Biography of Andrew Dietterle
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





ANDREW DIETTERLE, a member of the general contracting and lumber dealing firm doing business as the New Castle Lumber and Construction Company, at New Castle, was born in Germany, January 6, 1863, and is a son of John George Dietterle, who died in Germany.

Andrew Dietterle attended school and learned the cabinetmaking trade in his own land, which he left in November, 1879, being then sixteen years of age. He located at Pittsburg, Pa., where he worked at his trade for nine years, and in July, 1887, came to New Castle. For the next two years he worked as a carpenter for contractors and in 1889 he started into business for himself, doing a general contracting business until March, 1905. At that time he went into partnership with Henry Cooper, T. E. Clark and C W. Clark, the Clarks retiring after three years. Then J. Cam Liebendorfer came in and they organized the New Castle Lumber and Construction Company. The firm now consists of Messrs. Dietterle, Cooper and Liebendorfer. They have a large plant and their yards extend from No. 55 to 75 South Mercer Street, where they give employment to from sixty to ninety men, whose wages are mostly spent in New Castle, this expenditure being a source of revenue to the city's trade. Of this large enterprise, Mr. Dietterle has been the capable manager from the beginning Mr. Dietterle married Anna Maria Heitzman, of German ancestry, and they have four children: Andrew C. Annie M., Walter G., and Gertrude H. Mr. Dietterle is a prudent, industrious, capable man and is a most worthy citizen. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias and to the Modern Woodmen.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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