Biography of George E. Federspiel


Federspiel, George E., Hamburg, was born in Hamburg, N. Y., March 4, 1850, and was educated in the Hamburg Academy. He married Nellie M. Nott of Hamburg, and they have one son, Kenneth N. Mr. Federspiel has devoted his whole life in the grocery business, first as a clerk, and in 1871 he began business on his own account. In 1874 he entered into copartnership with Jacob Eckhardt, under the firm name of Federspiel & Co. Mr. Federspiel is a member of Fraternal Lodge No. 625, F. & A. M.. and has been its treasurer since 1883. Mr. Federspiel's father, John, was born in Loraine, Germany, July 28, 1811, where he was educated in their schools and came to America in 1828, coming from New York to Buffalo on the canal. He chppped wood for his board and afterwards worked at farm work for five, eight and ten dollars per month. In 1848 he married Margaret Hersch of Buffalo, formerly of his native place, and they had ten children that grew to maturity: Magdalene. Regina, Mary A., John, Margaret, Eliza, George E. (as above), Matilda, Malinda and Amelia. Mrs. John Federspiel died in February, 1877, and Mr. Federspiel survives her. Mrs. Federspiel's father, Samuel E. H. Nott, was born in Sardinia, Erie county, in the year 1817. He studied medicine in Castleton. Vermont, and also attended lectures at the University of New York City. He began his practice at Abbott Corners; he was also a specialist in Buffalo and was coroner in Buffalo from 1857 to 1860. In 1846 he married Eunice Salisbury, and they had three living children: Edward S., Elon G. and Nellie M. Mr. Nott died December 11, 1889, and his wife in 1885.

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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