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Peter IbsenPeter Ibsen, active in the public life of Missouri as consul for Denmark, and connected with the commercial interests of St. Louis as a confectioner, was born in Denmark, November 4, 1862. His father, Jens Ibsen, was engaged in a foundry business in Germany, although his ancestors, through several generations had been farmers. The death of Jens Ibsen occurred in 1895. His wife, Ane Kerstine Ibsen, who belonged to one of the old and well known Danish families, passed away in 1870.
Peter Ibsen obtained a public school education in his native country and it was his father's wish that he should become his successor in the foundry business but when Peter Ibsen was seventeen years of age he decided to forego a college education and sail for the United States. He landed at New York and made his way almost immediately to Muskegon, Michigan, where he obtained employment in a foundry occupying that position for two years. He next went to Chicago, and for ten years was employed in a wholesale candy house, thoroughly learning the business. All this time he was practicing economy, as well as industry, and thus laid the foundation If or his later success. In 1884 he removed to St. Louis, and established a little candy business on Olive street. This prospered and later he spent a year in travel in Europe after which he returned to St. Louis and opened a candy store in the Century building. For the past seven years he has occupied his present quarters and his store has become one of the finest in the city and is recognized as one of the exclusive luncheon places in St. Louis. The highest standard is maintained in the meals served and in the confections carried and the business is now one of substantial proportions. Mr. Ibsen has concentrated his efforts and attention in almost undivided manner upon his business and from a penniless and friendless boy—for such he was when he arrived in the new world— he has advanced steadily step by step until he now owns one of the most select and one of the largest establishments in his line in the city. He is perhaps the best known of any of his countrymen west of the Mississippi river and for eleven years has held the post of consul for Denmark.
Mr. Ibsen belongs to St. Louis Lodge, No. 9, B. P. O. B., and is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce. His religious faith is that of the Lutheran church and his political allegiance is given to the republican party. His pleasures are largely found in music and golf and through these avenues of interest he maintains an even balance which produces a well rounded character and development.
His friends bespeak him as "a good business man absolutely clean and straight. who wants nothing but what is right, works hard and long and is very conscientious." He is also most charitable, quietly and unostentatiously doing much good, seeking out individual cases where assistance is needed.
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)


Mrs. Eliza B. IngallsINGALLS, Mrs. Eliza B., temperance worker, born on a farm in St. Louis county, Mo., where the early years of her life were spent.  In 1880 she became the wife of Fred H. Ingalls, a successful merchant in St. Louis, Mo.  She has been an active temperance worker since she was a child, having joined the order of Good Templars when only fourteen years of age. She is superintendent of the narcotic department of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Her special mission is the eradication of tobacco in all forms. She is assisted in her work by State superintendents, and the results are shown by the enactment of laws in nearly every State in the Union prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors. Mrs. Ingalls is young and gifted with great executive ability. Her pleasant manner and untiring persistence bring success to all her undertakings. She receives frequent invitations to lecture, but never leaves home for that purpose. Her husband is in sympathy with her work and gives her liberal financial aid.
(Source: American Women, by Frances Elizabeth Willard, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, Vol 1, 1897. Transcribed by Marla Snow)


