Biography of Charles A. Welcher
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Welcher, Charles A., was born in Areadia October 3, 1856, and was educated in the district, and the Union School and Academy of Newark. His early life was spent on his father's farm, and he is now one of Newark's enterprising grocery merchants. He married Jennie E. Garlock, of Newark, and they have five children: Fred G., Frank C, L. Fern, Ernest L. V., and J. Orville. Mr. Weleher's father, J. Philester, was born on the homestead two and one half miles north of the village of Newark, March 13, 1821. September 22, 1845, he married Abigail Lee, of Arcadia, by whom he had seven children: Alice, Amauda, Rev. Manfred P., Velora E., Charles A., as above, Lucy V., and Byron K, who died aged fifteen years. Subject's grandfather, John, was born in Morristown, N J, in 3790 and came to Phelps, Ontario county, when in his ninth year, and went to live with Oliver Clark, of East Palmyra, until he was twenty one years old. He then took up the land for the homestead from the primeval forest. He married twice, first Mehetabél Culver, and second Electa Jagger, of Batavia, formerly of Long Island.

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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