Biography of G. Harrison Wheeler





Wheeler, G. Harrison, was born in Batavia, N. Y., March 14, 1842. His father, George C. Wheeler, was a native of Rehoboth, Mass., and came to Genesee county in 1824 with his parents, Col. Simon and Rachael Wheeler, settling in the town of Oakfield. George C. Wheeler married Hannah S., daughter of George Benson; he died in 1895 in his seventy-ninth year. G. Harrison Wheeler was educated in the common schools. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. K, 12th N. Y. Volunteers, and served during the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the war. In 1866 Mr. Wheeler married Lavinia, daughter of John Fischel. In 1866 he purchased the Cook farm of ninety-eight acres. He has served as highway commissioner for two terms and as commander of Upton Post, G. A. R.



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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