Biography of Christian C. Bill
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Bill, Christian C., was born August 1, 1859. John Bill, his paternal grandfather, was born in Germany, emigrated to this country in 1834, and settled in Rochester, N. Y., where he remained two years. In 1836 he moved to Wayland and purchased ninety acres of land. He was one of the pioneers of the town of Wayland. He had but one son, John N., who died. April 17, 1893, father of Christian C., who was born in Germany in 1831, and emigrated to this country at three years of age. He subsequently owned his father's farm. In March, 1864, he enlisted in Co. C, 179th N.Y. Vols., and was discharged in June, 1865. In Dansville, N. Y., in 1849 he married Louisa Bauer, who was born in Germany in 1833, and emigrated to this country when thirteen years of age. They had seven children: Catherine, Louisa M., John, deceased, Christian C., Henry J., Julia M., and William, deceased. Christian C. was educated in the common schools of Wayland, and was graduated with the Hamilton College law class of May 27, 1881. He studied with W. W. Clark and was admitted to the bar in the spring term of 1881. He has an office in Wayland where he has practiced. for fourteen years. He has been village treasurer of Wayland for one year, and has been delegate to the Republican nominating convention, district and county, numerous times. He is a member of the J. F. Little Camp Sons of Veterans, No. 195, of which he was one of the organizers. At North Cohocton, September 23, 1883, he married Ida L. Wilson, who was born in Naples, April 2, 1863, by whom he has one child, Florence Pearl, who was born December 31, 1884.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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