Biography of John H. Ferinand

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Ferdinand, John H., Buffalo, son of John and Anna M. (Koons) Ferdinand, was born in Sheldon, Wyoming county, N. Y., November 17, 1873. He is of German descent, his parents having emigrated to America in 1840. and settling in Indiana, whence they removed to Sheldon in 1869. His education was obtained in the district schools of his native town and at the East Aurora high school. In 1889 he came to Buffalo, and obtained a position in the grocery store of F. L. Gardner, which he held until 1891, when in company with George Schweikhard, he engaged in the grocery business at 522 Seneca street, under the firm name of the S. & F. Grocery Co. On October 1, 1895, the firm removed to 530 Seneca street, its present location. This establishment carries a large stock and controls a constantly increasing trade. It is one of the leading grocery houses of their section of the city. Mr. Ferdinand is genial, sociable, and enterprising, is a well known and prominent factor in the grocery trade in Buffalo, and has acquired a reputation for frank and honorable dealing.


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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