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Robert E. Rice

ROBERT E. RICE

Was born March 20, 1870, in Moore township, Northampton County, a son of William H. and Elizabeth (Lawfer) Rice. He was educated in the country school and later attended the Allentown Business College. His first employment was with W.R. Lawfer and Company for four years as a clerk, and later as a traveling salesman in the wholesale dry goods and notion department. He became associated with Frank Rice, and the firm continued under the name of Rice & Sterner. On June 30, 1905, he purchased the half interest of Laban L. Sterner in the business, thereby becoming sole proprietor of the establishment, which is now trading as the Rice Company. He has developed an enormous business in meats and provisions and also in the selling agent for Lehigh and Northampton Counties for the Dayton airless tires. Besides these endeavors Mr. Rice also devotes some time to the selling of real estate. Mr. Rice is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lehigh Valley Motor Club, Lehigh Valley Credit Men’s Association, and a director of the South Side Business Association. His establishment is located at No. 322 Elm Street (South Side) and he resides on the property adjoining. On April 8, 1896, he married Carrie K. Brobst, daughter of Benjamin and Caroline (Kistler) Brobst, of Allentown.

 


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Joseph Reichel

JOSEPH REICHEL

Was born February 17, 1871, in Austria, the son of the late Andrew and Julia Reichel. He received his education in the public schools there and came to America May 26, 1891. His first place of employment was with H. Leh and Company at Allentown, where for nine years he pursued the trade of shoe manufacturer. Later he purchased the Business House at Second and Gordon Streets, Allentown, which hotel he conducted for twelve years. He came to South Bethlehem in 1914 and purchased the Hungaria Hotel at Fourth and Oak Streets, which business he is still conducting. He is a member of the Elks and Moose of South Bethlehem, German Beneficial Union, Lehigh Castle, Knights of the Golden Eagle; Harugari Society, Lehigh Saengerbund, Allen Fire Company, all of Allentown. On September 28, 1894, he married Cecelia Boantl.

 

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