Niagara County

1897 Biography - William F. Gassler

Gassler, William F., was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, August 9, 1843, where he attended the public schools, and later learned the trade of baker. At the age of twenty he was enlisted in the German army, where he served four years, then obtaining papers of furlough he came to New York city in 1866, where he worked at his trade until 1869, when he removed to Niagara Falls, where he worked for William Hutzel as baker for eighteen months. On January 21, 1871, he established himself in the bakery business, in which he continues at the present time. He was naturalized during the second administration of President U. S. Grant. In 1870 he married Rosina M. Gann, of Niagara Falls, and has one son, William F. Gassler, jr, He is a Mason and a member of the A. O. U. W. He is also a veteran of the 42d Separate Company, N. G. N. Y.

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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