Biography of Richard A. Schwab

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Schwab, Richard A., Buffalo, was born in the town of Uhu, Wurtemberg, Germany, January 6, 1847. His parents came to America when he was but three years of age and he received his elementary education in Marine City, Mich. When he was but fourteen years of age he received a position on one of the lake steamers, where he remained until 1863, when he enlisted in Co. D, 24th N. Y. Cavalry, serving for eighteen months. He was wounded at Petersburg, Va., June 18, 1864, causing him to lose his right leg, and was discharged from Harewood Hospital at Washington, D. C., July 13, 1865. In 1870 he removed to Philadelphia, where he was engaged in the produce commission business. In 1892 he removed to Buffalo and engaged in the real estate and brokerage business, to which business he still devotes his attention.


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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