Biography of Joseph Illig


Illig, Joseph, Buffalo, son of Peter J. and Mary (Koch) Illig, was born in Buffalo, October 31, 1863. His parents, who were natives of Germany, came to America in 1848 and settled in Buffalo. His education was obtained in the public schools and St. Joseph's College. As a young man he entered the employ of Sidney Sheperd & Co. and served an apprenticeship at the tinsmith's trade, remaining in their employ for twelve years. In 1893 he was appointed city sealer of weights and measures (police department), in which capacity he acted for two years. He then accepted the position which he now holds, as assistant to Conrad Hammer, general manager of the Germania Brewing Company. Mr. Illig was married in February, 1888, to Anna Getz of Stratford, Canada, and they have one son, George Francis Chester Illig. Mr. Illig is a member of Electric City Council No. 763, National Union, and of the Buffalo Police Beneficiary Association.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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