Biography of Edward M. Hager

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Hager, Edward M., Buffalo, was born in Germany in 1842 and came to America with his parents in 1854. He obtained his education in the German schools and in the public schools of Buffalo. At the outbreak of the Rebellion he enlisted in Co. B, 68th N. Y. Vols., and served until the end of the war. In the battles of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville he was a color bearer. At the close of the war he visited Germany and upon his return to Buffalo in 1865 worked in the New York Central car shops for some time. Afterward he engaged in the flour and feed business at the corner of William and Adams streets. In 1868 he formed a partnership with Joseph Klaus and engaged in contracting. In 1871 this partnership was dissolved, Mr. Hager continuing the business. In 1880 he became connected with A. R. Clark and John Feist in a planing mill, which they conducted .until 1887, when Mr. Clark retired and Messrs. Hager and Feist formed a partnership for the conduct of the planing mill and a general contract business In 1893 Mr. Feist retired and the present firm of G. M. Hager & Sons was formed. Mr. Hager is a member of the C. M. B. A. On April 17, 1866, he married Ottilia Dorscheid, of Buffalo. They have five children: August C., George J., Ottilia, Caroline and Edward J.


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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