Niagara County

1897 Biography - C. A. Graf

Graf, C. A., was born in Willand, Ontario, Canada, March 23, 1850, a son of Edward and Fredericka Graf, natives of Germany, and now living in Welland, Can. C. A. Graf settled in Martinsville in October, 1883, although he had lived in this country a good deal previously. In 1883 he established a harness business in Martinsville, which he still conducts. He was postmaster at Martinsville for four years under President Harrison, and was again appointed in November, 1896, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Dornfeld; on April 8, 1897, he was again appointed for a period of four years. He was trustee of the village of North Tonawanda for two years and is a notary public. He married Philipine Pfaender, and their children are John, Thomas, Harvey, Theodora, Clara, Maggie and Catherine. Theodora married Otto Leverance and Clara married Chris. Fritz.

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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