Biography of Jacob H. Scheu

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Scheu, Jacob H., Buffalo, son of William and Elizabeth (Grahling) Scheu, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., May 14, 1857. His father, a native of Germany, came to America and settled in Buffalo in 1853. His mother was born in Erie county. Mr. Scheu was educated in the public schools, took a full course at Bryant & Stratton's Business College and then entered his father's flour and feed store, with which he has ever since been connected. On the death of his father in 1894 he formed a copartnership with his brother, Otto B., under the style of Scheu Brothers. The business has been established for over forty years, and is one of the oldest and largest in its line in the city. An extensive trade in flour, feed, hay, straw, grain, etc., is conducted. Mr. Scheu is a member of Harmony Lodge No. 699, F. & A. M. He was married in 1884 to Louisa K. Giesser, daughter of G. Giesser of Buffalo, and they have three children: Florence J., born February 1, 1888; Rosina L., born April 12, 1893, and Jacob Walter, born August 4, 1894.


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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