Biography of Daniel Hosselkus of Oakfield, NY

Daniel Hosselkus, a native of Oneida County, N. Y, lived in Herkimer County until he attained manhood, came to Oakfield in 1829, and married Deborah Kellogg, of Herkimer County. There were but two houses in the village of Oakfield when he came here. He gave the site for the Methodist Church, and he and his wife were the first members. Mr. Hosselkus died in the winter of 1890, aged 91 years. They lived together 68 years. He gives us some of the names of the early settlers. Hiram May was the first minister, and E. McIntyre the first justice of the peace. Alfred Cary built the first hotel, Perez Howland was the first druggist, and William B. Beebe and John Foote were the first dry goods merchants.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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