Biography of William H. Jeager
Erie County, NY Biographies


Jaeger, William H., Buffalo, was born in Germany, March 31, 1842. He obtained his education in the public schools of his native country, and at the age of fourteen came to America and settled in Buffalo. He was compelled to earn his own living and after a short residence in Buffalo removed to Toledo, O., where he was employed as a waiter in a hotel for two years. He then returned to Buffalo and was apprenticed to the cooper's trade, at which he worked six years. By hard work, industry and economy he saved a small amount of money and with this he established a restaurant on Genesee street, where he conducted a very successful business until 1895, when he removed to his present location. Mr. Jaeger started the first roof garden in Buffalo. He is a member of the Buffalo Orpheus, the A. O. U. W., the German Young Men's Association, and Concordia Lodge No. 143, F. & A. M. In December, 1864, he married Mary Raidart, a native of Germany; they have five children: William, Charles A., Ida, Rosa and Hugo H.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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