Niagara County

1897 Biography - Adam Schwarm, Jr.

Schwarm, Adam, jr., was born in Swormville, N. Y., March 17, 1863, a son of Adam and Louisa (Ebeshart) Schwarm, natives of Germany. Adam and Louisa Schwarm immigrated to America in 1847 and settled at Swormville, they being the pioneer settlers there. He kept a general store there until 1880, and was a dealer in real estate. He and George W. Hoover were the founders of the Erie & Niagara County Farmers' Association, of which he was six years treasurer. Adam Schwarm, the subject, was educated at Clarence Union School and Bryant 8; Stratton's Business College, where he taught for a short time and was graduated from there in 1896. He commenced his business career as manager of the lumber mills of C. Fritz, Martinsville, and was then nine years with P. Becker & Co., wholesale grocers, as salesman, giving up this position on account of poor health. In 1897 he bought the Col. Stephen R. Warren farm of 129 acres in Pendleton, where he carries on general farming. June 21, 1888, he married Caroline R., daughter of Col. Stephen R. Warren. Colonel Warren was seventeen years cashier in a bank at Troy, and afterwards settled on Grand Island and later came to Pendleton and purchased a large tract of land, where he died in 1880.

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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