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1897 Biography - Herman U.

Berger, Herman U., was born in Germany in 1851 and came to America in 1867 with his father, who settled in Buffalo. After working some time in Buffalo, and in the nursery business in Rochester, Mr. H. U. Berger became a brakeman on the N. Y. Central Railroad between Rochester and Niagara Falls. He was with the N. Y. Central from 1868 to 1889, most of the time as conductor and yardmaster. In 1889 he opened his coal business, which he has since successfully conducted. Mr. Berger is one of the enterprising men of North Tonawanda, having served as village treasurer for three years and trustee four years. He has served on committees and as delegate to Republican conventions repeatedly. Mr. Berger also has been a director of the German American Bank of Tonawanda since its organization. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, the A. O. U. W., the Foresters, the D. O. H. and is an exempt fireman. In 1873 he married Anna Westphall and they have seven children: Bertha, Lena, Emma, May, Annie, Herman and Charles. Mr. Berger's parents were Herman U. and Bertha Berger, both natives of Germany.

Extracted from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York


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