Carl V. Torgler a native son of Toledo, is at the head of a large motor sales company and is thus prominently
connected, with an industry which has been one of the chief factors in the development and upbuilding of the city.
He was born April 6, 1879, and his parents were Ernest and Augusta (Schaefer) Torgler, the former a native of France
and the latter of Saginaw, Michigan. When ten years of age the father came to the United States and his education
was acquired in the public schools of Ohio. Upon starting out in life for himself he chose the occupation of fanning,
which he. followed in Lucas county until he reached the age of twenty two, when he enlisted for service in the
Civil war, joining the Thirty seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, of which he was made flag bearer. He remained in
the service for three years and six months and while he participated in many notable engagements he was never wounded.
After receiving his discharge he resumed his farming operations and is still actively identified with agricultural
pursuits, although he has reached the advanced age of eighty three years. The mother passed away in February, 1920.
Mr. and Mrs. Torgier were the parents of eight children: Ernest R., deceased; Louis G., a resident of Detroit,
Michigan; and Mrs. Augusta Jackson, Mrs. Edith Butler, Walter, Herbert H., Arthur and Carl V., all of whom are
living in Toledo.
Carl V. Torgler attended the country schools, the Central high school of Toledo and the Davis Business College
of this city and afterward filled clerical positions with various firms. In 1917 he established himself in the
automobile business and is' now serving as president of the Torgier Moter Sales Company, which handles the Stearns-Knight
cars and the Elcar and International trucks. He has made a careful study of the business and keeps in close touch
with all new developments in the automobile industry. He has instituted many well devised plans for the promotion
of his business, which he conducts along the most modern and progressive lines, and has established his position
among the most enterprising and reliable automobile dealers of the city.
On the 16th of June, 1904, Mr. Torgler was married to Miss Olga Pauline Huebner, adaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Huebner, prominent residents of this city, and they have two children: Olga Marie, who was boin in 1906 and is
a student at the Waite high school; and Mary Jane, who was born in 1912 and is attending the Harvard grammar school
of Toledo. Mr. Torgier is not bound by party ties but casts his ballot for those men and measures that he deems
will best conserve the public weal. He is a Knights Templar Mason and, in the consistory he has taken the thirty
second degree. He is also a member of Zenobia Temple, Mystic Shrine, of which he is president of the board and
a trustee. He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church and obtains needed recreation through his connection with
the Maumee River Yacht Club of which he is vice president and a member of the board ot directors. In business affairs
he has made steady progress, his capable management and indefatigable industry constituting the basis upon which
he has built his prosperity, and he is widely and favorably known in this city, in which his life has been passed.
Mr. Torgier's residence is at No. 224 University boulevard.
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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