Found him on the 1870 Whitestown, Oneida, New York census (img 71) as John Finger
age 1 month.
Found him on the 1880 Whitestown, Oneida, New York census (dist 158 img 20) as John Finger
He is referred to as John Finger
of Buffalo in his brother Phillip's wedding announcement - 1893
John J Finger, formerly of this died at his home in last night after an illness of a year. Heart trouble caused death. Mr. Finger was born in New York Mills, where he resided for a number of years. He moved to New York, where he made his home for about 10 years, and about one year ago located at Poughkeepsie. Six years ago he married Miss Cora Mackey, formerly of Poughkeepsie. She survives. He also leaves two sisters, the Misses Anna and Pauline Finger a brother, Philip a niece, Miss Gertrude Finger, all of Utica. Mr. Finger's death will be mourned by many friends, both in this city and New York Mills, where he had made his home for so many years. - The Utica Sunday Tribune April 12, 1914