Georg Häberle

b. 22 October 1832, d. 8 October 1896
  • Georg Häberle was born on 22 October 1832 in Machtolsheim, Württemberg.
  • He applied in February 1852 in Blaubeuren, Württemberg, to emigrate.
  • He married Charlotte Walz circa 1854 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included Louisa Haeberle, Fredrika Christina Haeberle and Wilhelmina Haeberle.
  • He was a carpenter, according to the 1860 census.
  • Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Suspension Bridge PO, Niagara Falls, New York. Other members of the household included Louisa Haeberle, Fredrika Christina Haeberle, Wilhelmina Haeberle, Barbara C. Haeberle, George C. Haeberle, Charles E. Haeberle and Charlotte Haeberle.
  • He was a carpenter, according to the 1870 census.
  • Georg Häberle and Charlotte Walz appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Wilhelmina Haeberle, George C. Haeberle, Charlotte Haeberle, Charles E. Haeberle and Caroline Catharina Christine Haeberle.
  • He was a builder, according to the 1880 census.
  • Georg Häberle died on 8 October 1896 at age 63 in Niagara County, New York.
  • He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • A biographical sketch of George Haeberle (1832-1896) appears in Niagara County, New York: One of the Most Wonderful Regions in the World, published in 1921:
         George Haeberle (deceased), for many years was a respected resident of Niagara Falls, where he established a planing mill business that he conducted for thirty-three years. He was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, Oct. 22, 1832, had practical educational advantages there, and was twenty-five years old when he came to America. Prior to 1863 he worked as a carpenter in the New York Central Railroad shops at Niagara Falls, then established the planing mill business of which he continued the head until his death, in October, 1896, in his later years being associated with his two sons, George C. and Charles E. Haeberle. Mr. Haeberle was the first supervisor of the Third Ward of Niagara Falles. At Niagara Falls he married Charlotte Waltz, who was also a native of Germany, and they had the following children: Wilhelmina, wife of Gayton H. Swan, of Niagara Falls; Barbara C; Charlotte, wife of Harry C. Stine, a druggist of Niagara Falls; and George C. and Charles E., both of Niagara Falls.
         George C. Haeberle, whose able administration of the affairs of the Haeberle Planing Mill & Lumber Company, the largest concern of its kind in the city of Niagara Falls, was born at Niagara Falls, N. Y., April 12, 1863. He was educated in his native city and practically grew up in the lumber business with which he has been continuously and since hi father's death in 1896, officially connected. He is president of the Haeberle Planing Mill & Lumber Company, of which his brother, Charles E. Haeberle, is secretary and treasurer, C. E. Firth being vice president. This company deals in timber, lumber and mill work, operating the largest and best equipped mill in Niagara Falls, the main building of the plant being a structure 350 by 200 feet in dimensions.
         Since reaching manhood Mr. Haeberle has been more or less identified with important developing interests in this city and section. for six years Mr. Haeberle was a member of the board of Water Commissioners at Niagara Falls, his term of service covering the period that saw the installation of the filtration plant. He has also served as a member of the Board of Public Works. For twenty-five years he has been a trustee of the Oakwood Cemetery Association, and for four years he has been president of the board. In earlier times he served as fire chief of the old village of Suspension Bridge, and is a charter member of the 42nd Separate Company. Mr. Haeberle's affiliation has always been with the Republican party, but he has not been particularly active in the political field outside of interested effort to develop his city in several large constructive ways. He belongs to Niagara River Lodge, F. & A. M., and to the Odd Fellows, both lodge and Encampment.
         Charles E. Haeberle, secretary and treasurer of the Haeberle Planing Mill & Lumber Company, was born in this city May 26, 1868. He completed the public school course, then became associated with his father and older brother, George C. Haeberle, in the lumber business and has been identified with the same line and the same enterprise throughout his entire business career. The death of his father in 1896, brought his sons into charge of the business, George C. Haeberle becoming president of the mill and lumber company, and Charles E. Haeberle, secretary and treasurer. Although only twenty-eight years old at the time, the latter had sound business experience, a wide acquaintance in the lumber industry, and the confidence of business men generally. He has always been a hard worker and is particularly well fitted for his official position in the company.
         Charles E. Haeberle was married first to Elizabeth Boyne, of Buffalo, N. Y., and second, to Flora R. Schleisinger, of Niagara Falls. To his first marriage two daughters were born, namely: Winifred, who is the wife of Carl Cotringer, of Niagara Falls; and Stella G., who is the wife of Harold E. White, at present residing in Germany.To his second marriage one son has been born, Carl E. Mr. Haeberle and his family are members of the German Lutheran Church.
         While never particularly active in politics, Mr. Haeberle has never been unmindful of citizenship responsibilities and has always been ready to co-operate in progressive movements. He is a Republican and served six years as assessor of Niagara Falls. As a Mason he belongs to Niagara River Lodge No. 785 and to Chapter and Commandery here; to the Shrine at Buffalo, and belongs to the Maccabees, Elks, and Odd Fellows, lodge and Encampment, and is a member of Niagara and the Niagara Falls Country clubs.
  • Last Edited: 27 Jul 2013

Family: Charlotte Walz b. 7 December 1829, d. 8 August 1912