Biography of Charles Gerhaensser
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Gerhaensser, Charles, was born in Augsburg, kingdom of Bavaria, Germany, July 4, 1856. His parents came to the United States in the year 1864, locating in Brooklyn. Charles was partly educated in Germany, and also in Brooklyn, N. Y. In process of time he began to learn the barber's trade. The family came to Troy in 1871, and returned to Brooklyn for their permanent residence in 1877. Charles came to Schaghticoke the same year (1877) where he owns and conducts a first class barber shop. September 11, 1877, he married Orcelia Bedell of Sand Lake. They have had six children, three sons and three daughters, Ella, Harry, who died in his sixth year; Alice L., who died in her third year; Grace B., Foster H., and Ralph A. Mr. Gerhaensser's father, Anton, was born at the old home in Germany, January 6, 1829 He was educated in their schools. He had married twice, second time to Josephine Sindel of Bavaria; they had thirteen children; he died in 1876, and his widow survives. Mrs. Gerhaensser's father, John Bedell, was born in Saratoga, Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1829. He married Sarah Strope of Sand Lake; they had four children, three daughters and one son: Orcelia, Alice, Carrie and Joseph. Mr. Bedell died in 1882, and his wife in 1895. Mr. Gerhaensser is a member of Schaghticoke Lodge No. 526 I. O. O. F. and was its chaplain one term. He has held the position of steward for the past thirteen years, collector for nine years and is now recording steward. Commodore Perry was related to the family. His uncle has been secretary of state in Germany. The ancestry of the family is German and English.

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


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