FRANCIS A. WERTHMAN.
Few residents of Utica have attained greater success and prominence in business circles than Francis A. Werthman,
senior partner of the firm of Werthman & Kruse, and none more rightly deserves the high place which he has
attained in the opinion and regard of his fellowmen. He is one of Utica's native sons, his birth here occurring
on the 22d of June, 1878, his parents being Florian and Theresa Werthman The father, a native of Bavaria, came
to this country in 1873, taking up his abode in Utica, New York.
Francis A. Werthman received his early education in St. Joseph's school and later in Assumption Academy, and after
completing the course of study offered in the latter institution was given the benefit of a term at the Utica Business
College. Thus his training well equipped him for the practical and responsible duties which come with business
life, and after leaving school he entered a real estate office, where he was employed until 1906. In that year
he became identified with that branch of business on his own account and continued in business alone until April
1, 1911, when he formed a partnership with John Kruse, under the firm style of Werthman & Kruse, with offices
in the Gardner building, 188-194 Genesee street, Utica, New York. The concern handles real estate, loans, insurance,
etc., and has already taken a place among the prominent and substantial business enterprises of the city, and its
success is due in no small degree to the excellent business ability, keen discernment and sound judgment of Mr.
In politics he supports the independent movement, voting for those men and measures which in his opinion are best
adapted to conserve the public good, regardless of party ties. He is active in the public life of the community,
taking a deep interest in all those matters which have to do with the upbuilding and improvement of the community,
and is numbered among the progressive and influential citizens of Utica. On October 7. 1909, Mr. Werthman was united
in marriage to Miss Rose E. Buehler, a daughter of John and Agifa Buehler, of Utica. They have one daughter, Marian
A., whose birth occurred July 30, 1910. The family reside at No. 149 Third avenue, and their home is the center
of a large circle of warm friends, for Mr. Werthman popular among his fellowmen, possessing those sterling traits
of character which command respect and esteem and the genial manner and pleasing personality which win and retain
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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