Biography of Joseph La Clair
Erie County, NY Biographies


La Clair, Joseph, Buffalo, was born in Loraine, France, December 28, 1848. He was educated in his native country, and when the war between France and Germany broke out, served two years in the French army. Thinking there were better opportunities in the New World, he emigrated to this country and settled in ttica, N. Y., where he was employed by General Deeririg in the lumber business for a period of two years. He at this date started in the bakery business on a small scale and in 1885 removed his business to Buffalo. Mr. La Clair now conducts one of the largest pie and cake bakeries in Buffalo, giving employment to fourteen workmen, has five delivery wagons, and turns out daily over two thousand pies and from six to nine hundred dozen cakes. The premises occupied are 28 by 190 feet. April 2, 1878, Mr. La Clair married Cora Hurrell, who died July 24, 1880, and on June 22, 1886, he married Magdalena Lotz of Buffalo, and they have three children: Edward J., John and Florence. Mr. La Clair is thoroughgoing. industrious, and by close attention to the demands of the trade he has made his venture a conspicuous and profitable success.

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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