Biography of Samuel Hyna
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Hyna, Samuel, was born in the town of Avoca, April 15, 1848. Enoch Hyna, his father, was born in Germany in 1808 and came to America when a young man and began farm work, working out by the month. Later he settled in Avoca, then moved to Wheeler, where he remained for over thirty years, when he retired to the village of Avoca. He married Christana Wenn, by whom he had six children: Maria, George, John, Peter, William, and Samuel. The latter was educated in the district schools and remained on the farm with his father until twenty three years of age, when he rented a farm, later buying one of 100 acres, to which he has since added seventy five acres. He has bred many fine horses and sheep and has taken special interest in breeding Palon China hogs. He was one of the first men to grow large quantities of potatoes in Wheeler, growing 5,000 bushels in one year. He was an active member of the West Creek Grange until its disbandment in 1876. Mr. Hyna married Alice, daughter of Simeon Wagener, of Wheeler. Their children are Elmer, Clara, wife of William Early of Prattsburg, who has one son, Deyo S. E. Early; and Nellie. Mrs. Hyna is a member of the Lutheran church.

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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