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BIOGRAPHY of HIRAM OLMSTED of MASONVILLE

Hiram Olmsted was born in Masonville, Delaware county, NY, March 29, 1827, and is the seventh of twelve children born to William R. and Elizabeth (Holmes) Olmsted; he a native of Sidney, Delaware county, NY, and she of Chenango county. William R. was a farmer and lumberman and settled in Addison in 1831 and in Troupsburg in 1838, where he died in March, 1867, and his wife in March 1873. Hiram Olmsted was reared on the farm and assisted his father in the lumber business while young, but has always made farming his principal occupation, having made a specialty of sheep raising and dairy farming. In 1862 he married Laura, daughter of William and Olive M. (Bartoo) Tenbroeck, both of Chenango county, who came to Troupsburg in 1840 where they engaged in farming. Later they removed to Moreland, Schuyler county, where Mrs. Tenbroeck died in 1881. Mr. Tenbroeck now resides in Corning, NY. By patient industry and prudent living Mr. and Mrs. Olmsted have made a success of their chosen occupation, and are now well-to-do and very highly respected by all who know them. Mr. Olmsted's great-great grandfather fought in the war of the Revolution, and was made a commissioned officer because of the valiant service he rendered his country. Mr. Olmsted comes naturally by a strong national spirit having inherited it from his ancestors who participated in the struggle for national freedom. He has always been a strong believer in the principles of the Republican party, and was supervisor of his town in 1889-90, filling that as well as other positions of trust with entire credit to himself. Mr. and Mrs. Olmsted have two children: Albert H., who is in business in Rochester, NY, and Mary, who is a successful teacher. Albert H. was married in 1894 to Sarah Grace, daughter of Marcus Marcellus and Sarah Adelia (Hurd) Cass of Watkins, Schuyler county, NY.

submitted by Annette Campbell, March 14, 2001
From "Landmarks of Steuben County NY" by Harlo Hakes 1896



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