Biography of Constantine Bantley
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Bantley, Constantine, was born in Irslingen in Southern Germany. May 15, 1839, and came to America in 1859, locating first in Corning, later in Bath, Steuben County, and finally in Elmira, January 23, 1861. He worked at various occupations until 1865. when he began to learn the trade of manufacturing wire goods with Rowland & Beadle, Various changes took place with these partners until 1873, when Mr. Bantley bought out the entire plant, which he has enlarged to a commodious three story brick building on the corner of East Fifth Street and Madison avenue. The concern is fully equipped with the latest improved machinery for manufacturing iron, tinned and galvanized, brass, copper, and lath, wire cloth, bank and office raling, trellises, coal and sand screens, and riddles and seives. Mr. Bantley is one of Elmira's practical business men. June 14, 1869, he married Barbara, daughter of John and Mary Ann Deister, formerly of Germany, but at that time of Elmira, having come to America in 1855.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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