Biography of Jesse Wyckoff
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Wyckoff, Jesse, the pioneer of this family in Lansing, was born December 15, 1785, and his wife, Susanna Brown, was born May 25, 1789. Their children were as follows: John, Ira, Levi, and Anna. Ira was born October 25, 1812, and died June 12, 1884. He married Julia Ann Ozmun, and their children were: William O., John, Levi, Ai, Ira Alvin, Julia Ann, wife of Tompson Metzgar, Sylvester, Henry, Charles H., and Susie. His wife died February 23, 1871, and he married second Cristina Metzgar, by whom he had four children: Louie B., Frank, George, and Jesse. Charles H. Wyckoff is well known throughout Tompkins county as an extensive and successful poulterer. He was born in Lansing, October 9, 1851, the son of Ira Wyckoff of that town. At the age of fifteen he left the farm and learned the machinist's trade, at which he worked about twelve years. Leaving his trade he then established a marble business at Ludlowville, which he conducted about two years, and then established a milk route in Ithaca. In March, 1881, Mr. Wyckoff bought the Fisher farm in Groton and came here to reside. In connection with his farm work he began studying the subject of poultry raising, and in 1883 began that enterprise, starting with a flock of less than 100 fowls. Being successful he increased the capacity of his yards, until finally he raised from 1,500 to 2,000 chickens, all thoroughbred White Leghorns, and now operates a highly successful business, both in the line of general farming and poultry raising. September 25, 1874, he married Lillie Ida, daughter of James and Nancy Bidwell, of Uhrichsville, O., and they have one son, Elmer Leroy.

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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