Biography of William C. Grotke

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Grotke, William C., West Seneca, p. o. Ebenezer, was born in Buffalo, February 17, 1845, son of Gotfried and Helena (Metzner) Grotke, natives of Prussia, who emigrated to America about 1889, settled in Buffalo, and in 1848 engaged in farming in West Seneca, where he died in 1887 and she in 1881. William C. Grotke was educated in a Lutheran school and the public schools of West Seneca and has always followed farming. and gardening. He owns fifty-four and a half acres of land and leases sixty-one acres. He resides near Ebenezer and works both places. In 1872 he married Mary, daughter of Henry and Mary Haas, natives of Hesse-Darmstadt, who came to America about 1851. Mr. and Mrs. Grotke have nine children, as follows: William H., Charles, Ernst, Amelia, Benjamin, Mary, John, Clara and Freddie. Both are members of the Lutheran church.


Source:
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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