Biography of William F. Van Tuyl
Yates County, NY Biographies





Van Tuyl, William F., son of Silas H. and Mariab F. (Randolph) Van Tuyl, was born October 23, 1838, was educated at the common schools and select school in Penn Yan, under the tutorship of Prof. N. W. Ayer, and after finishing his education he taught school in different places for about fifteen years. He was school commissioner of Yates County from 1876 to 1882. Mr. Van Tuyl was one of the first to develop the grape product, planting his vineyard in 1861 on Lake Keuka, and he has lived to see it one of the leading industries of the county. Mr. Van Tuyl is a Republican in politics. In the year 1867 he married Miss Sarah M. Dean, and their children are J. Ernest and Nellie G. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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