Biography of James Van Iderstine
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Van Iderstine, James, was born in Caroline February 26, 1826. In early life he learned the blacksmith's trade, at which he worked about four years, but being hurt while at his work, he was compelled to give it up, and take up farming. His first purchase was on Bald Hill, near Mott's Corners, now known as Brookton. This he sold and bought his present place of eighty seven acres, which he devotes to general farming. In 1853 he married Caroline Maple, daughter of Harris Yaple, and they have had three children: Arthur L , Bertha A., and Cora G., the latter being the only one at home. Mr. Van Iderstine is a member of the Grange and in politics is a Democrat.

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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