Biography of Adam Wallenwein


Wallenwein, Adam, Aurora, p. o. Willink, born in Baden, Germany, November 18, 1833, is a son of William and Christian Wallenwein, both born in Germany, where he died in 1849. The mother and step-father of the subject, William Coon. came to West Seneca, N. Y., and settled on a farm where he died; his wife is still living at the age of eighty-two. Adam Wallenwein was sixteen years old when he came to America and first worked out by the month and then worked in a grocery store as a clerk for about fourteen years. In 1862 he engaged in the mercantile business for himself, and after nineteen years came to Aurora and engaged in the hotel business, in the house known as Farmer's Home; he is still owner of the Home, and in 1894 bought ninety acres of land, where he now lives. In 1896 he put up a fine residence at a cost of $4,000. He started in life as a poor boy and is now one of the well-to-do farmers of his town. He was married December 24, 1864, to Philipine Bender, born in Germany and came to America with parents in 1840, and they had eleven children.

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