Biography of Harry S. Stautzenbach
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Harry Stewart Stautzenbach, who since 1913 has been at the head of the commission house of Stautzenbach, Bowers & Taylor, was born in Toledo, August 23, 1886. His father, Henry Stautzenbach, is a well known business man here, conducting a real estate and commercial agency which he has developed to substantial proportions. He married Cora E. Spayd and, further mention of the parents is made on another page of this work.

The son, Harry Stewart Stautzenbach, entered the public schools at the usual age and passed through consecutive grades, while eventually he pursued a course in a business college and thus qualified for life's practical and responsible duties. He then obtained a position as bookkeeper with the Western Box Company, remaining with that concern for three years, while later he occupied a similar position in a packing house, where he also continued for three years He was then with a wholesale commission house for a similar period and inthese different connections, gained comprehensive and valuable knowledge of business methods and conditions, so that experience well qualified him for the work which he undertook when in September, 1913; he became one of .the organizers of .the commission house of Stautzenbach, Bowers & Taylor, wholesale dealers in meats, poultry butter and eggs. Through the ten years of its existence this house has enjoyed a steady growth in trade and is a foremost factor in wholesale circles along this line. The business is now one of very gratifying proportions and the enterprise and unabating energy of Mr Stautzenbach have constituted a substantial force in the attainment of the present day success.

On the 1st of July, 1914, Mr. Stautzenbach was married to Miss Elsa Leu of Toledo. He is a consistent follower of Masonry, having attained the thirty second degree of the Scottish Rite and become a member of the Mystic Shrine. He is also identified with the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of which he was formerly secretary, with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and with the Woodmen of the World. He is well known to his brethren in these fraternities and he has made a substantial and creditable record in business circles, having already reached a position which many an older man might well envy. His residence is at No. 248 Marion street.

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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