Biographical Sketch of Julius Timendorfer
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Timendorfer, Julius; real estate and insurance; born, Rosdin, Silesia, Germany, Sept. 7, 1856; son of M. and Henrietta Fischer Timendorfer; educated in the public and manual training schools of native city, and Berlin; married, Oct. 4, 1886, Anna Rosenthal, of Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany; issue, two daughters, Florence & Irma; when 15, entered a department store, as apprentice; worked three years without pay to learn the business; then worked as clerk; employed in a silk house in Koenigsburg, for 1 year; went into coal and lumber business with his father in Berlin; city salesman; landed in New York in 1877; worked in a coal yard, after ten days started for Cleveland; arrived with ten cents in his pocket; worked three months for Lloyd Fisher, a farmer; four months in the Cleveland Rolling Mill; porter for Strauss, Miller & Orth; promoted, after ten days to salesman; in 1887, went to Onaga, Kas., because of ill health; remained one and one-half years; returned to Cleveland, and opened a grocery store; soon sold out, and went into the real estate business; does a large brokerage business; first broker on Erie St. and has made 50 per cent. of the sales on that St.; sec’y and mgr. Euclid Bldg Co.; mgr. Boardman Realty Co.; sec’y and mgr. Wilson Improvement Co.; pres., treas. and mgr. of the Trio Improvement Co.; director Acme Improvement Co.; former pres. the Cleveland Real Estate Board; member Chamber of Commerce, Credit Men’s Assn, Cleveland Gesangverein, Masons, Knights of Pythias, and Royal Arcanum; member Euclid Ave. Temple, and one of the building committee.