Biography of Paul E. Kroehle
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

PAUL ERNST KROEHLE. Among the native born men of Cleveland who have won success as business men and prestige as citizens is Paul E. Kroehle, of The Paul E. Kroehle Company, one of the large food brokerage concerns of the country.

Mr. Kroehle was born in Brooklyn Village (now a part of the City of Cleveland) on December 5, 1878, the son of Charles and Mary A. (Schneider) Kroehle, of whom extended mention is made in the preceding sketch. He was educated in the grammar and high schools of the city and at Adelbert College of Western Reserve University, and upon leaving college he entered the food brokerage business on his own account.

Beginning business in a small way with limited capital, Mr. Kroehle has built up and developed one of the leading and representative food brokerage houses of the country, and of which he has ever since been the executive head and guiding genius.

Aside from his business interests Mr. Kroehle takes active interest in the civic affairs of the community, and has always been found ready to back any and all movements whose object is the welfare and advancement of the city and her institutions.

Mr. Kroehle is a member of the National Food Brokerage Association, and served as its president in 1921. He is also a member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, the Cleveland Athletic Club, the Old Colony Club, the Willowick Country Club, and of the following Masonic bodies: Halcyon Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Holyrood Commandery, Knights Templar, Lake Erie Consistory, thirty second degree, Scottish Rite, Al Koran Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, and Al Sirat Grotto. On August 29, 1906, Mr. Kroehle was united in marriage with Miss Jessie A. MacFarlane, who was born near the City of Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late John MacFarlane, who was a prominent railroad man of Pittsburgh, well known in Cleveland. To Mr. and Mrs. Kroehle a daughter, Mary Ellen, was born in 1908.

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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