Biography of John Mittower
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Mittower, John, came to Torrey from Maryland in 1801, settling in the north part of the town on the lake road. There he had a family of five children, three sons, Andrew, John and Abram; and two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. Andrew moved to Ohio. John and Abram reside on the homestead. Abram married Catharine Merical, by whom he had seven children. He died August 8, 1846, and his wife on May 4, 1876. Three of the children are living, viz.: Mary A., wife of John Bachman, who resides in Michigan; Elizabeth, wife of William Brown, who resides in Torrey; and George. The latter was born December 21, 1826, and married Sarah E. Thompson, by whom he had two children, Aaron G. and Alfred J., both of whom reside in Torrey. George Mittower has been a carpenter and joiner, and held the office of constable three years. He has always resided in Torrey. John Mittower, jr., was drafted and went to Buffalo in 1812. John, sr., died in October, 1817. Nancy Mittower, daughter of John, married Clinton King, and had one child, Libbie, wife of Charles A. Smith. Clinton King died November 9, 1879. His wife died October 11, 1875. Charles A. Smith, son of Albert L., was born April 10, 1856, and has been a resident of Torrey since 1863.

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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