Biography of Adam Kaiser


Kaiser, Adam, Grand Island, p. o. Inland, is one of the prosperous farmers of Grand Island, and representative men of his town. He was born on the farm he now owns, in a log house, November 4, 1859, a son of Adam and Anna Barbara (Schroen) Kaiser, natives of Germany. His father was born in November, 1818, and was a coach driver while in his native country. He came to America in 1854, stopping in the town of Tonawanda, where he worked on the canal and did farm work. A few years later he moved to Grand Island and in 1859 he purchased a tract of land. He was a hard worker and prosperous and at the time of his death owned 300 acres. In politics he was a Republican. He reared four sons and one daughter. He and his wife were active and prominent members of the Evangelical church. He died in 1888 and his wife on January 2, 1897. Adam Kaiser, the subject, has spent his life thus far on the homestead. After the death of his father he came into possession of 120 acres, partly by purchase. He early manifested an interest in the political affairs of his town and for a number of years has been prominently identified with the Republican party. He has filled the office of town tax collector for five successsive years and has often represented his town at the county and assembly Republican conventions. He is a stockholder in the Grand Island Creamery and one of the directors; he is one of the advisory board of the First National Bank of Tonawanda, in which he is also a stockholder. He has been a member of the Board of Education in Grand Island for a number of years. In 1884 he married Mary Klopp. daughter of Frederick and Caroline Klopp of Clarence, N. Y., and they had three children: Ellen E., Serena J. and Bertha May; the latter died in the spring of 1897 at the age of eleven years; she was a beautiful, well-developed girl, possessing unusual mental ability for one of her age; she had attained musical talent to a high degree and was loved by the whole community; her demise was a severe loss to her parents, throwing a gloom over them that will take years to efface. Mr. and Mrs. Kaiser are members of the German Evangelical church.

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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