FREDERICK FLOTO, in whose death on January 10, 1901, the city of Steubenville lost a highly esteemed and substantial citizen, was the head of the Floto Bros. Construction Company. He was born March 24, 1844, in Hanover, Germany. In 1865 Mr. Floto came to the United States and located at Steubenville, O. In 1870, he engaged in the general contracting business in association with a brother, Henry Floto, under the name and style of Floto Brothers. This firm became one of importance in this vicinity and secured the first contract let for paving in Steubenville. It continued as the most prominent contracting firm of the city for many years, and the business is now organized and carried on as the Floto Bros. Construction Company, with the widow of Frederick Floto and their children as owners.
In 1866 Frederick Floto was joined in marriage with Miss Minnie Gode, who was born in Germany and was about twenty-two years of age when she came to this country. Four sons and one daughter were born of this union: Frank H., who is manager of the FLoto Bros. Construction Company; Matilda; Fred N.; Charles D. and Louis G. Floto. Regiously, Frederick Floto was an earnest member of the Zion German Lutheran Church and served on its official board.