George J Zeis

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GEORGE J. ZEIS, the popular proprietor of the "Hotel Rebolt," at Rimerton, Armstrong county, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 1, 1884, son of George and Elizabeth B. (Feth) Zeis.

George Zeis, the father, was a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, and came to the United States in 1870. He located first in Pittsburgh, where he followed his trade of wagonmaker and blacksmith. He embarked in business for himself and conducted it with marked success until 1886, when he went to Harmarville, Allegheny county, and engaged in the hotel business. Later he took up farming near Jeannette, following that until 1892, when he again went into the hotel business, at New Kensington. A year later he moved to Lower Burrell township, Westmoreland county, and here his death occurred April 30, 1899, when he was forty-nine years old. Mr. Zeis married Elizabeth B. Feth and their children were: Mary, wife of Andrew Kautzman; Annie, wife of Robert Verzinski; Katie, wife of Charles Dearborn; George J.; Frederick W.; and Emma, wife of William Keopp.

George Zeis was reared in Westmoreland county, and received his educational training in the public schools. He learned the brewer´┐Żs trade at New Kensington, but in 1909 engaged in butchering at that place, conducting a meat market there until 1910. At this time he purchased the hotel property at Rimerton, which he has since conducted successfully. He is courteous and considerate, making a special effort to please his patrons, and he has become respected and most popular among all those who have come to know him.

On Nov. 12, 1904, Mr. Zeis married Minnie, daughter of Fred and Augusta (Miller) Stemmler, of Natrona, Pa., and they are the parents of three children, Margaret, Elnora and George F. Mr. Zeis is progressive and takes a deep interest in all public affairs, though he has held no office. He is a Republican in political sentiment.

Source: Page 779, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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