Biography of Charles J. Bakert

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Bakert, Charles J., Buffalo, only son of Charles Bakert and Mary, daughter of John Schwartz, his wife, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., May 29, 1855. His father, a native of Baden Baden, Germany, was brought to America by his parents when a child and spent his active life in Buffalo, following the trade of butcher. His maternal grandfather, John Schwartz, by whom he was reared from childhood, was for many years a well known and prosperous farmer of Buffalo; he was later a real estate dealer, and sold a large portion of Forest Lawn to the association. Mr. Bakert was educated in the public and high schools, was graduated from Bryant & Stratton's Business College, and for a time was assistant bookkeeper for the Eagle Iron Works. He read law with E. C. Hawks, Quinby & Sicard, and also with Hon. A. P. Nichols, and was admitted to the bar January 4, 1878. Shortly afterward he opened a law office at the corner of Main and Swan streets and successfully built up a large court and general practice. In 1881 he removed to No. 530 William street, where he has since conducted a general office business, acting also as agent for the Globe and the Dun Accumulating Savings and Loan Association. He is a Republican, for seven years was a district committeeman and chairman of the board, has repeatedly served as delegate to city, county, assembly and judiciary conventions and is a member of the Royal Arcanum. He married Mary Oberfeld of Hamburg, N. Y., and they have four sons and four daughters.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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