Biography of Dr. Northrup N. St. John
Steuben County, NY Biographies





St. John, Dr. Northrup N., was born in Webster, Monroe county, N. Y., November 26, 1829. His grandfather, Northrup St. John, was born in Danbury, Fairfield county, Conn., and died in Webster, Monroe county, N. Y. Niram St. John, father of Northrup N., was born in Danbury, Conn., October 18, 1804, and died in Springwater, August 2, 1882. He was a farmer by occupation, and married Hannah M. Stratton, who was born in Catskill, N. Y., April 2, 1805, and died February 25, 1895. They had three children: Rosalia J:, who was born December 14, 1825, and died June 14, 1846; Northrup N., as above; and Huldah A., who was born February 27, 1833. Northrup N. attended the common district schools of Webster, and afterwards moved to Springwater, N. Y., where he attended school for a time. He studied medicine with Dr. Hiram Hess, in Wayland, for one year, when he took a medical course at Buffalo Medical College, and commenced the practice of medicine at Springwater, N. Y., where he remained about ten years. He practiced in Atlanta, N. Y., for six years, after which he moved to Wayland, where he has practiced his profession continuously for twenty years. At Springwater, in 1848, he married Ann Howell, who was born November 22, 1828, by whom he had one child, Ella R., who was born July 8, 1854, married Austin Salter, and resides in Springwater; they have one child, Minnie L. March 16, 1866, Mr. St. John married for his second wife, Lucretia Ashley, who was born July 23,1848, by whom he had three children: Verne A., who was born April 25, 1871; Byrd E., who was born April 25, 1875; and Clare A., who was born March 21, 1881. Verne A. and Byrd E. are teachers, now attending the Geneseo Normal School, of Geneseo, N. Y. Mr. St. John has been president of Wayland eight years, and trustee two years.

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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