Bierwirth Family Tree
The Otto Bierwirth Family
Otto's reputation as a "jack-of-all trades" builder and an exacting finish carpenter was well known throughout the eastern Rensselaer County towns of New York State. In his younger years he worked on the construction of "the Trail," that twisting section of Route 2 between Troy and Williamstown, Mass. winding up to the top of Petersburgh Pass from the Little Hoosick River valley below. When the family was living in Troy for a while, he drove the "Black Horse Ale" trucks on a circuit from Albany to Montreal for the George B. Lee Trucking Company. During the World War II years he rode a motor pool daily from Hoosick Falls to the Watervliet Arsenal which manufactered munitions for the war effort.
But his real love was in the carpentry projects that he completed for many homeowners in the area. His craftmanship reached a zenith in the building of the Assembly of God Church in North Hoosick (now the Cornerstone Fellowship), in which he played a major role and was justifiably proud. Here is a list, probably by no means complete and in no particular order, of some of those many projects:
Ruth and Chuck O'Neill, Willow St., Hoosick Falls
Paul Warfield house, Shaftsbury, Vt.
Joe Neadeau, No. Bennington, Vt.
Albany Felt Co. factory building
"Undergarment" factory building, Hoosick Falls, NY
Power's Market, No. Bennington, Vt.
Lawrence Powers house, No. Bennington, Vt.
Ed White residence, No. Bennington, Vt.
Ernest Cornwaithe house, Grafton, NY
John Johanneson, Cambridge, NY
George McKearin, Sr., Hoosick Falls,
Hoosac School, Hoosick, NY
Raymond and Helen Jones house, Hoosick Falls, NY
Harold and Bessie Cutler house, Hoosick Falls, NY
Charles Summers, W. Grafton, NY
Sherman and Emma Jane Cottrell house, Hoosick Falls, NY
Ernest and Esther Tilley house, Hoosick, NY
Walter Winnie house, Hoosick, NY
Fred Corliss house, Grandview St., Bennington, Vt.
Clarence and Henrietta Thomas house, Petersburgh, NY
Mountaintop House, Grafton, NY
"Doc" and Nellie Armstrong house, Bennington, Vt.
Jack Simmons, Main St., Bennington, Vt.
Castle House, Berlin, NY
Quackenbush house, Parsons & Snow, Hoosick Falls, NY
Fred Peters house, Parsons Ave., Hoosick Falls, NY
Guidon place, Johnson Hill Rd., Hoosick Falls, NY
Monahan house, Hoosick Falls, NY
Frank Church family house, Petersburgh, NY
Green's Evergreen Farm house, No. Petersburgh, NY
Assembly of God Church building, Hoosick Falls, NY
Bierwirth family house, 18 Rensselaer St., Hoosick Falls, NY
Bierwirth family house, Hudson, Florida
Family Tree" website at http://bierwirthtree.tripod.com