This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.
Skeel, John C.; building contractor; born, Sterling, N. Y., 1846; son of Truman C. and Sarah M. Cooper Skeel; married, Dover, Mich., 1889, Carrie P. Stockwell; issue, five children; served two years in the Civil War, in the 110th Reg. N. Y. S. Vol.; vice pres. The Skeel Bros. Co.; director The Cleveland Builders’ Supply