Biography of Peter Fleischman
Erie County, NY Biographies


Fleischman, Peter, Grand Island, p. o. Inland, was born in Germany in 1852, one of six sons and four daughters, viz., John, Joseph, Peter, Cynthia, Leonard (deceased), Barbara, Michael, Mary and Margaret, born to John and Margaret (Gohler) Fleischman. John was born in 1820, his wife in 1819. He was a farmer and came to America in 1854, bringing his family with him and came to Cheektowaga, where he lived five years. In 1859 he moved to Grand Island, where he became foreman on the large Coatsworth farm. In 1869 he purchased a farm on the Staley road of 140 acres, the most of which was covered with timber, which he cleared. Here he prospered and later added two more farms of sixty and 110 acres each which he and his Sons cleared, converting the timber into cord wood. He was a hard working, ambitious man, desirous of providing well for his family. In politics be was a Republican and was a member of the Farmers' Alliance of Grand Island. He died October 5, 1895; his wife survives him and resides with their youngest son, Diebolt. In 1894 Mr. and Mrs. Fleischman celebrated their golden wedding. Peter remained at home with his parents until thirty-two years of age, when he settled upon one of his father's farms, which he later came in possession of after the death of his father, and where he still resides. In 1882 be married Mary Carroll, daughter of William Carroll and granddaughter of John Carroll, who was an early settler on the island. Mr. and Mrs. Fleischman have seven children: Mary, Peter, James, Philip, Leonard, Thomas and Raymond. They are members of the Catholic church and Mr. Fleischman is a member of the Farmers' Alliance. In politics he is a Democrat.

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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