Biography of I. H. Geballe
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Geballe, I. H., was born in Germany April 1, 1846. He came to America in 1868, landing in New York, where he spent several years as clerk in the clothing line. He then moved to Rochester, and from that point peddled through this part of the country, from Rochester to Suspension Bridge. In 1875 he came to Medina, and embarked in the clothing business. His first venture was not successful, but immediately making a rearrangement of his business, he made a fresh start, and during the past eighteen years has built up a splendid clothing trade. There is no larger clothing establishment than his between Buffalo and Rochester, and he constantly carries a large and carefully selected stock of ready made clothing and gent's furnishing goods. Mr. Geballe is recognized as one of the leading business men of Medina, and is also well known in social circles. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, of the Odd Fellows, A. O. U. W., Knights of Maccabees and Free Sons of Israel. He is also a director in the Medina Loan Association and holds a seat in the Corn Exchange. Of late years be has been giving attention to the wholesaling business with much success, and contemplates going into it entirely in the not distant future. Mr. Geballe is a stockholder in a sash and blind factory in Middleport, and of his city property special mention might be made of his handsome residence on Center street. In 1876 Mr. Geballe married Henretta Lesser, and they have five children, three sons and two daughters.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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