Biography of Philip & Herman Jerge


Jerge, Philip and Herman, Elma, are sons of Jacob Jerge, who came froni Germany in 1848 and settled in Elma, where he learned the wagonmaker's trade. Later he bought out his employer. William H. Bancroft, and carried on the shop alone until 1887, when he sold out to his sons, Philip and Herman, and since then they have carried on the business of carriage and wagon building, building a large number of trucks and express wagons; they also do a large business in handling agricultural implements and also all kinds of blacksmithing, having two separate shops, one at Elma village and one on the Clinton street road. Both being thorough mechanics, they have been very successful and are looked upon as prominent business men in their line of work.

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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