Biography of William L. Prusia
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Prusia, William L., was born in Henrietta, Monroe county, January 11, 1824, a son of Jacob, born in Lancaster county, Pa., who died in Gaines in 1859, aged sisty nine years. Jacob married Elizabeth Maurer, born in Lancaster county, Pa., who died in Pennsylvania in 1857, aged sixty seven years. They had ten children: Eliza B., born in 1810; John, born in 1812, died in 1833; David, born in 1814; Maria, born in 1816, died in 1845; Harriet S., born in 1822; William J., born in 1824; Samuel G., and Sarah (twins), born in 1826, Samuel dying in 1864; Lucinda S., born in 1828, died in 1861; Angeline, born in 1831, and Daniel M., born in 1834, (who was a soldier in the late war). William S. attended the public schools of Ridgeway, and later in Crawford county, Pa., and has followed farming and dealing in cattle. He is a Republican, and has served as commissioner of highways, overseer of the poor, and for thirteen years has been director of the Farmers' Mutual Life Insurance Company. December 14, 1847, he married Louisa Parker, who Was born March 1, 1824, a daughter of Samuel Parker of Delaware county, who died in 1862, aged sixty years. Mr. and Mrs. Prusia have children as follows: Frank J., born July 7, 1849, married Rachael Crandall, and died in 1892; Gertrude L., born August 2, 1850, married William R. Lattin (deceased), by whom she had three children; and Charlie, born December 31, 1858, married Ida Fellows, and had three children.

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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