Biography of Frederick J. Breithaupt
Oneida County, NY Biographies





A well known and capable young business man of Deerfield township and supervisor of Oneida county is Frederick J. Breithaupt, whose birth occurred in this county on the 1st of March, 1878. His parents were Julius Edward and Emma (Sittig) Breithaupt, the father a native of Baden, Germany, and the mother of Albany, New York. Julius E. Breithaupt came to Deerfield in 1875 and engaged in the plumbing and tinning business in Utica, continuing to be identified with that activity until his death on the 20th of December, 1894. He had attained high rank in the Masonic fraternity, having passed the thirty two degrees of the Scottish Rite, and belonged to Oriental Lodge, No. 224, A. F. & A. M.; and Oneida Chapter, No. 57, R. A. M. He was also a member of Skenandoah Lodge No. 95, I. O. O. F., while in politics he was a democrat. Mrs. Breithaupt passed away on the 30th of December, 1903. They were the parents of six children as follows: Flora, the wife of Thomas Gleason, of Utica; Emma, who became the wife of William Gately of Syracuse; Mary, who is a resident of Utica; Julius; Charles; and Frederick J., our subject. The parents were both laid to rest in Forest Hill cemetery, Utica, New York.

Reared at home Frederick J. Breithaupt acquired his education in the public and high schools and one of the business colleges of Utica. After the completion of his education he learned the plumber's and tinner's trade with his father with whom he continued to be associated until the latter's demise, following which he assumed the entire management of the business which he is still conducting at No. 88 North Genesee street, Utica.

In 1901, Mr. Breithaupt was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Augusta Brower, who was born in Utica, New York, on the 18th of April, 1877, and is a daughter of Jacob and Augusta Brower, who have long been residents of Marcy township. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Breithaupt have been born two sons: Frederick C., whose birth occurred on the 4th of February, 1902; and Alton Brooks Parker, who was born on the 20th of July, 1904.

Fraternally Mr. Breithaupt is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, holding membership in Oneida Lodge, No. 70, I. O. O F; and the I. O. R. M., St. Regis Tribe; he also is a member of the Eagles. He is a veteran of the Spanish-American war, having enlisted on the 13th of July, 1898, in the Two Hundred and Third New York Volunteers and was mustered out on the 15th of May, 1899. Through his membership in the United Spanish War Veterans and Spanish War Encampment he maintains relations with his comrades of the field. He is also identified with the Master Builders' association of Utica. For sixteen years he has been a member of the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department, of which organization he was chief for several years, and has been sent as a delegate to the State Firemen's conventions five times.

Ever since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Breithaupt has taken an active and helpful interest in politics, giving his support to the candidates of the democracy: At the age of twenty two years he was elected township clerk, which office he held for three terms, and in 1907, at the expiration of his period of service, he was elected county supervisor for Deerfield township of which office he is still the incumbent. He is very popular with his constituency and has several times been sent as a delegate to the various democratic conventions. Mr. Breithaupt has demonstrated both as a business man and a public official that he is possessed of more than average ability and all who know him feel assured of Ms success in either a commercial or political career.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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