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Stanley Nicholas Bryan

Male 1888 - 1970  (82 years)


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  • Name Stanley Nicholas Bryan 
    Born 29 Apr 1888  Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1905 
    From Greece 
    Census 1920  Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1920  Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Candy Manufacturer 
    Census 1930  Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1930  Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Candy Manufacturer 
    Census 1940  Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1940  Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Proprietor of Confectionary 
    Died 6 Jun 1970  Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Enon Cemetery, Enon, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1449  Shelby County OhGenWeb
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2016 

    Family Vida M. Staley,   b. 5 Jan 1894, Botkins, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1979, Xenia, Greene County, ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. Nicholas E. Bryan,   b. 1916, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Staley Bryan,   b. 9 Nov 1916, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 2008, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. George Stanley Bryan,   b. 19 May 1919, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Katherine Marie Bryan,   b. 1922, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dorothy Jeanette Bryan,   b. 1925, Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William Bryan
     7. Charles Bryan
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F357  Group Sheet

  • Histories
    Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Volume 1.
    Memoirs of the Miami Valley, Volume 1.


    The Venus Chocolate company is connected with the Olympia Candy Kitchen, which was opened in 1910. The first factory building of the Venus company was erected on North Main street, opposite the present large building, in 1913. In April 1918, the new building was purchased from the reciever of the Given & Son tannery, and with new equipment of double the former productive capacity, the business was transferred to its present site. Plans for still further enlargement are on foot, which will accomodate new machinery that is expected to eliminate at least fifty percent of the hand labor now necessary, and permit a great increase in output.

    Chocolates of every description are manufactured here, and no other candy it attempted. The method and conduct of the establishment are impeccable. White-capped girls chaperoned by experienced women execute the necessary touches daintily with flying fingers, and the most immaculate cleanliness is evident everywhere, both as to quarters, equipment and handling.

    About two tons daily is the output of chocolates at present (1919), and the market extends over four states.

    The Venus Chocolate Company is only partly Sidney capital, the president being Koste Vlahos of Springfield. Stanley Bryan is secretary and manager.

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    1916 Sidney Directory
    1916 Sidney Directory
    1929 Sidney Directory
    1929 Sidney Directory
    1920 Census
    1920 Census
    1930 Census
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    1940 Census
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    The Venus Chocolate Factory
    The Venus Chocolate Factory
    "Here are some photos of Sidney Ohio. My grandfather, Stanly Bryan lived there from 1920 to 1929. He lived in the Bonnyconnellan castle.
    My mom was born in the castle in 1924. Stanly owned the Venus Chocolate factory and he built the Ohio Building. Pictures attached.
    He lost it all in the 1929 market crash." ~Mike Kramer
    Ohio Building-Under Construction
    Ohio Building-Under Construction
    "Here are some photos of Sidney Ohio. My grandfather, Stanly Bryan lived there from 1920 to 1929. He lived in the Bonnyconnellan castle.
    My mom was born in the castle in 1924. Stanly owned the Venus Chocolate factory and he built the Ohio Building. Pictures attached.
    He lost it all in the 1929 market crash." ~Mike Kramer
    Stanley Bryan enlarging production.
    Stanley Bryan enlarging production.