Biography of Sylvester B. Van Duser
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Van Duser, Sylvester B., was born at Fairville, October 1, 1846. His early life was spent in his father's mill and on the farm, and received his education from the public schools. In 1863 he enlisted in Company F, Second Mounted Rifles, N. Y. Volunteers, and was mustered into service February 4. 1864. He participated in all the engagements from Spottsylvania Court House to the siege of Petersburg, and was honorably discharged at Buffalo, August 10, 1865. He is a member of Vosburg Post No. 99, G. A. R., department of New York, and has held the position of commander three years, and was reelected to the office of chaplain last December. Upon his return from the army in the fall and winter of 1865-66 he attended Marion Academy, and then occupied the position of clerk for E. P. Soverhill and for Soverhifi & Nieholoy. February 22, 1872, Mr. Van Duser purchased E. P. Soverhill's interest and a copartuership was formed with W. H. Nicholoy, under the firm name of Nicholoy & Van Duser. This continued twenty years, when Mr. Van Duser purchased Mr. Nicholoy's interest and is conducting the general dry goods business on his own account with success. January 2, 1872, he married Ellen A. Eddy, of Taunton; Mass., and they had six children: S. Eddy, died in infancy, Sylvester B., jr., Orville B., Elizabeth E., Douglas H., and G. Rhodes. Mr. Van Duser's father, Robert Van Duser, was born February 9, 1821. For the greater part of his life he was a miller, but later took up farming. September 22, 1840, he married Phebe Rose of the town of Arcadia, and to them the following children were born: Elizabeth, Frances A., Sylvester B. (as noted above), Charles E., Emma C., Robert A., and Hiram A. Mr. Vau Duser died March 16, 1882, but his wife is still living. Mr. Saul Eddy was born in Taunton, Mass., February 16, 1819. He was educated in the common schools of his town and then learned the mechanics' trade. His wife was Abby Clark, of Taunton, and the following children were born to them: Emma C., Abby A., Ellen A. (above noted), and Alice E. Mrs. Eddy died in 1857; her husband survives and resides at the old home. Mr. Sylvester Van Duser is an official member of the M. E. church ani one of its trustees. Mrs. Van Dnser is a member of the Baptist church.

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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