Biography of Joseph A. Genung
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Genung, Joseph A., was born in the town of Dryden, January 17, 1835. His father, Aaron Genung, came to Tompkins county in 1801 and settled on lot 93 which is in the possession of his descendants. Joseph A. was educated in the common schools, and is a self made and self educated man. At the age of twenty three he married Mary E., daughter of James Cornelius, and they are the parents of three children, two of whom, Mrs. Nellie M. Gillmer and Mary Josephine Geeing, survive. Mr. Genung takes the Democratic side in politics, and an active, intelligent interest in church and school matters. In 1868 he bought his father's estate which has been in the family since 1801, having 150 acres of land, and raising hay, grain and stock. Our subject is one of the prominent farmers in his town, taking part in advancing its best interests and is a man of sterling character and high worth.

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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