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EGELHOF, Frederick Louis

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Photo courtesy: James Kenline

EGELHOF, Frederick Louis (Germany, May 3, 1860--Dubuque, IA, July 12, 1934). Friederick Ludwig Egelhof came to this country in 1880. He anglicized his name to Frederick Louis Egelhof and settled in East Dubuque. The next year he moved to Dubuque. He was a cabinet maker by trade and was employed in the various woodworking factories in the city until 1890 when he entered the funeral directing and art store business. The firms created from these interests were EGELHOF & SON and the ACME ART STORE. They shared the same building when they began.

Casket display room of Frederick Egelhof. 1034 Main. c. 1912. Photo courtesy: https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/228

Egelhof retired from the funeral business around 1924 and turned the company over to his son, Louis F. EGELHOF. He remained active in the art store until just a few years before his death.

Egelhof and his wife Louise owned a cottage in East Dubuque. In later years, this cabin was moved to Dubuque. See: EGELHOF COTTAGE



James Kenline

Telegraph Herald, July 13, 1934, p. 6