Pages 348-349 - Louis Regenmorter is one of the enterprising and successful owners of a roofing and sheet metal working establishment in Grand Rapids. He was born on a farm near Drenthe, Ottawa county, Michigan, January 2, 1888, the son of John and Leona Regenmorter, the former of whom was a native of Ottawa county. His parents moved to Grand Rapids when he was sixteen months old, and there he received his education, attending the graded and high schools, being graduated from the latter school. When he completed his education, he entered the employ of the W. C. Hopson Company, manufacturers of metal ceilings and sheet metal products. With this company he learned the sheet metal trade, becoming an expert roofer and sheet metal worker. In 1916, he decided to go into business for himself, opening a shop in January of that year. Since that time he has been a roofing contractor and manufacturer of sheet metal products of all kinds. He has build up a find business and has gained the reputation of being one of the substantial and representative business men of the city. On April 1, 1921, he married Miss Nellie Van Dyke, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Van Dyke of Grand Rapids, and to Mr. and Mrs. Regenmorter have been born two children, Louise Margaret, who died in infancy, and John Louis, who was born January 11, 1925. Mr. Regenmorter and his wife are members of the Christian Reformed church.
Transcriber: Terry Start
Created: 4 March 2003