FRANK X. KREITLER, merchant and lumberman, of the firm of Collins & Kreitler, Nebraska, Penn., was born
in Germany, December 4, 1842, a son of Barnhart and Mary Kreitler. He came to America in 1859, and remained three
years in New Rochelle, N. Y., where he learned the barber's trade. 1n 1863 he moved to Brookville, Jefferson Co.,
Penn., where he conducted a barber shop for twenty five years, and also engaged to some extent in lumbering. In
1869 he married Miss Eliza Knieriemen, of New Rochelle, N. Y. In 1886 he purchased an interest in the firm of Collins,
Darrah & Co., and in 1887 located at Nebraska, where he has since had charge of a mercantile business, and
is also a member of the lumber firm of Collins, Darrah & Co. In 1864 he enlisted in Company B, Two Hundred
and Eleventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served till the close of the war. He is past master of Hobah
Lodge, No. 276, F. & A. M., and a member of Jefferson Chapter, No. 225, of Brookville; member of Brookville
Post, No. 242, G. A. R., and of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically he is a Republican.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Forest County, PA Biographies
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