Biography of John O. G. Robert


Robert, John O. G., Buffalo, only son of John and Louisa (Baizer) Robert, natives of Thuringia, Germany. was born in Buffalo, N. Y., January 7, 1843. His father, a tanner, came to Buffalo in 1825, when he was twenty-one years of age, and followed his trade all his life, dying in 1857. In politics he was a Whig. Mrs. Robert, who came to Buffalo in 1889, survives him, as do also one son and three daughters. John O. G. Robert received his education in the parochial schools and at Martin Luther College, and since entering upon his active life has successfully followed the vocation of teacher. After teaching in Detroit for two and one.half years he returned to Buffalo and taught in the school in which he was educated. Afterward he was for five years a teacher at Johnsburg, Niagara county. He had charge of St. Andrew's School in Buffalo from 1872 to October, 1893, and since then has been principal of Christ Church Parochial School. Mr. Robert has achieved a high reputation as an able, careful and conscientious teacher, and as a citizen is widely respected. He is a staunch Republican, has served the Ninth ward as alderman two terms, is president of Christ Church Benevolent Association and is a member of the Crescentia Beneficiary Society. He was the founder and secretary of the Economy Savings and Loan Association and of the Fidelity Savings and Loan Association, and in 1890 he organized the Industry Permanent Dime Savings and Loan Associa. tion, of which he is now the secretary. November 16, 1865, he married Johanna Fischer, who was born in Prussia in November, 1844; she came with her-parents, Christian and Rosina (Kutsche) Fischer, to Buffalo in 1853. Of their nine children two sons and six daughters are living.

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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