Biography of William M. Thiessen
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Thiessen, William M., was born in Troy, N. Y., in 1860. His ancestors on both sides were German. His father, Martin Thiessen, was born in Holland and came to the United States and settled in Troy about 1856 and was a carpenter by trade. For a number of years he was foreman at the Troy Fire Brick Works. He died in 1895. His mother, Louisa (Tate) Thiessen, was born in Germany. William M. after receiving a public school education entered the Troy Business College and later took a position at the Central Bank as money clerk and was promoted from time to time until he became discount clerk. He left the bank in 1884 and entered the firm of Coon & Co. as bookkeeper and after the consolidation of the Cluett & Coon factories acted as paymaster for about two years when he was made superintendent of the collar and cuff stock department of the concern. He married, June, 1889, Isabel Mearns, of Troy.

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


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