Amherst, December 27, 1842. He learned the broom-maker's trade and worked at it for five years. In 1863 he enlisted in Co. C, 98th N. Y. Vols., and served ninety days. After the war he followed farming for seven years, when he engaged in the lumber business, which he has conducted ever since. Mr. Grove has held almost every office in the town and village. He was president of the village three years, trustee of the village three years, justice of the peace eight years; has served on the Board of Health, been trustee of the school, secretary of the Water Commission, and is now and has been treasurer of the village for twenty years. In 1868 he married Matilda Seigel, and they have four children: Peter J., David L., Henrietta and Bertha. Mr. Grove's father was one of the prominent men of the town in his day, and was supervisor for many years.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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