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Month: January 2018

The start of the Greenhouse Legacy in Gardenville

My great grandfather Gustave bought land from the railroad on Union Rd.He farmed some and had some of the earliest greenhouses located this far from downtown Buffalo. Greenhouses and flowers were his gig. He built the big white house at the foot of Greenfield Ave next to Arby’s. He spent his first night in that house and died the next day of Pneumonia. Before Gustave died he made sure that all his boys had their own farms and greenhouses.

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Growing up Gardenville

In September of 1965 I got hired for a babysitting job, which by today’s standards would be considered a nanny position. The family was the Cottrell’s. They owned Cottrell Ford on Union Road in Gardenville. At the time, this was one of the few and one of the largest car dealerships in WNY.

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How it began……

The Society of True Inspiration was a religious sect that in 1714 separated itself from the Lutheran Church in Germany. Continually being persecuted, four men, Christian Metz, William Noe, Gottlieb Ackerman and George Weber sought a new home in America.

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