Biography of Adam Emig
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Emig, Adam, was born in Bavaria, Germany, November 22, 1856, and came to this county in 1871. He was for a short time a resident of Syracuse and also of Weedsport. In 1874 he came to Ithaca and was employed as a barber until 1878. That year, in partnership with H. Paris, he bought a shop in the Ithaca Hotel, which the firm of Paris & Emig conducted until 1884, and then Mr. Emig was sole proprietor for six years. In 1890 he was joined in partnership by Frank Eskenburg. In July, 1893, Mr. Emig retired, selling his interest, and since that time he has been engaged in commercial traveling, etc. He is a Democrat in politics, and in 1893 was made alderman of the Second Ward, and is still a member of the City Council. He was chairman of the Fire Department and Water Works Committee in 1893, and is a member of the Finance Committee and other committees at present. He is a member of Fidelity Lodge F. & A. M., Eagle Chapter, and St. Augustine Commandery. He is also a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the Encampment. In 1886 he married Elizabeth Brown, of Syracuse, and they have two sons.

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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