Koetsch, Ernest A., was born in Newark, N. Y., August 5, 1867, a son of Godfrey and Katherine Koetsch, natives of Germany. He learned the trade of watchmaker and jeweler at Newark and Lyons, finishing up in the Horological Institute of Watchmakers at Chicago. He then spent a year in Lockport and was five years with Mundie & McCoy of North Tonawanda. April 25, 1896, he entered into partnership with William C. Fowler, forming the jewelry firm of Koetsch & Fowler, one of the leading firms of the county. Mr. Koetsch is a member of the Foresters, of Electric Lodge I. O. O. F., and served five years in the 25th Separate Company; he is also a member of the Methodist church and of the Y. M. C. A.
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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