Rech, William, was born in Tonawanda, April 2, I863, a son of Jacob and Caroline Rech, natives of Germany. Jacob Rech came to America when a young man and died in 1863; his widow died 1895. William Rech was educated in the village schools and learned the trade of barber, working at his trade for eighteen years. After filling the position of bartender for a time he took charge of the North Tonawanda Hotel, and conducted it for two years, when he became proprietor of the Eligible Stand, corner of Payne's avenue and Schenck street, in 1891; this house he has since conducted successfully. In 1887 Mr. Rech married Helen McRae of North Tonawanda. He is a Democrat in politics and was nominated for collector in 1892 by his party.
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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