History of the Municipalities of Hudson County, New Jersey, 1630-1923/Volume 3/Hellinghausen, Frank Richard


Business Man.

As sole owner of the Eagan Letter Company, of Hoboken, Frank Richard Hellinghausen, is at the head of a prosperous concern which is steadily increasing both its patronage and the range of its stock. Mr. Hellinghausen has had a varied experience which has well qualified him for the successful conduct of a business of his own.

The parents of Mr. Hellinghausen, Joseph and Julia (Euteneuer) Hellinghausen, were born in Germany, where the former had been in military service. They came to this country in 1888, and settled in West Hoboken, where Frank Richard was born, November 26, 1894.

Mr. Hellinghausen received a good practical education in the Weehawken public schools and in Holy Family Parochial School and then began his active career as an employe of the United Cigar Company, with whom he remained for a year and a half in the multigraphing department. He then became identified with the American Multigraph Sales Company as multigraph demonstrator, and that position he held for one year. His next connection was with the Feigenspan Brewery Company, with whom he remained for six years. Upon the entrance of the United States into the World War, he entered the service of the United States Food Administration Bureau, in the State headquarters at Newark, New Jersey, taking charge of the multigraph and mailing department. After the close of the war he found employment with Henry Heide, Inc., of New York City, in which connection he rendered efficient service for a period of two years. By this time he had acquired suitable experience and decided to engage in business for himself, but a favorable opportunity presenting itself, he instead accepted a position with the Eagan Letter Company. In 1921, he was admitted to partnership in that concern, with John J. Eagan, and in 1922 he purchased Mr. Eagan's interest and became sole owner of the business. Since that time he has fully demonstrated his ability to manage an important establishment, and under his wise direction the Eagan Letter Company is steadily expanding. Fraternally Mr. Hellinghausen is affliated with the Knights of Columbus of Union Hill; holds the Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus at West Hoboken; is a member of the Alhambra; and cf Weehawken Lodge, No. 1456, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of Weehawken, New Jersey. His club is the Kiwanis of Hoboken, and his religious affiliation is with the Holy Family Roman Catholic Church of Union Hill, New Jersey. Mr. Hellinghausen has many friends in Hoboken and vicinity, and is highly esteemed among his business associates. At Union Hill, New Jersey, February 27, 1916, in Holy Family Church, Frank Richard Hellinghausen married Lillian Helen Stotz, daughter of Charles and Mary (Wells) Stotz. Mr. and Mrs. Hellinghausen are the parents of two children, both born in Weehawken, New Jersey: Eleanor Florence, born February Io, 1917; and Frank Richard Hellinghausen, Jr., born October 26, 1919.

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