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Joseph L. Gutwein, manager of the National Cash Register Company in Butler, is one of the leading and well known business men of the city. He was born at Dayton, Ohio, April 24, 1884, and is the son of Daniel and Philomena (Kline) Gutwein.
Daniel Gutwein, who lives retired in Dayton, Ohio, is a native of Germany, as is his wife. When he was 25 years old he emigrated to the United States and located in Dayton, where he was a well known interior decorator for many years.
After completing his schooling in the public schools of Dayton, Joseph L. Gutwein went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked as a contractor for a short time. He was then connected with the department store of Alms & Dolpke for three years, then with the business of John Schillito for three years, and then with the Fair Store for three years. Mr. Gutwein also spent one year with Roll-man & Sons, afterward returning to Dayton, where he was associated with the Louis Traxler Company for two years. In 1913 he became identified with the National Cash Register Company but shortly afterward went with the Brown Furniture Company, where he remained for six years. From there he went with Meyer & Mendoza Company for two years. In February, 1920, Mr. Gutwein returned to the em¬ploy of the National Cash Register Company and served as salesman at the company's branch at Binghamton, New York In 1925 he was transferred to Auburn, N. Y., where he was manager until January 1, 1926, when he came to Butler, Pennsylvania. He is now manager of the territory included in Butler, Venango, Clarion and Forest counties and handles more than 2,800 dealers. The local office of the company was established in 1921.
Mr. Gutwein married Miss Mary J. Fredericks, of Dayton, Ohio, and they have four chidren: Louise, Virginia, Richard, and Daniel.
Mr. Gutwein is a member of St. Peter's Church, Kiwanis Club, and belongs to the Elks Lodge.
History of Butler County, Pa, 1927, pages 1015-1016