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  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    Foreman Bros

    Perhaps the foremost position among the outstanding German private banks is taken by the Foreman Bros., 128 - 130 East Washington Street. The confidence of their customers, which the bank enjoys, is expressed in the steady increase of their business. This bank has gained the public confidence, first of all, by its conscientious and strictly just management of business matters, and also by the kind and courteous manners of the owners, which make business transactions with them a pleasure. It is not necessary to mention that the Foreman Bros. are famous as expert and shrewd financiers. The bank is doing an extensive business and has large deposits. It is striving to invest the money entrusted to them in safe and profitable investments. Foreman Bros. do not demand a large share of the profits than is just and legitimate, and this reputation gained by their honesty increases steadily the number of their clientele.

    2

    We may assert that the storms which from time to time rage against the financial institutions of this country, will be impotent against this bank, because of its solidarity and because its management is in trustworthy hands.

    Perhaps the foremost position among the outstanding German private banks is taken by the Foreman Bros., 128 - 130 East Washington Street. The confidence of their customers, which the bank ...

    Jewish
    II A 2
  • L'italia -- January 01, 1892
    Dance at Brand's Hall

    You are invited to attend the dance given by the society for Unity and Brotherhood (La Societa di Unione e Fratellanza), of which Giovanni Cella is the president.

    A large gathering is expected since all the members and families of this, the first Italian society of Chicago, are to be there.

    You are invited to attend the dance given by the society for Unity and Brotherhood (La Societa di Unione e Fratellanza), of which Giovanni Cella is the president. A large ...

    Italian
    III B 2
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    H. Schaffner & Co

    Among the banks of the city established by Germans, that of H. Schaffner & Co. (A. G. Becker, a part-owner) takes a position in the front rank. It was founded in 1878, and is now located at Dearborn and Madison streets. The brisk business activities occurring daily in the attractively arranged financial institution give convincing evidence of the fact that the clientele of the bank is large and extensive. Particularly outstanding success is achieved by the bank in the sale of commercial paper. The turnover in these securities amounted to between $20,000,000 and $30,000,000.

    2

    Of course, H. Schaffner & Co. combine with their extensive and profitable trade in commercial paper a general banking business. They also have achieved remarkable success along this line.

    The financial institution of H. Schaffner & Co. is, like all other German banks in Chicago, one of the most solid and safest pillars upon which the whole financial structure of this metropolitan city rests, and is able to defy all approaching storms.

    Among the banks of the city established by Germans, that of H. Schaffner & Co. (A. G. Becker, a part-owner) takes a position in the front rank. It was founded ...

    Jewish
    II A 2
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    A. Loeb and Bros

    The banking institution of the firm A. Loeb & Bros., which was established in 1854 in Chicago, has made considerable progress during the last years. It also has been very successful in dealing with real estate. Their success is due chiefly to the fact that they have managed their business according to strict business principles, and that they have attempted to conscientiously meet the just claims of their customers. The fair dealings of this institution assures all who have to transact business with it, that they will not be defrauded. Previous experience in this connection have caused customers to patronize it again and again. This banking home is an honor to the German business world, and we trust it will succeed even more during the present year.

    The banking institution of the firm A. Loeb & Bros., which was established in 1854 in Chicago, has made considerable progress during the last years. It also has been very ...

    Jewish
    II A 2
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    The Bank of Commerce

    The Bank of Commerce, 108 La Salle Street is one of those local German financial institutions, whose reputation is so well established that advertisements seems unnecessary. However, it is perhaps in order at the beginning of a new year to inform the public that the Bank of Commerce succeeded exceedingly well during the past year, which was the first year of its existence. Only three months after its organization, on July 1st, the bank was able to pay a dividend of 2%. In a few days another 2 1/2 % divided will be paid. The institution is under the proficient management of H. Felsenthal, Jacob Gross, and Fred. Miller. It has a savings department; it issues bills of exchange and letters of credit and also makes loans upon real estate.

    The Bank of Commerce, 108 La Salle Street is one of those local German financial institutions, whose reputation is so well established that advertisements seems unnecessary. However, it is perhaps ...

