Location: Kassa Hungary

Biographical Sketch of Ernest Kiss

Kiss, Ernest; steamship agt. and insurance; born, Kassa, Hungary, Nov. 20, 1875; son of Frank and Rozalia Srehwig Kiss; educated, High School, 1893, and University of Budapest, Law Department; married, Cleveland, June 21, 1909, Valseia Kiss, agt. of all Transatlantic Steamship Lines; agt. for Nickel Plate Railroad, and fire insurance; member Chamber of Industry, and Woodmen of the...

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Biographical Sketch of Hugo Eugene Varga

Varga, Hugo Eugene; lawyer; born, Kassa, Hungary, June 16, 1885; son of Joseph and Sophie Varga; educated, Gymnasium in Kassa, Hungary; graduated, in 1903, with highest honors, Five Semester, in the Royal Hungarian University, of Budapest; second highest honors, University of Illinois, 1907; Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, 1908-1909, LL. B., 1909; participated in National Progressive Party Campaign in 1912, speaking in Northern Ohio; admitted to Illinois bar in 1910, and Ohio bar, 1911; attorney for Austro-Hungarian Consulate, 1910-1913; in active practice in Cleveland since December, 1911; 1908-1909 chief clerk of Rubens, Fisher, Messer & Rigby, counselors, Chicago; abroad, asst. sec’y Law Club, Law College, Hungary; member board of directors, Royal University Society, Budapest; 1904-1905, member Protective League, Chicago, and Civic League, Cleveland; American Society for International Law; American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology; American Sociological Society, American Association for Labor Legislation, National Child Labor Committee, National Conference of Charities and Corrections; pres. Alumni Associations of Northern Ohio University; member Goethe-Schiller Verein, Woodmen of the World, Hungarian American Federation, Corda Frabes, Association of Cosmopolitan Clubs, University of Illinois Alumni Ass’n, Northwestern University Alumni Association, Cleveland; member City Club, Chamber of Commerce and Progressive Club; in 1907, editor Chicago Hungarian Weekly News; has written as regular contributor to various local and university papers abroad; speaks several...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph L. Szepessy

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...

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Biographical Sketch of Alexander Printz

Printz, Alexander; merchant; born, Kassa, Hungary, Nov. 29, 1869; son of Moritz and Celia (Friedman) Printz; educated, public schools of Cleveland and preparatory school for Columbia School of Mines; married, Erie, Pa., Oct. 5, 1897, Almira Steele, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; at the age of 17, abandoned study, and became connected with D. Black & Co., as stock boy; then traveling salesman, until 1893, when he organized Printz-Biederman & Co., mnfrs. ladies’ coats and suits; firm incorporated in 1904, when he became pres.; employing over 1,000 people in the main factory in Cleveland; offices in New York, Chicago and St. Louis; one of the three concerns of its kind whose goods are trademarked and advertised in the magazines for the benefit of the buyer; Republican; member Chamber of Commerce, Excelsior, and Oakwood...

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