Ephraim B. Hesler
(October 26, 1811- )
EPHRAIM B. HESLER was born in the village of Canajohara, Montgomery county, N. Y.,
Oct. 26, 1811. He is the son of ADAM and SUSAN (CHRISTIAN) HESLER. The former
was born in the city of New York, Sept. 4th, 1790, and died at Cazenovia, February 22d,
1875. The latter was born at Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., N. Y., August 30, 1796, and
died August 31, 1846. They were married Sept. 29, 1810, and had six sons who all reach-
ed maturity except one. The names and dates of births are as follows: EPHRAIM B., as
above, ELIAS born Sept 3rd, 1813, died Dec. 19, 1832, HENRY born April 1st, 1815, died
Dec. 14, 1873, WILLIAM born Jan. 26, 1817, and died March 4th, 1819, HARRISON,
born April 15th, 1819, died Jan. 21st, 1853, and SYLVESTER born Dec. 4th, 1825, now
living at Fon du Lac, Wis.
EPHRAIM came to the town of Cazenovia, with his parents when he was three years old.
They settled at a little place in the town of Peth, where they resided the most of the time
after their settlement in the town. His father was a tailor by occupation and followed the
business during his active life.
The early years of EPHRAIM were spent at home and he was put to learn the carpenter's
and joiner's trade, when he was fifteen years old, which business he followed almost
exclusively till 1860. He settled on the farm where he now resides in 1850, and has added
to his first purchase until he has about 300 acres. Sept. 7th, 1830, he was married to
CHARLOTTE M., daughter of SAMUEL and CHARLOTTE (MILLS) MORRIS. Her father
was born in R. I., 1768, and died in Cazenovia, , 1860; her mother was born in Boston,
Mass., in 1770 and died Feb 11, 1808.
From "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, NY" starting on page 684.
Transcribed by Sandy Goodspeed
Date: Saturday, August 28, 1999 05:24 PM
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