Biography of George F. Greve
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

GEORGE FREDERICK GREVE is one of the representative younger members of the Cleveland bar and a prominent citizen of the Collinwood district, where he was born on June 10, 1891, the son of Frederick A. and Victoria (Cabot) Greve.

Frederick A. Greve was born in Cleveland, in the year 1866, and here his death occurred in 1910. His father, Adam Frederick Greve, was born and reared in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and was a young man when he came to the United States and established his residence in Illinois. There he enlisted for service in the war with Mexico, and when the Civil war was precipitated on the nation he again gave evidence of his splendid loyalty to the land of his adoption, for he enlisted in defense of the Union. He became a member of an Illinois regiment of volunteer infantry, and Hon. Richard Yates, the war governor of Illinois, conferred upon him a captain's commission. He took part in many engagements marking the progress of the great conflict between the states of the North and the South, and made an admirable record as an officer. Shortly after the close of the Civil war he came from Illinois to Cuyahoga County, established his home in the Village of Collinwood, and for forty years thereafter continued in the employ of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Company, now a part of the New York Central Lines. His widow, Sophia, still resides in Cleveland, in her seventy eighth year. She was born in Germany, was a young woman when she came to the United States, and her marriage was solemnized in Illinois. Frederick A. Greve also was for many years in the service of the New York Central Railroad. His widow continues her residence in Cleveland.

George F. Greve was graduated from the Collinwood High School as a member of the class of 1911, and he completed the course in the Cleveland Law School, in which he was graduated in 1916 and from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted to the Ohio bar on the 2nd of January, 1917, and entered the practice of his profession by establishing the offices, which he has since continued to occupy, at 793 East One Hundred and Fifty second Street.

Mr. Greve is a member of the democratic party, and on its ticket he was elected in 1918 to the Ohio General Assembly. He served during the Eighty third General Session as a member of the committees on codes, courts and procedure, corporations and civil service.

In the World war period Mr. Greve served as a member of the advisory war committee for the mayor of Cleveland, and was one of the four minute speakers in behalf of the various patriotic movements, including the campaigns in support of the war loans, Red Cross work, etc.

August 26, 1919, recorded the marriage of Mr. Greve and Miss Adelaide D. Small, who was born and reared in Cleveland, and who is a daughter of Peter and Sophia (Durr) Small. Mr. and Mrs. Greve have one son, George Frederick, Jr.

A History of Cuyahoga County
and the City of Cleveland
By: William R. Coates
The American Historical Society
Chicago and New York, 1924

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