Biography of John P. Will

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Will, John P., Buffalo, was born near Berlin, Germany, May 5, 1865, and came to America with his parents, Frederick and Mary (Witte) Will, in 1870. The family settled in Buffalo, where Mr. Will was educated in the public schools and Bryant & Stratton's Business College; afterward he was in the employ of the New York Central Railroad eight years and the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern nearly eight years. acting in the capacity of clerk, claim agent and tracer. In 1893 he formed a partnership with his brother William C. Will, and engaged in the produce commission business at 147 Michigan street, where they have one of the most successful houses of the kind in the city. Mr. Will is an enterprising, progressive and popular business man, esteemed by all who know him. He is an enthusiastic collector of insects, and for some time has been a valued contributor to "Natural Science." In 1890 he married Mary Strebel and they have three children.

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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