On January 6, 1822, future Buffalo mayor Solomon Scheu was born near Standenbehl in Bavaria. He made the trip to America in 1839 and found a brother and uncle living in Buffalo. He worked as a baker eventually opening his own bakery. He sold that and went into the grocery business, then opened a saloon which led him into politics. He served as an alderman and in 1877 was elected mayor of Buffalo.
This and other Buffalo history can be found in “Through The Mayors’ Eyes“, available at Amazon.com.