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Frank J. Altenbach

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 640

FRANK J. ALTENBACH, who is a leading contractor and builder at Sidney, O., may almost be said to have been born in the business as his father was so engaged and he has been continuously associated with it since he was fourteen years of age. His birth took place at Sidney April 23, 1867, a son of Joseph Altenbach, for many years very prominent here in the building trades.
Frank J. Altenbach attended the public and parochial schools at Sidney until his father deemed him old enough to begin to be self-supporting, after which he continued his studies for some time in the night schools. Beginning early he acquired a thorough knowledge of the building business and later could enter into contracting as a man of experience and for a number of years has carried on an extensive business as general contractor. He keeps a large force of men employed including ten skilled carpenters. Mr. Altenbach has erected many handsome buildings here, including his beautiful modern home at No. 240 South Miami street.
Mr. Altenbach was married at Sidney to Miss Mary Fares, who is a daughter of the late J. S. Fares, who was formerly well known in the lumber industry in Shelby county. One son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Altenbach whose name is Fares J. Mr. and Mrs. Altenbach and son are members of the Roman Catholic church. He is identified with that patriotic organization known as the Catholic Knights of America.


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