Green Lawn Abbey

Hertenstein, Michael

Michael Hertenstein
Born 2/22/1856
Died 12/25/1939

--Pioneer Foundry Owner Succumbs at Age of 83—
Funeral services for Michael Hertenstein, age 83, pioneer Columbus foundry owner, who died Monday afternoon at his home, 660 East Rich street, will be held Wednesday at 3 pm. In the Schoedinger chapel, with Dr. M. H. Lichliter, minister of First Congregational church, officiating. Entombment will be in Green Lawn abbey.
Well known in local business circles, Mr. Hertenstein was a familiar figure at the High-Town office of the Ohio National bank, where he daily greeted his many friends, for years.
Born in this city, he spent his whole life here. At the age of 14 he went to work for the old Emrich and Pinger Stove Co. where he spent 10 years learning his trade. At the age of 24 he started his own foundry, the M. Hertenstein Co., where he retained the presidency of the corporation throughout his life. The firm manufacturers gray iron castings, although he first made heaters and ranges.
“Uncle Mike,” as he was known to his best of friends, continued to be active in the business until the time of his death.
Cheery, friendly and optimistic. Mr. Hertenstein never permitted his age to curtail his normal activities. He learned to drive a gasoline car at the age of 77, after driving an electric car for years, and only gave up driving last January.

--Served in Council—
He served several terms as Democratic member of city council, and at one time was president of the real estate appraisal board. He was also a past president of the South Side Business Men’s association.
Mr. Hertenstein was a charter member of the Olentangy club and a member of the Columbus Maennerchor.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Adolph Waller, a pianist known in Columbus musical circles as Marie Hertenstein Waller; a son, Albert A. Hertenstein; five grandsons, Phillips and Frederick Hertenstein and Lynn, Edward and Michael Waller, and four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Armentrout and Mrs. Catherine Collin; Mrs. Flora Custer, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Arthur Commer of Buffalo, N.Y.
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