Torpe, August Jr.

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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.