Biography of John Weidman
FROM: History of Livingston County, New York
By James H. Smith
Assisted by Hume H. Cole
Published By D. Mason & Co. 1881


John Weidman, the sketch of whose place, with portrait of himself and estimable wife, appears in this work, was the son of Jacob Weidman who moved from Northampton county, Penn., in 1823 and settled in Sparta, and whose father was a soldier in the Revolution, he himself having fought in the war of 1812.

John, the subject of this sketch, in 1849 was married to Mary Ann Hartman. They had ten children, six of whom are now living. In 1856 he moved on the place where he now lives, and occupied the log house (a sketch of which appears in the sky margin) until 1872, when he built the fine residence which now attracts the attention of the passer-by. His farm, which is situated about three miles from Springwater and two from the Erie depot, is now in splendid condition, and no stronger evidence of the industry and energy of Mr. Weidman than a walk over his large and productive fields, with good fences, and barns well stocked with every requisite of a first-class farm, will give. Through close application to his business, he has made for himself a magnificent home out of what was but a few years ago a wilderness.

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