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Biography of Hon. Charles Eisenbeis

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. CHARLES EISENBEIS. – This wealthy resident of Port of Washington gained his eminence by sturdy industry and sagacious investment during the pioneer days. He is a native of Prussia, was born in 1832, and the fifth in a family of ten children. Of his father he learned the trade of a baker, and was prepared upon his arrival in America in 1856 to earn thereby, in company with his brother, an independent livelihood at Rochester, New York. In 1858 he came via Panama to San Francisco, and in the fall of the same year arrived at Port Townsend. He here opened a shop and prepared for the market the first baker’s goods in the town, and probably the first in the territory, except at Vancouver. He was under engagement with the firm of Priest & Peterson, becoming a partner within a few months. The site was the same as that now occupied by his present fine building. Two years later he removed to Steilacoom, and after a sojourn of five years at this point, during which he engaged successfully in his former business and in brewing, returned to the city of his first choice, continuing a remunerative management of his shop, and investing his saving in real estate. by this means he has acquired some...

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Biography of Frank Harwood Hamlin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now (VIII) Frank Harwood, second son and third child of Henry William and Sibyll Blackmail (Sears) Hamlin, was born in East Bloomfield, Ontario county, March 29, 1846. He prepared for college at Fast Bloomfield Academy, entered Yale University where he was graduated A. B., 1869. He decided upon the profession of law and entered Albany Law School, where he was graduated LL. B. in class of 1870, and was admitted to the bar the same year. He engaged in the practice of law for a short time in Albany, New York, then he moved to Canandaigua, New York, where he formed a partnership with William H. Smith, county judge of Ontario county. This association continued for fifteen years and was then dissolved by mutual consent. He practiced alone until 1901, when his son George W. was admitted a partner. In 1904 his son Henry W. entered the firm of Hamlin & Hamlin, George W. Hamlin retiring in 1905 to assume the duties of vice-president of the Canandaigua National Bank, of which his father Frank H. Hamlin, was one of the organizers in 1887 and is the first and only president. In 1901 he was one of the incorporators of the Genesee Valley Trust Company of Rochester, New York, was elected vice-president and in 1908 president. In 1910...

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Biography of William Henry Truesdale

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Henry, fourth son of Samuel and Charity (Cummings) Truesdale, was born near Rochester, New York, October 30, 1844. His elementary education was acquired in the district school and at private academies, and he then prepared for college in the Benedict Classical School in Rochester. He took the arts course in the University of Rochester, was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and two years later the degree of Master of Arts was conferred upon him. He then commenced the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1869. He never practiced law but devoted himself to the profession of teaching. This he commenced in rural schools, and became the principal of Nunda Academy in 1870, holding the position until 1875. From 1875 to 1880 he was principal of the schools in Olean, New York, and then held a similar position in the high school at Jamestown, New York. During the time he held this latter position he also conducted a manufacturing business until 1885. The next five years were devoted to his duties as principal of the Mohawk high school, and in September, 1890, he came to Geneva, New York, as principal of the high school, and in May, 1891, was elected superintendent and principal, a position he is still filling...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Scribner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Samuel Scribner, a native of Maine, brought his family to Stowe at an early day, the fifth to locate in the town, and settled upon the farm now owed by George Harris. His family was large, consisting of nine sons and three daughters, whose support lie with difficulty sustained. Mr. Scribner remained here about fourteen years, then removed to what was at that time the “far West,” near the present city of Rochester, N. Y., where he subsequently died, aged ninety-one years. Noah, his third son, was eight years of age when the family came here, and about six months after was bound out to Joel Harris, to work for his board. He remained with Mr. Harris but about three years, however, when he went to reside with Asahel Raymond. On arriving at a mature age he married Philinda Shaw, of Barre, and settled upon the farm where Nathaniel Moody now resides. By hard labor and economy he gradually added to his possessions, till at the time of his death he owned three fine farms. He died January 17, 1873, aged eighty-nine years and fifteen days. Three of his six children now reside in Stowe, Clark, aged seventyfour, Noah, aged sixty-five, and Robert, aged fifty-eight...

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