Fred Pfanner Jr., Flour Feed Grain and Seeds, 46-50 Young Street, photo (c 1890)
Fred Pfanner Jr., Flour Feed Grain and Seeds, 46-50 Young Street, photo (c 1890).jpg
1863-1929. Obituary from Haseley Family Pages:
Tonawanda Business Man Drops Dead In His Store
While displaying some of the new currency, which he had just drawn from the bank, to clerks in his flour, feed and seed store at 48-50 Young street shortly before 11 o'clock this morning Fred Pfanner, Jr., dropped dead. Several physicians were called but Mr. Pfanner died within a few minutes after being stricken. Born in Tonawanda 66 years ago, Mr. Pfanner had resided here all his life. He had been in business in the store where he died since 1884, first in partnership with his brother, Alderman George Pfanner, later alone and for the past ten years with his son, Richard Pfanner, under the firm name of Pfanner and Son. Mr. Pfanner was stricken with paralysis six weeks ago but recovered sufficiently three weeks later to walk to his place of business where he visited two or three times a week. He walked to the bank of the First Trust company this morning and returned to the store. Physicians expressed the belief that the effort proved too much for him. Surviving are a wife, Lena; a son, Richard; a daughter, Mrs. Mortimer Davis of Rochester; four brothers, George, Jacob, Philip and Henry Pfanner, and three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Guenther, Mrs. George May and Mrs. George Bloomstein, all of Tonawanda.
Courtesy of Beth Proefrock Patterson