Frederick Huttig, Sr., was born in Isserstedt,
Germany, June 10, 1832. His education was secured in the schools
of his native place. Mr. Huttig came to this country and located
in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1852. He engaged in the grocery business
after a time, and remained in the business for five years. He
then went into the sash and door business, being a pioneer in that
line of work in the West. In conjunction with the sash and door
business at Muscatine, Mr. Huttig engaged in selling lumber at
Kellogg, Ia. He remained in the sash and door business in
Muscatine for nineteen years, and was twice honored with public office
by the citizens of the town, first as a member of the City Council and
then as a member of the Board of Supervisors.
Mr. Huttig came to Kansas City in 1895.
His two sons, Frederick, Jr., and William, had preceded him to this
city, and had organized and were running the Western Sash and Door
Company. Mr. Huttig went into business with them, and is
the company's vice-president. It is by far the biggest company
in that line of business in the West, and shows a most marvelous
growth within recent years.
Mr. Huttig holds membership in a number of
secret societies, among them the Masons and the Knights of Honor.