Biography of Henry Stanler
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Stanler, Henry, Grand Island, p. o. Inland, an old and highly esteemed resident of Grand Island, was born in Germany, December 2, 1829, one of two Sons and two daughters born to Jacob and Laura Stanler, who were farmers. Henry worked on his father's farm until 1852; when he was preparing to come to America to seek his fortune, his father suddenly died, his mother having passed away four years previous. He remained at home long enough to sell the property, when with his young brother and two sisters, aged sixteen and twenty one, he sailed for America, coming direct to Grand Island, where he was compelled to part with his last cent to pay the ferryman. He landed on the island penniless, but not daunted began working on a farm and sent his brother to school, and after five years of prudent saving and toil he purchased from his employer a tract of fifty acres, upon which he began immediate improvements and later added to it: he worked hard and was ambitious and success crowned his efforts. In 1882 he purchased 100 acres more, upon which the creamery now stands, he having donated the land. In politics he is a Democrat, has served two terms each as supervisor, assessor and commissioner; he is a conscientious worker for his party's welfare. He is one of the directors of the Grand Island Creamery Co., also a director in the Erie and Niagara County Farmers' Association. In 1858 he married Katharine Kaiser, a native of Germany, and they have two children: jacob H. and John W; both are Democrats and married. Mrs. Stanler is a member of the Protestant church.


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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