Biography of Adolph R. Mier
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Mier, Adolph R., Buffalo, proprietor of the Buffalo Gymnasium, is a son of Frederick and Jane (Scholhass) Mier, and was born in Saxony, Germany, July 13, 1866. His parents came to this country in 1872 and settled in Buffalo. N. Y., where he was educated in the public schools. Mr. Mier was for three years a teacher of gymnastics at the Young Men's Christian Association and for five years instructor at the Buffalo Athletic Club. He then organized the Buffalo Gymnasium, of which he is now proprietor. He makes a specialty of fencing and single stick. He is also instructor at the Rambler Bicycle Club and the Young Men's Club at Canisius College. Mr. Mier's father was personally acquainted with Franz Listz and Richard Wagner, two of the most noted composers of music in the world, and is in possession of a portrait of Listz that was presented to him a number of years ago. On March 1, 1886, Mr. Mier was married to Miss Clara Sandker of Bradford, Pa.. and they have one daughter, Mabel.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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