Biography of Jacob Shoemaker
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Shoemaker, Jacob, one of Lansing's prominent men, was born on the farm he now owns, November 19, 1837, a son of Jacob, also a native of Lansing, born on the same farm, who married Christina, daughter of William Ozmun of Lansing, by whom he reared five children: Anna, deceased wife of Anson Wyckoff, of Moravia; Almira, widow of Oliver Breckinridge, of Slippery Rock, Pa.; Sallie, deceased wife of Dennis Kelley, of Lansing; Jacob; Emma, wife of Randall Smith, of Cato. He died in December, 1890, at the age of ninety years and eight months. His wife died in 1874. Our subject was reared on this farm and attended the common schools. At the age of about thirty four his father gave him the farm of 100 acres on lot eighty three, where he has since remained. In 1860 he married Louisa, daughter of John and Electa (Searles) Bloom, of Lansing, and they have had two children: one who died in infancy, and Elmer Ellsworth, born January 27, 1862, His wife died March 11, 1877, and he married second, Alice, daughter of Ambrose Parsons, of Ithaca, and they have one son, Frank, born April 27, 1879. Mr. Shoemaker was at one time a sergeant in the State militia, serving fourteen years, and received an honorable discharge in 1874.

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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