Wegenaar & Son, Buffalo, NY


Wegenaar & Son, Buffalo.-This business was established by Ivo & Wegenaar in 1872 and has since become one of the most prosperous concerns in Buffalo. In 1886 the original firm was changed to Wegenaar & Son by the retirement of Mr. Ivo and the admission of John L. Wegenaar, a son of Louis Wegenaar. who was one of the founders. Louis Wegenaar was a native of Holland and came to this country in 1867, settling in Buffalo, where he resided all his life. He married Mary Ivo, of Holland, and four children survive: Mary B., wife of Edward Spiesz; Louis A., who is now associated with his brother in the conduct of the business; Edward; and John L. John L. Wegenaar was born in Holland April 17, 1869, and came to America with his parents. He received his education in the public schools of Buffalo and at St. Canisius College and was variously employed until he entered his father's business, of which he had entire charge some ten years prior to his father's death, and to which he succeeded. In 1896 he married Matilda E. Heintz of Buffalo, and they have one daughter, Marion E. The firm of Wegenaar & Son is well known as a leading house in the production of monuments and statuary, and having the prestige of a long establishment, controls a large business throughout the United States, wholesale as well as retail.

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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