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 World. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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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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