Biography of John Deuel
Barton, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JOHN DEUEL, born in Dutchess county, married Sally Davis, and commenced housekeeping at Canandaigua, in June, 1835, removing to Nichols where he engaged in farming. Later he removed to Owego, where he died in 1859. His wife survived him, dying in 1886. Among their children were Augustus S., of Owego, Esther (Mrs. Joel Gould) of Owego, Lydia Deuel (Mrs. Frank Mills) of Nichols, and Amos E. Deuel, who, born at Canandaigua, N. Y., April 12, 1835, married Emily, a daughter of William and Lovisa (Eaton) Brown, in 1856, and, settling in Owego, engaged in the boot and shoe trade. In 1862 Mr. Deuel enlisted in Company C., 109th New York volunteers, and was discharged in February, 1863, for physical disability acquired in service. Recovering his health, in September, 1863, he enlisted in the United States navy, was stationed on the monitor Dictator, and served until the expiration of his term of service in 1865. Returning home he engaged again in the boot and shoe trade. In 1873 he entered the United States mail service and is now one of the oldest employees of the government in that department, as he has been in service continually from that time. Mr. Deuel is a member of Ahwaga Lodge of Free Masons, and of the local Grand Army post. He has five children, Ida B., Jane L., Etta, Edwin B., and Eleanor M.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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