Biography of Edward Hirth
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Edward Hirth, who is connected with municipal government as one of the city aldermen of St. Louis, was born May 10, 1883, in the city which is still his home, his parents being Robert and Minnie (Jander) Hirth. The father was born in Bavaria, Germany, and when a young man came to St. Louis, where for many years he engaged in the teaming business, passing away in 1890. It was in St. Louis that he married Minnie Jander, who was born in Alton, Illinois, and they became the parents of three sons and four daughters.
Edward Hirth, who was the third child in the family, was educated in parochial schools but on account of the death of his father had to put aside his textbooks at an early age and provide for his own support and also aid in the support of the family. When fourteen years of age he began working for the Pfeffler Teaming Company, with which he continued for four years. Later he was with the Muckerman Coal & Ice Company for a decade and afterward established a teaming business on his own account, having his office at 2006 South Second street. He has since engaged in teaming and has built up a substantial business in this connection.
Since April, 1919, Mr. Hirth has been a member of the board of aldermen for the eighth ward and is serving on the committee on engrossment and public welfare. He was also at one time connected with the city sewer department and has always been interested in public affairs, giving his aid and support to all measures for the general good. He belongs to the Eighth Ward Republican Club and is well known in political circles in St. Louis. He likewise has membership in the Jolly Time Fishing & Hunting Club. During the war period he aided in every possible way in promoting the interests of the government and was captain of Precinct No. 1 in the eighth ward of South St. Louis during all the Liberty loan drives.