Biography of Charles C. Kreischer
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CHARLES C., the second son of the late Balthasar Kreischer, was born in New York city, Sept 15th, 1850. He received his first schooling in the German schools of the city, after which he took a course of study in St. Francis Zavier's College, which was supplemented by a thorough commercial education at Bryant & Stratton's Business College.

After completing his education, his father placed him in his large fire brick factory at Kreischerville, where he learned, practically, every branch of the work in order to fit him thoroughly for the responsible position which he was afterward to take, as general overseer of the manufacturing branch of his father's business.

After spending two years in the factory, Mr. Kreischer went to Germany and entered the Polytechnic University at Zunch, Switzerland, where he remained four years. On his return he again went into the factory at Kreischerville, and in 1872 was made superintendent of the factory. In 1878, he was made a member of the firm of B. Kreischer & Sons, and at the opening of the New York Anderson Pressed Brick factory, he was made superintendent of that business, which he managed successfully until the spring of 1891, when he resigned and went to Europe.

Mr. Kreischer has held several town offices and has been trustee of the Kreischerville school district for the last twenty years and an elder in St Peter's Church since it was organized. He is the first regent. of Arthur Kill Ccuncil 1408, Royal Arcanum, and a member of Huguenot Lodge 381, F. & A. M., and Staten Island Chapter 145, R. A. M.

On June 19th, 1879, Mr. Kreischer married Antonia G., second daughter of Mr. George Lanier, of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Kreischer have one son, Arthur G., aged eleven years, now a student at St. Austin's school, New Brighton.

Mr. Kreischer has always been a staunch Democrat and has wielded a potent influence in the councils of the party, and has often been tendered the nomination for important offices, but has preferred to devote his time to his large business interests.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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