Anthony F. IttnerAnthony F. Ittner, city court Judge of St. Louis and an able member of the Missouri bar, was born at Berlin Heights, Erie county, Ohio, November 23, 1872, his parents being Conrad S. and Sarah C. (Hill) Ittner. The father, a native of Ohio came to St. Louis trom Lebanon, that state, when his son Anthony was but four years of age, and afterward engaged in the contracting business in St. Louis. The mother was of English lineage, although the family was founded in America several generations ago. Her grandfather, Samuel Butler of Saybrook, Connecticut, was an orderly sergeant id a Connecticut regiment during the Revolutionary war and was a brother of Colonel Zebulon Butler, commander of Fort Wyoming, in Pennsylvania, where the terrible Indian massacre occurred, the history of which is given much prominence in the stories of early days in Pennsylvania. In the maternal line Anthony F. Ittner is also connected with the Buckingham family of Connecticut, which included the Rev. Thomas Buckingham, who was one of the eight founders of Tale College and the most active in the college work among the eight, having much to do with the success of the university from its inception.
Anthony F. Ittner obtained a public school education in St. Louis and afterward attended Washington University, from which he was graduated in 1895 with the Bachelor of Arts degree, while subsequently he attended the Washington University Law School and won his LL. B. degree in 1897. In the same year he entered upon the general practice of law in St. Louis. In 1898, when the call came for military aid following the inauguration of the Spanish-American war, he enlisted in Company G of the First Missouri Volunteer Infantry and served as sergeant until mustered out.
When peace was restored Mr. Ittner returned to St. Louis and resumed the general practice of law in the civil courts, never taking up any criminal cases. He was very successful in all of his law work and as an attorney is quick in perception and accurate in his judgment of the law concerning the specific case at issue. At present his time is taken up entirely with his duties as city court Judge, for which he is admirably fitted. Those who know him speak of him as a man of scholarly attainments and as an attorney of marked ability.
In 1911 Mr. Ittner was elected to the house of delegates of St. Louis and served in that official position from April, 1911, until April, 1913. In 1918 he served on the board of equalization for the city of St. Louis and in 'December, 1918, was appointed judge of city court one and entered upon his duties on the 1st of January, 1919. He has since occupied the bench and stands very high as a fearless judge who is at all times thoroughly just in his decisions. He has always regarded the law as made for all, rich and poor alike, and no political prejudice has ever marred the impartiality of his court. He is also a member of the public safety council and takes a very active part in its work.
On the 20th of March, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Judge Ittner was married to Miss Maud R. Flickner, a daughter of John S. Flickner, who served in the Civil war as a member of the Fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry. At the time of their marriage Mrs. Ittner was in reality a resident of St. Louis, being at the head of the department of domestic science in the Central high school. She is a valued member of the Wednesday Club of St. Louis and during the war period she was chairman of the Eighth Food District under Dr. Gephart, which position she filled until March, 1918, at which time she accepted a position with the home demonstration office, established and maintained jointly by the United States Agricultural Department and the State Agricultural Department for the purpose of aiding in food conservation, and in this connection she labored until after the close of the war in May 1919. She is now serving as state chairman of the Home Economics department of the Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs and is a member of the executive board of that organisation. Judge Ittner was also very active in connection with war work and was in charge of the Red Cross Christmas drive in a part of the fourteenth district and was legal advisor of the fourteenth district and also a member of the board of instruction there. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ittner are of the Unitarian faith, having membership in the Church of the Messiah. Their home has been blessed with one daughter, Martha Antoinette.
Judge Ittner is a member of the Century Boat Club and is one of the well known Masons of the country. He belongs to the lodge, chapter, council, commandery, the Scottish Rite bodies and to Moolah Temple of the Mystic Shrine. He has been a most active worker in the order, is a past master of his lodge, past high priest of the chapter and was the founder of Alhambra ‘Grotto No. 47 of the Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, of which he became the first monarch. He started in line in the supreme council of the Grotto in Buffalo, New York, in 1915 and has since advanced until he is now grand orator. The local Grotto has a membership of over six thousand. As grand orator he is a member of the supreme council, the governing body of the order, and in a very few years he will be grand monarch of this organisation, which has a membership of over one hundred thousand. He is regarded as one of the finest orators the order has ever produced, being a forcible and convincing speaker, with a ready command of language, always able to give expression to his thoughts in well chosen words. Judge Ittner is also an officer of the grand lodge of Masons of Missouri, being now senior grand marshal, and he is past district grand lecturer and past district deputy grand master of the thirty-third Masonic district. He has been very active in all Masonic work for more than seventeen years and has been in office throughout the entire period. He is also a subscriber and life member to the Masonic Temple fund for the erection of a million dollar temple. His membership relations extend to St. Louis Lodge No. 6, I. O. O. F., which is said to be the wealthiest Odd Fellows lodge in the world. He is also a member of Wildey Encampment. He is the founder and a charter member of the Missouri Beta chapter of the college fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which was organized at Washington University and of which he was presiding officer. Judge Ittner is also the second national vice president of the National Exchange Club and organised the local branch in St. Louis last May and is the local president. The National Exchange Club is today the fastest growing Noonday Club in the country. Almost all of his time outside of his home and his official duties is given to Masonry, however, and he is now in line for the highest office in the grand lodge and in the Grotto. From various sections of the country where his Masonic connections have made him known there come words attesting his "high personal worth and unimpeachable character and unassailable integrity." One who has long Renown him well speaks of him as "a gentleman in every sense of the word and a leader of men."
(Source: Centennial History of Missouri, One Hundred Years in the Union, 1820-1921, Vol. V, Published 1921)



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