Venner & Lightner, Buffalo, NY

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Venner & Lightner, Buffalo.-This is one of Buffalo's leading merchant tailoring establishments, and was established in September, 1896, at 14 South Division street, where they have already built up a successful business. William W. Venner, the senior member, was born in Hamburg, Erie county, August 23, 1879, and is a son of William G. Venner and Amanda Stuart, his wife. He attended the public schools of his native town and Bryant & Stratton's Business College of Buffalo, and then entered the employ of William Ellwood & Co., with whom he remained until he formed his present copartnership. His father, William G. Venner, has for many years been a prominent tailor in Hamburg. Noah J. Lightner, son of Jonathan and Mary (Bechtel) Lightuer, was born in Myerstown, Lebanon county, Pa., received a common school education, and has been identified with the merchant tailoring business all his life, being located in Buffalo for the past eighteen years. He is a member of Red Jacket Lodge, No. 238, I. O. O. F., and of the Elks.


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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