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 John Mueth, Jr

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John Mueth, Jr

  • Birth 17 Aug 1888 St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 31 Oct 1965 Loami, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 27914342

John Mueth, Jr., secretary of the Alzina Construction Company of Springfield, and a leading figure in building projects in Illinois, is a native of St. Louis. He was born in St. Louis, August 17, 1888, the son of John and Margaret Mueth, and during his career in construction work has directed many notable undertakings, both in and outside of the state.

Included in his work, he constructed the Utah Hotel, built in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1911-1912; the Placer Hotel, Helena, Montana, 1912-1913; the building of the May Company Department Store, Cleveland, Ohio, 1914-1915; the Bell Telephone Company building, Cleveland, 1914-1915; the Frederick and Nelson Department Store, the Bemis Bag Company Factory, and the Washington Hotel, Seattle, Washington, 1916-1917. From 1919 to 1923, he was principally engaged in Illinois in General building construction, in reservoir and drainage system buildings, and in construction of hard roads, street paving, and lighting systems installation. During the World War he held contracts and carried out the construction of numerous important war storage depots.

Mr. Mueth married May 13, 1913 to Ida Pearl Murrish and has two children. Clubs include the Sangamo Rotary International, Illini Country, Mercantile and Engineers.

Residence: 2135 South Sixth Street. Business address: 311 Unity Building.

From: Illinois and its builders: a work for newspaper and library reference; Publisher: Illinois Biographical Association; 1925
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Father of Eugene Paul, Alice Katherine, Leonard Coleman and Priscilla Ann (Pam).

Brother of Mary Anna, Caroline "Lee", Rose, Frank Joseph, Ida Mary, Henry John, Rev. Edward, and Joseph.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 27914342
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Mueth, Jr (17 Aug 1888–31 Oct 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27914342, citing Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Katie (contributor 47010886) .