Biography of Alexander Dorn
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Dorn, Alexander, was born November 8, 1808. He came from Dutchess county about 1825 and settled in the south part of the town, where he lived and reared ten sons, and three daughters, and died in 1876. Wesley Dorn, his son, was born in Danby February 29, 1840; he was educated in the common schools, where he laid the foundation of a solid education, which he has supplemented through life by reading and observation. At the age of twenty five he married Sarah J., daughter of Ensign Dom, who died in 1879, leaving two children, one now surviving, Jennie E. Logan. Hem married second. in 1884, Saloma E. Bogardus, daughter of Calvin Bogardus, of the town of Caroline, and they have one daughter, Mabel E. In 1885 he bought what was known as the Norton farm, having sixty five acres, where he has built one of the handsomest residences in Danby. Our subject is a conservative, independent man, recognized throughout his town as a practical and successful farmer.

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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