THOMAS ZIEGENFELDER, of the prominent business firm of J.B. Ziegenfelder & Son, leading grocers at Troy, with quarters on the Public Square, was born at Troy, Ohio, February 10, 1880, and is a son of James B. Ziegenfelder, senior member of the firm.
James B. Ziegenfelder was born at Troy, in 1854, and is a son of Christian Ziegenfelder, who was a native of Germany. Mr. Ziegenfelder is one of the town's old merchants and, in partnership with his son not only conducts the large grocery business referred to, but also operates an extensive greenhouse which is devoted to the growing of lettuce for the market, shipments of the same in the early season reaching to 1,000 pounds a week.
Thomas Ziegenfelder was educated in the public schools of Troy and subsequently took a business course in a commercial college at Dayton, upon his return becoming his father's partner in his enterprises. He is numbered with the most active and progressive young business men of the place and is identified with the Troy Business Men's Association. On October 28, 1903, Mr. Ziegenfelder was married to Miss Caroline Heist, who was born at Cincinnati but came to Troy when a child. Mr. and Mrs. Ziegenfelder have one son, Henry James. They are members of the Main Street Lutheran Church, he being on its official board. Fraternally he is an Elk.
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