Biography of Henry W. Kreinheder
Erie County, NY Biographies


Kreinheder, Henry W., Buffalo, son of Job and Catharina (Westbrook) Kreinheder, was born in Buffalo, in the old Sixth ward, July 31, 1850. He received his education in the public and parochial schools and at Hicks's Business College. After leaving school he engaged in various mercantile pursuits until 1870, when be entered the employ of Thomas Thompson, proprietor of a planing mill and shingle factory at Black Rock, acting in the capacity of bookkeeper and having charge of the finances of the business. He remained in this responsible position seventeen years, and then opened a lumber and coal yard on Seneca street, which he continued until 1889, when he formed a copartnership with Christian Flierl to conduct a building, contract, lumber and planing mill business. They located on Genesee street, near the Belt Line crossing, where an old frame mill was on the property at this time. This was torn down and a new brick mill erected and completely fitted with modern machinery. The firm of Kreinheder & Flierl is one of the largest and most enter.. prising building concerns in Buffalo, and has constructed many churches, residences, school houses, etc. Among these may be mentioned the East Buffalo market, school houses Nos. 11, 7, 48, 50, 55 and 57, the shops of the Gould Coupler Company at Depew, Christ Lutheran church and the Ontario Hotel. Mr. Kreinheder is a director of the Buffalo Mutual Insurance Company. In May, 1872, he married Mary C. Oschnetz of Buffalo, and they. have six children: Robert F., Arthur W., Oscar C., Edwin J., Oliver W. and Herbert P.

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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