Biography of John B. Lang
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Lang, John B., was born in Stockport, Columbia county, N. Y., December 22, 1833. When about two years old his parents moved into the State of Massachusetts, town of Great Barrington, where his boyhood days were spent and his education acquired. At the age of seventeen years he was apprenticed to learn the machinist trade at New Hartford, Conn. At the expiration of his apprenticeship he returned to Great Barrington where he worked at his trade for afew months, then accepted a position with the Curtis Calendar Clock Co., of Hartford, Conn., with whom he remained three years in Hartford and one year in New York city. He then went to Pittsfield, Mass., where he remained working at his trade until 1865, when he removed to Ithaca, and formed a partnership with James S. Reynolds in a general foundry and machine business, under the firm name of Reynolds & Lang, which bushiness has continued ever since. In 1870 the firm commenced the manufacture of steam engines in connection with their other business, and now make the building of engines a specialty. Mr. Lang is a Republican and served the then village of Ithaca four years as trustee. He is now the president of the local board of the Central City Building and Loan Association (of Syracuse, N. Y.), and is a trustee of the First Baptist Church; also secretary of the East Lawn Cemetery, and a trustee of Y. M. C. A. In 1856 he was made a Mason in Daskam Lodge No. 84, and is now a member of Hobasco Lodge No. 716 this city. Mr. Lang married Frances G. Patterson, of Glastonbury, Conn. Three children have been born to them, of which one, Bessie G., is now living; is sixteen years of age, and a student of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music.

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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