Leo Hirschfield

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Leo Hirschfield, the son of an Austrian candy maker, was a cany maker and the founder of Tootsie Roll Industries. - AsNotedIn


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1884/01/28 Seventeen year old Karl Lammle departs Laupheim station accompanied by school friend, Leo Hirschfeld, also bound for America. Seen off by their families, Siegfried Laemmle journeys with the pair as far as Stuttgart. Life
1884/02/14 Leo Hirschfeld, along with Julius Hilder, Julius Klugman and Karl Lammle, is dropped off by boat at Castle Garden. After processing, Hilder's brother takes Karl and Leo to a boarding-house at the corner of 59th Street and 3rd Avenue, where he leaves them. Life Castle Clinton National Monument New York City
1896/02/23 Leo Hirshfield begins selling Tootsie Rolls from a small store in Brooklyn, New York, New York. Work
1922/01/13 Leo Hirschfield, President of the Mells Candy Corporation, 449 W 42nd Street, shoots himself through the head in his room in the Hotel Monterey at 215 W 94th Street and dies a few hours later in the Knickerbocker Hospital, 70 Convent Avenue, NYC. Died
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