Biography of Herman J. Kreinheder
Erie County, NY Biographies


Kreinheder, Herman J., Buffalo, is one of a family of two sons and three daughters of Job and Mary (Westbrook) Kreinheder, natives of Hanover, Germany, who came to this country and settled in Buffalo in 1848. Job Kreinheder was a lifelong carpen ter and builder, dying in 1890. He was an active Republican from the organization of the party, and a public spirited and useful citizen.. Herman J. Kreinheder was born in Buffalo, N. Y., March 3, 1853, received his education in a Lutheran Parochial School, St. Joseph's College, and at Bryant & Stratton's Business College and for years was cashier and chief bookkeeper for R. W. Bell & Co. From 1880 to 1883 he was engaged in the manufacture of paper boxes and from 1883 to 1892 he was a manufacturer of and wholesale dealer in carriages. In 1892 he retired from active business and since then has been identified with various enterprises, such as building houses on his real estate in the Elmwood district and in East Buffalo. He was also one of the promoters and builders of the Buffalo, Tonawanda and Niagara Falls Electric Railway the first electric line running out of Buffalo. He is chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee, real estate commissioner of the German Young Men's Association, and a director of various societies. He has frequently been a delegate to local and State Republican conventions,, has been a dealer and developer of real estate for many years, purchasing his first realty when twenty years of age, and by thrift, perseverance and careful investments has achieved success. In 1876 be married Catharine M., daughter of Frederick Gehring, an old and prominent piano manufacturer of Buffalo. They have five daughters.

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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