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Biographical Sketch of Joseph F. Blaha

Blaha, Joseph F.; carpenter, contractor; born, Bohemia, May 12, 1858; son of John and May Pinopal Blaha; graduated from the public schools in Bohemia; married, Cleveland, Feb. 18, 1882, Katherine Orosek; issue, 4 children; came to the United States in 1877, and received his naturalization papers in 1888; worked several months at the carpenter trade at $1.50 a day, then went to work for The American Steel & Wire Co. in Newburg; worked there until 1882; then for the Sturdueynant Planning Co.; was there one year; in 1888, started in business for himself as carpenter contractor; member of C. S. P. S. Lodge, and K. of P. Lodge, No. 317. Recreations: Spend a couple of weeks every year...

Biographical Sketch of Patrick Rodger Sweeney

Sweeney, Patrick Rodger; carpenter and builder; born, Ohio, May, 1852; son of Ferdinand and Mary Adams Sweeney; educated, High School, La Grange, O.; married, Grafton, O., August, 1883 Catherine Meskal; issue, four daughters; twice elected assessor, Carlisle Township, Lorain County, O., once township trustee, Newburg, O.; as building foreman, had full charge of construction and alterations on Hotel Euclid; first and second floors, Meyer & Marks Block, Standard Foundry additions and alterations, block for Continental Jewelry Co., three stores for the P. C. O’Brien Co.; business agt. Sweeney & Schully, two terms Carpenter Brotherhood; chairman Carpenter Committee to pass on present building code; adjusting five losses for Stafford Goss Co.; two terms trustee Grafton Church; member Catholic Mutual Benevolent Ass’n; is now taking charge of building mostly for themselves and old customers in...

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