Biography of John P. Weinman


Weinman, John P., Lancaster, was born in Bavaria in 1843 and came to America in 1850, settling in Buffalo. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. G, 100th N. Y. Vols., and served until June 24, 1865, being in many of the prominent battles of the Rebellion. He was several times taken prisoner and spent some months in the noted Libby Prison. Shortly after his return to Buffalo he became baggage master for the N. Y. C. Railroad, running from Buffalo to New York, which position he filled until 1896, when he became proprietor of the American Hotel at Lancaster, having moved from Buffalo to that village in 1881. He married Mariah, daughter of Francis Raynor, one of the early settlers of Lancaster, and they have three Sons: Frank, Edward and Peter, also three daughters: Lizzie, Mary and Carrie. Mr. Weinman has always taken an active interest in affairs of the town and being a Republican, was for nine years elected on the excise board.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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