R. J. Lehner & Co., Buffalo, NY


Lehner, R. J., & Co., Buffalo.-R. J. Lehner of the firm of R. J. Lehner & Co., dry goods house, was born in Buffalo, August 5, 1869, and attended school until the age of twelve. His first employment was as office boy with Henry Nauert in the printing and bookbinding business in 1882. Two years later he graduated at the Bryant & Stratton Business College. In 1885 he became connected with the Favorite Manufacturing Company as bookkeeper. In 1888 he took charge of Fleischmann & Co.'s shipping department for three years. His next undertaking was starting in the retail dry goods business with H. Ziegler, under the name of Ziegler & Lehner in 1894. Mr. Lehner succeeded Mr. Ziegler and is now doing a large retail business with his father-in law, Louis J. Baitz, the popular east side wall paper and paint house. The premises are 60 by 100 feet, and they do a large and successful business, being patronized by the best trade in the city and country, who find here vast stocks, infinite varieties, the most approved styles and reliable goods, with prices as reasonable as can be quoted by any legitimate merchants in the city.

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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