Biography of Henry Rech


Rech, Henry, Tonawanda, was born in the town of Amherst May 6, 1862. He was the son of Christian Rech, who came from Alsace province, France, in 1840, and settled in Buffalo; he removed from there to Amherst and was among the pioneers of that town, moving into Tonawanda in 1862, where through life he was one of the prominent contractors and builders. He erected the Iron Works mills and many of the best residences in Tonawanda. He died in 1872. Henry Rech was educated in the common schools, and for ten years engaged in the mercantile business; in 1884 he established his present business. In 1891 he married Miss Henrietta Walters, daughter of Jacob Walters, jr., by whom he has one son, Clyde W. Rech, born August 22, 1893.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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