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Biography of Frank J. Hauber

Frank J. Hauber. A business is only as strong as that of the character and the personal forces behind it. This had been demonstrated over and over again, and perhaps no one enterprise in Kansas is a more signal illustration of this truth than the great Hauber Cooperage Company of Kansas City, Kansas. The president of this company is Mr. Frank J. Hauber. It is a business which had endured all the arrows and slings of fortune, was twice destroyed by floods, and twice by fire, and Phoenix-like had arisen again and is now bigger and better than ever. The plant of the company at Seventeenth and Osage Avenue is considered one of the largest cooperage and barrel plants in the Middle West. The president of the company had been a resident of Kansas since 1878, and for many years lived at Lawrence, until his business interests at Kansas City, Kansas, compelled him to remove to this city. He is now the only survivor of the three children of Joseph Anthony and Agatha (Rapp) Hauber. Frank J. Hauber was born at Marysville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 1856. His father was born in Wuertemberg, Germany, March 25, 1820, while his mother was born in Westphalia, Germany, on September 24, 1827. They came to America in early youth, and were married in Ontario, Canada, April 3, 1855. Joseph A. Hauber lived for a number of years at Rochester, New York, where he served an apprenticeship at the cooper’s trade. As an American citizen he was a democrat, and was active in the Catholic Church, while his wife was a...

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