Praker, E. C., was born in Wheatfield, a son of August and Wilhelmina (Krull) Praker, natives of Prusia; August Praker came to America in 1847 when he was seventeen years of age. After a clerkship of six years in Buffalo, Mr. E. C. Praker began business for himself in his present stand, 245 Paynes avenue corner Thompson street in North Tonawanda, in a general grocery business. He is not only an able and successful business man, but is highly popular and takes a warm interest in the German Lutheran church, of which he is a member and has been its treasurer for several years. In 1887 he married Flora Zimmerman and they have one daughter, Viola, born February 21, 1893.
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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