Biography of Charles Holser
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Holser, Charles, was born in Sand Lake, December 11, 1851. He was a son of Jacob and Barbary (Gallei) Holser, both natives of Germany, and came to America about 1843. They stopped in Vermont for a short time, but soon settled in Sand Lake, where Mr. Holser did a big business in butchering and selling veal. Charles commenced business with his father and has been a very successful man financially. He owns several hundred acres of land, a large interest in the Albany and Sand Lake Plank Road, a saw mill in East Greenish, where he das a big business in lumber, and is also a dealer in wood. He has a spile yard on the river, and carries on an extensive farm business and deals largely in thoroughbred horses. He is now the owner of Jumbo Wilkes. He owns the Maple Grove Hotel and has property in Troy. Mr. Holser has been married twice; first, in 1875, to Mary Hinke, by whom he has one daughter, Annie. Mrs. Holser died in 1877, and he married, second, Betsey, daughter of Hiram and Margaret A. Finch, who owned the farm where Mr. Holser now resides. By this marriage Mr. Holser has three sons: Charles H., John and Albert. For the last four years Mr. Holser has been supervisor of his town. He is a member of Diamond Rock Lodge No. 565, I. O. O. F. of Lansingburgh.

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


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