HENRY FLOTO, a well known contractor of Steubenville, O., has been a resident of this city for many years and is a highly esteemed citizen. He was born in Germany, in 1846, and learned the trade of a mason and stone cutter in his native land. In 1865, while yet a boy, he came to the United States and immediately located at Steubenville, where he worked for a time in the building of railroad bridges, on the Pan Handle Railroad. He was later with Bernard Swartz, and in 1874 the firm of Swartz, Floto & Co. was formed and successfully carried on under the name of Floto Bros., with Henry and Frederick Floto as partners. In 1908, Henry Floto withdrew from the business and has since continued alone, meeting with success and making a specialty of constructiong concrete vaults. He has had a lifetime of experience in the contracting business, and has a well established reputation, his work bearing the closet scrunity.
In 1871 Henry Floto was joined in marriage with Caroline Vesperman, who was born in Germany and came to America in 1867. They have four living children: Caroline, who is the wife of Clarence Beucher, of South Street, Steubenville; Harry, who is located on Sixth Street, Steubenville; Minnie, who is the wife of Charles Clark, of Steubenville; and Fred Floto who resides with his parents. Mr. Floto has been a member of the Zion German Lutheran Church ever since coming to Steubenville, and was financial secretary and trustee of this church for twenty-five years. He is a member of the order of Heptasophs, and of the German Turner Society.