Biography of John Breckhimer
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Breckhimer, John, was born in Newark in April, 1854, son of John, a native of Germany, whose father was Peter Breckhimer, a farmer and prominent man in official capacities. John, sr., was one of five children, and a brewer by trade when in Germany. After coming to the United States in 1852 he followed the cooper trade some years. He was the only one of his family that came to America. His wife was Theresa Smeder, a native of Germany, and their children are Mrs. Catherine Funday, of Syracuse; Mrs. Louisa Deppold, of Syracuse; Mrs. Mary A. Gardner, of Syracuse; Peter, Leaines, Mrs. Emma Bigal, of Syracuse. The subject has devoted his life to farming, and now owns the homestead of his father and grandfather, and makes a specialty of breeding fine hogs. He served as inspector of election, is a member of Hastings Grange, and is postmaster of Little France at present. In 1880 he married Sarah, daughter of Frank and Kate Besonsaw, of West Monroe, and their children are Theodore William, born in 1881; Melvin, born in 1884; Clara, born in 1887; George, born in 1888; and Emma, born in 1892.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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