Biography of Edward B. Kreischer
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EDWARD B., the youngest of the children of the late Balthasar Kreischer, was born in New York city February 18th, 1853. He was educated in the public schools in the city and was graduated with honor from Packard's Business College. His first experience in business was as bookkeeper in his father's office in New York. He remained there but a short time, when he was appointed purchasing agent and paying teller for Steinway & Sons' great piano house.

When his father was appointed president of the Staten Island railway, Mr. Kreischer was put in charge of the ticket department and had the management of all the stations along the line of the road.

In 1877, Mr. Kreischer entered the factory at Kreischerville, and in 1878, was made a member of the firm of B. Kreischer & Sons, and from that time to the present has been, either in connection with his brother Charles C., or alone, the manager of the manufacturing department of the business.

In 1884, Mr. Kreischer built the handsome residence on the hill above the factory, where he now resides. He has held the office for school collector at Kreischerville for the past fourteen years, he has been an elder in St. Peter's German Evangelical Lutheran Church since it was established, is treasurer of the church, of the Mutual Aid Society of the employes of B. Kreischer & Sons and is vice regent of Arthur Kill Council 1408, Royal Arcanum. On June 19th, 1877, Mr. Kreischer married Freda, eldest daughter of Mr. George Lanier, then of New York city, but now living at Kreischerville. They have one son, Harry A., aged fourteen years, a student of St. Austin's school at New Brighton.

Mr. Kreischer is a thorough business man and manages with marked ability and success the large business established by his father and still conducted under the name of B. Kreischer & Sons.

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


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