Biography of William Heiser


Heiser, William, Buffalo, is the son of Henry and Catherine (Hahn) Heiser, who came to Buffalo from Prussia, Germany, in 1834. Henry Heiser was for many years a member of the firm of Heiser Brothers, proprietors of a brewery on Seneca street, near Michigan. He finally moved with his family to a farm in West Seneca, where he died. William Heiser was born in Buffalo, N. Y., February 7, 1839, received a public school education, and learned the trade of machinist with Frank Collignon. He was afterward connected with the Shepard (flow the King) Iron Works, having charge of the brass finishing shop for a short time. In 1865 he formed a copartnership with John A. Barth, as Barth & Heiser, and established his present machine shop, of which he has been sole owner since 1868. Since 1873 he has been located at 116 Clinton street, conducting a general machine and jobbing business. Mr. Heiser has a wide reputation for skill and ability, both as a machinist and business man, and as a citizen is highly respected and esteemed. He has long been a member of the A. O. U. W., is also a member of the Buffalo Saengerbund, and since about 1891 has been a trustee of the German Lutheran Orphan Home. In politics he is a Republican. In 1868 he married Margaret, daughter of Andrew Grass, of Buffalo, and their children are Albert G., George A., and Margaret H.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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