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Henry A. Guettel

Henry A. Guettel was born in Davenport, Iowa, March 1, 1866.  His boyhood, however, was passed in Chicago, where he went to the public schools and grew to manhood.

     His first employment was as office boy in a wholesale house, where he remained for nine years, working up to the position of traveling salesman.

     In 1887 the firm of Auerbach & Guettel was formed, and the young men started out for themselves with a retail store in Topeka, Kas.  The business grew, their capital increased, and in 1893 another Palace Clothing Store was started in Kansas City, where Mr. Guettel has ever since been located.

     A third store was started in Emporia in 1899, and in 1901 the fourth store was added to th chain at St. Joseph.

     All are partnerships save the Plymouth Clothing Company at St. Joseph, which is a corporation of which Mr. Guettel is president.

     Mr. Guettel belongs to the Commercial Club, the Progress Club, and is an Elk. 

     He married Miss Martha Auerbach in 1896, and they have three children, two boys and a girl
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