Biography of Miss Irene Nengresser
Cuyahoga County, OH Biographies

IRENE NUNGESSER. One of the interesting members of the Cleveland bar is Miss Irene Nungesser, who is serving as assistant United States district attorney.

Early in life she learned the value of independent thought and judgment, and through her own efforts has qualified for a difficult profession. She was born in Cleveland, March 2, 1890, and completed a grammar school course at the age of twelve years. At home she kept up .her school studies, and at the age of fifteen began a course in the Berkey & Dykes Business College. She was graduated after a year and a half, and then entered the offices of Bernsteen & Bernsteen, Cleveland attorneys. While working with this law firm she became interested in the study of law, and for a year and a half attended classes in the Cleveland Law School. At the same time she was working diligently to pursue the study courses required in high school, subsequently passed successful examinations in Columbus from high school work, this giving her nineteen points to her credit and permitting her to take examination for admission to the bar. She took her bar examinations May 28, 1920, and in the following June was admitted to practice.

She then returned to the offices of Bernsteen & Bernsteen, engaging in law practice, and in June, 1923, obtained the honor of appointment as assistant United States attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Miss Nungesser is the only child of the late George Franklin and Anna C. (Fretter) Nungesser. Her grandfather, John Nungesser, was a native of Hesendamstrett, Germany, coming to America when a boy and spending the rest of his life in Cleveland. Her father, George Franklin Nungesser, was born at Cleveland, one of three sons, the other two being John and Edward O He attended public schools, completed an education at the cabinet maker's trade, and followed that occupation until his death in 1912. Miss Nungesser's mother was born in Cleveland, daughter of Samuel and Barbara Fretter, and she passed away in 1920.

Miss Nungesser is a member of the Cleveland Bar Association, belongs to the Woman's Relief Corps, is an honorary member of the Spanish War Veterans' Association, the Cleveland Chapter of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine, the Cleveland Business Woman's Club.

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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