Biography of William H. Breese
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Breese, William H., was born in Hoosick, N. Y., in 1840. He is of Dutch descent on the paternal side and French on the maternal side. His great grandfather was in the Revolutionary war. His grandfather, Ichabod Bump, died in Hoosick at the age of 100 years, 6 months and 10 days. Henry Breese, grandfather on his father's side, was a mason and lived in Sandy Hill and was a canal contractor, and died at the age of ninety three. His father, William Breese, was also born in Hoosick and at one time lived in Troy. He died in 1852. His mother, Deborah (Bump) Breese, is now living in Hoosick. William H. received his education in the schools of Hoosick and entered a hotel as an employee. He later moved to Cohoes and came to Troy in 1856 and went in business on Union street opposite the depot. He w'as burned out in 1862, losing everything he had. He then started a restaurant in Rand's Hall on Congress street, and later opened a restaurant on Third street, where he is at present. He married in 1861 Miss Ellen Cook of Troy, by whom he has one son, William Breese, jr.

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


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