Biography of William B. Larelere
Yates County, NY Biographies





Larelere, William B., son of Henry and Rebecca (Durham) Larzelere, was born January 27, 1831, in Jerusalem, N. Y. He was educated at the common schools, and lived with his father until he was twentyone years of age, when he went to Wisconsin. After returning to his native State, he enlisted in Co. F, One Hundred and Seventy ninth New York Regiment, which went into the Virginia campaign, and was under command of General Burnside. His company was in the front at the siege of Petersburg, and after three days' fighting and the mine explOsion, which occurred July 30, 1864, there were but nine men left of this company, which a few months before had mustered eighty three men. Mr. Larzelere was at the battles of Cold Harbor, Reams's Station, Va., Poplar Spring Grove, Hatcher's Run, the final taking of Petersburg, and the surrender of Lee's army near Appomattox. He was mustered out June 8, 1865, at Alexandria, Va. Returning to Ontario County, N. Y., he then bought a farm, where he remained ten years. Selling his farm, he removed to Kansas, but meeting with misfortune, he soon returned to his native State, and in 1879 came to Jerusalem again, purchasing a vineyard farm of thirty two acres. Mr. Larzelere married Sarah A., daughter of Robert P. and Frances (Belknapp) Sheppard, of Italy, N. Y., and their children are Helen M., Florence A. (deceased), Herman G. and Herbert L. (twins), who now reside in Rochester, N. Y.; and Adelia May.

From:
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


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