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Getman Bros., proprietors of the Latimer House at Theresa, American House at Canton, N. Y., and the St. Lawrence at Gouverneur, N. Y. The firm is composed of Edgar, Edward and Edson Getman, Sons of Capt. Elias and Sophia (Evans) Getman, he born in Fulton county, N. Y., and she born in Theresa, daughter of Columbus and Philenda (Fisher) Evans, who were among the early settlers of Theresa. Captain Getman was reared a mechanic and came to Jefferson county when a young man and lived at Redwood. He enlisted in the late war, serving four years and was promoted from lieutenant to captain. He came to Redwood and in 1866 bought the hotel at Theresa and was proprietor until 1882. He and his sons had put up a fine hotel in 1882 and was burned in the fire of 1890. The following year the present hotel was built by Getman Bros. The oldest brother. Edgar, is at Gouverneur and has charge of that business and his son-in-law, E. A. Green, has charge of the American Hotel at Canton. Edgar married Francis Parkhurst and they have two daughters, Maud and Grace. Edward is manager of the farm owned by the Getman Bros., of 270 acres, and Edson married Loretta Reynolds and they have one son, Elias. The firm also handles coal and ic& Edgar is a prominent Free Mason and is a member of the Shrine.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898