Biography of Henry Weill


Weill, Henry, Buffalo, was born at Muttersholtz, Alsace, France, December 17. 1847, was graduated from the College de Schlestadt, Academie de Strasbourg, in 1863, and then became a clerk in a wholesale dry goods house in Muihouse, Alsace. In 1867 he came to America and soon afterward settled in Buffalo, where he engaged in selling cloth to country tailors, and later embarked in the jewelry business. He went to Chicago in 1881 and began the manufacture of gold rings and other jewelry, and in 1883 returned to Buffalo, where he successfully followed the business of importing diamonds until 1888. He also purchased and developed a tract of real estate in North Buffalo. He was one of the organizers in 1891 of the Metropolitan Bank, of which he has been president since 1893: was a charter member of the Buffalo Orpheus and the Phoenix Club, and chairman of the latter's building committee; and has been a trustee of the Temple Beth Zion since 1874, and its president since 1892. He is also a member of the executive board of the Jewish Orphan Asylum of Western New York at Rochester, and a member of Washington Lodge. F. & A. M. of Buffalo. Mr. Weill has been eminently successful, and in the business and social life of the city is widely respected and esteemed. He was married October 16, 1870, to Miss Fannie Shire of Buffalo.

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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