August Torpe, Jr. Soundex Code T610
August Torpe, Jr., Fire Insurance
born in: Chicago, on Tuesday, March 30, 1875;
son of: August and Maria Torpe, nee: Maria Appel;
education: public schools;
married: Rose Torpe, nee: Rose Millerschin of Chicago,in September 1899;
Children: Rosalie, Pearl, Sylvia, Ethel, and August W..
Began in fire insurance, 1890;
special agent for Rockford Insurance Company until 1897;
special agent for American Insurance Company of N.J., 1897,
Cook County manager, 1903, also manager for Cook County of Security Insurance Company of New Haven, Connecticut;
head of August Torpe, Jr., & Company, Inc.
Member: Chicago Real Estate Board, Chicago Association of Commerce, Manufacturers and Dealers Club.
Mason Knights Templar (K.T.) and Shriners; Past Master Lincoln Park Lodge No. 611, AF&AM;
Member: Knights of Pythias, B.P.O.E., Royal Arcanum.
Clubs: German Club (vice pres. 1916), Ridgemoor Country Club.
Recreations: fishing, hunting.
Office: 175 W. Jackson Bouldevard
Home: 1431 W. Estes Avenue.
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917.