Julius A. Ziesse

Page 476-477 - Julius A. Ziesse, vice-president of the Phoenix Sprinkler and Heating Company, is a typical business man, being alert and active and long associated with the commercial development and progress of Grand Rapids. He was born in Detroit, November 12, 1860, and secured his education in the public high schools in Detroit. He served an apprenticeship in his trade in Detroit and came to Grand Rapids in 1883. He was with the Schriver Weatherley Company until 1888 and then became superintendent for Sproul & McGurrin until 1900, and in 1902 he associated himself with Frank A. Stevens and engaged in the contract automatic sprinkler and heating business under the name of Phoenix Sprinkler Heating Company. When this company was incorporated his son, Karl L. Ziesse, became secretary and treasurer and now holds that position. Mr. Ziesse is active in the fraternal and civic life of the community as a member of the B. P. O. Elks, Highland Golf and Country Club, Cascade Country Club, Peninsular Club, Old Colony Club and Idle Hours Angler Club. The type of organizations to which he lends his energy shows that Mr. Ziesse wisely adopts recreations physically compatible with the type of his business duties. He was married in 1886 to Miss Emma Tibald, who is a native of Grand Rapids. She is a member of the Woman’s Club, Mary Free Bed Club, and the Women’s Catholic Club.


Transcriber:  Nancy Myers
Created:  2 October 2003
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