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Transcribed biography of Edmund J. Freund

EDMUND J. FREUND was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 24. 1889, the son of Sigmund and Rosa (Guggenheim) Freund, of Chicago, the former of whom was a native of Bohemia and the latter was born on the border between Germany and Switzerland. In 1879 Sigmund Freund migrated to America and settled in Chicago. About the same time Rosa Guggenheim came to America and settled in Chicago. They were united in marriage in that city in 1888, and susequently Sigmund Freund established a wall paper and paint store and founded one of the first wall paper factories in the West. He retired from this field of activity in 1902, and some few years later purchased the Lytle property at Flint Lake and also developed Sheridan Beach. He disposed of this in 1925 to the Kilmer-Fraser Company of Valparaiso. To his marriage were born the following children: Elsie, Flora, Helen and Edmund.

Edmund J. Freund attended the public schools and the Frances Willard School of Chicago, after which he entered Armour Scientific Academy. On the completion of these studies he entered Valparaiso University, and in 1911 received the degree of LL. B. from that institution. He then entered the office of Crumpacker & Daly at Valparaiso, later founding a partnership with William Daly under the firm name of Daly and Freund. He has since voting age taken an active interest in the councils of the Republican party, and is now serving as secretary of the Republican County Central Committee. His war services were as second lieutenant in the infantry, as personnel adjutant having received his training at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He was then assigned to Camp Knox at Galesburg, where he was mustered out on December 26, 1918.

He was married to Mabel Elizabeth, daughter of Miles Lafayette and Melissa Hoover of Muncie, Indiana, on August 27, 1917. Mrs. Freund attended the Muncie Normal School, Valparaiso University and the Tri- State at Angola, Indiana. She taught school in Delaware County and at the time of her marriage was private secretary to John Griffin, secretary and treasurer of the Chicago Mica Company of Valparaiso. To Mr. and Mrs. Freund was born a daughter, Rosemary Miles, who is now a student in Valparaiso.

Mr. Freund has ever given a good citizen's attention to all matters of general interest, and has rendered particularly valuable service as president of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. He has been a director of that body since 1913. He is a member of the Porter County Bar Association, the American Legion, of which he is war risk officer, the Elks; Masonic order and the Rotary Club. He enjoys a very selective practice, is attorney for the Valparaiso School Board and is one of the attorneys for the Pennsylvania, Panhandle, Nickel Plate, Erie and Chesapeake & Ohio Railroads. His firm enjoys an extensive corporation practice, which includes the Chicago Mica Company, McGill Manufacturing Company and the L. E. Myers and Company. He is a member of the City Planning Commission of Valparaiso, and he has done much to sustain interest in beautifying the city and keeping it in harmony with the modern conception of city expansion.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 218-219

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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