Biography of John A. Barth


Barth, John A., Buffalo, came to America from Germany, when he was seventeen years of age. His first employment was in a sausage manufactory, where he worked seven months. Subsequently he entered a machine shop as an apprentice, and learned his trade. In 1863 he enlisted in the U. S. service, serving his country faithfully in the 4th N. Y. Artillery, under Captain Schelling. In 1881 he became the Buffalo agent of the Diebold Safe and Lock Company, of Canton, Ohio, and has now been the company's representative for seventen years. Through his efforts the contract for the vaults in the Ellicott Square building was awarded to his house.

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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