Biography of Charles F. Strack
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Strack, Charles F., was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, February 11, 1847. Jacob Strack, the father of the subject, came to this country, bringing his wife and five children, in 1853. He located in Buffalo, N. Y., and it was there that Charles F. was reared. His mother died in 1858. He was the youngest of the family and was educated in Buffalo, June 28, 1864, he went to Batavia, N. Y., as an apprentice to the baker's trade. He spent two years in that town and then returned to Buffalo, where he was employed in different bakeries until 1869. He spent about a year in Pennsylvania, and February 22, 1871, located in Hornehsville, where he bought a small place on Loder street, and by close attention laid a good foundation for an extensive business. November, 1873, he removed to 60 Canisteo street, where he increased his facilities and made many additions to his establishment. He is one of the directors of the Citizens National Bank, and is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, Hornellsville Lodge No. 331. He is one of the officers of the German Lutheran church and was the leading spirit in its foundation. He has been its treasurer and a trustee since it was erected in 1886. In politics Mr. Strack has generally supported the Republican ticket, but is not a politician or seeker for office. He employs three hands and one team on the road. April 12, 1811, he married Katherine Elsheimer, of Suspension Bridge, N. Y., by whom he has four children: Lily, who died June 5, 1877; Carrie, Amelia and Charles F., jr., the last two students of the city schools, while Carrie is at home.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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