Biography of G. Jacob Bill
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Bill, G. Jacob, was born June 27, 1845, son of George C. Bill, who was born in Germany, emigrated to America in 1847, and settled in Wayland, where he purchased the farm of 180 acres, where his son now resides. He married Mary D. Drekmer, a native Germany, by whom he had these children: Mary Catherine, born April 14, 1825; Mary E., born October 22, 1826; John C., born August 29, 1828; Nicholas, born February 12, 1834; Mary, born April 22, 1836; Charlotte, born June 1838; John Conrad, born February 29, 1841; John Nicholas, born June 6, 1843; George Jacob, born June 27, 1845; and John Adam, born December 11, 1848. He was a blacksmith by trade, also a farmer. He died in Wayland in 1881, aged seventy nine years, and his wife June 7, 1862, aged fifty two years. George Jacob attended the common schools, also the German Lutheran school, where he was confirmed July 17, 1859. He has always followed farming and now owns the farm where his father settled about 1848. He is a member of Wayland Lodge No. 176, I. O. O. F. He married Mary C. Kausch at Dansville, N. Y., who was born in Wayland in 1848, daughter of Valentine Kausch of Wayland, by whom he has these children: J. William, born January 8, 1867; Della Dora born October 26, 1871; Amelia, born March 13, 1875; Charles Sylvester, born November 1877, and died October 11, 1889; and Lena Mary. born April 17, 1879. Mrs. Bill died November 14, 1887.

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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