Brennison, F., & Son

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Brennison, F., & Son, Buffalo.-This is one of the representative commission firms of Buffalo. The business was established in 1885 by Frederick Brennison, Sr.. who took into partnership his son Frederick, jr., the association continuing until the death of the elder partner in 1897. Frederick Brennison, Sr., was born in Baden, Germany, and came to America in 1852, settling in Brooklyn, where he was engaged for some time in the oyster business. From Brooklyn he removed to Lancaster, Erie county, and thence to Buffalo in 1885. In 1860 he married Anna R. Kaiser of Brooklyn, and one son was born to them, Frederick, jr., who was born in Brooklyn, April 14, 1862. He was educated in the public schools of Lancaster and the Central High School of Buffalo, after which he was employed by Charles Richardson as a bookkeeper for eight years, two years of which time he managed the butter department. In 1881 he accepted a position with the Porter Brothers Company of Chicago, remaining in their employ for a short time and then returning to Buffalo. where in 1885 the firm of F. Brennison & Son was formed. Mr. Brennison is a 32d degree Mason, a member of the Lodge of Ancient Landmarks and Ismailia Temple, N. O. M. S. He is also a member of the National League of Commission Merchants, having been secretary of the Buffalo branch since its organization. In 1884 he married Minnie A., daughter of Edgar Dawes of Chicago. They have four children: Ethel A., born February 28, 1886; Mabel H., born July 29, 1888; Frederick D., born November 19, 1890; Esther A., born November 18, 1895.


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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