East Side Stories
Here are some stories written by members (and perhaps others) about their ancestors that lived on the East Side. Please share your story.
- In Regina Erhardt Fassnacht: an "enhanced"
genealogy, Jillaine Smith tells the (imbellished)
story of a 19th century woman who made her way from the Black Forest
of Germany to Buffalo, where she raised a family
on her own and became a successful business woman.
Matilda Versch was Sharon Centanne's ancestor who came
from Pennsylvania to Buffalo in the 19th century.
Julia Schauf Gantzer Kellermann was Sharon Centanne's
maternal great-grandmother who was married twice (Gantzer, then
Kellerman) and is the daughter of Phillipina Betz and Philipp Schauf.
- George Richmond submitted this 1909 Buffalo Illustrated Times article about John Kraus -- one of the earlier (1830s) Germans of the East Side neighborhood.
Last updated: 14 January 01