F. Henry Cimiotti
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Franz Heinrich Cimiotti (F. Henry Cimiotti) was born 1842 in Kassel(Germany).After the death of his mother he and his brother were sent in 1854 to their uncle in Pittsburgh,Pa. Henry taught German in one of the Pittsburgh schools for a time.At the outbreak of the Civil War he volunteered in the Union Army,was wounded in the right leg at the second battle of Bull Run and honorably discharged 1863.After recovering from his wound,he re-enlisted the same year as a Corporal in the Cavalry and served until the end of the war and his discharge 1865.
He became a salesman for S. Stein and Company in New York and was with them for several years.He decided in 1880 to have his own wholesale woolen business in Pittsburgh,under his name F. Henry Cimiotti,Sr..His home was on Highland and Stanton Avenues in East End,Pittsburgh.He enjoyed a full life which included a trip to Europe in 1896 to visit his relatives in Kassel.He lived graciously and among other things imported his own wines and liquors from Europe.After a successful career,he retired and spent the remaining 21 years of his life in Atlantic City,N.J.
F. Henry was a life member of Free and Accepted Masons;a Veteran Member of the Pittsburgh Commandary No.1 Knights Templer;a member of Legion of Honour,Syria Temple;a Life Member of Syria Temple,A.A.O.N.M.S.,and a member of Union Veteran Legion.He also was a member of Hallman Lodge and Blue Lodge.
He was one of the organizers in 1861 of the Frohsinn Society a music group composed of men of German descent and was their last surviver.
F. Henry Cimiotti died September 9,1932 in Atlantic City,New Jersey.
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