Biography of Augustus B. Ferrand
Erie County, NY Biographies


Ferrand, Augustus B., Cheektowaga, p. o. Gardenville, was born in Cheektowaga, March 9, 1859, a son of George and Elizabeth (Sugnet) Ferrand. George, his father, was the second oldest of six children of Jean and Anne (Ferrond) Ferrand, who emigrated to Cheektowaga in the year 1828 from Sochaux, a village in France. Elizabeth Sugnet was the youngest of three children of Frederick and Jonoton (Savoy) Sugnet, who emigrated to Cheektowaga from the canton of Vaud. Switzerland, in the year 1840. George and his wife after their marriage followed the occupation of farming in Cheektowaga. They were the parents of seven children, of whom Augustus was the fifth. Augustus B. Ferrand was reared on a farm with his parents and received his education in the common schools, Parker Institute at Clarence, and Buffalo Normal School. He followed teaching for nine years. but at present is engaged in gardening. He is a Republican and active in politics. May 13, 1895, he was married to Miss Susie Penfold, daughter of Samuel and Ann (Good) Penfold, natives of England, and on February 24, 1897, a girl was born to them - Elsie Margaret Ferrand.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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