Sigmund Harzfeld was born in Buffalo, New York,
October 2, 1867, but his parents moved to Chicago when he was still a
mere child. In the Lake Front city he spent his boyhood, and
received his education in the scools there. He was a pupil in
the first manual training school in the State of Illinois, by the way.
After getting out of school, he went to work
as office boy in a mercantile ho use, and by dint of "hustline"
worked up to the position of manager of the business. In 1890 he
came to Kansas City, and started the Parisian Cloak Company.
In those days the company occupied one
store-room, and employed only fifteen people. To-day the
Parisian Cloak Company has its four-story building, and has over a
hundred people on its pay-roll.
Mr. Harzfeld is a member of the Commercial
Club, and has been active in every movement tending to make Kansas
City greater. He is also president of the Progress Club, and an
He married Miss Florence Stern in 1894.