Biography of Frederick A. Menge


Menge, Frederick A., Buffalo, son of Jacob C. and Matilda (Kruse) Menge, was born in Buffalo, February 12, 1852. After obtaining a liberal education at the parochial schools, he served a three years' apprenticeship at the tinner's trade, beginning when he was but thirteen years old. He then accepted a position with the firm of Keifer & Housle at 515 Main street, which he held for nine years, and then engaged in the hardware and tin business on his own account at 484 Genesee street. In 1893 he moved to his present location, 480 Genesee street. Mr. Menge is a self-made man. He has a large circle of friends in Buffalo, and is very promi.. nent in political circles. In 1881, when he was but thirty years of age, he was elected supervisor from the old Seventh ward. He has been elected alderman from his ward three terms, and has been a member of the Common Council for the past seven years. During this term of service Mr. Menge has made a record for ability and honesty. He is public spirited and is alive to the interests of the city. He is a member of Concordia Lodge No. 143, F. & A. M., Germania Chapter R. A., and the I. O. O. F. In May, 1875, Mr. Menge married Mary C. Schwartzbeck of Buffalo, and they have three Sons: Frederick H., William F. and Henry C.

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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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