Biography of Herman Niessner
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Herman Niessner. Prominent among the successful business men of Johnstown is Herman Niessner, florist. He was born in this city, July 14, 1882, and is the son of Herman and Charlotte (Behr) Niessner.

Herman Niessner, deceased, was one of Johnstown's leading pioneer business men. In 1885 he established the business now conducted by his son and was thus engaged until his death in 1920. His wife is also deceased.

Herman Niessner attended the parochial schools of Johnstown and at an early age was identified with his father's business. The Niessner greenhouses were completely destroyed in the flood but were rebuilt along modern and scientific lines. Their place of business, which is located at 88 Poplar Street, is among the attractive spots of Johnstown. Greenhouses are also located at Geistown and cover a total of about 40,000 square feet. Rudolph Niessner and Miss Marie Niessner are also connected with the business. They are members of the Florist Telegraph Delivery Association and The American Florists.

Mr. Niessner is an independent voter. He holds membership in the Catholic Church and Loyal Order of Moose.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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