Biography of Henry I. Glowacki

Henry I. Glowacki has for 50 years been a resident of Batavia. He was born in Poland in 1816, a son of a prominent general of the Polish war of 1812. At the time of the Revolution, in 1830, Mr. Glowacki, then a youth, was imprisoned for two years in Trieste on account of his sentiments. Subsequently, with 300 compatriots, he was exiled by the Austrian government and found refuge with the U. S. Minister to Ghent (Albert Gallatin), who was an acquaintance of his father. He was met by David E. Evans, of Batavia, while in Ghent, who offered the young man a position in the land office. In 1834 he came to Batavia, was associated with H. J. Redfield in the land office for four years, with whom he read law, and was admitted to the bar in 1840. He was appointed master in chancery by Gov. Bouck, holding the office until 1846. He then practiced law until his retirement in 1879, being a partner of Joshua L. Brown for a time. Maj. Glowacki has been chairman of the county committee of the Democratic party, has attended four National Democratic conventions as delegate, has taken an active interest in local affairs for the improvement of the village, and has served as president of the board of education for nine years. He was trustee for many years of the Institution for the Blind, and was instrumental in the introduction of stone sidewalks for the village. In 1847 he was married to Miss Mary J. Redfield. They have an adopted daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Le Roy Parker, an attorney, of Buffalo, N. Y. The family are members of the Episcopal Church.

FROM: Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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