Biography of John G. Bear
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Baer, John G., a native of Ontario, Canada, was born August 25, 1808. His parents removed to Buffalo in 1861, where he received his education. His first business experience was with Messrs. Scheeler & Son, wire manufacturers, where he remained for fourteen years; he was then employed by the New York Central Railroad as weighmaster three years, and at the end of this service he accepted a position with the East Buffalo Brewing Company, where he remained eight years and until he removed to Lockport, and in company with Andrew Holzer established the Union Brewing Company. This is one of the largest and best known breweries in Niagara county, turning out large quantities of the best beer annually. Novemher 27, 1882, Mr. Baer married Catherine R. Fritz of Buffalo, and an only daughter has been horn to them: Ellenora M., now twelve years of age. Mr. Baer is a member of a number of societies, being a member of the I. O. O. F., Red Men and the Masons.

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