Biography of Andrew Harsch of Le Roy, NY

Andrew Harsch, of Wurtemberg, Germany, was born August 3, 1842, a son of Andrew and Barbara (Hensler) Harsh, who came in 1854 to Syracuse, where they resided until their deaths. He enlisted in. Co. B, 149th N. Y. Inf., and was discharged on account of ill health soon after the battle of Gettysburg. He reared four sons and four daughters. Jacob enlisted in a regiment of cavalry and was kilkd at the battle of Silver Springs, Va. His other sons were Andrew, Gottleib, of Syracuse, and John (deceased). Andrew was raised in Syracuse, began work at the age of 13 years in a cigar factory, and came to Le Roy in 1870 and worked for Moses Yale on Bank street. In 1872 he opened a cigar factory in the Starr block, and in 1873 located in his present store and factory. October 7, 1863, he married Sophia, daughter of Joseph Obermiller, of Syracuse, and they have 10 children living, viz.: Sophia, Barbara, Libbie. A., Andrew F., Lana, Tillie, Clara. Ida, Hubbard H., and William F. He is a member of the A O. U. W., of the Stafford Benefit Association, and of the Southern Tier Masonic Association.

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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