Biography of W. H. Bockoven
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Bockoven, W. H., was born in the town of Galen, January 23, 1832. His father, Samuel, came from New Jersey with his parents, who were among the early settlers in Wayne county. Samuel learned the blacksmith trade, and moved into the village of Clyde. W. H. Bockoven was educated in the common schools and in 1868 bought the VanAmburgh property of 100 acres, and in 1892 the Alfred Griswold property of 100 acres, now raising a large amonnt of fruit and peppermint. He married Elizabeth Roy, daughter of Israel Roy, and they have one son, Elmer R. Mrs. Bockoven died in 1890 at the age of fifty two. Onr subject is prominent in town affairs, and has served as commissioner of highways for two terms. W. H. was for thirteen years interested in blacksmithing and carriage making. Elmer R., son of our subject, is the owner of a farm of 100 acres willed him by his grandfather, Israel Roy, who died in 1892, and since coming of age has been interested in the grocery and glass business. Samuel Bockoven carried on the blacksmithing and carriage making trade at Lock Berlin for a great many years, moving into Clyde in his old age. He was born in 1800, dying in 1876. Elmer R. is also interested in Western real estate.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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