Biography of Dorman Waldradt
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Walradt, Dorman, was born in Salt Springville, N. Y., December 29, 1844, son of Godfrey and Maria Walradt. Godfrey was a native of Allegany county and his wife of Montgomery county. In 1847 he came to Theresa, where he lived until his death, April 22, 1868, and his wife died November 4, 1896. Mr. Walradt's grandfather, Abram Walradt, lived and died in Montgomery county. Dorman Walradt was educated in the common schools. He was engaged with W. D. Chapman & Son for some time and was then on the road traveling. He was postmaster during Cleveland's administration and one year during Harrison's. In 1890 he engaged in mercantile business and has been very successful. In 1865 he married Nancy Shurtleff, and they had two children: George D., born August 20, 1866, was educated in the common schools and graduated from Eastman's Business College in 1886; married Ida L. Peck; and James H., born April 27. 1870, educated in Theresa. Mr. Walradt is a Democrat and has been justice two terms and president of the village two terms. He is a member of Theresa Lodge F. & A. M., and Lodge of Perfection of Watertown; also a member of the Council, P. of J., and Chapter, Rose Croix, of Ogdensburg, N. Y.; Central City Consistory, S. P. R. S., 32d degree, class of 1898, Syracuse, N. Y, He attends the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Walradt is a member.

 

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