Biography of Frederick J. Schafer


Schafer, Frederick J. Buffalo, eldest son of Frederick and Gertrude (Riebling) Schafer, natives of Germany, was born in Attica, N. Y., March 29, 1859. Frederick Schafer, the father, came to America about 1853 and first settled in Buffalo, but soon removed to Attica, where he followed the business of carpenter and contractor for many years, and where he and his wife still reside. They reared two sons and two daughters. Frederick J. Schafer was educated in the public schools of Attica, came to Buffalo in 1876 and learned the merchant tailor's trade, which he followed as a journeyman until the fall of 1878, when he engaged in the business for himself. His first establishment was in the old Arcade building; in 1891 he moved to his present location at 18 Court street, where he has one of the best merchant tailoring stores in the city. Mr. Schafer is a practical tailor and has been very successful, having built up a large and prosperous trade through dealings which have been honorable and businesslike. He is well known and popular, and a member of Queen City Council No. 259, Royal Arcanum. January 3, 1883, he married Elizabeth. daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Bommer of Buffalo, and they have six sons: William F., Edward J., Frederick J., jr., Franklin F., Milton B. and Harold A.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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