Fkank Brown is a resident of Cohoes since 1859, and is now retired from active business life, an aged and respected citizen. He was a self-made man, full of energy and courage. He obtained an ordinary school education in Prussia, where he was born in 1824, and there learned the spinner's trade. On coming to America in 1856 he followed his trade and in 1860 came here, opening a cotton batting shop, continuing in the business for ten years. In 1869 he bought the Miller House block, the hotel in which he conducted for seven years. Though a Democrat he is very liberal in his political views. His wife was Alice Longtree, of English birth, who died in 1864, leaving one son, Francis W. Brown, born in 1863. He is a noble young man and held in high respect by all who know him; he lives with his father and has charge of the real estate interests. November 21, 1865, Mr. Brown married Miss Magdalena Fierstohs, of Canton, Ohio. He is a director of the Manufacturers Bank of Cohoes, and a member of the German Catholic church.
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