Biography of Ira Ozmun
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Ozmun, Ira, was born in Lansing, on his present farm, December 28, 1825. He is the son of Jacob L., a native of Orange county and an early settler in Lansing. who came here with his parents, John and Polly (Linderman) Ozmun, at an early date. Jacob settled on the farm now owned by his son, and there passed his life, with the exception of his last three years. He was a prominent man in his town, and was educated in both English and German. He was a veterinary surgeon, and was prominent in both town and county politics, being a Democrat. He married Sally Ingley, of Groton, and they had eight children, Polly, Alvira, Abby A., Elmira, Jerry I. (all deceased). Ira, Emily and Julia. During his last years he engaged in the lumber business with our subject. He died in June, 1864, aged sixty three yearns, and his wife died three years later, aged sixty six years. Ira attended the common schools, and remained on the farm of his father till twenty five years of age. At the age of twenty he bought a saw mill, and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, which he followed fourteen years, in connection with his farm business, having bought with his brother, in 1848, the farm of 245 acres. Some years later they divided the farm. Since he retired from the lumber business he has confined himself to farming exclusively. In 1855 he married Mary, daughter of Morris and Rachael (Learn) De Camp, of Lansing. She was born in 1827. Mr. and Mrs. Ozmun have three adopted children, N. Breese, now a resident of California; Oscar D. Poison, of Peoria, Ill.; and Hester Ann Dalton, wife of Willie Teeter, of Groton, Mr. and Mrs. Ozmun are members of the North Lansing Grange, of which they have been active workers for twenty years.

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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