Biography of Herman Schafer





Schafer, Herman, was born in Hesse, Germany, April 18, 1848, and came to the United States in 1871, settling in Batavia, where he engaged in the hotel and wholesale and retail liquor business, in which he remained until 1894, when he established his private bank which he still continues. His office is located in the Commercial building, on Main street, owned by him, and his residence, which is located at 20 Elicott avenue, is a pleasent and substantial home. In 1873 Mr. Schafer married Anna Stakel; they have two daughters: Mrs. Cora Schafer Huber and Marie Elizabeth, both accomplished musicians; Mrs. Huber is considered by many competent critics the finest pianist in Western New York. Miss Marie is a well known and accomplished vocalist. Mr. Schafer has served as excise commissiond for the town of Batavia, and is president of the Lutheran Evangelical Church Society, and takes an active interest in school and church matters.



Source:
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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