Niagara County

1897 Biography - Adam Esslie

Esslie, Adam, deceased, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, April 23, 1831, and educated in the common schools of his native town. In 1854 he immigrated to America, settling at Niagara Falls, N. Y., where he took up the calling of farmer, and in 1868 bought fifty acres of fertile land in the town of Niagara, and established the present Esslie homestead farm. He was an industrious and highly respected farmer and esteemed by all his fellow citizens, and was deeply mourned upon his passing away, November 12, 1888. Since his decease Mrs. Esslie has continued to reside at the farm near the historic Sclilosser's dock, a typical country home. Mrs. Esslie has reared a family of eleven children, six sons and five daughters, all of whom are still living. During the land boom in 1891 she sold half of her farm (twenty-four acres) at eight hundred and fifty dollars an acre, for which her husband had paid but eighty dollars an acre. Mrs. Esslie lives a quiet, retiring life, much esteemed by her neighbors and friends. Adam Esslie was married in January, 1861, to Caroline Stricker, a daughter of George Stricker of Niagara Falls. Mr. Esslie and family were members of the Lutheran church. In politics he was a Democrat.

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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