Biography of Henry Kaercher


Kaercher, Henry, Tonawanda, son of Abraham, was born January 14, 1839, in Germany, where he was educated in the public schools and gymnasia. He was for four years an office clerk for Stern Brothers, tobacco manufacturers, and for three years correspondence clerk for a large machine establishment, after which he went to Prussia in the interests of an ivory, meerschaum, amber and pearl importing house, having charge of their goods at a commercial fair for three years. He then went to South Germany as traveling salesman for a large chemical and vinegar manufactory, and four years later engaged in the manufacture of vinegar for himself. In 1882 he came to New York city and in 1883 removed to Tonawanda, Erie county, where he has since been a successful vinegar manufacturer. He is familiar with both the French and German processes of manufacture, has traveled extensively over the United States and Canada, and has acted as a vinegar expert in a number of cases. January 26, 1866, Mr. Kaercher married Pauline Weigle, of Germany, and their children are Emma (Mrs. Matthew Hummel), of San Francisco, Cal., and Bertha, Otto, Elizabeth and Sophia.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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