EDWARD F. FEIST, wholesale and retail dealer in ice cream and retail dealer in a fine line of confectionery, conducts the leading business of this kind in the city of Steubenville, O. He is a native of Steubenville, born in 1867, and is a son of Aloysius Feist.
Aloysius Feist was long one of Steubenville's respected citizens and successful business men. He was born in Germany, in 1828, and was brought to America when young and reared to manhood at Steubenville. Here was engaged in the bakery, confectionery and ice cream business. He married Susan Dursh, who was also a native of Germany, and they had nine children born to them, eight of whom still survive as follows: Peter W. is engaged in the ice cream and confectionery business in Steubenville. Joseph S. is employed in the mail service here. Mary, widow of Mr. Voight, also lives in Steubenville. Rose, the wife of James Seltzer, and Edward F., are also residents of Steubenville. William J. Feist is in business at Tarentium, Pa.; Susan is the wife of Harry Brown, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Ollie R. Feist is in the jewelry business at Globe, Ariz.
Edward F. Feist was reared and educated in his native city and learned his present business under his father, succeeding to it on the latter's death, in 1895. He purchased and remodeled the building he occupies, at No. 177 North Fourth Street, it being a three-story brick with a frontage of 30 feet and 110 feet deep. He manufactures his ice cream in the rear and above is his candy factory, all of his equipments being first class, modern and sanitary. The business is a standard one among Steubenville's many successful concerns. Mr. Feist is additionally interested in other enterprises.
In 1892 Mr. Feist was married to Miss Elizabeth C. Mueller, and they have four daughters, Mary Wilma, Frances, Claire Louise and Catherine. Mr. Feist and family are members of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He is identified with the Knights of Columbus and other social and fraternal organizations, and he is also an active and useful member of the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce.