Biography of Henry Steuber of Le Roy, NY

Henry Steuber was born June 5, 1828, in Munden, Hanover, Germany. His father, a glazier by trade, was born in Swarbaack, and his mother, Catharine (Devis), in Hanover, Germany. Mr. Steuber, after receiving such an education as the common schools of Germany afforded, served his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker, and in January, 1849, landed in New York city, after a voyage of 10 weeks. He went to Hamilton, Madison County, where he remained until June, 1850, when he came to Le Loy. Here he worked for A. & C. Burpee for three years, when, with his brother, George G., he opened business where Gillett & McKenzie are now located. Here they carried on a large and successful business. In 1859 they opened a branch shop and store in Batavia, which was destroyed by fire in 1862, when they abandoned the Batavia branch, but continued in operation at Le Roy until 1868, when a destructive fire destroyed their business. With undaunted spirit they immediately rebuilt a large and commodicus brick store, now occupied as a hardware store. They continued one year, when they sold to R. Miller, who sold to Joy & Williams. Mr. Steuber worked for this firm about two years, when he formed a partnership with A. F. Drake, which continued until 1872, since which he has been alone. In October, 1888, he moved to the store he now occupies, corner of Main and Mill streets, where he carries on a flourishing business. Honest and upright in all his dealings with his fellow men, he has the respect of all. Mr. Steuber isan active member of the Masonic fraternity. In April, 1853, he married Charlotte, daughter of James Caple, of Le Roy, who came from Somerset County, England. Mr. and Mrs. Steuber have had born to them six children: Frederick A., Charles H. (deceased), Frank G., Lewis W., Harvey J., and Minnie (deceased).

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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