GEORGE ISAIAH AMSDELL
"Brewer, was born at Kinderhook, Columbia county, N.Y., September 5, 1825. He attended a boarding school at Chatham, and at the age of eleven he removed to New York and resumed his studies at a private academy at Bloomingdale. In 1843 he removed to Albany and connected himself with his father's brewer business in the town of Guilderland, Albany county. In 1851 he formed a copartnership with his borhter, Theodore M., under the firm name of Amsdell Brothers, and established a prosperous brewery in Albany. In October, 1892, the firm was dissolved, George I. continuing the business and establishing a branch in New York city under the management of his son, George H. Mr. Amsdell was vice-presidnet of the old Albany City Bank in 1865 and was a trustee of the Albany City Savings Institution at the time of his death. He was Alderman of the old Ninth Ward of Albany during the Civil War, and was one of the committee to raise men and funds for the Union army. He was member of Co., B, Albany Continentals, and the Tenth Regiment N.G.S.N.Y. Mr. Amsdell was of English descent, and on his mother's side traced his ancestry to the Pilgrim band of the Mayflower. His father, William Amsdell, came to America in 1818, settled in Albany in 1820, where he died in 1870. Mr. George I. Amsdell died February 17, 1906."
New York State Men: Biographic Studies and Character Portraits, Frederick S. Hills, Compiler & Editor; The Argus Company, Albany, N.Y., 1910
Died of chronic nephritis at 80 yrs. 5 mths. 12 days.
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