Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897
[p. 317] senior member of the enterprising firm of Streib Brothers of the New Castle Carbonated Bottling Works, was born in the above town, and is the eldest son of Charles and Lovinia (Treser) Streib, and grandson of Gasper and Susan Streib, who were born in Baden, Germany. Our subject's grandfather emigrated to New York City, and worked at his trade of a baker until his death. A large family survived him, composed of the following members: Theobold, Charles, Julius, William, Henry, and Elizabeth. These, the only members of the family who grew up, became valuable members of society, and by their native German thrift all provided well for their children and for their own old age.
Charles Streib was born in the German home in Baden, in October, 1848, and was six years of age when the family came to America. He learned the butcher's trade and worked at it for a short time. He later clerked in New Castle, and then went into the manufacture of soap with John Treser under the firm name of Treser & Streib; in later years he conducted the Adam Treser farm, and died with consumption April 6, 1887. He married Lovina Treser, daughter of Adam Treser, whose sketch will be found elsewhere in this book. Five children survived him as follows: William H., Albert A., Charles, Frank, and Earl.
Our subject, after finishing a good, practical education in New Castle's excellent High School, entered the wholesale store of J. A. Allen as a clerk, and secured a useful knowledge of business methods, that have enabled him to make his present venture in the bottling business so successful. So it was with considerable experience and a fair amount of capital that he went into parnership with Daniel Clark, under the firm name of Clark & Streib, and established the New Castle Carbonated Bottling Works; our subject's brother, Albert A., soon succeeded Mr. Clark in the firm, and the ever-growing business has since been conducted by the firm of Streib Brothers. They have built up a remarkably nice trade in New Castle and in the surrounding towns, and are located at No. 302 Grant Avenue, where they run two wagons for the delivery of their goods during the busy summer season. Since coming before the notice of the people of Lawrence County, he has proved himself to be a most enterprising and energetic business man, and worthy of the highest appreciation and confidence, because of his many sterling qualities. He resides, with his mother at No. 302 Grant Avenue.
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
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