Julius Steiner

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JULIUS STEINER, of Ford City, is one of the younger business men of that borough, and though he has lived there only a little over three years he has become one of its most respected residents and has substantial standing among his fellow citizens. He was born June 11, 1882, in Klenocz, Hungary.

Aaron Steiner, his father, was a merchant of Klenocz. In 1900 he came to America with his family, locating at Arnold, Westmoreland Co., Pa., where he opened a general store and where he has since continued to live. He married Regina Gseidt, of Klenocz and they have a family of eight children: Simon owns a meat market at New Kensington, Pa.; Julius is mentioned below; Joseph lives at New Kensington, Pa., where he has a foreign exchange, selling steamboat tickets, acting as notary public, etc.; Lewis owns the Central Meat Market at New Kensington, Pa.; Alexander is proprietor of the Arnold Meat Market at New Kensington, Pa.; Emil is attending the East Liberty Academy at Pittsburgh; Lina is the wife of Leopold Wolleck, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rosie is the wife of Eugene Lednizki, of New Kensington.

Julius Steiner graduated in 1900 from the commercial college at Kesmark, Hungary. He served one year as a volunteer in the Hungarian army, being sergeant in the 32d Regiment, and for some time was ticket agent at Delnice, Hungary, for the Hungarian State Railroad Company. In 1904 he came to America, locating first at Duquesne, Pa., and took charge of the foreign department of the American Savings & Trust Company, remaining there until 1909. He then went to Pittsburgh, where he took a position as bookkeeper in the foreign exchange department of the Mellon National Bank. On Jan. 1, 1910, he settled at Ford City and started his present business, having a foreign exchange, selling steamboat tickets, acting as notary public, etc. He is associated with his brother Simon, the firm being known as Steiner Brothers. Mr. Steiner is also local agent for the Equitable Insurance Company. He is well prepared for the transaction of the business of many kinds that comes to him, being able to speak the Hungarian, Slavic, Polish, Croatian, Russian, German, English, and Bohemian. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias, Silver Lodge, No. 382, Ford City, and the Eagles (at Ford City), and has many friends in those bodies.

On Oct. 6, 1906, Mr. Steiner was married in New York City to Emma Friedman, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and they have two children, Stella and Edward.

Source: Pages 774-775 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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