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Taken from History of Herkimer County by George A. Hardin and Frank H. Willard, published in 1893.

INGERSOLL, Fred T., German Flats, was born in Ilion, June 2, 1860. His father was John D. Ingersoll and his grandfather John Ingersoll, who came from Brookline, Conn. Fred T. married Jennie Houghton, daughter of Richard Allen Houghton, in 1885, and they have a son, Palmer. Mr. Ingersoll is a prominent Mason, a member of the Chapter and Commandery, and is an active Republican.

INGHAM, C. S., German Flats, was born in Schuyler in 1848. He taught school three terms, and lived on a farm until twenty-four years of age, when he came to Ilion. He is a Republican, and a member of the Royal Arcanum. In 1878 he married Miss Arletta Davis. Mr. Ingham's father was Charles B. Ingham, and his grandfather, Joseph Ingham, one of the early settlers of Schuyler. He is one of the leading grocers of Ilion.

INGHAM, William A., Little Falls, is a native of this place and is the only son of William Schuyler Ingham, the well-known manufacturer and railroad contractor. He owns a large flour and grist-mill on Mill street having dimensions of 112 x 96 feet and does a large business. He has been connected with his father in business all his life and is essentially a business man, directing all his energies and devoting all his time to the affairs of his father and himself. He is possessed of much ability and stands high to commercial circles.

INGRAHAM, Fernando C., Salisbury, was born in Mayfield, Montgomery county, April 23, 1811. He learned the trade of harness-making early in life with his father, and when eighteen years of age left home and established a shop for himself at Union Mills. This he conducted until 1861, when he bought the Empire House at Salisbury Centre, which he has since owned and run. He married Angeline North of Montgomery county, and they have eight children, six of whom survive. Mrs. Ingraham died a year ago. He has served as deputy sheriff, justice of the peace, etc.

IVES, J. H., Little Falls, is a native of Salisbury and early in life embarked in active business operations among the capitalists of this part of New York State. He deals extensively in lumber and cheese, owning ten farms and having a large interest in many cheese factories in Herkimer and has in many ways prominently identified himself with the best interests of the county. Mr. Ives is a director of the Little Falls National bank and was high sheriff of the county in 1876.