Biography of George Nold
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Nold, George, was born in the province of Fulda, Germany, January 19, 1850, where he attended the schcols for seven years. At eighteen years of age he emigrated to this country and settled in Perkinsville, town of Wayland, where he worked at shoemaking for John Ritz for four years, having previously worked at the trade for four years in the old country. In 1872 he rented the Zimmerman store on Naples street, employed two men, and carried on business there for two years. In 1874 he bought the store on East Naples street, which he now occupies, of Ira Bush, for $1,000, and employed from two to four men for nine years, when the building burned, and he erected the first brick building in Wayland, and carried on the boot and shoe business. In 1884-85 he held the office of town clerk, was again elected in 1893, and again in 1894 for a term of two years. He has been one of the trustees of the Wayland Union School for three years, is a member of the C. M. B. A., Branch No. 101, and has been president of the Wayland Dime Saving & Loan Association, which was incorporated March, 1888, with assets of $80,000, for seven years. At Perkinsville, June 4, 1871, he married Mary Ritz, who was born June 4, 1853, in Perkinsville, by whom he had these children: Anna, who was born May 1, 1873; Maggie, who was born November 20, 1874; Joseph. who was born January 16, 1876; Katie, who was born July 3, 1878; Ida, who was born April 3, 1881; Lena, who was born May 21, 1883; and Edward who was born September 1, 1885. Joseph. works at the trade with his father Mrs. Nold died July 10, 1893, and he married second Frances E. Bick, horn September 6, 1852, daughter of Valentine and Mary Bick. Her parents kept the Biek House and for some time the Exchange Hotel. At the time of her marriage Mrs. Nold was employed at the Jackson Sanitarium, Dansville.

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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