George W. Gammel, proprietor of the Gammel Cafe, in which connection he draws his patronage from among
Utica's best citizens, was born in this city on the 22d of February, 1862, his parents being Robert and Emelie
Hammel, both of whom were natives of Germany, whence they emigrated to the new world in 1853, taking up their abode
in Utica. Seven years later, or in 1860, Robert Gammel opened the Gammel Cafe, of which he remained proprietor
until 1882, when with a substantial competence, acquired through his well directed business interests, he retired
to private life. His remaining days were spent in the enjoyment of the fruits of his previous toil until death
called him in 1895.
George W. Gammel was a pupil in the public schools and afterward attended the Utica Business College. In his youthful
days he became his father's assistant in business and in 1879 was admitted to a partnership. Success continued
to attend the undertaking and about three years later George W. Gammel purchased his father's interest and has
since been proprietor of the cafe which is one of the leading establishments of this character in Utica, catering
to the leading people here and standing very high in the opinion of the better citizens.
On the 26th of September, 1893, George W. Gammel was united in marriage to Miss Phebe Brown, of Utica. They have
a wide acquaintance here, enjoying the friendship of many with whom they have come in contact. Mr. Gammel is a
popular member of various fraternities, including Utica Lodge, No. 33, B. P. O. E., of which he is a charter member,
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Harugari, D. O. H. He is likewise president of the Utica Turn Verein and
a member of the Utica Maeimerchor and is prominent in German-American circles of this city, having great influence
among those who are natives of or, like himself, trace their ancestry to the fatherland.
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
Oneida County, NY
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