Biography of Herman Carl
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Carl, Herman, born in Prussia, Germany, February 17, 1831, was educated in the common schools and, learned the knitting trade, which he followed until 1854, when he came to America. In 1856 he settled on Green Island, Albany county, and secured employment in the Gilbert Car shops, where he remained until 1864. In 1865 he opened a cigar and tobacco store in Troy, but the poor tobacco crop of 1870 forced him to give up the business and he started a restaurant. He moved in 1876 to No. 1 Fulton street, where he remained until he opened a wholesale wine and liquor store at No. 351 1/2 River street. In May, 1884, he moved to No. 139 Fourth street, where he is still doing business. Mr. Carl is a member of Apollo Lodge No. 13. F. & A. M, Apollo Chapter No. 48, R. A. M., Apollo Commandery No. 15, K. T., Oriental Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Mistletoe Grove No. 11, U. A. O. D., Rhein Lodge No. 248, I. O. O, F., Guttenberg Lodge No. 112, K. P., Troy Maennerchor and Saengerbund; he is a charter member of the Germania Hall Association and its oniy treasurer since its organization; he was for three years president of the Troy Turn Verein. He joined Doring's Band in 1860, but resigned in 1878 because of pressure of business. In 1857 he married Walburga Teschan of Rastadt, Baden, Germany; she died November 3, 1880, and in 1882 he married Katrina Baker of Kirdorf Hessen, Germany. Mr. Carl has eight children living: Carrie, Amelia, Annie, Marie A., Edward, George, Fred and Louis B.

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


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