Submitted by PHGS member, Pam Davis

JACOB WURST & JOHN E. EUCHNER

JACOB WURST

     Is the son of Jacob and Rosina Wurst, and was born in Wurtemberg (Germany), Sept. 29, 1843.  He was educated at the National schools of his native land, and when twenty-three years of age emigrated to America, first arriving in Buffalo, where he learned the butcher’s trade.  He remained there about two years, and then removed to Holland, Erie Co., N.Y., where he engaged in the butchering business, continuing in the same five years.  In 1874, he established himself in the same business at Emporium, Pa., in connection with conducting a grocery-store.  During the latter part of the same year he sold out and removed to Lime Lake, where he purchased the Lime Lake flouring and saw-mills.  In December, 1875 his brother-in-law, John E. Euchner, became a partner with him, under the firmname of Wurst & Euchner, as at present.  They now transact quite an extensive business.  Their grist-mill has two run of stone and an annual capacity for twenty-five thousand bushels of custom and one thousand barrels of merchant work.  Their saw-mill has a circular saw, and a capacity for six hundred and fifty thousand feet of lumber per annum.  They have a cider-mill also, and purchase lumber and bark; making, in all , quite a large general business.

     On the 2d of February, 1869, Mr. Wurst was married to Miss Lovina Euchner, by whom he has had four children; their names and the dates of their births being as follows:  Dora R., born March 19, 1870; Paul G., born June 23, 1872; Alma J., born March 24, 1875; Perry L. born Jan. 7, 1878.

     Mr. Wurst is a first-class business man, and possesses the requisite amount of industry and enterprise to make a successful career, which he will doubtless do.  His partner,

 

JOHN E. EUCHNER

     Was born at Holland, Erie Co., N.Y., Oct. 30, 1855.  He is the son of Christopher Euchner, a respectable farmer of Erie County.  Young Euchner has many fine business qualifications, and with the senior partner of the firm makes a strong team, and one that wields a respectable influence in the community where they reside.  They have the best possible facilities for their business, a fine water-power, good arrangements for transportation, and all the necessary improvements in machinery etc.  They are just the men Lime Lake Mills require to make them successful and gain for them a creditable name abroad.  They now enjoy a good patronage, which under the present able management, is rapidly increasing.

 *The above information was obtained from the History of Cattaraugus County, New York by L. H. EVERTS, 1879.



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