Biography of John Grehllinger
Erie County, NY Biographies


Grehlinger, John, Grand Island, p. o. Inland, manager of the Grand Island Creamery and a prominent resident of that place, was born in Grand Island, October 28, 1864. His father, Lewis Grehlinger, was a native of Germany, born in 1827. He was a wagon maker by trade and came to America when twenty years of age, spending one year in Tonawanda at his trade and came to Grand Island where he was employed on a wood boat by John Nice, and for eight years acted as captain of the boat. His first purchase of farm land consisted of fifty six acres, to which he continuously added as he became more prosperous until he had 860 acres. In politics he was a Republican, officiated as assessor of his town and was a member of the school board, also of the Farmers' Alliance, in which he filled official capacities. His wife was Louisa Lucca, a native of Germany, and they had eight children. His wife survives him and resides on the farm. She is a member of the Ladies' Aid Society. John Grehlinger learned the carpenter's trade when eighteen, which he followed continnously until the fall of 1896, when he accepted the management of the Grand Island Creamery, of which he is a stockholder and one of the directors. He now handles on an average of 5,000 pounds of milk daily, with an increasing trade, his product commanding the highest prices. He is a member of the K. O. T M. and Metropolitan Life. He married Clara, daughter of Edward Huling of Grand Island.

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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