Biography of Julius F. Halla
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Halla, Julius F., was born in Germany in 1855 and came to the United States and settled in Cohoes in 1871, where he was employed in a factory until 1877, when he entered the concern of C. F. Lucas, confectioner and caterer, and remained with him until his death, which occurred in 1887, and then Mr. Halla and George S., the son of the late Mr. Lucas, carried on the business until 1894, when Mr. Halla purchased the business and he is now sole proprietor. He gives his whole attention to catering. The concern was established by Mr. Lucas in 1863 and since that time has established a reputation second to none in that line of business. He has furnished all the entertainments for the Executive Mansion in Albany for many years, also the banquet for President Cleveland's farewell reception given at Albany upon his first election to the presidency in 1884. He also had charge of the dinner at the Centennial Celebration at Williamstown where 1,000 people were seated at one time; also the majority of wedding entertainments for Albany, Troy and the surrounding country. They have catered for the commencement at Williamstown for twenty five years. He married in 1885, Emma Lucas, daughter of C. F. Lucas. They have one son and a daughter.

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


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