Biography of Anton J. Setter
Erie County, NY Biographies


Setter, Anton J., Collins, p. o. Collins Center, was born in the town of Eden, March 26, 1847. His father, Anton Setter, was a native of New Germany and came to America in 1832, settling in the town of Eden, where he was identified as one of the first millwrights in Erie county. He married Susan, daughter of John Winters, who came from Germany in the same vessel and to Erie county in the same year. Anton Setter died in 1888 in Eden. Anton J. Setter, was educated in the town of Eden and for seventeen years was engaged in lumbering and millwright work. In 1882 he went to Buffalo and built the Buffalo box factory, returning to Collins Center in 1884, where he engaged in extensive lumbering business. In 1889 he established the printer's engraving block business, there being no other manufacturer in America who makes a specialty of the class of work. In 1867 he married Angeline, daughter of Edwin Averill, and they have three children, Joseph A., Alonzo G. and Bertha M. Mr. Setter is one of the leading men of the town, in 1895 building tbe present water works system and taking an active interest in educational and religious institutions.

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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