Biography of Robert Ewald


Ewald, Robert, West Seneca, p. o. Reserve, was born in Prussia. April 24, 1845, a son of Charles and Wilhelmine (Schure) Ewald, natives of Prussia, who emigrated to the United States in 1858, settling in West Seneca, where he died December 24, 1893, and his wife February 22, 1885. Robert Ewald was educated in Germany and came to America with his parents; he attended school one winter, then learned the shoemaker's trade, which he followed for twelve years, and also kept a shoe store. He is now engaged in farming, being the owner of three farms, consisting of ninetyeight acres. Mr. Ewald is a Republican and served as justice of the peace eighteen years in succession and has been twice appointed tax collector. In 1867 he married Amelia Kirschner, born in Germany and came with her parents to America when a young girl. To Mr. and Mrs. Ewald have been born five children: Charles, Emilie, William, Mary and Anton. The family belong to the Evangelical church, in which Mr. Ewald has always held some office and taken active part; he is now president of the church. He is a member of the K. of P., Winchester Lodge No. 362.

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