Buffalo, New York, USA - Erie Canal Basin and Elevator, Buffalo

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Buffalo, New York, USA

Erie Canal Basin and Elevator, Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA - Main Street, Buffalo, From St Paul's Church

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Buffalo, New York, USA

Main Street, Buffalo, From St Paul's Church

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Buffalo, New York, USA - Grain-Propeller, Buffalo

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Buffalo, New York, USA

Grain-Propeller, Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA - City of Buffalo

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Buffalo, New York, USA

City of Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA - Main Street, Buffalo, From St. Paul's Church
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Buffalo, New York, USA

Main Street, Buffalo, From St. Paul's Church
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Buffalo, New York, USA - Main Street from Shelton Sq., Buffalo, N.Y. (1918)
Buffalo, New York, USA

Main Street from Shelton Sq., Buffalo, N.Y. (1918)
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Buffalo, New York, USA - St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral and Shelton Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, New York, USA

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral and Shelton Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
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Buffalo, New York, USA - New Federal Court House, Niagara Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, New York, USA

New Federal Court House, Niagara Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
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Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA
Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes...Wikipedia


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1789 - Buffalo, New York founded

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In 1800, Buffalo, New York, was a town of four log cabins.

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1813 - Decmber 29 - British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812

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1841 - August 9 - Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die

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News  1844 - October 19 - The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo NY. The storm drowned 200 persons.

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News  1850 - TREMENDOUS FIRE ! - OVER $100,000 OF PROPERTY DESTROYED !
From the Buffalo Daily Courier.

It becomes out painful duty to record the most disastrous conflagration, which has ever visited our city. The American Hotel, the Park Church, and numerous stores and dwellings contiguous to both are now in ruins. The blow has been a heavy one, and will awaken our ...Read MORE...



News  1871 - Christopher Columbus was badly defeated for Councilman at the Buffalo election. Such is fame.

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January 7, 1871
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1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice cream sundae. Wherever it happened, it first started appearing in soda fountains during the 1880's. It was invented because ice cream sodas weren't allowed to be sold on Sundays; the ice cream sundae...Read MORE...


News  1889 - BUFFALO'S CALAMITY. The Heart of the City Swept by Fire, and a Loss of $2,500,000 Incurred -
Forty Buildings, Including Two Hotels Burned - A Fireman Killed by Falling Walls - Seventeen Other Persons Hurt.

BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 4 - The great fire Saturday morning did the most disastrous work in Buffalo since the embryo city was swept in flames in the war with the British and Indians in...Read MORE...



News  1891 - A BIG BLAZE IN BUFFALO. WARNER BROTHERS' NEW BUILDING LAID IN ASHES.
THE LOSS ON BUILDING AND STOCK IN FOUR STORES ABOUT $300,000, FULLY INSURED - TWO FIREMEN TAKEN FROM THE RUINS DEAD.

BUFFALO, N. Y., Jan. 23. - The new and handsome building of Warner Brothers, at Terrace and Pearl Streets, was almost completely ruined by fire to-night. Within a week of the...Read MORE...



News  1893 - HEAVY FIRE IN BUFFALO. FIRE EARLY THIS MORNING DESTROYS PROPERTY VALUED AT $750,000.
Buffalo, Dec. 14 - Fire this morning destroyed the Arcade building on Main street, including ROBINSON Musee, SHEAS music hall and several stores, including YENXA'S large grocery.

The loss is estimated at three-quarters of a million.

A number of people were sleeping in the Musee and barely...Read MORE...



News  1896 - BUILDING COLLAPSED. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AT BUFFALO, N.Y. ALMOST CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS.
THE OLD STRUCTURE WAS PROPPED UP FOR REPAIRS, WHEN THE PROPS SUDDENLY GAVE WAY AND A SCORE OR MORE PEOPLE WERE CAUGHT IN THE TRAP.

NAMES OF THE VICTIMS.

Buffalo, May 22. - Yesterday morning the Seneca Street side of the Brown building formerly occupied by the Western Union Telegraph company...Read MORE...



1901 - Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo)
The Pan-American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York, United States, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The fair occupied 350 acres (1.4 km2) of land on the western edge of what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow ...Read MORE...


1901 - McKinley Assassinated
President William McKinley is assassinated in Buffalo.
Location: Inside the Temple of Music on the grounds of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.

He was shaking hands with the public when Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, shot him twice in the abdomen. McKinley died six days later on...Read MORE...



News  1911 - $250,000 FIRE IN BUFFALO FACTORY. FIREMEN BATTERED AND BURNED IN FIGHTING TO AVERT BIG EXPLOSION. TWO WOMEN RESCUED.
THICK SMOKE OVERCOMES DWELLERS IN ADJACENT HOUSE, WHO ARE CARRIED TO SAFETY - SCORE OF FIREMEN BLOWN ACROSS STREET - FLAMES KEPT FROM TURPENTINE.

Special to The Syracuse Herald.
Buffalo, April 27 - Damage estimated this morning at $250,000 resulted from a fire which practically destroyed the...Read MORE...



