Riester, Fernando J., Buffalo, is a native of France, born March 14, 1840. When he was nine years of age his
parents removed to this country, settling in Buffalo, where he received his education in the public schools. His
first business experience was in the employ of George L. Burns, who conducted a stained glass and painting business.
He remained in the employ of Mr. Burns for ten years and in 1864 formed a copartnership with William Booth for
the manufacture of stained glass. This copartnership continued until the death of Mr. Booth in 1888. Mr. Riester
took charge of the business and has since conducted it successfully. A large trade has been established by Mr.
Riester all over the United States and constant employment is given to a number of skilled workmen. He is a member
of the C. M. B. A. and the C. B. L. In May, 1863, he married M. H. Celina Stiker. who was also a native of France.
Four children survive: Edmund A., Arthur C., Raymond O. and Adele C.
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898
Erie County Biographies
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New York History
Erie County History
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