Witmer, Elias, was born at Suspension Bridge, October 8, 1816, and was a son of Abraham Witmer, a worthy farmer and early settler of that section, now deceased. He received his education in the public schools of his native place and early in life learned the trade of tailor, which he plied for a number of years. Ill health caused him to give up his business and return to the homestead farm. where he has ever since resided, following the calling of farmer. Mr. Witmer is a member of numerous agricultural societies and is held in high esteem by all who know 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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