Biography of Jacob Ruoff
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Ruoff, Jacob, son of Jacob and Lene (Messner) Ruoff, was born December 20, 1860, in Wurtemburg, Germany, where he was educated in the public schools and learned the trade of carpenter. In 1878 he came to America and settled in New York city, where he followed his trade for about a year, when he came to Troy and obtained a situation in Jacob Schlosser's restaurant, where he remained three years. He then engaged in the restaurant business for himself and still continues. Mr. Ruoff is a member of the Ancient Order of United Druids, Rhein Lodge No. 248, I. O. O. F., the German Hall Association, the Troy Singing Club, the Camststadter Volksfest Verein and the Exempt Firemen's Association. March 14,1884, he married Augusta Mertens, of Westphalen, Germany, and they have four children: John, Jacob, jr., Lena and Bertha.

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


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