Biography of John Lighdc
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Lighdc, John, one of the leading provision dealer of Saratoga Springs, is a native of Germany, born in Bavaria, March 28, 1853. His father was a well-to-do farmer and in his earlier years he worked on the farm and attenaed school, acquiring a good education. When but fourteen years old-he began to learn the butcher's trade and. has followed this occupation all his life. He came to this country in 1871 and settled first in New York city, where he remained a short time and later worked at his trade in Oswego and Albany. In 1872 he came to Saratoga Springs and in 1876 began a provision business, locating at the intersection of Clark and White streets. Later he removed to No. 41 Lake avenue, where he conducted a store for over twenty years. He removed to his present location in the spring of 1898. Mr. Lighdc has been a useful and respected citizen of Saratoga Springs and enjoys the entire confidence of the business community. He married in 1883.


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