CHARLES E. CASTERLIN was born at Rockport, Sussex County, N. J., May 25, 1854, and received his schooling at
Unionville, Orange County, where his parents lived many years. About 1875 he went to Middletown and worked two
years in the dry goods store of B. C. Woodward & Co., removing to Little Falls, Passaic County, N. J., where
he clerked in a grocery store, after which he conducted a grocery of his own until 1888, when he returned to Unionville
and managed the Minisink Hotel two years. While in Little Falls he served as town clerk for five terms. He purchased
the American House at High Bridge, N. J., remained there one and a half years, and in October, 1893, returned to
Orange County and purchased the Aspell Hotel in Florida, which he still operates, and which is said to be the oldest
hotel in Orange County. He is a member of Star Lodge No. 113, K. of P., of Clinton, N. J., and of Shabhekong Tribe
No. 46, of Junction, N. J.
January 14, 1880, he married Mary E. Kellogg, of Little Falls. Of their three children one only is living, Harold
M., born October 15, 1887.
Richard Casterlin, his father, was born at Rockport, N. J., August 10, 1828, conducted a large wagon shop at Unionville,
N. Y., and in 1874 opened the Minisink Hotel, which he still conducts. His mother, whose maiden name was Mahala
Rogers, was born in Rockport, June 7, 1830. They had five children, three of whom are dead. The father is living
in Butler, N. J., with his other son, Fred, who conducts a hotel.
The History of Orange County New York
Edited by: Russel Headley
Van Deusen and Elms, Publishers
Middletown, N. Y. 1908
Orange County, NY
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