Biography of George Wiedeirich
Potter County, PA Biographies

GEORGE WIEDEIRICH, farmer, P. 0. Roulette, son of Jacob and Sally Wiederich, was born at Inglesy, France, in 1821, and came with his parents to America in 1829, locating in Roulette, then a wilderness, there being but one house and a blacksmith shop where the thrifty borough of Coudersport now stands. His father purchased a tract of land, which he cleared, and he became a prosperous farmer. Their children were Sally (Mrs. Isaac Lyman), Margaret (Mrs. Henry Reynolds), Caroline (Mrs. Charles N. Barrett) and George. After the father's death the mother made her home with her son George. George Wiederich was reared in Potter county, and remained on the homestead with his parents until his marriage, after which he took charge of the farm, and at his father's death succeeded him in its ownership. He married Kate, daughter of Henry Yentzer, and they have six children: Alice, Orlando, Lettie, Edith, Della and Volney. In politics Mr. Wiederich is a Democrat, and has served his township as school director.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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