Biographical Sketch of Abram Hasbrouck
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Abram Hasbrouck, City Mayor, and dealer in hardware and agricultural implements, Mattoon; was born in Ulster Co., N. Y., in 1825; his early life was passed upon the farm, and his education, such as was derived from the common schools; he remained on the homestead until about 25 years of age; in 1854, he came West and first settled in Michigan; here he engaged in operating a hotel; in 1857, he moved to Milwaukee, and conducted the “Walker House” two years; the winter of 1859 he spent in Chicago, not actively engaged in business; in 1860, he located in Mattoon, and opened his present business; his is the pioneer hardware establishment of the city; he was chosen Mayor of the city in the spring of 1878, and is deservedly popular as a city official and business man. He was married in 1855 to Louisa G. Smith, a native of Vermont; has one daughter-Helen S. Owns 140 acres in Coles Co., some fine business property in the city, and an eligible city residence.