Gruhler, Joseph C., was born at Buffalo, N. Y., April 24, 1850, and is a son of Bernhard Gruhler, who was for years well known as a cooper, and later as a hotel proprietor in that city. Mr. Gruhler was educated in the public schools at Buffalo and at the age of fifteen entered the employ of J. B. Mayer, jeweler, where he learned the trade. From 1869 to 1881 he worked at the cooper's trade in Pennsylvania, Dunkirk and Niagara Falls, N. Y., and then established his present hotel and restaurant business. He has been a director of the Niagara Permanent Loan and Savings Association since its organization, and is past grand in the I. O. O. F., and record keeper of Cascade Tent 127. K. O. 'I'. M., and member of the Board of Education of the city of Niagara Falls since it has a charter as a 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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