Biography of Henry B. Onderdonk
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Onderdonk, Henry B., was born in Yates May 26, 1852, and was the son of Abram and Eliza Onderdonk. He was brought up on a farm and also learned the carpenter's trade, working at it, however, but a short time. His successful business life was begun at Lyndonville, where he was a dealer in furniture and an undertaker for eighteen months; but discovering an opportunity for a successful business at Albion, he came to that village in 1879. From this time until his death, January 5, 1894, Mr. Onderdonk was one of Albion's prominent merchants, and also one of its most popular citizens. Be was a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow, and was also connected with the temperance societies of the village. He was also a devoted member of the Baptist church. On July 15. 1878, he married Ella M., daughter of George and Lydia Gray of Albion. The present firm of Mathes & Onderdonk is a continuation of the furniture and undertaking business established by Henry B. Onderdonk in 1879.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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