Earl, Herman S., was born in Rutland county, Vt., June 16, 1842, a son of Homer and Betsey Earl, natives of Vermont. His father was born August 3, 1800, and mother December 25, 1800; they were married in August, 1823, and had eight children, six of whom are living: Oscar H., Mary A., Everett, Wilbur T., W. C. Earl, M. D.; Fostina and Hiram are dead. Mr. Earl's parents came from Vermont with team and wagon, locating on the farm now owned by Mr. Earl. They cleared the land and underwent all the trials and hardships incident to pioneer life. He was justice of the peace and merchant in Vermont for years and was an assessor in Newfane; he died January 12, 1866, and his widow August 27, 1890. Herman S. Earl married Sarah A. Keyes March 5, 1873, and they had one son who died when seven months old. Mrs. Earl died in 1873 and he married Effie A. Bunday, a daughter of M. C. Pierce, who lives with his daughter and is in his ninety first year. Mr. Earl is a successful farmer and fruit grower and is a steadfast, honest and industrious gentleman. The last bear of Niagara county was killed on his farm forty years ago.
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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