Biography of Albert Souerbier
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Souerbier, Albert. - His father, Casper J., was born in Hesse, Germany. He married Elizabeth Lam, a native of Germany, in 1834; to them were born two sons, Albert, in 1836, and Julius, in 1838. Albert's mother died in Germany in 1839, and his father, Casper J., married again in 1841, Elizabeth B. Greg, also a native of Germany, to whom were born nine children: Sawbinnia, Theresa, Adam, Joseph, Mary, Frederick B., George, John, and Clara. Casper J. emigrated to this country with his family in 1846, and settled in the town of Dansville on ninety acres of land that he purchased. He sold his farm in 1866, and moved to the town of Cohocton, where he died November 5, 1875, at the age of sixty nine years. His second wife now resides at Rochester, N. Y., at the age of eighty two. Albert commenced life for himself when but seventeen years of age by working in the lumber woods, till the war of the Rebellion in 1861, when he enlisted December 13, 1861, in Co. D, 104th N. Y. Vols., known as General Wadsworth Guards, for the term of three years. He was discharged December 9, 1864, on account of a gun shot wound in the right foot received at the battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. After his return home from the service he located at the village of Wallace, Steuben county, N. Y., where he married Anna Mary Myers, daughter of John and Helen Myers, January 3, 1865, who was born in Bavaria, June 30, 1844, by whom he has seven children; Frank G., born February 9, 1867; John B., January 28, 1869; Lewis J., October 3, 1870; Frederick K., August 1, 1873, who died April 1, 1874; William A., born February 8, 1872; Helen T., January 17, 1876; and Julia A., March 21, 1880. Albert moved to the village of Wayland in 1869, where he engaged in the business of keeping a saloon and restaurant, which business he has followed ever since in the village of Wayland. He has held the office of village treasurer for two years, treasurer of the Champion Hook and Ladder Company for seven years, and quartermaster of Theo. Schlick Post, No. 314, G. A. R., for the last eight years, of which he is a member. His son, Frank G., is employed by the Wells, Fargo Express of Jersey City, N. J., and has been for the last eight years, and his son, Lewis J., is employed by the same company and in the same office, and has been for the last five years. His son, John B., is now and has been for the last eight years, assistant train dispatcher on the Erie Railroad at Rochester, N. Y., and his son, W. A., has been for the last two years and now is employed by the same company as telegraph operator at Kanona, N. Y.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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