Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/11/2009 at 16:09:23
B Aire, The history of Mr Arie is one which demonstrates the force of industry and keen discrimination in the active affairs of life. Boone numbers him among her valued and representative citizens, and he is one who has contributed a large measure to her improvement and up building. Many of the leading structures of the city stand as monuments to this enterprise and progressive spirit. He was born in Brodi, Austria-Hungaria, in 1847, and was very young when his father died. When he was but six years of age his mother removed with her children to Braila, Roumania, where a brother of Mr Arie was living. After acquiring his education in the common schools the subject of our review engaged in the wholesale liquor business with his brother, until the year 1876, at which time he became connected with military affairs, entering eth Roumanian army, for his country was then allied with the Russians, and fought in the Russian and Roumanian war in the years 1877-1878. While thus engaged Mr Arie suffered the loss of the sight of one of his eyes. When the war was over his brother having died, he engaged in the wholesale liquor business alone for a year or two and also in the brewery and bottling business.
In 1868 was celebrated the marriage of Mr Arie and Miss Eva Abrams, and they became the parents of three children, one of whom is yet living and is his fatherís assistant in business.
It was in the year 1880 Mr Arie crossed the Atlantic to the new world, believing that he might have better business opportunities in this country. He first landed in Philadelphia, whence he went to New York city, remaining there for but a short time, Establishing his home in Omaha, Nebraska, he there embarked in the bottling business, but a few months served to prove to him that his efforts at that place would not prove successful. Accordingly he removed to Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and from that point again looking for new fields of labor he found several places that he believed would prove good locations but finally decide that Boone was preferable to all others and has made his home here since 1881. When he arrived at Boone he had only money enough to buy a meal. Through the assistance of friends in Omaha, however, he established the bottling works here and continued in that line of business until 1894. From that time to the present he has been connected with the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, of St Louis, as its agent in this district. His assistant is his son, Oscar B Arie.
Mr Arie however, is a man of resourceful business ability, who has not limited his efforts to one line of business. He has been largely associated with building interests, has erected many fine structures in Boone, including the Opera House block and the Arie building. He also built the Arie Hotel at Madrid, Iowa and his judicious investments in real estate have contributed not a little to his success. He is a companionable gentleman and has won many friends, but when business cares need his attention he concentrates his thought and energies upon the work in hand and caries it forward to a successful completion. His success in all his undertakings has been so marked that his methods are of interest to the commercial world. Yet there is no secret connected with his prosperity, for it has been acquired through diligence and honest toil combined with capable management. He is a liberal contributor to al worthy charities.
1902 Boone County History Book
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