03 July 2017

Military Monday : Colonel Frederick Andes

This week's military profile is on Colonel Frederick Andes. He is not a relative of mine however he was a prominent German-American citizen in Albany years ago.

Frederick Andes appears to have made the military a career. Spending many years of service in the 25th New York State Militia. He fought in the same unit in the Civil War as a Lieutenant. As years passed he rose to the rank of Colonel.

In the late 1860s and early 1870s he was the proprietor of Andes Hall, a lager-bier house that was located at 371 South Pearl Street. The site eventually became known as Eintracht Hall. Andes also served as First Ward Alderman in Albany beginning in 1874.

Colonel Andes died in Albany on Sunday 28 July 1895. His obituary from the Times Union, dated 29 July 1895, 4:4; is found below:

Col. Frederick Andes
of No. 77 Elizabeth street died Sunday, aged 73 years. He was one of the most able of our German citizens and had an honorable record in private and public life. He had represented the First ward in the board of alderman and had been tax collector and constable of the town of Bethlehem. His military career was with the old Twenty-fifth regiment, N.Y.S.M., of this city.In whose ranks he rose by deserved recognition of ability to the position of commanding officer. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. The funeral services will take place to-morrow, Wadsworth Lodge No. 417, F. and A. M. will conduct the interment.

Colonel Andes and family are buried in the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery in Albany. A photo of his plot is below and his military issued grave stone is in the front and is severely leaning forward. Soon his grave marker will be standing erect and at attention as he did so in life.

Andes Plot