Niagara County

1897 Biography - John G. Swigert

Swigert, John G., was born in the town of Newfane in 1862, a son of John J, andFredericka Swigert, both natives of Germany. John J. Swigert immigrated to America about 1847, settling in Newfane, where he was married and they had ten children: Henrietta (deceased), William, resides in Appleton; George; John G.; Sarah, married; Josiah B., resides in Appleton; Frank, resides in Appleton; Mary and Anna, twins (Mary is dead, and Anna married Harmon Hilderbrant), and Charles. John C. Swigert received his education in the common schools, and engaged in general merchandise at Appleton in January, 1894, and prior to that ran an evaporator and cooper shop, which he still conducts. In 1885 he married Florence Monohan of Newfane, and they have these children; Nellie, Ida, Mary, Winnie and Marjorie. Mr. Swigert is a Free Mason, a member of Somerset Lodge No. 639. He is a prosperous and enterprising merchant and is enjoying a good trade.

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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