    Jewish
    II A 2
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    The Bank of Michael Schweisthal & Co.

    The Bank of M. Schweisthal & Company located at 202 La Salle Street, is among the most outstanding and trustworthy German private banks of our city. Mr. Schweisthal, who has recently received the honorable appointment to the electoral committee, has 30 years of experience in the banking business, and his expertness along these lines are of great advantage for himself and his customers. The banking institution under his capable management has had a sound and safe development during the short period of 2½ years, since it was organized. Schweisthal is well known in business and social circles and has proven himself worthy of the people's confidence.

    This bank transacts general banking business, has a savings department, makes loans on mortgages at low rates of interest and invests money safely and profitably. It also sells first mortgages.

    The Bank of M. Schweisthal & Company located at 202 La Salle Street, is among the most outstanding and trustworthy German private banks of our city. Mr. Schweisthal, who has ...

    German
    II A 2
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    William Griesser

    William Griesser is one of our most prominent and able architects. In a short time he has achieved a splendid reputation and his fame has spread over the entire United States, particularly in brewery circles. During the past year he worked in no less than ten states. At present he is in one of the eastern states, where a most beautiful brewery will be constructed according to his plans.

    In Chicago, the Gottfried Brewery, Schoenhoten, American, Chicago, Fecker, and many others testify of his activity and of his ability to combine the beautiful with the practical.

    He also has demonstrated his skill by drawing the plans for the Hoerder Gymnasium, located at 23rd Street and Blue Island Avenue. His specialities are manufacturing and industrial establishment.

    At present he is working on plans for five breweries in Chicago and is also active for establishments West, East, North and South. Mr. Griesser established his business six years ago. His untiring efforts were soon crowned with success, and in a short time he enjoyed the confidence of the best citizens. We are happy for his

    William Griesser is one of our most prominent and able architects. In a short time he has achieved a splendid reputation and his fame has spread over the entire United ...

    German
    II A 1, IV
  • Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 01, 1892
    Edward Koch, Financier

    Mr. Koch, likewise, belongs to those German business men of Chicago, who have gained the full confidence of their fellow citizens, because they have been just in their dealings, using good judgment, and always acted according to the proverb: "Foresight is the mother of wisdom". More than a year ago Mr. Koch established his banking business at 158 Dearborn Street, next to the First National Bank. For many years he was a partner of another German bank. In his new sphere of activity he has had many financial successes. His great experience and extensive connections enable him to invest safely and profitably. He buys and sells bonds, stocks, and various commercial papers.

    Mr. Koch, likewise, belongs to those German business men of Chicago, who have gained the full confidence of their fellow citizens, because they have been just in their dealings, using ...

    German
    II A 2, IV
  • L'italia -- January 01, 1892
    A New Charity Club

    A Catholic Charity Women's Club, recently formed, with all Italian membership has instituted a drive to raise funds for the purchase of a pulpit, to be placed in the Italian Church of the Assumption.

    To date, the club boasts of the following fifteen membership, Mesdames, B. Cuneo, F. Gazzolo, J. Garibaldi, L. Cuneo, A. Cuneo, F. Cassaretto, F. Cuneo, L. Arata, J. Fugazzi, J. Cavaguaro, J. Tiscoruia, J. Dasso, M. Cincci, A. Castaguino, and F. Simorini.

    Our best wishes for the success of the enterprise and a happy new year to the gracious members.

    A Catholic Charity Women's Club, recently formed, with all Italian membership has instituted a drive to raise funds for the purchase of a pulpit, to be placed in the Italian ...

    Italian
    II D 10, IV, III C
  • L'italia -- January 01, 1892
    For the Rev. Thomas Moreschini

    Last Tuesday was celebrated the twenty-fifth year of service at the Italian Church of the Assumption for the Rev. Father Thomas Moreschini.

    We wish the good father many more years of service.

    Last Tuesday was celebrated the twenty-fifth year of service at the Italian Church of the Assumption for the Rev. Father Thomas Moreschini. We wish the good father many more years ...

    Italian
    III C, IV