Dintruff, Jacob, a native of Penn Yan, came to Potter about 1890, being one of the pioneers in that town. He
was a farmer, and had twelve children, of whom four sons and one daughter survive. John L., the third child, was
born November 27, 1821, and was educated at the common schools of his native town. He married Lucy Thomas, of Potter,
by whom he had five children, two deceased. He was engaged in farming until 1849, when he removed to Italy, and
carried on a sawmill for two years. In 1851 he moved to Middlesex and carried on farming there until 1871, when
he was elected sheriff of Yates County. He then removed to Penn Yan, where he has since resided. He was road commissioner
three years in Middlesex, was assessor six years, supervisor two years, has been six years assessor in Penn Yan
corporation, was vice president of Yates County Bank four years, and is a member of the firm of Dintruff &
Dwelle, wool dealers, the largest in Yates County. Mr. Dintruff has been in the business thirty five year's.
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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