Biography of John F. Hager

Hager, John F., p. o. Le Roy, N. Y., was born in the town of Irondequoit, Monroe county, N. Y., October 29, 1845. His father, John A. Hager, was a native of Baden, Germany; he came to this country in 1835, and died in 1893; his wife was Malana Sours. John F. Hager was educated in the common schools and at the academy at Webster, N. Y. He has always been a farmer; in 1875 he removed from Gates, N. Y., to Le Roy, buying the Deming farm; in 1891 heassumed the superintendency of the "salt farm," and in 1895 started the Beechnut Creamery, which has a capacity of 1.000 pounds per day. He is full of push and enterprise and a valuable acquisition to the citizenship of his town. He was school trustee for five years, and was a trustee and is now a deacon of the Le Roy Presbyterian church. On March 19, 1874. Mr. Hager was married to Mary E., daughter of Asabel Pratt. Mrs. Hager was born in Gates. December 21, 1853, and died August 1, 1898; she was a graduate of Mrs. Nickols's Female Academy at Rochester, and was an active member of the Presbyterian church of Le Roy. Mr. and Mrs. Hager had one son, John B., born December 28, 1878, and died March 4, 1880; they also had an adopted daughter, Mrs. Bessie N. Hager Edson.

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A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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