Biography of Andrew J. Beers
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Beers, Andrew Jackson, was born in Walton, Delaware county, August 13, 1834. His early life was spent in his native county, where he was educated. At the age of nineteen years he went to Erie county, Pa., where he engaged in contracting for the building of the Lake Shore Railroad, in company with Harvey Beers, his brother. He followed this business for about four years, and was injured by a horse falling on him, after which he did no active business for several years. He was engaged in farming till 1869, when he went into the livery and stage business in Canton, Bradford, county, Pa., where he remained till 1888. The last five years of his residence in Canton he was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. In 1888 he came to Ithaca and established the undertaking business, which has assumed large proportions here. He is the leader of t.he profession in this city. thoroughly competent in his work. He has been a member of the K. of P. for about twenty five years. He has been twice married, first to Elthea Fisher, of New York city, by whom he had two children: Ella and F. Eugene, the latter a telegrapher in Susquehanna, Pa. His present wife is Celia Dann, of Bradford county, Pa.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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