Niagara County

1897 Biography - Jacob Shimer

Shimer, Jacob, was born in the town of Lockport, December 23, 1858. His father. William Shimer, came with his parents, Jacob B, andMary Shimer, from Lehigh county. Pa., in 1831, settling near Lockport. He was a public spirited man and supported all church and school interests. William Shimer married Nancy Root; he died in 1894. Jacob Shimer was educated in the common schools and in 1880 married Matilda L., daughter of Jerry Dunkleberger, and they have four children: Ray C., Mason C., Alton W, andMabel C. Mr. Shimer is one of the progressive men of his town, serving as highway commissioner for two years, and takes an active interest in educational and religious institutions.

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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