Biography of Nicholas Dilfer


Dilfer, Nicholas, Buffalo, is a native of Germany. He was born March 31, 1837, received his education in his native land, and in 1853 emigrated to America. The vessel he embarked in had a stormy voyage and was on the ocean over seven weeks. Shortly after his arrival he settled in Buffalo, and found employment as a blacksmith's apprentice in a carriage factory. In 1859 he removed to Memphis, Tenn., where he worked at his trade until 1861, when he returned to Buffalo and engaged in the carriage business on his own account. He continued in this until 1869, when he established a flour and feed business. In 1887 Mr. Dilfer admitted his oldest son, George N., forming the present firm of N. Dilfer & Son. This house has the prestige of having been established nearly thirty years, and disposes of large quantities of hay, grain, etc. In 1865 Mr. Dilfer married Amelia, daughter of George Voltz, of Buffalo. They have four children: George N., Julia (Mrs. Jacob Mueller). Frank C. and Cora A.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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