Biography of Cretian Weyland

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Weyand, Cretien, Buffalo, was born in Lorraine, France, May 11, 1826, attended the common schools, and in the spring of 1847 came to America and settled in Buffaio, where he has since resided. He followed the shoemaker's trade for some time, and then in 1866 engaged in the brewing business with a partner. In 1873 he became sole owner of the establishment on the corner of Main and Goodell streets, and in a few years built up one of the largest and best breweries in Western New York. In May, 1890, the Weyaiid Brewing Company was incorporated with C. Weyand. president; John A. Weyand, vice president and manager; and Charles M. Weyand, secretary and treasurer. Mr. Weyand is probably the best known brewer in Buffalo. He is a prominent, public spirited citizen, widely esteemed and respected, and has always enjoyed the confidence of all who know him. May 9, 1852, he married Magdalena Mayer 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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