Biography of Christopher Louis
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Louis, Christopher, Ogdensburg, was born in Loraine, France, December 26, 1826. He came to this country in 1851, located in Utica, and engaged in locksmithing. After two years and a half he removed to Louisville, Kentucky, and engaged in the fruit industry, but not being satisfied, he returned to Utica and engaged in his old business. In 1856 he went to California and engaged in working a gold mine for some three years, when he visited British Columbia, where he remained a short time, and returned to California and worked the mine a short time unsuccessfully. Becoming disgusted with the business he gave up the claim to a friend, and again returned to Utica and entered the locksmith industry. In 1860, with a partner, he commenced the manufacture of saws, but sold out to his partner at the close of the year. In the meantime he married Miss Mary Delestre of Utica, in the spring of 1861. They made a tour to Illinois and finally came to Ogdensburg in April, 1862, and he has since remained here, doing a prosperous locksmith business in addition to working a small farm which he purchased just outside of the city limits. Mr. and Mrs. Louis have reared a family of seven children, five boys and two girls, Mr. Louis is one of Ogdensbnrg's esteemed and respected citizens.

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