MAX FREDERICK REIHMANN SR.
Both sons, Paul Riehmann and Max Riehmann Jr. went into the roofing business after Max Riehmann retired. Max Riehmann Jr. was active in the fund raising drive in the 1920s that culminated in the building of the Walt Whitman Hotel at Broadway and Cooper Street, and with the Lions Club in Camden during the 1930s.
South Jersey: A History 1624-1924
MAX FREDERICK REIHMANN—One of Camden's successful business men is Max Frederick Reihmann, for many years proprietor of a sheet metal-working shop, now conducted by his son, Paul Reihmann. After his long and prosperous business career, Mr. Reihmann is now retired and spends his time between Camden and West Palm Beach, Florida. He was born in Germany, May 1, 1861; was educated in the public schools of his native country, and studied plumbing and sheet metal-work in the German vocational schools. In 1888, at the age of twenty-seven, he brought his wife and children to America, landing in Philadelphia, where he found employment and lived for about a year. In 1889, he and his family moved to Camden, although he continued to work in Philadelphia for some years. He bought out the shop of Ernest Meuller, at Merchantville, in 1900, but remained there for only one year, at the end of which he purchased the store and residence of William Reed, in Camden, and founded a sheet metal-working shop. This enterprise was most successful, and is still one of the leading concerns of its sort in Camden. Mr. Reihmann retired from active participation in the business in 1913, and the management was taken over by his three sons, Max, Jr., Frederick, and Paul, for a time consolidating as Max Reihmann's Sons for three years from 1917 to 1920. In 1920, Max, Jr., went into business for himself, and the following year Paul bought out Frederick's interest and has since been sole proprietor. Under his able management the business is steadily prospering.
The elder Mr. Reihmann is a member of Mozart Lodge, No. 121, Free and Accepted Masons; Foresters of America; and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Reihmann married, in 1880, in Germany, Hermina Schultz, and they are the parents of six children: 1. Frieda, born May 6, 1882. 2. Max, Jr., born July 20, 1883. 3. Helen, born January 1, 1885. 4. Hannah, born April 20, 1887. 5. Frederick, born June 12, 1891. 6. Paul, of whom further.
Paul Reihmann, the present proprietor of the Reihmann sheet metal-working shop, was born February 10, 1896, and was educated in Camden, attending the public schools, and learning the sheet metal trade from his father. In 1915 he went to West Palm Beach, Florida, and was employed there for two years. His subsequent career has been related in connection with the development of the business which he now conducts. He is a director of the River Avenue Building & Loan Association and also of the Buyahome Building & Loan Association.
Fraternally, he is affiliated with Mozart Lodge, No. 121, Free and Accepted Masons; Rabboni Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; Cyrene Commandery, No. 7, Knights Templar; Excelsior Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Crescent Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Camden Shrine Club; Eastern Square Club; Camden Lodge, No. 293, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Camden Lodge 111, Loyal Order of Moose; the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Camden; and is also a member of the Farragut Sportsman's Association; and the State Association of Merchants and Manufacturers.
Mr. Reihmann married, at West Palm Beach, February 10, 1917, Myrtle Segerstrom, and they have two children: 1. Dorothy, born November 8, 1917. 2. Paul, Jr., born July 29, 1921.
|Camden Courier-Post - June 23, 1933|
MOZART MASON LODGE PICNICS AT PINE HILL
The Past Masters' Circle of Mozart Lodge of Masons held its annual outing yesterday at Pioneer's Grove, Pine Hill.
The circle has been in existence 40 years. A banquet was served in the grove. Sports were a feature. Max Reihman, Jr., and Ferdinand Braun were quoits champions.
The committee: included: Arthur A. I Holler, Otto E. Braun, Herman E. Hensgen and Reihman. Officers are: Charles Engel, president; Henry Hess, vice president; William Indicher, secretary, and William Sangtinette, treasurer.
In attendance were: Mr. and Mrs. George Bachman, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Korthage, Mr. and, Mrs. William Bartelt, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Bartelt, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Indicher, Mr. and Mrs. Holler, Mr. and Mrs. Reihman, Mr. and Mrs. Otto E. Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Braun, Rose Braun, Mrs. Frank X. Braun, Sarah Whitaker, Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Rugart, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haub, Mr. and Mrs. Hensgen, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Braun, Mr. and Mrs. Sangtinette, Mr. and Mrs. Hess and Mr. and Mrs. Engel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Michelfelder.
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