Biography of Daniel V. Teller
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Teller, Daniel V., was born in Lyons July 14, 1830. His father, William A., was a native of Schenectady, came to Lyons in 1825. He married Hannah, oldest daughter of Daniel Van Etten, who was among the first settlers and one of the representative farmers in the town. Daniel was educated in the common schools, finished at the Lyons Union School, to which he has added through life by reading and close observation After leaving school he returned to his father's farm in 1835, and bought the John B. Shaver business, which he followed eight years. In 1863 he established himself in the produce, nursery stock, and agricultural implements business, which has continued twenty years. up to 1883, and was then appointed superintendent of section 8 of the Erie Canal, holding the position eight years and was then tendered the position of special agent of the Ene Canal, which he held for two and one half years. In November, 1893, he was appointed postmaster at Lyons by President Cleveland. At the age of twenty four he married Mary E., daughter of Daniel Morey of Lyons, and they are the parents of three sons, two of whom, Arthur D., and Dexter M., are now living. Charles W. died in his twenty seventh year. Subject is a Democrat in politics, also takes an active interest in educational and religious matters.

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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