Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Brown, Charles and Robert–Rochester, New York; Ridgeville, Ontario–two brothers who started the Brown Brothers & Company nursery in Rochester, New York.  They purchased a farm on the Niagara peninsula in Ridgeville, Ontario in 1891, and established a nursery there.  By the turn of the century their firm became one of Canada’s leading nurseries.  By 1904 the company had 1200 to 1500 men working in Canada alone.
Sources: Wilson