I. SULZBACHER, proprietor of the largest dry goods and department store at Steubenville, O., is a native of Germany, and came to this country when he was forteen years old. His father was also a dry goods merchant. He was educated in his native land and after coming to America was employed in various retail houses, after which he was for nine years in the employ of a lace and embroidery firm in the city of New York. He located in Steubenville in 1888. Here he entered into business for himself in the line of ladies' furnishings and has broadened out gradually until he now has the largest department store between Pittsburgh and Columbus. His establishment is located in the National Exchange Bank Building, occupying five floors, besides a large warehouse, and having 38,000 square feet of floor space. The stock includes almost everything in the dry goods line. Mr. Sulzbacher is a member of one of the largest buying agencies in the United States, having warehousses at Nos. 320-322 Church Street, New York, and offices at No. 6 Argyle Place, Regent Street, London, in the Rue de Lechiquier, Paris, and at No. 18 Lohstrasse, Chemmintz, Saxony. He gives employment directly to about 125 people, and is also interested in other prosperous business enterprises. He is one of the leading citizens of Steubenville, and his establishment is an important factor in the mercantile development of the city.
In 1892 Mr. Sulzbacher was married to Miss Seville Kraus, of Wheeling, W. Va., and they are the parents of one child, Helen F. Sulzbacher.