Biography of G. L. Waltse
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Wiltse, G. L., was born in Greenbush August 20, 1849. He was a son of John J. and Malinda (Wallace) Wiltse, both natives of Greenbush. He was a son of John Wiltse, a native of Dutchess county, a son of Henry Wiltse a native of Holland. He settled in Dutchess county and came to Greenbush at a very early day, where he died. The wife of John Wiltse was Rosinda Upham. daughter of Thomas Upham, a soldier of the Revolutionary war, and finally settled in Sand Lake where he lived and died. Henry Wiltse, the great grandfather of Mr. Wiltse, was twice married. His second wife was Mrs. Underhill and died in Albany county. The father of Mr. Wiltse was a carpenter in early life and track boss on the B. & A. R R., and finally a teamster, and later was in the livery business He was justice of the peace. He died March 20, 1884, and his wife died December 17, 1884. Mr. Wiltse was reared and educated in Greenbush, and was clerk in the Union store of Greenbush, and took up the livery and teaming business at his father's old stand. Mr. Wiltse is loan commissioner and is a member of the Greenbush Lodge No. 337 F. & A. M. April 16, 1871, he married Mary E. Feara of Greenbush. To Mr. and Mrs. Wiltse have been born seven children, four of whom are living: James L. was educated in Greenbush and the Albany Business College and is now bookkeeper for Welch & Gray; John J. was educated in the same schools as his brother and is now with his father; Cora M., at home; and Mattie, at home.

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


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