Biography of Henry Schoeffler
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Schoeffler, Henry, was born in Deidesheim Rhein Baiern, Germany, in 1840. Martin Schoeffler, father of Henry, was born in October, 1799. He was a soldier for six years in the Bavarian army. He married Susan Glasser, who was born in 1805, and died in 1880, by whom he had four children, Martin, Thomas, Henry and Thekia. Henry Schoeffler came to America in 1867, landing in New York on New Years' clay, with but three cents in his pocket. He borrowed twenty dollars and went to Chicago, Ill., where he worked two months at gardening, thence to Urbana where he spent three years in a vineyard, thence to Indiana, where he engaged in farming three years, after which he returned to Urbana and spent three years more in a vineyard. In 1874 he purchased his present tract of thirty nine acres, seventeen of which he cleared of timber and of all the stumps and stones and made twenty five acres of it a vineyard, and has erected large, first class buildings. In 1870 he married Johannah Poelhuis, who was born in St. James, Ind., in 1855, daughter of John B. and Mary (Tevogt) Poelhuis, both of Holland, by whom he had seven children: Anna Mary, Helena, Susanna, Martin A., George H., Randolph J., and J. Apolonia. Dr. Schoeffler is a member of the C. M. B. A. of Hornellsville.

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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