You can live in a house once inhabited by the Treasurer of the United States of America. And you can do it right here in Central New York.

The one-time owner, Francis Elias Spinner was Treasurer under presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. He was the 10th person to serve in that capacity. And he also has a lot of special connections to the Mohawk Valley, which was his birthplace and final resting place.

Spinner, born in German Flatts in 1802 and buried there in 1890. In between, a full life. Aside from his U.S. Treasurer position, he was also a member of Congress and the Herkimer County Sheriff. His final resting place is in the Mohawk Cemetery.

His residence at 47 East Main Street in Mohawk is an historic landmark. The home contains 3,460 square feet, and has four bedrooms and two baths. Its list price is $129,900. Take a tour of the home here on


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