EMIL JOHN RADDATZ
A resident of America since August, 1869, Emil John Raddatz has carved out for himself a notable place among the
prominent citizens of Utah.
Mr. Raddatz was born October 5th, 1857, in the far off city of Stettin, Germany, his father being Otto C. Raddatz,
a merchant of Stettin, and his mother Willielmina C. Raddatz. He was educated at the Stettin High School and later
in the schools of St. Louis, Missouri, where he made his home prior to coming to Colorado in 1875, and to Utah
in 1886. In June, 1890, he was married, in St. Louis, to Miss Emma Guth of that city, and a family of four girls
and one boy, namely, Pearl, Flora Belle, Eunice, Lucille and Harold have since blessed the union. Mr. Raddatz early
turned his attention to mining matters, and for some years past has been president of the Tintic Standard Mining
Company, the R. & S. Promoting Company, the Electric Utility Company, the Duluth and Utah and the North Beck
Mining Company. He is also a director in the Lion Hill Consolidated Mining Company, the Polar Star, the Honerine
Extension, Montana Mining Company, and the Honerine West Mining Company, in all of which concerns his efforts have
been notably successful.
Mr. Raddatz is a thirty second degree Mason, a Shriner, and a leading light in the local lodge of Elks. In 1875
he came to Denver, and since then has been steadily engaged in mining in Colorado, Nevada, California and Old Mexico.
In 1886 he took charge of the Calumet and Silver King Mines in Stockton, Utah, and since that time has made his
headquarters in Salt Lake.
It would be difficult to find a man more nearly typical of his profession than E. J. Raddatz. Possessed of a good
stock of health, a kindly disposition and an inherent sense of fair play, these qualities have placed him in an
enviable position among the members of his profession. Socially, as in a business way, Mr. Raddatz has been a success.
Known as a man of versatile education and wide experience, he is at once popular with old and young, and many a
time he has been known to go out of his way to extend the helping hand of friendship to some less fortunate brother
in adversity. Mr. Raddatz home life is a very happy one, his beautiful home at 1140 Second Avenue being frequently
the scene of merry parties and other entertainments, at which a good time has always been a foregone conclusion.
From the standpoint of a position of prominence earned by his own industry and ability, Mr. Raddatz is enabled
to look back over the past where failure is but little known and forward upon a future rich in the promise of this
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909
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