RICHARD WENDELKIN - One of the successful automobile agency men of The Bronx is Richard Wendelkin, proprietor
of an agency handling the Willys Knight, Overland and Hupmobile cars. Mr. Wendelkin is a son of Diedrich Richard
and Helen Wendelkin, the father formerly in the garage business but now retired.
Richard Wendelkin was born in Manhattan, February 1, 1895, and attended Public School No. 40 in The Bronx. He was
for ten years in the garage business, this enterprise having been started by his father. After acquiring a wealth
of practical experience in the automobile field, Mr. Wendeikin opened an automobile agency in 1920 and has been
very successful. Since 1922 he has handled the Willys Knight and Overland cars, and he is also agent for the Hupmobile
car. Fraternally Mr. Wendelkin is affiliated with Lodge No. 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and he
is a member of the Schnorer Club.
He married, in The Bronx. November 17, 1918, Emily Herrmann, daughter of Joseph and Pauline Herrmann, both living,
the father being retired. Mr. and Mrs. Wendeikin have one child, Emily Doris, born January 19, 1921.
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
Bronx County, NY
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