Biography of John Reimers

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Reimers, John, superintendent of the Buffalo School Furniture Company's Foundry, was born in Kesten Hoge, Mechlenburg-Schwerin, Germany, April 1, 1846, a son of Joseph and Sophia (Hines) Reimers. His family is remarkable on account of their physical size. Mr. Reimers's father, Joseph Reimers, was a mechanic; he came to Buffalo in 1857 and for some twenty years before his death had charge of George Squires Company's manufacturing plant. John Reimers attended the schools of his native town until eleven years of age and the public schools of Buffalo until fourteen, when he began his trade of moulder, which he has followed ever since, being connected with different concerns. From 1872 to 1877 he owned and conducted a brass foundry, at the corner of Quay and Washington streets, and for two years subsequent owned one-fourth interest in the Buffalo Steam Heating Co. at Lancaster. In 1879 Mr. Reimers accepted a position with the Buffalo School Furniture Co. and since 1880 has had charge of their foundry. He lives in Lancaster, where he owns a residence. Mr. Reimers has served his town one year as highway commissioner, being elected by the Republicans. He is a member of Arnum Lodge, No. 225, K. of P. His wife, Elizabeth Will, is a native of Lancaster, and they have five daughters and one son: Frederick, Susie, Margaret, Minnie, Barbara and Dorothy.


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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