Biography of J. O. Garretsee


Garretsee, J. O., Lancaster, was born in Wyoming county, N.Y., and is the son of Henry Garretsee, who was a hardware merchant at Warsaw for many years and a very prominent business man of that section. Mr. Garretsee came to Lancaster in 1882 and was agent for the Erie Railroad, which position he held until 1895. In 1883 he engaged in the coal business, which he has since carried on, and later he engaged in the livery and carting business in partnership with J. M. Grice, under the name of Lancaster Livery and Carting Company, but at the end of one year he bought his partner's interest and has since conducted the business alone. Mr. Garretsee has always taken a keen interest in the affairs of the' village and is vice-president of the Lancaster Bank, also president of the Board of Education, is one of the directors of the Lancaster Building and Loan Association, is secretary and treasurer of the Lancaster Ice Company and is one of the trustees of the Presbyterian church.

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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