Biography of George Weiss
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GEORGE WEISS - A member of a family engaged in the florist business for several generations, it was only natural that Mr. Weiss should himself have followed the family tradition when the time had arrived to choose his life's work. He was born in Irvington, Westchester County, March 11, 1887, a son of Charles and Christina Weiss, his father a native of Germany who had come to the United States at the age of twenty one, after having learned the florist business in Europe.

George Weiss had become a resident of The Bronx, in 1889, when his parents had moved there, and it was in the public schools of that borough of Greater New York, that he was educated. In the meantime his father, a pioneer florist of The Bronx, started greenhouses in East One Hundred and Sixty second Street, between Sherman and Morris avenues, in 1889, where his son learned the florist business. In 1911, a new place of business was opened at No. 3196 Third Avenue under the firm name of Charles Weiss & Son and George Weiss became the manager of this enterprise from its inception. During the World War he served with the Seventy seventh Division, being stationed at Camp Upton and receiving his discharge at the end of the war with the rank of corporal.

Mr. Weiss is a member of The Bronx Rotary Club, The Bronx Board of Trade, the Schnorer Club, and Azure Lodge, No. 868, Free and Accepted Masons.

Mr. Weiss married, January 29, 1919, in The Bronx, Gertrude Popcke, daughter of Emil and Elizabeth Popcke. Mr. and Mrs. Weiss are the parents of one daughter, Alma, born October 31, 1920, and they reside at No. 289 East Two Hundred and Fifth Street, 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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