Biography of William Crique
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Criqui, William, Cheektowega, p. o. Forks, was born in Cheektowaga, August 17, 1849, a son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Beits) Criqui, natives of Germany, who came to Buffalo in 1832 and to Cheektowaga in 1833. Anthony Criqui was a shoemaker and died July 5, 1850; his widow died in 1877, and they were the parents of thirteen children, eight of whom are living. William Criqui was reared in Cheektowaga and learned the blacksmith's trade. For four years he was on the lakes and the following fourteen years worked at his trade; he then engaged in the hotel business in Clarence, for seven and a half years, at the same time carrying on blacksmithing. Thence he went to a hotel at Forks for eight years, and in 1892 built the Union House, of which he has since been proprietor. For ten years he was superintendent of the North Buffalo and Lancaster Turnpike Road. In 1872 he married Frances Nagel of Tonawanda, who has borne him six children. Mr. Criqui is independent in politics, and for three years has been justice of the peace, having been elected on the Democratic ticket.

Our County and its people
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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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