WILLIAM FREUDENBERGER, an extensive oil operator and large dealer in real estate at Steubenville, Ohio, is a resident of thirty years' standing in this city. He was born in Germany and was fifteen years old when he came to America.
For the first three years of his life in the United States, William Freudenberger lived at Keokuk, Iowa, and it was from there that he came to Steubenville and secured employment as a clerk in a clothing store. When oil was first developed in Ohio he became interested, and through foresight and judicious investments acquired valuable oil lands and leases and for many years has been identified with oil production in not only the fields of Ohio but also in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and West Virginia. He is president of the Steuben Oil and Gas Company of Oklahoma. Mr. Freudenberger is also interested in city real estate and probably handles more valuable realty here than any other dealer. He has been identified for years with the most active and progressive class of citizens, has served as a member of the city council and president pro tem, and as councilman-at-large, and is very active and useful as a member of the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce.
On May 31, 1883, Mr. Freudenberger was married to Miss Lilly Love, who was born and reared at Steubenville, and they have four children: RObert L., who is engaged in the life insurance business at Steubenville; and Daisy, Elmer M. and Walter J.
During the Spanish-American War, Mr. Freudenberger served in Company D, Second West Virginia Infantry. He is identified thus with the United Spanish War Veterans and belongs also to the Knights of Pythias, the Elks, the Heptasophs, the Protected Home Circle and to the Steubenville Country Club.