Biography of Ira Bogardus
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Bogardus, Ira, was born in the town of Caroline, April 18, 1846. Calvin, his father, was a native of Caroline also, and was a farmer. He married Maria, daughter of Marlin Merrills anti they had five children, of whom Ira was the second. He married in 1872 Charity Rounseville, daughter of Charles J., of Caroline Center, her father being at one titne member of assembly. Mr. and Mrs. Bogardus have two children: Harlen and Homer, both now in school. Mr. Bogardus is a member of the Baptist church and also of the Grange. He is a Democrat, and has served as road commissioner two terms, though the town is Republican, and in February, 1894, he was reelected for two years; he has also served as overseer of the poor. Mrs. Harriet Krum, an aunt of our subject's wife, was the first white child born in the town of Caroline.

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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