Biography of Jacob Sheer
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Sheer, Jacob, son of John and Rosina (Sperber) Sheer, was born in Sand Lake, April 7, 1845, and has always resided in the town and is now one of its most successful farmers. He has a farm of 110 acres and makes a specialty of berry culture besides his farming. Mr. Sheer runs threshing machinery during the season. His first eight years' of business on his own account was at hay pressing. In 1872 Mr. Sheer married Margaret E., daughter of Christopher and Catharine (Wattenpaugh) Welker; they have two sons, Irving C. and Elmer J. Mr. Sheer is a Democrat and has been three terms collector; they support the M. E. church and are both members of the P. of I., West Sand Lake

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


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