Niagara County

1897 Biography - Solomon B. Dunkleberger

Dunkleberger, Solomon B., was born in Perry county, Pa., March 1, 1820. His father, Benjamin Dunkleberger, was also born in Pennsylvania, the family coming from Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1776. Benjamin Dunkleberger married Elizabeth, daughter of John Harmony. He came to the town of Royalton in 1838, where he was a farmer; he was a wagon maker by trade. He died in 1857. Solomon B. Dunkleberger was educated in the common schools and in 1852 married Frances, daughter of Michael Brown, and they have one son, Harvey. Mr. Dunkleberger is one of the representative farmers of his town; starting in life empty handed, he has achieved a success by the untiring industry of his character and to-day is one of Niagara county's leading farmers. He has served his town as poormaster for twelve years and takes an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions and has ever been recognized as a man of sterling integrity whose word is as good as his bond. He first bought a farm in 1843, and after keeping it four years he sold it, and of the money he received for it he gave $1,000 to his younger brother William and $700 to his father. He also clothed and paid the schooling of his brother William. After this he bought the farm on which he now lives and kept adding to it until he now has 110 acres of land.

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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