Niagara County

1897 Biography - Konrad Fink

Fink, Konrad, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, August 3, 1835, a son of Jacob Fink. Konrad Fink was educated in the public schools of his native place and at an early age learned the blacksmith's trade. In 1854 he immigrated to America, settling at Niagara Falls, N. Y., and was at once employed in the building of the first Suspension Bridge across the Niagara River. In 1857 he entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company and worked in the shops of that Company for ten years, at the end of which time he established his present business as dealer in groceries, provisions and liquors, and in which he has met with success. Mr. Fink is a property owner and a director of the Bank of Suspension Bridge. Mr. Fink and Mrs. Margaret Walter were married November 20, 1858; she had one son, Christian Fink, by a former marriage with Christian Fink, brother of Konrad. She died in 1887, and on September 10, 1895, he married Margaret Walter, niece of his first wife. Three children of the first marriage are living: Dora, Margaret and Elizabeth; of the last marriage one child came to bless their home. Mr. Fink has been twice president of the village of Suspension Bridge, and three times served as trustee; at the present time he is assessor of Niagara Falls city.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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