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Biographical Sketch of Ernst W. Bruno

Bruno, Ernst W.; contractor; born Port Huron, Mich., Dec. 4, 1876; son of William F. and Theresa Orttenberger Bruno; public school, high school and business college education in Port Huron, Mich.; married, Port Huron, Mich., June 26, 1902, Marie Unger; started business with his father, who was a contractor; spent two years ranching at Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Eagle Pass, Texas; on coming north was associated with the Michigan Telephone Co., and came to Cleveland in April, 1896, for the Cleveland Telephone Co.; then with Cleveland Illuminating Co. until 1906, in charge of underground construction; then started in general contracting, paving, sewer, concrete and water mains work; member Biglow Lodge, F. & A. M., Thatcher Chapter, R. A. M.; member Athletic Club. Recreations: Hunting Big Game, all Outdoor Sports and...

Biographical Sketch of Herman E. Dove

Dove, Herman E.; automobile business; born, Port Huron, Mich., Dec. 14, 1875; son of James H. and Winifred Dove; educated Alpena, Mich., High School; married, Lansing, Mich., Feb. 28, 1906, Ursula E. Ackerman; corporal Company B, 33rd Mich. Volunteers; service in Cuba in 1898; five and one-half years in clothing business in Alpena, Mich.; started as errand boy and left as head salesman; was called out from there for service in the Spanish-American War; in October, 1899, left the clothing business, engaging in the manufacture of sugar with the Bay City Sugar Co.; in this business until 1908, removing from Bay City to Lansing in 1901, to take a position with the Lansing Sugar Co., later known as The Owosso Sugar Co.; as the sugar business did not offer a large field for advancement, went with the Buick Automobile Co. of Flint, Mich.; still connected with the company as mngr. Cleveland Branch; during the automobile panic of 1910, resided in Salt Lake City, taking charge of the Randall-Dodd Co.; handled their business for 15 months, putting it on a safe and sane basis, and it still exists as a prosperous distributing agency; returned to Flint, Mich., in October 1911, and from there came to Cleveland, taking the management of the Cleveland branch of the Buick Motor Car Co.; Mason, Knights of Pythias and Y. M. C. A. affiliations, member Automobile and Business Men’s Club of the Y. M. C. A. Recreations: Hunting, Fishing and General Out-Door...

Biography of Henry Clinton Kibbee

Henry Clinton Kibbee. Among the representative business men of Topeka, Henry Clinton Kibbee occupies a foremost place and is well known in financial circles not only in Kansas but over a wide territory. He came to this great state in 1887 and, with the whole world as his field of choice, has never found a more desirable section in which to live. His business concerns for thirty consecutive years have caused him to travel the country over, hence this is a proof of some value that Kansas can offer many attractions in the way of comfortable living and preservation of health. Henry Clinton Kibbee was born at Port Huron, Michigan, May 24, 1859, and he is a son of Doctor Jared and Fanny E. (Gillingham) Kibbee. Dr. Jared Kibbee was a graduate of the old Cleveland Medical College, entering that institution after preparatory reading and study in his native state, Vermont. He practiced in Mount Clemens, Michigan, and was its first postmaster. Thence he went to Detroit and finally to Port Huron, Michigan. He returned to Cleveland and graduated in dentistry and continued during his active years to practice in that profession. In the public schools of Port Huron, Henry C. Kibbee completed his educational course and had his health been robust, would probably have learned some trade as his natural inclination was in the directions of mechanics. In 1880 he left Michigan for Colorado and for three years he was engaged there in mercantile pursuits, mainly at Denver. In 1883, desiring an outdoor life, he went to Dakota Territory, now the State of South Dakota, and preempted land...

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