Biography of Edwin J. Horn
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Horn, Edwin J., was born at Scranton, Pa., in December, 1811, of German parents, and had only the advantages of a limited common school education, which, however, were supplemented by a vigorous intellect and persistent research in the several fields of art, literature and mechanics, He removed to Addison, N.Y., about the year 1846 and became associated with Capt. Stephen Lewis, in the manufacture of steam engines and general foundry and machine work, being very successful in that enterprise, and in later years owning and conducting the whole business, which had grown into proportions creditable to himself, and of great interest to the village. Mr. Horn also took an active part in public affairs and held many important offices, as village trustee, member of the Board of Education, and for several years represented his town in the county legislature. At the commencement of the war of the Rebellion he was known as a War Democrat and gave his whole influence for the success of the Union cause and later allied himself with the Republicans and remained a zealous worker in that party till the day of his death, January 19, 1884. In 1860 he married for his second wife, Eveline, daughter of the late Simon Brown, of Addison, who still survives him.

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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