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Abraham Refowich

ABRAHAM REFOWICH

Clothier and furnisher, was born in Russia and came to America in 1884. South Bethlehem appealed strongly to him and he established in business at No. 12 West Third Street, then at Third and Northampton Avenue, later in the South Bethlehem Bank building (now) and afterwards formed a partnership with William Sinwell under the firm name of Refowich and Sinwell. After three years the firm was dissolved and Mr. Refowich has continued the successful conduct of the business ever since at Third and New Streets. He carries an up-to-date line. Today he is one of the leading businessmen of the city and commands the respect of not only the patrons of the store but everybody in the community. He is a hard worker and that accounts for his great success. He is a member of the Heptasophs, Chamber of Commerce, Elks, Royal Arcanum, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and a director of the Wilbur Building and Loan Association. On January 18, 1897, he married Theresa Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs.

 


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Osman F. Reinhard

OSMAN F. REINHARD

Vice-President of tbe South Betblehem National Bank, was born October 9, 1855, a son of the late J. Daniel and Elizabeth (Jacob) Reinhard, at Friedens Church, near Slatington, and received his education in the common schools at Bath, Pa. He served an apprenticeship in his father’s shop at marble cutting at Bath, until the year 1876. The following three years he was clerk in the office of the Recorder of Deeds and in 1880 as clerk in the Orphans’ Court office in Easton. After being employed as bookkeeper in the year 1881, for H.A. Sage & Co., in Easton, he accepted a position as clerk in the office of the General Superintendent of the Lehigh Valley Railroad at South Bethlehem, a position be held for ten years. In 1893—94 he was teller of the Easton Trust Company and later returned to the Valley as Clerk, again in the office of the General Superintendent of the Lehigh Valley, where he remained until June 4, 1897, when he became cashier of the South Bethlehem National Bank, remaining in that capacity until December, 1917, when he resigned to accept the Vice-presidency of the institution. Mr. Reinhard is conservative, a sound-minded adviser and as a result the bank is one of the leading ones in this section. Since 1900 he has been treasurer and director of the Lehigh Valley Cold Storage Co. For the past six years secretary, treasurer and director of the South Bethlehem Knitting Mills, and for twelve years treasurer and director of the Industrial Building and Loan Association and Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the various Masonic bodies and treasurer of H. Stanley Goodwin Lodge, No. 646, F. & A.M.; Ezra Royal Arch Chapter, No. 291; Bethlehem Commandery, No. 90, Knights Templar; Mary Conclave, No. 5, Red Cross of Constantine. He is also a member of Bethlehem Council, No. 36, Royal and Select Masters. On March 18, 1880, he married Mary Margaret Frey, daughter of the late Martin and Elizabeth Steele, of Easton.

 

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