Rosner, Philip, & Sons, Buffalo, NY

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Rosner, Philip, & Sons, Buffalo.-The business conducted by this firm was established by Philip Rosner in 1884. He is a native of Worms-on-the-Rhine, Germany, and came to this country with his parents in 1847, settling in Canada; in the following year he removed to Buffalo, where he has since resided. When he arrived in Buffalo he had but a few dollars. This he invested in fruit, starting on a small scale and building up the business until he became proprietor of a fruit store, handling all kinds of foreign and domestic fruits. In 1884 he established the present grocery business at 251 Sycamore street. In 1865 he married Margaret Lublee, of Buffalo, by whom he has had three children: William F., Henry E., and Cecelia. Mr. Rosner's oldest son, William F., has been identified with the business since its start. Henry E. was admitted in 1887, the firm name being then changed to Philip Rosner & Sons. William F. Rosner was born in Buffalo May 27, 1866, and received his education in the public schools. On April 20, 1890, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Leonard Miller, of Buffalo, and they have two sons: Harry E., and William F., jr. Henry E. Rosner was born in Buffalo, January 23, 1868. After obtaining his education at the public schools, he served an apprenticeship at the engraver's trade, remaining five years in the employ of the Matthews, Northrup & Co. In 1887 he was admitted to the present firm of Philip Rosner & Sons. In July, 1893 he married Carrie Ida, daughter of Leonard Miller, of Buffalo, and they have one daugh ter, Edna. The firm of Philip Rosner & Sons has been established at its present location for fourteen years. during which time an excellent trade has been built up. It can be safely said that it is one of the leading retail grocery houses in Buffalo.


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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