Szepessy, Joseph L.; real estate and steamship agency; born, Kassa, Hungary; high school education; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 16, 1889, Irene Balczer; issue, three sons, George, Theodore and Edward; staunch Republican, organizing many Republican clubs; elected decennial assessor in 19th Ward; instrumental in naturalizing thousands of his countrymen; first Hungarian real estate agt. in the city; through his efforts many of his countrymen acquired homes; organized several societies, which are still flourishing; founded the first Hungarian paper published in Cleveland, called Szabadsag (Liberty); long time director Woodland Ave. Savings & Trust Co., and instrumental in building up of branch on Buckeye Road; enthusiastic worker for the Hungarian Hospital project and moving spirit in purchase of the Gesangverein Bldg., on E. 55th St., where a magnificent hospital is to be built.
Biographical Sketch of Joseph L. Szepessy
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 1 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-joseph-l-szepessy.htm - Last updated on Feb 24th, 2012
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