Black, Louis; treas. The Bailey Co.; born, Hungary, Dec. 24, 1844; treas. The Bailey Co; private Co. A, 150 Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the hundred-day service, 1864; director Central National Bank, Superior Savings & Trust Co., Acme Foundry Co., Mutual Building & Investment Co.; vice pres. Tuscaloosa Cotton Co.; pres. Bailey Realty Co.; was the first director of fire under the federal plan under Mayor Rose; member of City Council, 1881-1883; colonel 2nd Regiment, Knights of Pythias, 1885-1890.
Kanner, Gabriel; life insurance; born, Hungary, Oct. 18, 1858; son of Alexander and Edith Kanner; married, New York City, Nov. 22, 1880, Nettie Price; four children; general agt. of Canada Life Association Co.; trustee of Aushe Emeth Congregation, and Moses Montiforce Hebrew School; member Hungarian Benevolent Society of New York, K. of P., and I. O. B. A.
Weidenthal, Maurice; editor Jewish Independent; born, Hungary, Oct. 3, 1856; came to Cleveland as a boy, attending Rockwell Street school; married, Cleveland, Feb. 14, 1883, Lida Brandes; correspondent New York Dramatic News; reporter and critic Cleveland Herald; city editor Cleveland Plain Dealer; reporter and critic Cleveland World (News); city editor Cleveland Recorder; reporter, dramatic and editorial writer Cleveland Press; made politics a specialty, “covering” many national and state conventions for Cleveland Press and Scripps-McRae league of newspaper; accompanied late Senator Hanna on national campaign tours; founded Jewish Independent March 1906, being president of the publishing company; member Independent Order B’nai
Sunshine, David; merchant and mfr.; born, Hungary, June 4, 1871; son of Mark and Sarah Rosenbluth Sunshine; educated in schools of Hungary; came to this country in 1891; was hardware merchant in Hungary; for first three years in this country, was retail salesman; then traveling salesman for furnishing house; later with Sunshine, Kohn & Kaufman; 1899, present corporation of the Sunshine Cloak & Suit Co., organized, of which he is vice pres.; pres. the Strauss Bros. Co. and the Progress Cloak Co.; member K. of P., I. O. O. F.
Prince, Joseph; cloak manufacturer; born, Hungary, 1862; son of Leopold and Rosalie Reiff Prince; educated, Academy of Budapest, Hungary; married, Chicago, June 16, 1907, Mrs. Nellye Kauffman; one son, Joseph Prince, Jr., born April 6, 1908; came to this country in 1888; come to Cleveland, and started as salesman on the road in 1889; started in business in New York, 1898; firm name same as present, Prince-Wolf Co.; moved entire plant to Cleveland in 1900; known for making the highest grade of merchandise (ladies cloaks and suits); pres. and treas. The Prince-Wolf Co.; member Chamber of Commerce, Wholesale Board; member
Reitz, Mathew; tailor; born, Hungary, Feb. 23, 1878; married, Cleveland, Oct. 9, 1907, Mamie Keal, one child; started in business eleven years ago with practically no capital; business grew, and in two years became associated with Phil. Langguth, as firm of Reitz & Langguth; firm was dissolved last July; since then he has incorporated The Reitz Tailoring Co.; pres. of the firm, and W. S. Raeder, sec’y and treas.; in new location, 2995 W. 25th St., but a short time, but the business is prospering.
Petro, John M.; born, Hungary, 1877; educated in Parochial schools, Cleveland; married, Cleveland, 1898, Mary Melleza; six children, three boys and three girls; started as mechanical pattern maker’s apprentice in 1890, working for several years on outdoor work on account of poor health; 1897, started as apprentice plumber, for his brother, J. J. Petro; bought his business in 1910; does high class of work and has good trade, built up by honest methods and good work; well-known among Hungarians of the city, as parents were pioneers from Hungary; in 1894, organized St. Stephen’s Young Men’s Society, sec’y and treas. of
Kundtz, Theodore; manufacturer; born, Unter-Metzenseifen, Hungary, July 1, 1852; son of Joseph and Theresia (Kesselbauer) Kundtz; public school education; married, Cleveland, 1884, Marie Ballash; five sons, four daughters; mfg. of church, school and sewing-machine furniture, automobile wheels and bodies, and furniture hardware, beginning from the log, employing about 2200 people; inventor of several processes in aid of manufacture; knighted by Emperor Francis Joseph I., with the Franz-Josef’s Order, 1903; director United Savings & Trust Co., and Forest City Savings and Trust Co.; member of several benevolent and mutual societies. Favorite recreation: Automobiling.