Biography of D. Henry Lingerfelter


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Lingenfelter, D. Henry, was born in Montgomery county, N Y., in 1831, son of John J. and Elida Lingenfelter. His father was a stone mason arid farmer. D. Henry removed to Depauville with his parents in 1838, where he attended the public schools. His father died a few weeks after their removal there and his mother afterward married Rufus Smith of Lafargeville. Mr. Lingenfelter engaged in the wagon making business in the shop of Albert Baxter, serving his full time. A western fever besieged him and he went to Rochester, where he entered the employ of the Watertown and Genesee Valley Railroad in the construction department. He remained there two years and then returned to Clayton and engaged in business, In 185.5 he married Nancy B. Harter, and they have two daughters (twins), Isabel, wife of Eugene Wairath, and Arabella, resides at home. Mr. Lingenfelter is a member of La Fargeville Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M., and Penett Court No. 1,171 I. O. Foresters. He has held the office of senior master of ceremonies and at present is junior deacon of Lafargeville Lodge No. 171, F. & A. M. Politically he is a Republican, previous to the war was a Democrat.

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