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Gerstner, Anton#

Gerstner, Anton, b. Fischamend (Lower Austria), May 15, 1823, d. Vienna, Feb. 1, 1898, confectioner. Apprenticeship together with F. Raimund, founded a typically Viennese cake-shop-cum-coffeehouse in the Stock-im-Eisen-Platz near St.Stephen's in 1847 (later relocated to Kaerntner Strasse). From 1873 Imperial and Royal Confectioner, family-owned for 3 generations until 1954, and existing to this day. Co-founder of a college for confectioners.