Biography of Anthony J. Walkowiak

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Walkowiak, Anthony J., Buffalo, was born in January, 1869, in Posen, Germany. which was also the birthplace of his parents, John and Mary (Pachulski) Walkowiak, who reared four other sons and a daughter. In 1880 the family left the fatherland and came to Buffalo, N. Y., where Anthony J. attended the public schools for four years. He then worked on a farm and later became a clerk in a grocery store and in 1888 accepted the position of traveling salesman for a wholesale grocery house, with which he remained until 1892. In 1893 he established his present wholesale and retail grocery and wholesale liquor business at 387-389 Peckham street, where he has a large double store and where he has built up a successful and constantly increasing trade. He has been an active Democrat and in 1892 was his party's candidate for coroner. In 1893 he was appointed a doorkeeper in the Legislature at Albany. He was district committeeman four years, chairman of the Democratic City Committee two years and county committeeman at large two years, and since 1892 has been a member of the Democratic General Committee and is now acting on the advisory committee. He is a member of the Polish Union and the Monniscko Club, and in religion is a Roman Catholic. In 1890 he married Rose Pitass of Buffalo, and they have two sons and three daughters.

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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