Biography of Alex L. Zeilley
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Zeilley, Alex L., was born in the town of Avoca, April 18, 1854, son of Oliver Zeilley, who was born in Palatine, Montgomery county, in 1827, and came to the town of Avoca in 1846, and settled at what is known as the Pond settlement on a farm of 200 acres, and retired from active business in 1876. He married Amelia Shults, of Avoca, and one son was born to them, Alex, who was educated in the district schools and the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary. In 1891 he entered the milling business at Cohocton, and remained there until 1893 when he came to Avoca, and became one of the founders of the Avoca Milling Company, now located in the village of Avoca, which makes flour under the roller process with a capacity of 200 barrels per day. Mr. Zeilley is president and secretary of the company. He married Libbie, daughter of William Vrooman, and they have two children: Willie D., and Ollie. Mr. Zeilley held the office of commissioner of highways in 1878, since then having held the office of trustee of the village, and in 1893 was elected supervisor, and reelected in 1894 on the Republican ticket. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. No. 538.

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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