Biography of Martin Reisterer


Reisterer, Martin, Tonawanda, was born October 11, 1832, and came to the United States in about 1851 and settled in Tonawanda where he engaged in farming. He owned about 900 acres of land in the town of Tonawanda, taking a great interest in the manufacture of iron and the building of docks, also in the gas works, cider and vinegar works. In 1888 he established the German-American Bank, of which he is president, and one of the largest owners in real estate. In 1858 he married Minerva, daughter of Anthony Diebolt, who died in 1887. He again married Christina Meyers. Mr. Reisterer is one of the self-made men of his town, and has ever been ready to advance educational and religious institutions.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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