Biography of Emil Strum


Strum, Emil, Holland, was born in Baden, Germany, January 27, 1863, and is a son of William and Elizabeth Strum, both living in Germany. Mr. Strum came to America in 1883, settling in Buffalo, where he engaged at his trade of tinsmith with Sudley, Shephard & Co., with whom he remained for six years, and then entered the employ of the Wagner Palace Car Company, where he remained two years. He then returned to his native country on a visit, and when he returned to Buffalo engaged in the grocery business until he sold out eight months later and engaged in the coal and wood trade, continuing at that for three years, when he came to Holland and purchased the farm he now owns. He was first married February 2, 1886, and by this marriage had six children. His second marriage occurred January 28, 1896, to Mary Keska, daughter of Julius and Augusta Keska, and they have one son, Arthur. Mr. Strum is a member of Alpha Lodge No. 611, I. O. O. F., of Buffalo, and. he is an enterprising and successful farmer.

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