Biography of F. J. Kraft


Kraft, F. J., Buffalo, was born in Wangen, Alsace, France, May 18, 1820. In 1840 Mr. Kraft came to this country and settled in Buffalo and for four years worked for Jeremiah Staats, a cabinet maker. In 1844 he opened a furniture store at No. 502 Main street and two years later moved to Huron street and established the present business; Mr. Kraft's is the longest established undertaking business in Buffalo. In 1844 he married Anna M. Rebstock of Buffalo. During the Tippecanoe campaign he joined the Harrison Guards, only two other members now surviving. The business is now carried on by Frank A. Kraft, son, who was born and educated in Buffalo and entered into active business with his father in 1894.

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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