Biography of A. Gotwalt


Gotwalt, A., Amherst, p. o. Williamsville, was born in York county, Pa., March 19, 1819, and came to the town of Amherst. Erie county, when six years old. As a boy he worked on a farm and afterwards learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, which he followed until 1853, when he went into the mercantile business in a general store and conducted that for thirty-six years. For the past twenty years he has confined his attention mainly to dealing in real estate, and in all the business affairs of his life he has been exceedingly successful, so that to-day he is one of the wealthy men of Erie county. In 1845 Mr. Gotwalt married Harriet Hill and they have two sons: Charles H. and Warren A. Charles H. Gotwalt married Mary B. Thayer, and they reside at his father's home; he being associated with his father in the real estate business. Warren A. Gotwalt married Dora Bagley.

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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