Biography of George J. Goergen


Goergen, George J., Buffalo, son of Nicholas J. and Catharine (Smith) Georgen, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., August 23, 1868. He received his elementary and business education in St. Boniface parochial school, Buffalo College of Commerce, and Bryant & Stratton's Business College. His first employment was as a bookkeeper in the office of William Recktenwalt, where he remained one year. He then accepted a position with the wholesale grocery firm of Granger & Co. as a billing clerk, which he resigned after a short time, to take the position of cashier in the grocery store of W. H. Granger. In 1895 he established himself in the grocery business at 916 Genesee street in company with his brothers, Joseph J. and John J. When this firm dissolved. Mr. Georgen engaged in business at 715 Sycamore street, with his brother, Joseph J. In 1897 this copartnership was also dissolved. Mr. Goergen now conducts the business alone, and has made his store one of the leading groceries in that section of the city. In October, 1895, he married Tressa Linneman of Buffalo, and they have one daughter, Genevive J.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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