Niagara County

1897 Biography - Jacob Lienz

Lienz, Jacob, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, a son of Daniel and Margaret Leinz, both of whom died in Germany. He came to America about forty years ago and settled in Amherst, Erie county, N. Y., where he remained two years and then came to the town of Newfane, and worked one year by the month and one year by the day, after which he rented a farm, on which he remained sixteen years, and which he afterwards bought for $4,500. He then bought the farm he now owns, paying $8,000 for it and has so managed it that he has paid for it and has fine buildings and one of the best improved farms in his town. He married Christina Klein, and they had eight children, five of whom are living: Daniel, the eldest is married and has one daughter; Mary married Fred Mayer and has two sons and resides in Buffalo; Tennie, Emma and John, the three youngest, reside with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Leinz are faithful members of the German Lutheran church. He is a prosperous and enterprising farmer and a gentleman.

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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