Joseph Jules Snellenburg

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Joseph Jules Snellenburg

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Würzberg, Michelstadt, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Death: November 12, 1898 (49)
Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Schnellenberg and Blumchen Nathanson
Husband of Clara Snellenburg
Father of Bertha Van Bergh; Edith Gerson; Louella Frohsin; Minna Snellenburg; Geneva Snellenburg and 2 others
Brother of Nathan T Snellenburg; Isaac Schnellenberg; Samuel Snellenburg; Caroline Schnellenberg; Julius Schnellenberg and 1 other

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About Joseph Jules Snellenburg

N. Snellenburg & Company, commonly known as Snellenburg's, was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based middle class department store and wholesale clothing manufacturer, established in 1869. The company became the largest clothing manufacturer in the world and at one time employed 3,000. The company sold directly from the workroom to the wearer, allowing clothing to be sold for lower prices. Its slogan was "The Thrifty Store for Thrifty People." In about 1952, the company was acquired by Bankers Securities Corporation, owned by Albert M. Greenfield, but remained family run until its closure in 1962. Suburban locations were then acquired by Lit Brothers.

The company moved from its South Street location, where it was founded in 1869 by Joseph Snellenburg, to fashionable 12th and Market Streets in 1889.The store was at a location known as the "Girard Estate." At that time, the company directors were Nathan Snellenburg, Samuel Snellenburg, Simon L. Bloch, and Joseph J. Snellenburg.

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Joseph Jules Snellenburg's Timeline

April 10, 1849
Michelstadt, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Age 24
Age 25
New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 6, 1876
Age 27
New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 29
Age 30
Age 32
December 1884
Age 35
November 12, 1898
Age 49
Pennsylvania, United States