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These family sketches are from Landmarks of Albany County, New York, edited by Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N. Y., Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co. Publishers, 1897.

Illeh, Julius, is a son of Simon and Celia (Fleischman) Illeh, native of Bavaria, Germany. Simon came to Albany in 1849, was for forty years a merchant tailor and was prominent in Temple Beth Emeth, especially during its construction. Julius Illeh was born in Albany, January 21, 1869, was graduated from the High School in June, 1886, as one of the commencement speakers, and in November, 1886, entered the office of Parker & Countryman as a law student. He was admitted to the bar at Albany, in February, 1890, was managing clerk for Robert G. Scherer for two years and for Horwitz & Hirschfield of New York one year and since then has been in active practice for himself in his native city. He is past grand of Capital City Lodge No. 440, I. O. O. F., which he represents on the board of trustees of the Odd Fellows Temple. He is also a member of Nawadaha Tribe No. 297, I. O. R. M., and secretary of Gideon Lodge No. 140, I. O. B. B.

Ireland, Francis Asbury, is a member of one of the oldest and most respected families of the town of Watervliet, Albany county, where he was born May 6, 1824. He was educated in the common schools and at Schenectady, N. Y., and has always been a farmer,and resident in the aforesaid town (now called Colonie) where, as a Republican, though never seeking, he has held minor town offices. He has been a trustee of the M. E. church of Newtonville since 1872, and its treasurer for a number of years. He is the tenth of a family of twelve children of the late Rev. Selah Ireland, who was born in the town of Easton, Washington county, N. Y., in 1785, and who settled in Watervliet, N. Y., in 1805. Mr. Ireland is a descendant of Thomas Ireland, his great-grandfather, who was one of the early settlers who founded the first English settlement in Queens county, Long Island, N. Y., in 1643. Francis Asbury Ireland was married October 19, 1848, to Christina C. Ten Broeck of Claverack, Columbia county. Their children are William T. B. of Lincoln, Neb., F. Josephine, James M., Ulysses Grant, Cora C. and Zilla A. of Albany county.

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