Biography of Albert H. Neukom, Jr.
Lucas County, OH Biographies

For many years the name of Neukom has figured prominently in commercial circles of Toledo in connection with the cut stone industry and Albert H. Neukom, Jr., is ably carrying forward the business established by his father. He was born in this city on the 21st of july, 1882, and is a son of Albert and Elizabeth (Buente) Neukom, who are of European birth and became residents of Toledo in early life. The father became the founder .of the Albert Neukom Cut Stone Company, which he conducted successfully for many years, establishing his position as one of the leading business men of the city. He is now living retired in Toledo and the mother also survives. They have reared a family of five children: George, Miss. Dora Sieger, Mrs. Elizabeth Forrest, Mrs. Helen Salem and Albert H.

In the public schools of this city Albert H. Neukom, Jr., obtained his education and after completing a course in manual training he entered. his father's employ, starting in a humble capacity and working his sway upward as he proved his worth and ability. In 1914 Albert Neukom, Sr., relinquished the management of the undertaking, which has since been controlled by the subject of this review, who acts as president and manager. He is proving an able successor of his father, never deviating: from the high standards upon which the business was founded and displaying marked initiative and executive power in its conduct. He has installed modern labor saving machinery whereby he obtains the same results from the work of from twelve to twenty men that were formerly secured from the utilization of one hundred employes He has thoroughly systematized the business, obtaining in its operation the highest degree of efficiency with a minimum expenditure of time, labor and material, and through the adoption of modern progressive methods he has succeeded in greatly expanding the scope of the undertaking, which now ranks with the largest industries of the kind in the city.

Mr. Neukom was married March 17, 1909, to Miss Julia Jacobs, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Jacobs. members of old and prominent families of the city, and they have two children: Albert Neukom (III), who was born in 1914; and Betty Ruth, born in 1916. Both are natives of Toledo and public school pupils. Mr. Neukom is a Lutheran in religious faith and his political support is given to the republican party. He is a blue lodge Mason and has membership with the Toledo Chamber of Commerce and the Automobile Club of this city. His advancement has been won through his own efforts, for he began his business career as a water carrier and is now at the head of one of the large manufacturing enterprises of Toledo. He worthily bears an honored family name and that he is a man of strict integrity and substantial worth is indicated by the esteem in which he is held by those among whom his life has been passed.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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