Biography of Julius C. Behling


Behling, Julius C., Buffalo, druggist, one of a family of four sons and four daughters of Theodore G. and Ida T. (Moses) Behling, natives of Mear, Hanover, Germany, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., April 20, 1863. The father, an oil portait painter, served in the German army, and came to this country in 1848 and settled in Buffalo, where he was employed for many years by Henry G. White; later he engaged in business for himself and did some of the finest work ever executed in the city, decorating churches, theatres, etc. He was a talented scenic artist and decorator, a man of broad culture and enterprise, and a staunch Republican in politics. His wife survives him. Julius C. Behling attended the public and Central High schools of Buffalo and the New York College of Pharmacy, and returning home was the only member of a class of six to pass the examining board in May, 1885. A year later he passed the State examinations in pharmacy and then engaged in the drug business with his brother-in-law on Lovejoy street. In 1890 he opened his present drug store and pharmacy at 1570 Broadway. Mr. Behling is a Republican and in 1893-94 represented the Fourteenth ward on the Board of Supervisors. He has been a delegate to various political conventions, has figured as an active leader in politics for about twelve years and was one of the government census takers in 1890. He is a member of the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association, the Odd Fellows and Central Tent No. 101, K. O. T. M., and between 1871 and 1882 was a-prominent member of the Buffalo Turn Verein, winning several first prizes in gymnastics. He is also a member of the Bison Gun Club, and while in Pittsbtirg was a member and clerk of Co. A, 14th Regt. N. G. Pa. He is a practical chemist, beginning that study when thirteen and being for six years with City Chemist A. R. Davidson. March 30, 1890, he married Louise T., daughter of John Grobe, a live stock dealer of East Buffalo. She was for several years a teacher in the public schools, and is treasurer of Golden Rule Lodge of the Rebecca order. They have one son, Howard C. G.

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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