Niagara County

1897 Biography - Joseph Weitzman

Weitzman, Joseph, is a son of Erasmus and Barbara Weitzman, and was born in Wittenburg, Germany, November 30, 1822. He was educated in his native county, spent his early life on a farm there, and in 1854 came to America and settled at Suspension Bridge, Niagara county, where he has since resided. He is one of the leading substantial farmers, and has always been highly respected. He first worked for two years on the old Porter farm. In 1857 he married Katharine Rieger, and for eighteen years thereafter leased the farm on shares. Meantime he invested his savings in some real estate. In 1871 his wife died, and in 1872 he removed with his family of seven children to the Childs farm of 112 acres on the Lockport road, which he bought in 1869, and lived there until 1890, when he sold eighty-five acres of it and retired from farm life, moving to his present home on Ontario avenue, near Sugar street. This property he had bought of the Porter estate about thirty years ago. Mr. Weitzman has always been a Democrat, but has never held office, preferring instead to give his whole time to agriculture, in which he has been successful.

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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