Biography of William Rausch

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Rausch, William, is a native born Buffalonian and has always resided in that city. He was educated in the public and high schools of Buffalo. After a short time in the grocery business he entered the service of French & Kirkholder, wholesale dealers in wooden and willow ware, in whose employ he continued about twelve years, three years as bookkeeper and nine years as traveling salesman. In 1893 he succeeded Mr. French and the firm name was then changed to Kirkholder & Rausch; this firm has grown to be one of the largest of the kind between New York and Chicago, and occupies the entire building at No. 88 East Seneca street, four floors and basement, each 25 by 180 feet. Mr. Rausch is a son of Jacob and Margaret (wallkam) Rausch, natives of Germany, who emigrated to America in 1846.


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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