Biography of Louis Kraatz

Kraatz, Louis, p. o. Akron, N. Y., was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, November 14, 1853. was educated there and came to the United States in 1872, locating in Pembroke, Genesee county, N.Y., and is one of the town's best German farmers. He has married twice; first, on March 3, 1879, to Ellen Tesnow, of Pembroke, who died in 1889, leaving four children: Charles, Louis, jr., Dora and Alvin. In 1891 Mr.Kraatz married Annie Tesnow, sister of his first wife; they have two children, Pearl and Raymond. The oldest son, Charles, is attending college at this date (1898). Mr. and Mrs. Kraatz are members of the M. E. church of Akron, he being president of the board of trustees. In his political choice he is a thorough Republican. The Tesnows came from the same part of Germany as the Kraatzes.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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