Joseph Kromenacker, one of the organizers and partners in the real estate firm of the A & K company, is
a native son of Toledo, his birth having occurred on the 9th of. December. 1883, his parents being Eugene and Katherine
Kromenacker. The Catholic schools of the city accorded him his education opportunities and he started out in the
business world as an employe of the Libbey Glass Company, with which he remained for twenty two years. a fact indicative
of his capability and faithful service. During that period he made steady advance, winning promotion from time
to time, but at length he sought the opportunities offered in the real estate field and became. a member of the
sales organization of the E. H. Close Realty Company, in the spring of 1917. Since that time he has given his attention
to the real estate business and in 1920 he entered into partnership with Fred A. Armstrong and Albert W. Allemeier.
also representatives of the Close Realty Company, in the formation of the firm of Fred A. Armstrong & Company,
which is now the A & K Company. Within a very short space of time the new organization had built up a good
business and its progress has been continuous, so that at the present the firm enjoys a large clientage. Fred A.
Arthstrong is the president; Albert W. Allemeier is the vice president; and. Joseph Kromenacker is the secretary
In the year 1907 Mr. Kromenacker was inarried to Miss Loretta Conard and they becàme parents of two children:
Blanche Anne and Betty Lou. The: family is of the Catholic faith and Mr. Kromenacker belongs to the Knights of
Columbus. He is also identified with the Toledo Commerce Club, the Toledo Yacht Club, and the Toledo Automobile
Club. In politics he is an ardent democrat but concentrates the major part of his time and attention upon his business
affairs and is now the secretary and treasurer of the A & K Company and vice president. of the Fort Miami Company,
the operations of which, are steadily growing in volume and importance. Mr. Kromenacker resides on Edgewater drive.
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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