Schulmeister, J., Wheatfield, was born in Germany in 1857, and came to America in 1870. He has resided in North Tonawanda for twenty-two years and has been in business since 1882; he was in the old Doake block at first, but after that was burned he built his present block, containing three stores, and is the leading dry goods merchant of the Twin Cities. He married Emma Duckwitz of Buffalo, and they have three children: Arnold, Herbert and Ferdinand. Mr. Schulmeister's parents were Christian and Frederica Schulmeister, both natives of Germany. Mr. Schulmeister is one of the representative business men of this county. He began life as a clerk, and while yet a young man, is at the head of a lucrative business; owns a fine business block and an elegant residence on Goundry street.
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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