Friday, June 3, 2011
Max Greenfield, Proprietor of the National House
Max Greenfield was born in Bavaria. By 1870, he was married to Mary Noonan Greenfield, a native of Ireland, and was in the cigar business in Sandusky. The 1880 U.S. Census for Erie County lists Max Greenfield as a hotel keeper. The June 5, 1895 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Max Greenfield was the proprietor of the National House.
On June 4, 1885, Max Greenfield died following a sickness of two weeks. His obituary stated that he had lived in Sandusky for "upwards of thirty years." It continued, "It may truthfully said of him that he died without an enemy...Quiet and inoffensive, he made friends of every one who knew him, and those who knew him longest liked him best. He was between fifty and fifty-one years of age, and leaves a wife and adopted daughter."
Below is an page from the 1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, available from the Ohio Web Library, which shows the National House at the northwest corner of Market and Wayne Streets in Sandusky.