Biography of Martin Fath
Erie County, NY Biographies


Fath, Martin, Cheektowaga, p. o. Forks. - Jacob and Eva (Hubsch) Fath came to America in 1858 and first settled in the city of Buffalo, and the following year removed to Cheektowaga, where they have since resided, being poor as most of the early settlers were who came here at or about that time. They are sixty nine and seventy three years old respectively. Martin, the subject of this sketch, was six years old when his parents arrived in this country. When he became old enough to be of service to his parents he worked the farm, as has been most common among the early settlers, and was thus deprived of a full course of schooling; his education was obtained at the common schools of Cheektowaga. He held the office of town tax collector in 1890, and the following year was chosen highway commissioner and has held that position for six consecutive years. April 26, 1883, he married Libbie Schiess, and of that union there were two children, Edward P., aged thirteen, and Charlotte M., aged eleven. Mrs. Fath became ill in 1885 and died in 1887; on February 23, 1897, he married Theresa Schreck. Mr. Fath has two brothers and two sisters - Jacob and Peter, who are both married, and Mary and Catherine, the former being married.

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