James Siegfried Mittag
b. 18 December 1860
- Father: John C. Louis Mittag b. September 1826, d. 16 January 1902
- Mother: Caroline Herms b. circa 1826, d. circa 1899
- James Siegfried Mittag was born on 18 December 1860 in Irvington, Westchester County, New York.
- John C. Louis Mittag and Caroline Herms, appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Newtown, Long Island, Queens County, New York. Other members of the household included James Siegfried Mittag, Frank Otto Mittag, Charles Mittag, Johanna R. Mittag and Louisa Mittag.
- He married Fredericka J. Woelmer on 23 July 1879 in Manhattan, New York.
- James Siegfried Mittag and Fredericka J. Woelmer appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey. Other members of the household included Viola J. Mittag, Charlotte Mittag, Winfred George Mittag, Marita Caroline Mittag, Zenobia Loretta Mittag, James Siegfried Mittag Jr. and John C. Louis Mittag.
- He was a carbon paper manufacturer, according to the 1900 census (working in his brother's business Mittag & Volger).
- The following appeared on 17 January 1902 in the New York Herald: [Died] January 16, 1902, at the home of his son, James S. Mittag, Park Ridge, N. J., John C. L. Mittag, aged 76 years. Funeral private.
- James Siegfried Mittag and Fredericka J. Woelmer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Other members of the household included Charlotte Mittag, Winfred George Mittag, Marita Caroline Mittag, Zenobia Loretta Mittag, James Siegfried Mittag Jr. and Irving Wagner Mittag.
- He was a manager, according to the 1910 census.
- James Siegfried Mittag and Fredericka J. Woelmer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, at Mountain Avenue. Other members of the household included James Siegfried Mittag Jr. and Irving Wagner Mittag.
- He was a shipping clerk, typewriter supplies, according to the 1920 census.
- James Siegfried Mittag and Fredericka J. Woelmer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, at Colony Avenue. Other members of the household included James Siegfried Mittag Jr. and Estelle Bartalot.
- He was purchasing manager at a carbon paper factory, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared in in 1900 in the Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey :
James S. Mittag, brother of Frank O. Mittag and a younger son of John C. Louis Mittag and Caroline Herms, was born in Irvington, N. Y., on the 18th of December, 1860. He received his education in that place, and at the age of thirteen engaged in the human hair business, in which he continued for four years, gaining a large practical experience. For about twenty years he was connected with the stationery business in New York City. He then associated himself with the firm of Mittag & Volger, manufacturers of typewriter supplies, in Park Ridge, N. J., with which he still continues.
He is an active, enterprising, and progressive citizen, and an honorably discharged member of the National Guard of New York, in which he served for seven years. He was a member of the Town Council for six years of Park Ridge, Bergen County, where he resides. He attends the Protestant Episcopal Church, and in every capacity has gained the confidence and respect of all who know him.
Mr. Mittag married Fredericka J. Woelmer and has seven children: Viola, Lottie, Wilfred, Maritta, Zenobia, James S., Jr., and Irving W.
- The following appears in The Story of New Jersey, published in 1945: Mittag & Volger, Inc. -- Manufacturers of carbon papers, inked ribbons, etc., Park Ridge, New Jersey, Mittag & Volger, Inc., was founded by Frank O. Mittag, Sr., under the firm name of Mittag, Maclagan & Storms and later on the name was changed to Mittag, Maclagan & Company, the company being Theodore G. Volger, and still later on with the purchase of Mr. Maclagan's interests, the firm became Mittag & Volger. On the death of Mr. Volger, in 1905, the interests were acquired by F. O. Mittag and in November, 1906, the business was incorporated and since that time has been known as Mittag & Volger, Inc.
F. O. Mittag died on July 10, 1926. In 1881 he associated himself with the Rogers Carbon Paper Company and a little later on manufactured ribbons and carbon paper at No. 128 Broad Street, New York City, under the firm name of F. O. Mittag. Mr. Mittag is recognized as one of the pioneers of the industry.
The first factory was located on Lawn Street, Park Ridge, in 1887. In 1895 a large brick factory was built near the New Jersey & New York Railroad tracks. This was very much enlarged in 1904 and again several times in subsequent years. This company has always been successful. Its business ranks as one of the largest in the industry. In normal times shipments are made daily to practically every city in the States, being distributed through its branches located in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Havana, Cuba; and in normal times to practically every country in the world. The present officers of the company are: T. G. Forbes, president; Ira Cole, vice-president and sales manager; R. A. Stark, vice-president; V. G. Stark, treasurer; L. E. Mittag, secretary, and P. L. Foster, assistant sales manager.
- Last Edited: 4 Mar 2016
Family: Fredericka J. Woelmer b. April 1861
- Viola J. Mittag+ b. 19 January 1882, d. August 1963
- Charlotte Mittag b. 3 October 1886
- Winfred George Mittag+ b. 8 December 1888, d. February 1968
- Marita Caroline Mittag+ b. 20 March 1892, d. 29 April 1980
- Zenobia Loretta Mittag+ b. 16 December 1895, d. 1940
- James Siegfried Mittag Jr.+ b. 17 December 1897, d. January 1971
- Irving Wagner Mittag+ b. 28 June 1899, d. 5 October 1987