Biography of Samuel Van Alstine





Van Alstine, Samuel. p. o. North Pembroke, N. Y., was born in Oakfield, Genesee county, N. Y., July 4, 1841, obtained his education in the public schools and in early life was a farmer. August 22, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H. 129th New York Infantry, and in 1863 was transferred to the 8th Heavy Artillery. He was wounded in the battle of Cold Harbor in June, 1864, and was honorably discharged June 9, 1865. He then came to Pembroke, N. Y., and has been a general merchant in North Pembroke for fourteen years. He has served as postmaster for the past eleven years. On December 13, 1865, Mr. Van Aistine married Anna M., daughter of Jacob Martin of the town of Alabama; they have two sons: William J. and Ernest H. William J. married Hattie Hale of Alabama, and is now a resident of Elmira; they have two sons: Earl and Bertie. Mr. Van Aistine is manager of a general store in that city. Ernest H. is engaged in business with his father. Mr. Van Alstine is a member of D. W. Kinne PostNo. 536, G. A. R. of Corfu, Department of N. Y.



Source:
Our County and it's people
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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