Niagara County

1897 Biography - George Dick

Dick, George, was born at Tonawanda, N. Y., March 1, 1841, a son of the late Jacob Dick. He was educated in the public schools of La Salle, whither his mother (now Mrs. Catherine Matthias) had removed. He left school at the age of eighteen and worked on the home farm at La Salle until he was twenty-four years of age, when he purchased a farm of eighty-three acres and engaged in fruit growing and general farming until 1864; at this date he enlisted in the U. S. Army in Co. C, 2d N. Y. Regiment of Mounted Rifles. He went to the front with that regiment, serving in several brilliant campaigns and was in at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Court House; in August, 1865, he was mustered out of the service and at once returned to La Salle to his farm and to fruit growing, which he has followed ever since successfully. In November following his return from the war he was married to Susan A. Wattengel of La Salle, and they have reared a family of seven children, three sons and four daughters. Mr. Dick is an industrious and thrifty farmer and well deserves the high esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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