Biography of William G. Venner

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Venner, William G., Hamburg, was born in Tiverton, Devonshire, England, March 6, 1853; his parents came to Canada in 1856, and he came to America when sixteen years of age. He attended a private English school, and later learned the tailor's trade, both in Canada and in the United States. He has invented several useful inventions for the trade, the conformator, which is used in fitting garments, being the most practical and is covered with letters of patent. He came to Hamburg, N. Y., in 1874, where he carries on a business in custom and ready-made clothing with success. His wife conducts a store on Main street of millinery and ladies' furnishings. He also has a tailoring establishment in Buffalo, which his son William has in charge. August 12, 1877, he married Amanda Stuart of Hamburg, N. Y., and they have two children, William W. and Mary L. Mr. Venner is a member of Fraternity Lodge No. 625, F. & A. M., and the Independent Order of Foresters. His father, William Venner. was born at the old home in England. He married Johanna Nichols, formerly of Wales, England, and they had five children. William Venner, Sr., died in 1858, and his widow survives at this date (1897). Mr. Vernier has one brother, George W. Venner, living, who was a scout in the Union army, and a member of the 8th Michigan Cavalry. He was taken prisoner four times, escaping every time; he was also with the detachment that captured Jefferson Davis.


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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