Theodore Schmitt, Jr., an outstanding figure in insurance and real estate circles in Toledo, has steadily advanced
by reason of merit and capability, his powers having been developed through the exercise of effort, until he is
today accounted one of the forceful and resourceful men in his chosen line. Toledo numbers him among her native
sons, his birth having occurred May 8, 1883, his parents being Theodore and Josephine
M. (La Point) Schmitt. Extended mention of the father is made on another page of this work.
Theodore Schmitt, Jr., attended the public schools of his native city, previously having been a pupil in St. Mary's
school. He pursued further study in a business college and thus qualified for life's practical and responsible
duties. He started out to provide for his own support as a messenger in the insurance department of the Theodore
Schmitt Company and step by step advanced until he had worked his way upward to the position of assistant secretary.
In 1912 he became identified with the Mutual Savings Association and was elected general manager and secretary
thereof in 1920. The further scope of his business activities is indicated in the fact that he is the president
and general manager of the Theodore Schmitt Company and also of the Krebs Realty Company. His knowledge of insttrance.
and of the real estate business is comprehensive and exact, for his experience has been wide and varied, bringing
him thorough understanding of all the different phases of the business. His mental alertness enables him readily
to understand any situation that may arise and to direct efforts to the benefit of the companies which he represents,
with absolute fairness and justice to his clients as well.
On the 21st of September, 1904, Mr. Schmitt was married to Miss Pearl Venia McRill. He was formerly a commissioned
officer of the Naval Reserves and was placed on the retired list in 1915 as a lieutenant, senior grade. Fraternally
he is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He also belongs to thc Chamber of Commerce and has
membership in the Toledo Yacht Club, which indicates something of the nature of his interests along recreational
lines. He is a young man of determined spirit, capable, alert, energetic, and possessing a laudable ambition that
is the constant urge of his forward movement in the business world. His residence is at No. 350 Rockingham street.
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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