Biography of John H. Allendorph
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Allendorph, John H., was born in Ogdensburgh, N. Y., in March, in 1866. He is of German descent and the son of H. E. Allendorph, who was born in Moreau, N. Y., and came to Troy in 1840, and for a short time was in the employ of John O. Mariom in the manufacture of pocket books. He afterwards went with the auctioneer, A. M. Priest. In 1842 Mr. Priest and himself started a store at No. 318 River street, under the firm name of Priest & Allendorph, and sold toys, notions, etc. Two years later they opened a branch store in Albany. The Albany store was taken five years later by Mr. Priest, and Mr. Allendorph continued in the Troy store with his brother William. They opened a branch in Ogdensburgh in 1854, which was discontinued in 1870. Mr. H. E. Allendorph died in 1891. His mother. Isabell (Salisbury) Allendorph, is still living in Troy. In 1890 John H. Ailendorph in connection with George I. Johnson reorganized the business of his father under the firm name of J. H. Allendorph & Co., and do a large business in notions, toys, fire works, etc. He was elected alderman from the Third ward in 1890, and reelected in 1892. He belongs to Apollo Lodge F. & A. M., and is a member of the Trojan Hooks and was secretary of the same for five years. He married Susie J. Ostrom of Rochester, N. Y., in 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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