History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884

F. A. Clemens Biography

F. A. Clemens, proprietor of the Fulton Market, Erie, was born in Germany Nov. 14, 1847; son of Nicholas Clemens, a weaver by trade. Our subject's parents came to America in 1856; settled in Erie and reared three children. F.A. Clemens, the eldest, received a common school education, and commenced life for himself, first at printing and then in the fruit and oyster trade, then adding groceries to his fruit and oyster trade at his place, 908 State St., Clemens Block. He was married, in Erie, early in 1868, to Eva, daughter of Joel Barnhard, who is connected with the Star Oil Co., and a native of Vt., of English descent, by whom he has one child - Lena. He is doing a successful business, supplying the wants of his many customers at reasonable rates.

Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884

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