Niagara County

1897 Biography - George S. Freer

Freer, George S., was born in Cambria, N. Y., in April, 1833, a son of Solomon and Mary Ann (Snyder) Freer. The grandfather, Amos Freer, was a merchant in Albany, and the paternal grandfather, Henry Snyder, was an early settler of Cambria. Solomon Freer came to Cambria in 1826, where he lived until his death. He was a millwright by trade, but spent his last days at farming. George S. Freer was reared on a farm, and has always followed farming with the exception of four years spent in the custom house under Cutler as deputy collector. In 1855 he married Caroline Madison, adopted daughter of Roswell Hart of Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Freer are the parents of four sons and one daughter: Milton S., miller; Roswell H., (deceased), G. Frank, farmer; Charles S., farmer on homestead, and Minnie, wife of William Walaba. Mr. Freer is a Democrat and has served as assessor and supervisor. He is a member of Frazier Lodge No. 375, F. & A. M., also of the Good Templars.

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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