Biography of John Consalus
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Consalus, John, was born in West Charlton, Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1828. His great grandfather settled in Charlton during the Revolutionary war and was killed by the Indians. His father, Emanuel Consalus, was born in West Charlton and besides being a farmer was a dealer in real estate and died in 1884. His mother was Catherine Worden, who died in 1887 at the age of eighty three. John was educated in the common schools and the Amsterdam Academy and when twenty two years of age assisted his father in buying cattle, sheep, wool, etc., and in 1862 came to Troy and with his brother started the firm of J. & D. A. Consalus, wool dealers; twelve years later he bought his brother's interest in the concern and since 1888 has done a brokerage business in wool; his office is at 351 River street. He was town collector of Charlton and while living there represented his district for two terms in the Board of Supervisors. He belongs to the American Protective Tariff Association of New York, also a member of the Royal Arcanum. In 1865 he was married to Julia McDowell of Canada, by whom he has two sons and two daughters: John E., D. Arthur, Charlotte F. and Edna N.

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


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