Birth: 1845, Germany
Death: January 17, 1903.
Wife: Wilhelmin A. ( Minnie A. ) Greif, born 1849, Germany, died 1940.
Children: Frank J. Greif, 1873-1910, Emma M. Greif, 1875-1944, and Leo M. Greif.
Burial: January 25, 1903, Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.,
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John Greif was a member of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Topeka, Topeka Lodge No. 17.
Johns son Frank would work in the business as a cigar maker and cigar packer. When his father died in 1903, he became Manager of the business. Frank belong to the Cigar-Makers Union, No. 36., he was Corresponding and Financial Secretary.
Franks sister Emma worked as a Milliner and Clerk. Then when Frank died in 1910, Emma became Manager of the business and held that title until the business closed.