Biography of Charles H. Lemme
Erie County, NY Biographies


Lemme, Charles H., Buffalo, son of Charles and Dora (Zeigle) Lemme, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., January 9, 1867, and was educated in the public schools and the College of Commerce. He was first employed in the cigar factory of Fuchs Brothers, beginning as a stripper, and after mastering the trade, worked at the bench for several years. In 1888 he began the manufacture of cigars on his own account at 96 Exchange street and about a year later removed to 952 Michigan street. On April 1, 1897, he formed a copartnership with Andrew Hoellig. under the firm name of Lemme & Hoellig, and opened a retail store at 90 Seneca street, where they have since conducted business. Mr. Lemme is a member of Fidelity Lodge No. 550, I. O. O. F., and of Genesee Tribe I. O. R. M. On December 8, 1897, he married Miss Augusta Witt, of Buffalo.

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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