Moeng, Edward D.

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Edward D. Moeng, President, The Franklin Company

Born: Chicago on Wednesday, November 5, 1856.

Son of: Diedrich Moeng and Dora Moeng, nee: Dora Degenner

Education: public schools, Chicago

Married: Helen Moeng, nee: Helen Jahn, Chicago, 1886.

Began Business Career as an errand boy, 1871, with the house of Zeese & Rand, Electrotyping,

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, with A. Zeese & Company, successor to Zeese & Rand. Left February 2, 1872, to learn the plumbing trade, at which served 4 years; returned to A. Zeese & Company in 1876-82; serving an apprenticeship of an electrotyper;

from 1882-9, with Blomgren Brothers as superintendent of their electrotype foundry.

1889-99, superintendent for A. Zeese & Company, during which time the company was re-organized as The Franklin Engraving and Electrotyping Company.

Manager of The Franklin Engraving and Electrotyping Company 1889-1899, and in 1901, became its President.

Sunday, January 1, 1905, the company's name was once again changed, this time to The Franklin Company of which Moeng is President and Manager.

Clubs: Chicago Athletic Club, Chicago Advertising Club,

Recreations: motoring and gardening

Mason, Royal Arcanum

Office: 530 S. Dearborn Street, 1911.

Residence: 1054 W. Columbia Avenue, 1910, 1911.

The house of Edward D. Moeng, 1054 W. Columbia Avenue, is plate 32 in the Book of the North Shore.

The view the porch of Edward D. Moeng, 1054 W. Columbia Avenue, is plate 66 in the Book of the North Shore.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911 page 484.


RPWRHS photo B060-032 shows the Edward D. Moeng residence at 1054 W. Columbia Avenue, circa 1910.