Biography of William A. Gerber


Gerber, William A., Aurora, p. o. East Aurora, born in Wales, Erie county, N. Y., March 12, 1844, is a son of Antonius W. and Sarah (Man aghan) Gerber, he born in Hamburg, Germany, and she born in Canterbury, England. He came to Buffalo when a young man and there married and went to Wales, where he lived a few years, when he came to East Aurora and died in 1879. He was engaged in the manufacture of harness and carriage trimming. The family consisted of two sons and one daughter: Julius R., who was employed as salesman with Pratt & Letchworth and later engaged in business for himself. William Gerber was reared in Holland and educated in the common schools and East Aurora Academy. He was engaged as clerk in Syracuse and Binghamton for a short time and then returned to East Aurora and engaged in the harness business with his father, and in 1866 he also engaged in the undertaking business in which he has been very successful. Mr. Gerber was married December 14, 1895, to Ida A. Mullen of Buffalo, daughter of William Mullen, a retired railroad man. He is a member of a number of lodges and of the Baptist church.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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