News  1913 - Six Men Injured in $100,000 Fire at Buffalo Hotel
Buffalo, Sept. 17.- Fire which broke out in the plant of Dirnberger Popcorn company, No. 135 Seneca street this morning spread to the Hotel Broezel and within a few minutes the third, fourth and fifth floor of the hotel were ablaze.

No one was killed, but six men were injured. They are:

John ...Read MORE...



1916
Buffalo, a city, port of entry, and seat of justice of Erie co., N.Y., is situated at the eastern extremity of Lake Erie, in lat. 42° 53' N., Lon. 78° 55' W., 352 miles W. of Albany by the Erie Canal and 300 miles by the New York Central and Hudson River R. Other railroads centring here are the...Read MORE...


1922 - March 14 - WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions

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1927 - August 4 - The Peace Bridge between the U.S. and Canada opens. The 3,580 foot long bridge is located near Buffalo, New York, and crosses the Niagara River.

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1945 - December 14-17 - A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo, NY, under 36.6 inches of snow, with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel was brought to a halt by the storm.

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News  1967 - June 27 - Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bissell
America/USA  Helen Georgia Bissell (15 April 1912, Buffalo, New York, USA - 21 May 1994, Greenburgh, New York, USA ) gravestone

Houck
America/USA  Edwin John Houck (3 October 1864, Buffalo, New York, USA - 25 November 1934, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Kingston
America/USA  David Kingston (AUG, 16 1939, Buffalo, New York, USA - April, 9 1987, Ontario, NY)

Manley
America/USA  Dean Van Rensselaer Manley (16 August 1852, Buffalo, New York, USA - 26 May 1937, San Diego, California, USA)

Miller
America/USA  Caroline Miller (, Buffalo, New York, USA - May 12, 1982, Palmyra, New York, USA)

Mueller
 America/USA  Arthur Joseph Mueller (24 January 1913, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12 November 1974, Bakersfield, California, USA) gravestone
America/USA  James Mueller (July 28,1941, Buffalo, New York, USA - December 18,2016, Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

Pope
America/USA  Arthur Lewis Pope (8 April 1857, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12 December 1934, Sarasota, Florida, USA) gravestone

Swegles
America/USA  Ida Ellen Swegles (11 June 1872, Buffalo, New York, USA - , )

Vetter
America/USA  Agnes P Vetter (20 January 1886, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12 December 1978, Buffalo, New York, USA)
America/USA  Marion Vetter (3 June 1897, Buffalo, New York, USA - 28 December 1983, Downers Grove, DuPage, Illinois, USA)

Willard
America/USA  Shirley Elizabeth Willard (03/09/1923, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12/02/2012, Buffalo, New York, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Cuthbert
Canada/New France  Isabella Cuthbert (08/02/1836, Glengarry, Ontario, Canada - 06/14/1921, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Davis
America/USA  Maude DeEtte Davis (May 1883, , New York, USA - 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA)

DeNault
  Philip Peter Paul Antoin DeNault (November 25, 1865, - February 18, 1929, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Feige
immigrant Germany  August Feige (31 May 1885, , Germany - aft. 1956, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Fillmore
 U.S. President America/USA  Millard Fillmore (7 January 1800, , Cayuga County, New York, USA - 8 March 1874, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Foote
America/USA  Cordelia N. Foote (1834, Dalton, Massachusetts, USA - 22 January 1873, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Francis
America/USA  Carl Francis (28 May 1892, Burlington, Vermont, USA - 1935, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Grant
Canada/New France  Catherine Anne Grant (1858, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada - 09/01/1950, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Houck
America/USA  Edwin John Houck (3 October 1864, Buffalo, New York, USA - 25 November 1934, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Krost
immigrant Germany  Louis Krost (25 March 1841, , Germany - 10 February 1922, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Lenhard (Leonard)
America/USA  Theresa Lenhard (Leonard) (1 April 1844, , New York, USA - 10 September 1919, Buffalo, New York, USA)

McKinley
 U.S. President America/USA  William McKinley (29 January 1843, , Ohio, USA - 14 September 1901, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Pease
America/USA  Edith Jean Pease (25 September 1919, , Pennsylvania, USA - March 1976, Buffalo, New York, USA)

UNKNOWN
America/USA  Margaret UNKNOWN (abt. 1852, , New York, USA - bet. 1875-1880, Buffalo, New York, USA)
immigrant Germany  Martha E UNKNOWN (5 November 1885, , Germany - February 1987, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Vetter
America/USA  Agnes P Vetter (20 January 1886, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12 December 1978, Buffalo, New York, USA)
America/USA  Rufus G Vetter (August 1857, , New York, USA - 4 August 1923, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Walterich
America/USA  Anna Catherine Walterich (11/26/1884, New Oregon, Erie, New York, USA - 01/31/1946, Buffalo, New York, USA)

Willard
America/USA  Shirley Elizabeth Willard (03/09/1923, Buffalo, New York, USA - 12/02/2012, Buffalo, New York, USA)
 


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