Biography of Jacob Schlenker

Schlenker, Jacob, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, February 25, 1838, and came to the United States in 1852, settling in Orangeville, Wyoming county, N. Y. In 1858 he came to Batavia and in 1864 entered the employ of R. O. Holden & Son, remaining with them until October 10, 1897. In that year he established his present business and at the present time is one of the leading merchants of Batavia. In 1880 Mr. Schlenker married Carrie Kirchgraber; they have four children: Charles, Anna, Clara and May. Mr. Schienker is one of the self-made men of Genesee county, and by active interest in the well-being and progress of his adopted town, an upright life and worthy deeds, has merited and received the respect of his acquaintances.

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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