William A. Zolg, treasurer of the Toledo Scale Company and one of the representatives of business interests
in this city, is a self made man who has won his present position through the force of his personality and the
strength of his mental endowments. He was born at Dayton, Ohio, September 2, 1876, and his parents were Adolph
and Henrietta (Miller) Zolg, the former of Baden, Germany, and the latter a native of Ohio. When eighteen years
of age the father emigrated to the United States and far many years he engaged in business in New York city as
a merchant tailor. Subsequently he removed to Ohio, locating at Dayton, where he opened a high class tailoring
establishment, numbering among his patrons the leading business and professional men of the city. He continued
at the head of that business until his death, which occurred in October, 1920. The mother passed away soon after
the birth of her son.
William A. Zolg, their only child, attended the public schools of his native city and St. Mary's Institute of that
place, devoting his leisure moments to the study of accounting. His first business experience was gained as an
accountant with the National Cash Register Company of Dayton, one of the largest industries in the United States,
and for ten years he remained in their service, acting as assistant to the general auditor of the European National
Cash Register Company at Berlin, Germany, during two years of that period. On his return to this country he was
offered a position as accountant with the Toledo Scale Company and entered their employ in. June, 1909. His worth
and ability were soon recognized and he was advanced through the various departments, at length becoming treasurer,
which office he is now filling. He possesses broad vision and marked executive force and has materially contributed
to the success of the company, which occupies a position of leadership in this field throughout the county.
At Dayton, Ohio, on the 9th of June, 1901, Mr. Zolg was married to Miss Katherine Puthoff, a daughter of Frank
and Elizabeth Puthoff of St. Henry, Ohio, and they have become the parents of three sons: William A. Zolg, Jr.,
who was born at Dayton in 1902, is a graduate of St. John's University and is attending the University of Dayton,
being a member of the class of 1925; Walter W. Zolg, who was born at Dayton in 1906, and is now a student at St.
John's University; and Eugene F. Zolg, who was born in Toledo in 1910 and is a public school student.
The family are communicants of the Roman Catholic church: Mr. Zolg gives his political support to the men and measures
of the republican party, and he is a member of the Toledo Club, the Maumee River Yacht Club and the Commerce Club.
Well defined plans and purposes have carried him steadily forward, enabling him to become a power in his chosen
line of activity, and he has never lost sight of the high principles which should govern man in his varied relations
of life. His residence is at No. 2114 Carrollton avenue.
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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