Biography of John G. Schlotzer


Schlotzer, John G., Buffalo, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., in February, 1854, and is the eldest of nine children of John Schlotzer, a native of Baden, Germany. The latter was born in 1827 and when one year old was brought by his father, Gotlieb, to America. Gotlieb Schlotzer spent the remainder of his life in Erie county, teaching school in the town of Boston and elsewhere. John Schlotzer was a moulder by trade, worked also in a tannery and later conducted a grocery store, spending his active life in Buffalo, where he died May 18, 1897. He was first a Whig and afterwards an independent in politics. His wife, Barbara Bickel, a native of Germany, was brought to America when eight years old, and died in 1881. John G. Schlotzer was educated in Buffalo in public school 32, followed the trade of moulder for about five years and then engaged in the grocery business In 1878 he became a patrolman on the police force: he was a sergeant for four years. when he resigned, and again engaged in the grocery trade. In 1894 he was elected superintendent of the alms house. He has been active in politics, serving as general and district committeeman and being a delegate to city, county, assembly and State conventions. He was also an inspector under the Agricultural Department, at East Buffalo, for one year. He is an Odd Fellow, a member of the A. O. U. W., and is interested in real estate and several breweries. December 23, 1875, he married Mary, daughter of Peter McNeil of Buffalo, and they have five sons and four daughters 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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