FREDERICK C. KAUFMAN has the distinction of conducting in Kansas City, Kansas, one of the finest retail meat markets to be found in any city west of Chicago, and his thorough knowledge of this line of enterprise, as coupled with progressive policies and honorable methods, has enabled him to build up a large and prosperous trade, in connection with which he caters to a representative and appreciative patronage.
Though he has been a resident of the United States from his infancy, Mr. Kaufman finds a due measure of pride in reverting to the great empire of Germany as his fatherland. In Erfurth, Germany, which was also the birthplace of his parents, he was born on the 6th of March, 1853. He is a son of Charles and Annie Kaufman, both of whom are now deceased. Of the seven children four are living, and Frederick C. is the youngest of the number. The father was identified with the meat business throughout his active career. In 1857, when the subject of this sketch was about four years of age, the family came to America and established a home in St. Louis, Missouri, whence removal was made to Booneville, that state, in 1867. There the father was engaged in the meat-packing business until 1888, when he removed to San Francisco, California, where he established a meat market and where he passed the remainder of his life. He was a Republican in his political proclivities and both he and his wife were members of the German Lutheran church.
To the public schools of St. Louis and Booneville, Missouri, Frederick C. Kaufman is indebted for his early educational training, and as a youth he learned the butchering and meat market business under the able direction of his father. In 1881, shortly after reaching his legal majority, he located in Kansas City, Kansas, where he entered the service of the Fowler Brothers Packing Company, of whose sausage department he was superintendent for twenty-two years, at the expiration of which, in 1896, he severed his connection with the concern and has been ever since successfully engaged in the meat-market business. His fine establishment is located at 532 Minnesota avenue and is thoroughly metropolitan in all its appointments and facilities. He insistently demands the according of the best possible service to his many patrons and he purchases the cattle and hogs used in his market, so that his direct supply source gives him assurance of the highest grades of meat at all times. The public appreciation of the service thus given is shown in the large and substantial business controlled. Mr. Kaufman is known as a reliable and progressive business man and as a citizen who is ever ready to do his part in the furtherance of the best interests of the community.
On the 28th of May, 1873, Mr. Kaufman was united in marriage to Miss Sophie Miller, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, as was also her father, William Miller.
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