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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 2
Adam H. Esch


Commercial enterprise at Edmonton finds a worthy and prominent representative in Adam H. Esch, president of the Esch Company, Limited, which also controls one of the finest stationery stores in Alberta. A representative business man, Mr. Esch has steadily worked his way upward from a humble position in commercial circles, and the business of which he is now t:e head would be a credit to a city of much larger size than Edmonton.

Adam H. Esch was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 4, 1875, and there spent the period of his boyhood and youth, acquiring his education in the public and high schools. He lived in St. Paul until 1902, when at the age of twenty-seven years he removed to Kaslo, British Columbia, where he conducted a stationery store for a year. He then went to Calgary, Alberta, where for eight years he was identified with the stationery store of D. J. Young. In 1911 he came to Edmonton, where he established the present store, and has one of the finest stationery stores in Alberta, carrying an extensive and well selected stock of commercial and fancy stationery, together with office desks, books, kodaks and photographic supplies. Close application, indefatigable energy and business ability have been the noncomitant elements in his success and he is regarded as one of the representative young merchants of this city.

On the 18th of June, 1901, Mr. Esch was married to Miss Isabelle Mary McDonald and they have five children: Florence, Kathleen, Dorothy, Hubert and Marion, aged, respectively, nineteen, seventeen, thirteen, seven and three years. The religious faith of the family is that of the Catholic church and Mr. Esch is identified with the Knights of Columbus. He is also a member of the Rotary Club and stands staunchly in support of that organization, which is looking ever to the benefit of the city in its commercial relations and to its upbuilding along the lines of civic virtue and civic pride.


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