Biography of George H. Hofheins

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Hofheins, George H., Buffalo, is of German descent, his father coming to Erie county with his parents in 1835 from Speck, near Carlsruhe in Baden, and his mother from Heichelheim, near Sandau in Bavaria, in 1845. His education was obtained from the public schools of the city of Buffalo, supplemented by one winter's night course at Bryant & Stratton's Business College, graduating before he attained his majority. His first business experience was as an apprentice at the tinsmith's trade, at which he continued for one year; that trade being distasteful to him, he associated himself with his father in the wood and coal trade, where he remained until May 1, 1873, when he entered the service of the Buffalo German Insurance Company as a clerk, and was promoted to cashier early in the following year, retaining that position until 1886, when he was selected as registrar, becoming general assistant and chief clerk to the secretary and manager of said company, remaining in that capacity until April 15, 1896, when the Buffalo Commercial Insurance Company was organized and he was chosen secretary, which position he now holds. Mr. Hofheins was married in May, 1877, to Harriett B. Miller of Buffalo.


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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