Biography of August Schlosser
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Schlosser, August, son of Jacob and Eliza Schlosser, was born in Rhenish Bavaria, Germany, September 14, 1848, was educated in the public schools and came to America in 1866, settling in Tewksbury, Mass., where he learned the trade of cabinet maker. He moved to Boston in 1868 and followed his trade there until 1878, when, coming to Troy, he engaged in the restaurant business with his brother Jacob. whose interest he purchased in 1887. He is a member and was for one year president of the Troy Turn Verein; he is a charter member of the German Hall Association building and was its president one year, and has been a trustee since its organization. He was the originator of the German Hall Association building and was chairman of the building committee. He is a member of Apollo Lodge No. 13, F. & A. M. and of the German Sangerbund and Mannerchor Singing Society; he has been president of the German Bowling Club since 1888. In 1874 he married Elizabeth Schwartz of Boston, and they have five children: Annie M., August C., Elizabeth C., Henry O., and Frederick A. Mr. Schlosser is one of the representative Germans of Troy, and has always taken a deep interest in all worthy movements.

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


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