Niagara County

1897 Biography - Henry Homeyer

Homeyer, Henry, Wheatfield, was born in Wheatfield and lived on the farm until thirteen years of age, when he came to North Tonawanda in 1869 where he has ever since resided. While still a youth he went into the meat business and continued at it for seven years, when he went on the canal for two years. He engaged in the liquor business in 1882, in which he is still engaged. Mr. Homeyer is one of the representative business and public men of North Tonawanda. He was one of the organizers of the first Columbia Hook and Ladder Company which was organized in 1876 and is the only surviving charter member. He was town collector two terms, village collector two terms, alderman one term, and for a time Deputy U. S. customs inspector under Cleveland, and is at present village treasurer. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, A. O. U. W. and Select Knights. He married Helena Meyer and their children are George H., Henry F., William H., Mabel E., Laura B., Helen May and Ruth Esther. His parents were Henry H. and Fredericka (Bishop) Homeyer. His father was a Hanoverian, and his mother a Prussian; he came to America in 1843.

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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