JULIUS REICHMAN. One of the most useful of Mount Pleasants foreign-born citizens is Julius Reichman. He is a son of Joseph Reichman. He is a son of Joseph Reichman, who was a native of Austria Hungary and by trade a miller. His wife, Julia Reichman, bore him two sons: Joseph, and Julius, mentioned hereafter. Mr. Reichman is now deceased and is survived by his widow.
Julius Reichman, son of Joseph and Julia Reichman, was born in Austria Hungary, and was well educated in the colleges of Kaschau and Podolin. In 1896, at the age of eighteen, he came to the United States and after being for a time variously employed obtained a position in an exchange bank in New York City. After remaining there nearly three years, he became manager of a branch office in the same line at Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, retaining that position until 1901. In that year he and his brother Joseph established their present business at Mount Pleasant, under the firm name of Reichman Brothers. They are steamship agents and deal exclusively in foreign exchange, carrying on also a legal business in the execution of deeds and the sale of property in all parts of Europe. Their connection with European attorneys is very extensive, and they translate into all languages both legal and private documents. The rules and regulations for the anthracite regions of Pennsylvania were translated by Mr. Julius Reichman, under whose personal supervision the business in Mount Pleasant is conducted. April 11, 1905, Julius Reichman bought his brother's interest in the business and is now sole proprietor. He is a member of the Eagles.
Joseph Reichman mentioned above as the brother of Julius Reichman, was born in Austria Hungary, and came to this country in 1891, being then eighteen years of age. He had been well educated in his native country and readily found a position in a banking house. He was a member of the firm of Reichman Brothers, but did not give his personal attention to the business. He is a resident of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he is engaged under the firm name of John Nemeth & Company in a business similar to that conducted by his brother in Mount Pleasant.
Source: Page(s) 145-146, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed March 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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