Troy A. Dahn, a representative business man and highly respected citizen of Toledo, exemplifies in his life
the spirit of progress and enterprise which has played so important a part in the upbuilding of the city, and as
vice president and general manager of the Hein Furniture Manufacturing Company he occupies a prominent position
in industrial circles of the Maumee valley. He is one of Toledo's native sons. his birth having occurred in this
city on the 15th of June, 1875, and his parents, Frederick H. and Wilhelmina (Fiedeke) Dahn, were of European birth
and came to the United States as children. The father became the owner of a farm in Lucas county, Ohio, and later
removed to Toledo, where he opened a wood yard, which he conducted successfully for many years. He was an honored
veteran of the Civil war, enlisting at the first call for troops, and together with twelve other men from Lucas
county he was transferred from Ohio to the Second Kentucky Regiment. Of the original twelve men who joined but
three survivors returned to their homes at the end of three years service. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dahn have passed away.
They became the parents of four children, one of whom died in infancy. Those who survive are: Mrs. Augusta Sinning,
a resident of Toledo; Adelaide, a teacher in the Hathaway school of this city; and Troy A.
In the acquirement of an education Troy A. Dahn attended the grammar and high schools of Toledo, after which he
completed a course in the Davis Business College, and his initial experience along commercial lines was obtained
with the Conant Brothers Furniture Company, with which he was connected from the fall of 1892 until 1898. He started
as a collector and while acting in that capacity took a course of study with the International Correspondence School
of Scranton, Pennsylvania, which enabled him to secure a position in the draughting room of the firm. He next joined
the Schauss Brothers Furniture Company as designer and later entered the service of the Edward Frohlich Plate Glass
Company, with which he remained until 1900, when he accepted a similar position with the Hein Furniture Manufacturing
Company, with which he has since been identified, working his way steadily upward through merit and ability until
he now owns a substantial interest in the concern and is filling the offices of vice president and general manager.
He is watchful of every indication pointing to success and displays keen sagacity and marked executive force in
the management of the business, keeping it not only in line but rather in the lead of the progressive enterprises
of this character.
On September 20, 1900, Mr. Dahn was married to Miss Emma Zurfluh of Toledo, a daughter of John Zurfiuh, deceased,
who was one of the leading jewelers of Toledo. They have become the parents of a son, Frederick, who was born in
1903 and was graduated from the Waite high school of this city. He is now a sophomore at the University of Michigan.
Mr. Dahn is an earnest and helpful member of the First Reformed church of Toledo, of which he is president and
treasurer, and he is also identified with the Reformed church of the United States at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, through
the Home for the Aged, of which he is secretary and treasurer: His interests and activities have touched the general
interests of society to their benefit and he is a member of the Art Museum of Toledo; is a thirty second degree
Mason and has attained high standing in the order, being past thrice illustrious master of Vistula Council, No.
108, R. & S. M.; Captain General of Toledo Commandery, No. 7, K. T.; of which he is a past commander; and Junior
Warden of Port Lawrence Lodge, U. D. He is also connected with the Grotto and Shrine and is a director of the Yondota
Masonic Building Company of East Toledo and also a member of the building committee for the proposed new Masonic
buildings on the west side. He is also an Elk and is likewise identified with the National Commercial Fixtures
Association and the Toledo Commerce Club, the Maumee River Yacht. Club and the Rotary Club, being a charter member
of the last named organization. Industry has been the key which has unlocked for Mr. Dahn the portals of success
and his life record is one in which notable business ability and the recognition and utilization of opportunity
are well balanced forces. He stands for all those things which count for most in the city's upbuilding and has
never lost sight of the high principles which should govern man in his varied relations of life.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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