Through his connection with the commercial activities of New Hartford, Manuel Ackler, who first located
here in 1896, has become one of the well known residents of this township. Mr. Ackler is a native of New York,
having been born in Herkimer county, on the 26th of April, 1861, and a son of David and Mary (Edick) Ackler.
The early education of Manuel Ackler was acquired in the common schools of his native county, after the completion
of which he entered a private school at Richfield Springs, New York. In 1883, at the age of twenty two years, he
engaged in teaching school, being identified with that vocation for four years, when he withdrew from this profession
to engage in commercial pursuits, accepting a position in the plant of the Remington Bicycle Works at Illion. He
severed his connection with this company in 1892 to become associated with his brother, Joseph H. Ackler, in the
grocery business in the same town for four years, when he removed to New Hartford and opened the store which he
has ever since conducted. Mr. Ackler has met with success in his venture here and is regarded as one of the substantial
merchants of the town, having built up an extensive patronage.
In Richfield Springs in 1887 Mr. Ackler was united in marriage to Miss Genie Parkhurst also a native of Herkimer
county and a daughter of Henry and Jennie (Mallory) Parkhurst.
The religious faith of Mr. and Mrs. Ackler is manifested through their membership in the Methodist Episcopal church,
of which he is chairman of the board of trustees, while for six years he has been superintendent of the Sunday
school. His political support he grants to the men and measures of the prohibition party, in the campaigns and
progress of which he is deeply interested. He is a charter member of the Modern Woodman of America, in which organization
he has held all of the offices, while he keeps in touch with the other grocers of Oneida county through the medium
of the Retail Grocers Association of Utica, with which he is affiliated. A good citizen and competent business
man, Mr. Aekler has made many friends in New Hartford during the period of his residence and both, he and Mrs.
Ackler, are well regarded in. the community.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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