Joseph Ringland was born in Canada 20 Aug. 1832.He immigrated to the US in 1849.In 1862 he married Alice M. Breen from Ireland, daughter of William and Margaret (Hoyden) Breen.He started a hotel in Minetto,NY 21 Aug. 1862 which he ran for 11 years.Next he opened a restaurant in Oswego which he operated for 7 years before he opened Ringland House in 1879, an opulent hotel withrestaurant seating 100.Born in Ireland Joseph's father was in the BRitish Army, but little else is recorded.Joseph and Alice's children were: Jennie b.2 Apr. 1865; William J. b. 12 Sept. 1874; Joseph B. b. 23 May 1878.Jennie married George L. Tifft of Oswego. The couple had three children.Joseph Ringland, Sr. died 16 November 1891.From John Churchill, Landmarks of oswego County, NY, pt. 3, p. 268.