Biography of John A. Schwingle
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Schwingle, John A., was born in Germany, in the Rhine province, in 1829, and at eighteen years of age emigrated to America, and settled in Buffalo with his uncle, Frederick Sehwingle, where he remained for three months working for him. He then went to Dansville, where he worked by the month for two years, thence to Wayland, where he worked by the month until 1852, when he purchased a house and a lot of fifteen acres, his first home in America. In 1850 he married Louisa Sehwingle, who died in 1851, aged twenty five years. They had one child, Louise who was born June 28, 1851, and who is now the wife of Fred Sorge, and resides at Dansville. They have five children: William, Inez, Edward, Rosa and Clarence. In:855 Mr. Schwingle married Mary Miller, who was born in Illinois, August 29, 1836, by whom he had these children: H. Franklin, born January 18, 1856; Frederick William, born December 26, 1857; George J., born February 3, 1860; Mary B., born January 24, 1863, died April 9, 1887; Amanda S., born November 21, 1867, died March 23, 18b9; Edward C., born July 13, 1805; John A., born October 3, 1869; Ida A., born December 29, 1871; William M., born June 13, 1874; Albert E., born August 19, 1876; and Emma C. E., born March 26, 1879. These children are all well educated, two of whom are teachers. Mr. Schwingle,has has owned 152 acres of land, and in 1893 sold 105 acres to his son. He has held the office of assessor three years, and is now overseer of the poor. He was a member of Dansville Lodge, No. 123, I. O. O. F., and is now a member of Wayland Lodge, No. 176, joined by permit from the Dansville Lodge. Mr. Schwingle's married children are as follows: Frank, who married Laura Hilts, lives in East Sparta, and has one son, Philip; Frederick W., who married Maggie Lander, and resides on a farm near Loon Lake; George J., who married Sophrona Totten, and has two children, Jay and Emma, and resides in Wayland village; Edward C., who married Mary Kramer, who has one daughter, Margaret, and resides in Dansville, where he owns and runs a hardware store, and is the inventor of the Sehwingle Potato Hiller, Coverer and Furrower.

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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