Frederick L. Schmersahl
|Frederick L. Schmersahl|
|11th Mayor of Hoboken|
April 1871 – April 1873
|Preceded by||Hazen Kimball|
|Succeeded by||Peter McGavisk|
|Residence||Hoboken, New Jersey|
Schmersahl was born in 1826 in Bremen, Germany. He was a partner, along with Louis Wittpenn, in a liquor and wine wholesale business in New York City. He served on the Hoboken City Council in 1866. Schmersahl was rejected by the Hoboken Democratic convention as a candidate for mayor in 1871, but was reported to run independently. He was elected as a Republican in 1871, and re-elected as the candidate of both parties in 1872. Schmersahl ran as an independent candidate in 1873 and was defeated by Democrat Peter McGavisk.
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