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Fidelis Riester

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Fidelis Riester

Birth
Germany
Death
16 Sep 1919 (aged 71)
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, USA Add to Map
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From "HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY," Vol. I, pages 413-414. Brant & Fuller, 1890.
"Fidelius Riester, secretary of the German Fire Insurance company, of Wheeling, was born in the kingdom of Wurtemburg, Germany, April 23, 1848. He was reared and educated at his home in that country, and at fifteen years of age went to Russia, where for five years he was
connected with the firm of Bellino, Fenderich & Co.- manufacturers and wholesale dealers at Odessa. In 1867 he left Russia and took passage for the United States. Reaching this country he proceeded directly to Zanesville, Ohio, where he had relatives, and took a position in a brewery as book-keeper. Subsequently, during his
residence at Zanesville, Ohio, he became a clerk in a dry goods store. In August, 1871, he came to Wheeling, and became a traveling salesman for the firm of C. Weltey & Brother, now P. Weltey & Co. On September 1, 1874, he took the position of secretary of the German Fire Insurance company, which he held until January 1, 1884, after which date, until September 1, 1887, he held the office of secretary of the Jefferson Insurance company. At the latter date he returned to his former position with the German Fire Insurance company, which he still holds. In 1878 he took charge of the management of the Opera House, and since then, during the period that he has held the
secretaryship of the German Fire Insurance company, he has managed that establishment. Mr. Riester is a member and secretary and treasurer of the Arion society, of Wheeling. He is a popular citizen, a competent official, and is highly esteemed by the community. He was married in 1879, to Mary Welty, daughter of Sebastian Welty, of Wheeling."


(credit to Linda Fluharty)

From "HISTORY OF THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY," Vol. I, pages 413-414. Brant & Fuller, 1890.
"Fidelius Riester, secretary of the German Fire Insurance company, of Wheeling, was born in the kingdom of Wurtemburg, Germany, April 23, 1848. He was reared and educated at his home in that country, and at fifteen years of age went to Russia, where for five years he was
connected with the firm of Bellino, Fenderich & Co.- manufacturers and wholesale dealers at Odessa. In 1867 he left Russia and took passage for the United States. Reaching this country he proceeded directly to Zanesville, Ohio, where he had relatives, and took a position in a brewery as book-keeper. Subsequently, during his
residence at Zanesville, Ohio, he became a clerk in a dry goods store. In August, 1871, he came to Wheeling, and became a traveling salesman for the firm of C. Weltey & Brother, now P. Weltey & Co. On September 1, 1874, he took the position of secretary of the German Fire Insurance company, which he held until January 1, 1884, after which date, until September 1, 1887, he held the office of secretary of the Jefferson Insurance company. At the latter date he returned to his former position with the German Fire Insurance company, which he still holds. In 1878 he took charge of the management of the Opera House, and since then, during the period that he has held the
secretaryship of the German Fire Insurance company, he has managed that establishment. Mr. Riester is a member and secretary and treasurer of the Arion society, of Wheeling. He is a popular citizen, a competent official, and is highly esteemed by the community. He was married in 1879, to Mary Welty, daughter of Sebastian Welty, of Wheeling."


(credit to Linda Fluharty)


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