Biography of Joseph Behr
Madison County, NY Biographies





Behr, Joseph, member of the Oneida village board of trustees, was born in Rome, N. Y., June 27, 1856. His father, a native of Germany, came to this country in early life and settled near New York city, thence removing to Rome, and later to Verona, Oneida county. Mr. Behr was educated in the common schools, and assisted in the conduct of his father's farm until he reached his majority. He was employed for a period of two years in the cheese factory at Verona Landing, and later for five years at the casket factory in Oneida In 1887 he began business as a grocer, forming a partnership with George Oradell under the firm name of Dradell & Behr. Their association continued five years, and at the end of that time Mr. Behr sold his interest and established his present business at No. 111 Elm street. where he has been located seven years. Mr. Behr is now serving as a member of the village board of trustees. He married in 1882 Miss Emma Dick, a daughter of Jacob Dick of Oneida.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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