Biography of August E. Cordes
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Cordes, August E., was born in Hanover, Germany, September 6, 1840. He is a moulder by occupation. He entered the army in Germany in 1862 and served three years, serving also in the war in 1866 between Austria and Prussia. In 1867 he came to this country, and worked his way up in several cities in this country. He came to Hoosick Falls in 1869 and worked in Walter A. Wood's shop. He married in 1869 Miss Lina C. Ridder, who was born in Worden Germany, June 4, 1842. He is an expert moulder and an authority on iron in every detail in manufacturing processes. He served two years as trustee of the village, representing the Second ward, but never aspired to public office; a member of Rensselaer Lodge No. 400, F. & A. M., also of the Masonic Veteran Association, having been a Mason over twenty years. August E. Cordes, jr., born January 6, 1873, in Hoosick Falls, was educated in the public school of Hoosick Falls, and graduated in 1890, and has since resided there, with the exception of two years spent in the South. Ever since he graduated he devoted considerable time to journalistic work. While in Connecticut he corresponded for New York papers besides several Connecticut papers. In 1893 he occupied a position as mailing clerk in the post office at Hoosick Falls. He has been correspondent of the Troy Press for the last three years, and is recognized as a brilliant and able writer.

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


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