Biography of George Ruehl
Erie County, NY Biographies


Ruehl, George, Buffalo, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, January 24, 1859. His parents, Jacob and Magdelena (Renheimer) Ruehi, emigrated to America in June, 1864, with their family and settled in Buffalo in 1864, where the father followed his vocation of gardener until the present time. They had six sons and three daughters, seven of the children being bnrn in Germany. George Ruehl was educated in the public and parochial schools of Buffalo, learned the barber's trade and when eighteen opened a barber shop for himself on Main street, With the exception of four years during which he was an inspector of customs at International Bridge (Buffalo), under President Harrison, he has since continued this business. He has been an active and influential Republican, has served as district committeeman for five years, was a delegate to five different conventions and in 1805 was a delegate to the State Republican Convention; in 1895 and again in 1807 he was elected supervisor. He is president of the Boss Barbers' Association of Erie County, vice president of the Boss Barbers' Association of New York and a member of Washington Union and Select Knights. In October, 1881, he married Louise, daughter of Frederick Aue of Buffalo, and they have two sons and four daughters. His father, who is also a Republican, has thirty four grand children and four great grandchildren residing in Buffalo. He is active and strong, being seventy-nine years of age. He has a brother residing in Buffalo who is eighty three years old; his name is George Ruehl. Mrs. Ruehl, the mother of George, died in November, 1890.

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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