Biography of Lorenzo Newkirk
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Newkirk, Lorenzo, was born in Otsego county, September 20,1841, and is a son of John and Edith (Steel) Newkirk, he a native of Otsego county and she of Albany county. He was a farmer by occupation, and died in November, 1893, and his wife died in September, 1894. The grandparents of Lorenzo were David and ___ Newkirk, both natives of Otsego county, where they lived and died. Lorenzo came from Otsego county to Rensselaer county when sixteen years of age and commenced work as a farm hand. He then rented a farm for seven years, and in 1873 bought fifty five acres where he now resides, and has done dairying in connection with fruit growing, of which he makes a specialty. He was elected justice of the peace in 1896. In 1866 he married Wealthy, daughter of George and Cornelia (Moore) Brown of Otsego county. To Mr. and Mrs. Newkirk have been born beven children: Orlando, Frank, Edwin, Erwin, Dean, Grace and Nellie.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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