Biography of Melius & Hemstreet
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Melius & Hemstreet, the firm of, is composed of Charles Melius and. Eugene Hemstreet. Mr. Melius was born at Saratoga Springs, October 1, 1884. He was a son of Jeremiah and Catherine (Mink) Melius, he born in Hudson, N. Y., and she in Canada. The grandfather of Mr. Melius was Jacob Melius; he was born in Hudson andspent most of his days there; he came to Greenbush about 1843 and there lived and died. The father of Mr. Melius was a blacksmith; he died in Rochester, N. Y., in 1871 and his wife died about 1880. Charles Melius was educated in the common schools. He was an engineer for the Hudson River Railroad for about twenty years, and in 1871 engaged. in the mercantile business and. has been very successful. He has been assessor and trustee of the town and was supervisor in 1868. 1869, and 1870, and has been school trustee for about ten years. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M., and. Greenbush Chapter No. 274. R. A. M. December 24, 1857. Mr. Melius was married to Anna Hyler, by whom he has had. four children: Hattie, of Yonkers, N. Y.; Cornelia, at home; Carrie, of Camp Clark, Neb.; and Charles, deceased.

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


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