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BIOGRAPHY OF ALFRED HOLZ

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc. 1925 Volume IV, page 170:

ALFRED HOLZ. Each line of business has its own problems which must be solved in order to insure success. With these are allied the usual demands of trade and necessity for good judgment and business methods, and when these requirements can be met success is practically certain to follow. Having been able to do this, and to turn out excellent work, the Youngstown Coach Works, established at 201 East Boardman Street, has made a success of auto painting, and is one of the leaders in this line at Youngstown. Alfred Holz was born at Wurttemberg, Germany, April 9, 1895, and his parents were natives of the same country, and there both died. Until he was seventeen years old Alfred Holz attended the schools of his native land, but at that age began learning the trade of a painter, and worked at it in Germany until 1912, when he came to the Untied States, and after his arrival here was at Chester, Pennsylvania, for a year. There he continued to work at his trade, and he also found employment at it in Buffalo, New York, Cleveland, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, during a period covering about seven years. In the fall of 1920 he came to Youngstown, and for two months worked at general painting. He then commenced painting automobiles at 819 Fourth Street, and three months later moved his business into the Henderson Overland Automobile Building, where he is doing general automobile painting and conducting a paint shop, the latter being connected with the Cadillac Motor Car Company's place on West Boardman Street. He employs eight mechanics, and is very particular with reference to the quality of the work he turns out, so that he has established a reputation for it. In February, 1917, Mr. Holz married Miss Louise Arants, of Austria, and they have one daughter, Clara, born in June, 1918. Mr. Holz belongs to the Lutheran Reformed Church. He is a republican. Fraternally he belongs to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and he is also a member of the United States Insurance Company.