Biography of Charles C. Lodewick
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Lodewick. Charles C., was born in Schodack, N. Y., December 24, 1849. The father of Mr. Lodewick was a farmer and merchant; he built the Rensselaer House and owned the block known as the Lodewick block; he was treasurer of the village for many years, and was a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M.; he died in Greenbush in 1874, but for the last ten years lived in Loudonville, Albany county. Charles C. Lodewick was reared and educated in Greenbush. He was graduated at the Classical Institute of Albany and also attended the boarding school at Geneseo, N. Y. Mr. Lodewick went to St. Louis at the age of twenty years and was in the office of Missouri Pacific Railroad for about four years. He then came to Greenbush and engaged in the grain business, which he has followed ever since, and is also proprietor of the Greenbush flouring mills. In 1869 Mr. Lodewick was married to Martha Ring, daughter of James N. Ring, one of the most prominent citizens of the place. He has been president of the village for many years. In 1885 Mr. Lodewick was a member of assembly, and also represented his district in the State Committee while Murphy was mayor of Troy from 1882 to 1886. Mr. Lodewick was superintendent of the United States postal works during Cleveland's first administration. To Mr. and Mrs. Lodewick were born three children: Bertha, James, and Florence.

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


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