Biography of Isaac W. Groesbeck
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





ISAAC W. GROESBECK, son of John N. and Sarah (Becker) Groesbeck, was born September 28, 1822, in the town of Owego, onehalf mile south of the village, on the Montrose turnpike. His father, a farmer of Dutch ancestry, was born in Washington county, N. Y. He moved with his parents when a child to Rensselaer county, where he lived until April, 1822, when he came to Tióga county, accompanied by his wife and five children. He purchased and located on what is now the Archibald farm on the turnpike. Eight years later he sold that place and bought a large tract opposite Hiawatha island, on the south bank of the Susquehanna. This farm has been the homestead of the family and occupied by Isaac W., the younger son, for sixty six years. He inherited a portion 'of the old farm, and by hard work and careful saving has added to the old place, accumulating in all over two hundred acres, which he has divided among his children. Isaac Groesbeck, on January 7, 1851, was married with Sophia Probasco, born March 1, 1829, a daughter of Samuel and Lydia Probasco. Mrs. Groesbeck came to Tioga county with her parents from Port Jervis, N. J., about 183.5. Mr. and Mrs. Groesbeck have three children, Charles H., William E. and Theodore, all now living near the old home. Mr. Groesbeck has always been a republican and has held the offices of pathmaster and school trustee. While not a member, he has always been a devout attendant of the Methodist church in Owego.

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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