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Biography of Robert Morier

Diplomatist. Diplomacy as a profession is a product of modern history. As Europe emerged from the Middle Ages, the dividing walls between State and State were broken down, and Governments found it necessary to have trained agents resident at foreign courts to conduct the questions of growing importance which arose between them. Churchmen were at first best qualified to undertake such duties, and Nicholas Wotton, Dean of Canterbury, who enjoyed the confidence of four Tudor sovereigns, came to be as much at home in France or in the Netherlands as he was in his own Deanery. It was his great nephew Sir Henry (who began his days as a scholar at Winchester, and ended them as Provost at Eton) who did his profession a notable disservice by indulging his humor at Augsburg when acting as envoy for James I, defining the diplomatist as ‘one who was sent to lie abroad for his country’. Since then many a politician and writer has let fly his shafts at diplomacy, and fervent democrats have come to regard diplomats as veritable children of the devil. But this prejudice is chiefly due to ignorance, and can easily be cured by a patient study of history. In the nineteenth century, in particular, English diplomacy can point to a noble roll of ambassadors, who worked for European peace as well as for the triumph of liberal causes, and none has a higher claim to such praise than Sir Robert Morier, the subject of this sketch. The traditions of his family marked out his path in life. We can trace their origin to connexions in the Consular...

Biography of Herman Rothchild

HERMAN ROTHCHILD. – Some of the leading mercantile and business establishments of Union county have been energized and built up largely by the new power infused into them from the later immigrants from the east, who brought with them from those centers of industry to these western points of distribution the sagacity, and successful methods of trade that have been learned by close and careful contact with keen competition and the wisest manipulators of finance and commerce. Among those who have made names for themselves and who have become established in the confidence of the people while they have built up establishments that are worthy of note in the business world is the gentleman whose name initiates this paragraph and who has both demonstrated excellent ability and manifested integrity in his career. Mr. Rothchild was born on July 11, 1858, in Nordstetten, in the Black Forest in Wurtemberg, Germany, being the son of Abraham and Hannah Rothchild. Until he was ten years of age he attended the public schools of his native place, and then entered the high school at Horb, where he studied until he was fifteen years old, and then went to the capital of Stuttgart, entering the employ of a wholesale house. In this capacity he remained until 1882, and then came direct to the United States, settling for a brief time in Kentucky, and then coming on to Pendleton, where he entered the employ of Rothchild & Bean, general merchants. In this capacity he remained until 1885, and then came to North Powder to take the business of a cousin who was sick and later...

Biographical Sketch of Henry C. Hieber

Hieber, Henry C.; funeral director; born, Oct. 9, 1879; son of Carl Christian and Maria Christine Hieber; educated in public schools, Stuttgart, Germany, and Chicago; came to Cleveland in 1893; started to work at the Dental tool business until 1903; studied undertaking during that time; started in business, July, 1903; member Concordia Lodge, No. 345. F. & A. M.. Hillman Chapter, No. 166, R. A. M., Pearl Lodge, Knights of Pythias, Cleveland Chamber of Industry, Funeral Directors’ Ass’n of Ohio; Jennings Square Business Men’s Ass’n; Zion Evangelical, and Pilgrim Congregational Churches; Freiheit Unterstuezungs Verin; United German Union; Humboldt Lodge, V. D. V.; Schwaben Verein, The German Club, Heights Maennerchor, Schweizer Turn Verein, Odeon Bowling Club; family record deposited at the Royal State Library, at Stuttgart, shows patent of nobility and coat of arms of...

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