Adolph Nolte

Adolph Nolte

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Death 1893 (aged 71–72)
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section C Lot 99
Memorial ID 7748295 · View Source
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Newspaper publisher. He emigrated to the US from Germany in 1855. He settled in Rochester NY, where he carved out a niche as a newspaper editor and publisher catering exclusively to the newly arriving German-American immigrant population in New York. He started as editor with the German-language "Genesee Observer" and went on to found the "Beobachter" newspaper, which he merged with the "Abendpost" in 1889. He was also a veteran of the French Army and was one of the first Rochesterians to respond to the call of arms at the start of the Civil War. He organized a German-American regiment during the earliest days of the War and served as a captain under General Quinby in the 13th New York Infantry. He earned respect from both his senior officers and from the men under him for his conduct during the first Battle of Bull Run, and he also found time to send home a series of reports of the battle and its aftermath which have been preserved and provide a valuable on-the-scene record of the early stages of the conflict. Despite his abilities as an officer, he eventually resigned from the military to concentrate on his newspaper activities.


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  • Created by: Mount Hope NY
  • Added: 9 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7748295
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adolph Nolte (1821–1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7748295, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Mount Hope NY (contributor 219) .