Biography of Charles J. Bakert


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.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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