Niagara County

1897 Biography - Chauncey Wichterman

Wichterman, Chauncey, son of G. D. Wichterman, one of the pioneers of Royalton, was born in the town of Royalton, Niagara county, March 12, 1842, and resided with his parents on the farm in that town until he enlisted in Co. H, 151st Regt., N. Y. Vols., on September 1, 1862, for three years, or during the war, and served until the close of the war, being honorably discharged June 26, 1865. In the spring of 1870 he came to Wheatfield and engaged in farming and has lived here ever since. December 28, 1865, Mr. Wichterman married Mary L. Bratt, also of Royalton; they have five children: John, Lillian, Iona, Emma and Margaret. Mr. Wichterman is one of the leading men of Wheatfield and has held prominent offices in the town; he has been justice of the peace for eight years, assessor for three years and supervisor for six consecutive years. He has been vice-commander of his post and was one of its charter members and has declined preference for other offices to which his friends were desirous to elevate him.

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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