Henry Emig


HENRY EMIG, merchant tailor, a worthy resident of Wellsburg, was born in Germany, on the left Rhine, December 25, 1837. At the age of thirteen years he began to learn his trade, and in 1864 immigrated to this country, arriving at New York, May 19, where he worked six months before coming to Wheeling, at which city he was engaged in business until April 1, 1867. Coming then to Wellsburg he has since then been a resident of this place, doing a general tailoring business, and holding rank as one of the most thorough masters of his trade. When he arrived in this country, his capital consisted of two silver dollars, but he is now prosperous; industry, enterprise and economy having sufficed to give him an assured position in life, and win for him the respect and esteem of his fellows. He has a comfortable home and has reared a family of ten children. He was married in 1866, to Mary, daughter or Peter and Christiana (Slater) Kilz, natives of the left Rhine country, who came to this country at the same time as did Mr. Emig. To this union have been born these children: Peter, a tailor at Fairmont; John, engaged with the Standard Insurance company at Wheeling; Henry and Anna, who assist their father in business; Theresa, Lizzie, Emma, Joseph, Maggie (deceased), Frances S. Mrs. Emig, a devoted member of the Catholic church, died July 3, 1882, aged thirty-eight years. Mr. Emig is a member of the Catholic church, and in politics a democrat.

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