Biography of Frederick C.J. Wiss

An entry for Frederick C.J. Wiss appears on page 549 of Scannell's New Jersey's First Citizens: Biographies and Portraits of the Notable Living Men and Women of New Jersey... by Editor-in-Chief, William E. Sackett. 1917-1918, Vol. I.

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FREDERICK C. J. WISS -- Newark (33 Littleton Avenue.) -- Manufacturer. Born in Newark, 1858; son of Jacob and Mary (Kaiser) Wiss: married at Newark 1886, to Charlotte S. Lange, daughter of John W. and Catherine (Bierwirth) Lange.

Frederick C. J. Wiss is President and Treasurer of J . Wiss & Sons Co ., widely known for its work in the manufacture of cutlery. The business was established by his father, Jacob Wiss, in 1848. Its first location was in Bank Street near Broad, and its business expanded until it now occupies about 25 city lots. Its manufacturing is done in a series of one, two, three and four story buildings in which about 500 hands are employed.

Mr. Wiss was educated in the public schools of the city and at the age of 17 took charge of his father's establishment. He is also President and Treasurer of the Wiss Realty Corporation, a director of the New Jersey Manufacturers Association and the New Jersey Manufacturers Casualty Insurance Co., and a member of the Board of Trade and other associations.