Weidenfeld, Joseph Edgar

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Joseph Edgar Weidenfeld, wholesale millinery;

born in: Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, on April 2, 1868;

son of: Herman Weidenfeld and Henrietta Weidenfeld, nee: Henrietta Pflaum

education: public schools of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and Spencerian College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin;

married: Florence Weidenfeld, nee: Florence Sallinger, in Chicago, on September 19, 1901;

daughters: Sylvia Dorothy Weidenfeld, Marion Florence Weidenfeld.

Was clerk in store at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 1884-6;

came to Chicago, 1886, and worked in millinery business until 1888;

went to Milwaukee and in charge department store, 1889-93;

returned to Chicago and was in commission business, 1893-5;

again in millinery business, with Chicago Mercantile Company, 1895-1901;

president: Todd, Smith & Company, woman's apparel, 1901-9;

since then member of the Chicago Mercantile Company.


Recreations: hunting, fishing.

Office: 159 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

Homes: 7616 N. Greenview Avenue, Rogers Park, and Harmony Cottage, Lake Catherine, Antioch, Illinois.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917.