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In partnership with H. J. Fuchs, under the firm name of Even & Fuchs, he engaged in the coal and wood business. Three years later, he bought out the implement business of Pat McCullough, which they added to their own particular line. (2)
In 1904 Mr. Even acquired, by purchase, Mr. Fuch's interest in the establishment. He continued the business but changed its name to PETER EVEN AND SON. A line of automobiles was added to the coal and farm implement business. (3)
Politically he served as chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee and was active in the work of the ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY. His last public effort was the establishment of the terminal in Dubuque for shipping on the MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
See: PETER EVEN CO.
1. "Claimed by Death," Telegraph-Herald, May 27, 1930, p. 7