Biography of John Wanderman
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JOHN WANDERMAN - Beginning in the parquet flooring business as a boy of seventeen years, Mr. Wanderman has been engaged in this line of work and in allied lines ever since 1903. In 1918 he branched out in building and real estate and he has continued in these various enterprises since then with unabated industry and success, maintaining offices in recent years at No. 2270 Walton Avenue, The Bronx. Late in 1925 he organized the Building Industries League, with headquarters at No. 2454 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, of which he became the first president and which in a few months' time has enrolled some one hundred and fifty members. He was born in Austria, February 27, 1886, a son of Michael and Hannah Wanderman, the former living now in retirement after a busy life, the latter deceased since April 23, 1899.

John Wanderman came to the Anited States with his parents as a small boy in 1891, and was educated in the public schools of New York City. After leaving school he started, in 1903, in the parquet flooring business, having previously sold newspapers on the streets of New York City since he was nine years old. In his new undertaking he soon became an expert and built up a large and prosperous business in which and in similar business enterprises he has been engaged continuously since then. In 1918 he added building and dealing in real estate to his other activities and in these new lines he also made his mark quickly. He is also very active in fraternal affairs, and is a member of Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Victory Lodge, Knights of Pythias; Loyalty Lodge, No. 876, Free and Accepted Masons; New York City Consistory, thirty second degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; and Mecca Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; as well as the Lions Club, of which he is third vice president. In politics he is a supporter of the Democratic party, and as such a member of the James Brown Association.

Mr. Wanderman married, in New York City, March 23, 1907, Anna Bloofield, a daughter of I. and Carrie Bloofield, the former now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Wanderman are the parents of four children: 1. Gertrude Edith, born May 12, 1908. 2. Irving Leo, born September 30, 1910. 3. Walter Richard, born November 7, 1916. 4. Herbert Arthur, born April 20, 1918. The family home is located at No. 1950 Andrews Avenue, The Bronx.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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