Niagara County

1897 Biography - P. W. Folger

Folger, P. W., was born in Pendleton, Niagara county, N. Y., April 13, 1835, a son of Daniel Folger, jr. (born in Vermont, December 5, 1806), and Mary P. Andrus(born in Vermont, July 26, 1810). The grandfather of the subject came to Pendleton in a very early day, where he died in 1856; he erected the first barn built on the Holland Land Company's land. Daniel Folger, jr., cut the first tree in the town of Pendleton; he died October 4, 1871, and his wife on March 6. 1879. P. W. Folger was reared on a farm and educated in Wilson Collegiate Institute. He is a farmer and owns 200 acres of land and has 2,000 fruit trees. November 16, 1859, he married Eliza A., daughter of George F. and Sarah A. Griffin, and they have one son, Zerenbe C., born December 25, 1869, who is a farmer and resides at home. Mr. Folger is a Republican. His wife died June 25, 1895.

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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