Biography of J. William Poorten


Poorten, J. William, Buffalo, son of Henry and Balbina (Weegener) Poorten, was born in Prussia, Germany, on the 13th of November, 1858. and emigrated to America in 1882. He first settled in Buffalo and followed his trade one year, after which he spent a year in St Louis. Returning to Buffalo he remained there four years, and then settled permanently in Tonawanda, where he has since been engaged in the bakery business with uninterrupted success. He is a member of the C. M. B. A. and the C. B. L. June 22, 1886, he married Pauline, daughter of Frank J. Honer of Buffalo, and they have five children: Frances Balbina Aggie, born November 25, 1887; Frank Joseph, born March 10, 1890; Pauline Balbina, born September 14, 1893; Mary Anna, born September 1, 1895; and Mary Elizabeth, born June 23, 1807.

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


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