Biography of William Charles Lochmoeller
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William Charles Lochmoeller, practicing at the bar of St. Louis, belongs to that class of men whose records are in contradistinction to the old adage that a prophet is not without honor save in his own country, for Mr. Lochmoeller has won a creditable place as an attorney in the city where his birth occurred. His natal day was May 17, 1888, his parents being William H. and Amelia (Roenteldt) Lochmoeller. The father was born in St. Louis, where the family was established at an early day, and was of German descent. During his active life he was successfully engaged is dairy farming but is now living retired, enjoying a well earned rest. He is a son of William C. Lochmoeller, who was the first of the family to come to America, crossing the Atlantic in the ’40s. He completed his studies in St. Louis and became a Civil war veteran. In early days he was connected with steamboat traffic. The mother of William C. Lochmoeller of this review is a native of St. Louts and a daughter of Claus Roenfeldt, one of the early settlers of this city and of German birth. Mrs. Lochmoeller is still living and by her marriage she became the mother of three sons and three daughters.
William C. Lochmoeller, who was the third child of the family and the eldest son pursued his education in the public and high schools of St. Louis and in the St. Louis University, from which he was graduated with the LL. B. degree in 1912. Prior to entering college be was employed for eight years by the Title Guarantee Trust Company and with his earnings he met the expenses of his college course. He is a member of the St. Louis Bar Association and he enjoys in large measure the respect and confidence of his colleagues and contemporaries in the profession.
On the 27th of November, 1913, Mr. Lochmoeller was married to Miss Hannah M. Walz, a native of High Ridge, Missouri, and a daughter of Rev. H. Walz, an English clergyman, formerly of St. Louis and now a resident of Chamois, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Lochmoeller have a daughter. Laverne, who was born in St. Louis, September 6, 1918.
Mr. Lochmoeller is a member of the Bethany Evangelical Lutheran church and is identified with its affiliated organizations. During the World war he served as registrar in the fifteenth precinct of the twenty-first ward and was also a member of the legal advisory board. He deserves much credit for the success which he has attained. While connected with the Title Guarantee Building Association in his early life he worked his way upward from a humble position to the office of cashier and has so served for the past two years. In his law practice he specializes in real estate and probate law and is an expert on matters of title. His political allegiance is given to the republican party where national questions and issues are involved but at local elections he casts an independent ballot. He is interested in the welfare and progress of the community in which he lives and is ever ready to support all plans and measures for the general good of the city or to advance those interests which are a matter of civic virtue and of civic pride.