Frank Joseph Tritschler

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Frank Joseph Tritschler, president, Columbus Shirt Company

Born: Bollschweil, Germany on Thursday, December 5, 1861.

Son of: Kasimir Tritschler and Paulina Tritschler, nee: Paulina Schneider.

Brother of: Charles Frederick Tritschler

Education: public schools in Germany, and at Business College in Freiburg, Germany.

Married: Anna Tritschler, nee: Anna Friedrichs, in Chicago on Friday, June 10, 1887

Children: Elsa Tritschler, (died 1910); Florence Tritschler; Lorraine Tritschler, Frank Joseph Tritschler, Jr. (1892-1962); Arnold Tritschler.

Started to work at age of 16 (1877) in a furnishing goods and a factory as an apprentice in Freiburg, Germany.

Came to Chicago in June 1880.

Secured a position as shirt cutter and worked for a salary for 5 years.

Started a shirt factory on own account in 1885; associated with brother in partnership 1886, and in December 1900, business was incorporated as Columbus Shirt Company.



Member: Chicago Association of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Credit Men's Association

Clubs: Illinois Athletic Club, Germania Club, Edgewater Golf Club.

Recreation: golf

Office: 16 S. Market Street, 1911.

Residence: 822 Junior Terrace, 1911.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911 page 678.

Chicago Tribune, Obit, August 20, 1935, page 16

Frank Joseph Tritschler, husband of Anna Tritschler, father of Mrs. Florence Tuller, Lorraine Tritschler, Frank Joseph Tritschler, Jr., and Arnold Tritschler. Funeral from home, 822 Junior Terrace, Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary of the Lake Church, at 10:00 a.m.