Irving Wagner Mittag
b. 28 June 1899, d. 5 October 1987
- Irving Wagner Mittag was born on 28 June 1899 in Bergen County, New Jersey.
- James Siegfried Mittag and Fredericka J. Woelmer appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey. Other members of the household included Irving Wagner Mittag, Charlotte Mittag, Winfred George Mittag, Marita Caroline Mittag, Zenobia Loretta Mittag and James Siegfried Mittag Jr.
- Irving Wagner Mittag registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in New Jersey while living with his parents in Park Ridge, and employed there as a clerk by George E. Duncan.
- 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 Irving Wagner Mittag, James Siegfried Mittag Jr.
- He was a salesman of typewriter supplies, according to the 1920 census, likely at his uncle Frank's firm Mittag & Volger.
- He married Cornelia Weed on 17 July 1923 in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey.
- Irving Wagner Mittag and Cornelia Weed appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Park Ridge, New Jersey. Other members of the household included Marilyn C. Mittag.
- Irving Wagner Mittag and Cornelia Weed appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Glen Rock, Bergen County, New Jersey, at 36 Park Avenue. Other members of the household included Marilyn C. Mittag.
- He was a garage owner in Ridgewood, according to the 1940 census.
- 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.
- Irving Wagner Mittag died on 5 October 1987 at age 88 in Charlotte County, Florida.
- Last Edited: 4 Mar 2016