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Ade, Ervin

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Ade, Ervin

Posted: 15 Jul 2011 8:07AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 21 Jul 2011 4:39PM GMT
Surnames: Ade
ERVIN ADE IS ONE OF THE WIDE-AWAKE, AMBITIOUSAND RESOLUTE YOUNG BUSINESS MEN OF HUNTINGTON COUNTY, LIVING IN THE CITY OF HUNTINGTON, WHERE HE IS ENGAGED IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS UNDER THE FIRM STYLE OF ADE BROTHERS. A SELF MADE MAN, HIS SUCESS HAS COME AS A RESULT OF HIS RECOGNITION OF OPPORTUNITIES AS THEY HAVE OPENED UP BEFORE HIM, HIS COURAGE IN GRASPING THEM AND HIS ABILITY IN ATTAINING FROM THEM THEIR UTMOST POSSIBLITIES. FOR SEVERAL YEARS THE HUNTINGTON RESTAURANT HAS BEEN LOCATED ON SOUTH JEFFERSON STREET, AND HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY UNTIL IT IS NOW ONE OF THE BEST PATRONIZED PLACES OF ITS KIND.

ERVIN ADE WAS BORN IN WABASH COUNTY, INDIANA, NEAR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH MANCHESTER, OCTOBER 27, 1880, AND IS THE YOUNGEST SON OF FREDERICK AND CAROLINE (EBERHART) ADE. HIS FATHER, A NATIVE OF TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OHIO WAS BORN IN 1848, AND WAS BY OCCUPATION A FARMER, A VOCATION WHICH HE FOLLOWED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. FROM WABASH COUNTY THE FAMILY MOVED TO HUNTINGTON COUNTY AND SETTLED FOR A TIME ON A PROPERTY IN HUNTINGTON TOWNSHIP, BUT LATER WENT TO DALLAS TOWNSHIP, AND THERE THE FATHER CARRIED ON OPERATIONS FOR FOURTEEN YEARS, OR UNTIL HIS DEATH, IN 1897.

BOUGHT UP TO THE WORK OF THE HOME FARM, ERVIN ADE RECEIVED HIS EARLY EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT SCHOOLS OF HUNTINGTON COUNTY, AND LATER ATTENDED THE HIGH SCHOOLS AT LANCASTER AND ANDREWS. UPON COMPLETING HIS STUDIES HE TOOK UP THE CARPENTER'S TRADE, AT WHICH HE SPENT FOUR YEARS, AND DURING THAT TIME ALSO SPENT SOMETIME IN ATTENDING THE NIGHT SCHOOL AT ANDREWS. IN JULY, 1902, HE RECEIVED HIS GRADUATION DIPLOMA FROM THE NATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL, OF SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, IN MECHIANCIAL DRAWING AND GRAUGHTING, AND AFTER SPENDING ANOTHER SHORT PERIOD AT THE TRADE OF CARPENTER CAME TO HUNTINGTON AND FORMED A PARTNERSHIP WITH HIS BROTHER, UNDER THE FIRM STYLE OF ADE BROTHERS, HAVING SEEN THE POSSIBILITIES OFFERED IN THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS IN THIS CITY. WHILE SUCCESSFULLY OPERATING HIS RESTAURANT BUSINESS, MR. ADE HAS ALSO DEVOTED A PART OF HIS ATTENTION TO REAL ESTATE MATTERS, AND IN THIS HAS MET WITH AN EQUAL SHARE OF SUCCESS. HE IS AT THIS TIME THE OWNER OF 240 ACRES OF VALUABLE FARMING LAND IN MIDLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DEVOTED TO THE GROWING OF POTATOES, BEANS, CABBAGES AND OATS, AND WHILE THIS IS CONDUCTED UNDER A MANAGER THE LATTER IS DIRECTLY UNDER MR. ADE'S SUPERVISION. ON POLITICS MR. ADE IS A PRONOUNCED DEMOCRAT, ALWAYS VOTES THE STRAIGHT TICKET, AND IN THE YEAR OF 1909 HE WAS ELECTED TO PUBLICE OFFICE AS COUNCILMAN T LARGE FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS, AND HE HAS WORKED ACTIVELY IN THE INTERESTS OF HIS FRIENDS. HE IS HEARTILY IN SYMPATHY WITH THE PURPOSES AND TEACHINGS OF THE VARIOUS FRATERNAL ORDERS, AND AT THIS TIME IS A MEMBER OF THE LOCATL LODGES OF THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, THE BENEVOLENTAND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS, THE IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN AND THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE. HIS BUSINESS AND SOCIAL CONNECTIONS HAVE BROUGHT TO HIM A WIDE ACQUAINTANCE AND HE HAS THE FAVORABLE REGARD OF THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THOSE WITH WHOME HE AS COME IN CONTACT.

IN 1907 MR. ADE WAS MARRIED TO MISS ERMA STETZEL, THE ESTIMABLE DAUGHTER OF CHARLES AND CHRISTENA (EGGMAN) STETZEL, AND TO THIS UNION THERE HAVE BEEN BORN FOUR INTERESTING AND ATTRACTIVE CHILDREN: THYRA V., RAY, ROSEMOND V. AND JUNE E. MR. AND MRS ADE ARE COSISTENT MEMBERS OF THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH. THEIR PLEASANT HOME IS LOCATED AT 248 OAK ST.

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