Biography of Samuel E. Weil
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Samuel E. Weil, organizer and president of the firm of S. E Well & Company, was born in Germany, on the. Switzerland border, on the 19th of July, 1867, and is a son of the late Max and Fanny. (Rosenthal) Weil. The father was engaged in the leather business, developing an enterprise of considerable proportions in his native country. The son was accorded liberal educational opportunities, attending the universities of Germany to the age of fifteen years, when he bade adieu to friends and native country and sailed for. America, arriving in Toledo in 1882, since which time he has been a resident of this city, covering a period of forty years. Here he became associated with the wholesale fruit and produce business of Mr. N. L. Ries, one of the pioneers of Toledo, and through out the intervening period has remained active in this commercial field. Acquainted with every phase of the business, he organized the firm of S. E. Weil & Company, of which he has been the head. In directing the affairs of the company and promoting its growth he has displayed marked capability, thoroughness, initiative and enterprise and with the passing years the business has expanded along lines that have made this one of the leading and strongest houses of its kind in the city. Mr. Weil has also directed his efforts into financial circles, becoming a director of the Security Savings Bank & Trust Company.

On the 27th of February, 1890, Mr. Weil was united in marriage to Miss Elise Ries of Toledo, Ohio. Their only child, Milton Ries Weil, died on the 10th of January, 1918, after a short illness, when but twenty six years of age. This blow was a terrible one to both Mr. and Mrs. Weil, as the young man was unusually bright and lovable.

Mr. Weil finds his recreation in golf but the major part of his time and attention is devoted to his business affairs. He has always had the best interests of the city at heart and no needy one has ever applied to him in vain. Mr. Weil is a modest, unassuming, kind hearted gentleman and a great lover of children. He has never had occasion to regret his determination to come to the new world, where he has steadily worked his way to success by his untiring efforts.

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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