Biography of Baldwin Kolb
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Kolb, Baldwin, was born in Alsace, France (now Germany), September 22, 1831, and came to America in 1852. Two months later he came to Elmira, N. Y., and with the exception of two years. which were spent in the South, he has always been a resident of this city. He reeewed his education in the old country. He built the Exchange Hotel in 1861-62, and occupied it until 1866, when he became proprietor of the Queen City Palace, where he remained for some years. He was engaged in the hotel business continuously till his retirement in 1888. He is a member of the Excise Board of Elmira and was appointed by Mayor Davison a member of the excise commission in May, 1888, serving two terms. He was ten years in the brewery business in the Rock Spring brewery. He is a member of the Catholic Church and a Democrat in polities. Mr. KoIb married, in Elmira in 1855, a Miss Coakley, who died in 1881. Their only son died in 1873. The present Mrs. Kolb was Mrs. Anna Zett, a resident of Syracuse. Mr. Koib is a self made man.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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