Biography of Menzer J. Beecher

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Beecher, Menzer J., Buffalo, is a native of Fremont, Steuben county. N. Y. His 1st schooling was obtained in the district schools of his native town, and he finished his education in the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima. He then went to Hornellsville, where he served an apprenticeship at the carpenter's trade. In 1884 Mr. Beecher removed to Buffalo, and in 1891 the present firm of Cook & Beecher was formed. Since that time this firm has constructed nearly 200 houses and churches. In addition to general contract work they also conduct a real estate and insurance business. Mr. Beecher is an architect of considerable ability and plans most of the buildings which are erected by the firm. He is a member of Mizpah Lodge, No. 518, I. O. O. F. In September, 1891, he married Nellie W., daughterof George Rockwell, of Buffalo, and they have three children: Bernice E., M. Canton, and Thelma E. Mr. Beecher is directly related to the late Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, the eminent divine, and to his sister, Harriet Beecher Stowe.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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