Biography of George Baltz


Baltz, George, Buffalo, son of George and Magdalene (Knodel) Baltz, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., September 17, 1857, and received a public school education. He spent several years in various mercantile pursuits, and in 1878 became a clerk for Oatman Brothers, commission merchants at the Elk street market, in which business he was engaged until 1891. In that year Comptroller Edward C. Shafer appointed him tax collector, a position he held two years. In 1893 he was unanimously nommated for the office of treasurer of Erie county and was elected by a majority of over 11,000. He served his term of three years with marked ability and great satisfaction, and then resumed business in connection with the Becherer Packing Company. Mr. Baltz has always been an active Republican, and is a member of the Buffalo Turn Verein and the I. O. O. F. October 1, 1885, he married Ida A. Becherer of Buffalo.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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