|William D. Orthwein|
William David Orthwein|
February 9, 1841
Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany
|Residence||Orthwein Mansion, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.|
|Net worth||US$2 million|
|Spouse(s)||Emily H. Thuemmler|
Frederick C. Orthwein|
William R. Orthwein
Frederick Charles Orthwein|
Charles F. Orthwein (brother)|
William R. Orthwein Jr. (grandson)
William David Orthwein (1841–1925) was a German-born American Civil War veteran and grain merchant in St. Louis, Missouri.
Early life[edit | edit source]
William David Orthwein was born on February 9, 1841 in Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany. His father was Frederick Charles Orthwein and his mother, Louise Lidle. He had a brother, Charles F. Orthwein.
Career[edit | edit source]
Orthwein emigrated to the United States in 1860, arriving in Lincoln, Illinois, to work as a salesman. Two years later, in 1862, he joined his brother in St. Louis, Missouri to work for his grain commission business, Haenshen & Orthwein. Meanwhile, he served in the Union Army during the American Civil War of 1861–1865.
After the war, Orthwein resumed work for Haenshen & Orthwein. By 1870, he worked for his brother's grain shipping firm, Orthwein & Mersman (co-founded by Charles F. Orthwein and Joseph J. Mersman), up until 1879. The firm shipped grains to Europe from St. Louis, via New Orleans, Louisiana and Galveston, Texas. In 1879, it became known as Orthwein Brothers, and it was in business until 1893.
Furthermore, Orthwein served as the President of the St. Louis Victoria Flour Mills. He also served as the Vice President of the Manufacturers Railway Company, while Adolphus Busch served as its President. He served on the Boards of Directors of the Mississippi Valley Trust Company and the Kinloch Telephone Company. He also served on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Merchants Exchange, and he was a member of the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
Death and legacy[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Other Counties.". Warrenton, Missouri. September 25, 1925. p. 2. https://www.newspapers.com/image/85071024/?terms=%22William%2BD.%2BOrthwein%22. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
- Stevens, Walter Barlow (1921). Centennial history of Missouri (the center state) one hundred years in the Union, 1820–1921. 5. St. Louis & Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 758–761. OCLC 1577514. http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002071006457;view=1up;seq=766.
- Yale University. Class of 1903 (1906). War Record and Record of Quindecennial Reunion. Yale University. p. 213. https://books.google.com/books?id=n3QWAAAAIAAJ. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- Fisher, Linda A. (2007). The Whiskey Merchant's Diary: An Urban Life in the Emerging Midwest. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. p. xxix. ISBN 9780821417454. OCLC 76074264. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kjroppbHV98C&pg=PR29&lpg=PR29&dq=William+D.+Orthwein&source=bl&ots=JbmtfJaLMa&sig=nsuD0Sr6r6w5rCHvD6QL3dmLAgg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CFgQ6AEwDWoVChMI-ZHE5vesyAIVQRAUCh00ygVG#v=onepage&q=William%20D.%20Orthwein&f=false.
- "Busch to Tunnel Under the River. Manufacturers' Railway Plans $3,000,000 Route Through the Mississippi for New Terminal System. New Gulf Road for City. Kansas City Southern to Enter St. Louis--Bush Making War on Iron Mountain--St. Paul's Activity". Alton, Illinois. January 20, 1906. p. 3. https://www.newspapers.com/image/14710236/?terms=%22William%2BD.%2BOrthwein%22. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
- Hunter, Julius K.; Pettus, Robert C.; Lujan, Leonard (1988). Westmoreland and Portland Places: The History and Architecture of America's Premier Private Streets, 1888–1988. University of Missouri Press. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-0-8262-0677-0. https://books.google.com/books?id=n68S_weX-AEC&pg=PA53. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
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