Braas, Charles F., was born at Woodward's Hollow, Erie county, N. Y., May 24, 1863, a son of Michael Braas. He was educated in the Erie county public schools and left school at the age of sixteen years to learn the carpenter trade with his father at Boston, N. Y. April 5, 1886, he removed to Niagara Falls, where he plied his trade until 1888, at which time he formed a partnership with his brother, Nicholas L. Braas, and under the firm name of Braas Brothers, they have successfully carried on the business of general contractors ever since. They have contracted for and built many large structures in the city of Niagara Falls and the surrounding country and were very popular in the business community. Mr. Braas was married in October, 1888, to Margaret O'Brien, who died in 1892; February 12, 1895, he married Annie Rieger of Niagara Falls. He is a member of the C.M.B.A. and C.B.L. of Niagara Falls.
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