Eitel, Emil

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Eitel, Emil Gender: M
Emil Heinrich Friedrich Eitel
born on 27 February 1865 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°38' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°47 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 23°36'

Emil Eitel (Old Bismarck Hotel)


German hotel and restaurant contractor, the eldest of The Eitel Brothers, a family of four brothers (Emil, Karl, Robert and Max Eitel), originating from Stuttgart in Germany, who operated since 1894 in Chicago as hoteliers and restaurateurs. They are well known for the luxury Bismarck Hotel and restaurants such as the Marigold Gardens and the Old Heidelberg Inn.

The first child of Emil and Charlotte Eitel, Emil attended the trade school in Stuttgart, and served in the Army as a one-year volunteer before beginning, in 1885, to work in his father's factory on the production of photo albums.

In 1890, Emil Eitel moved to the United States and settled in Chicago. He first worked as a clerk for the Chicago company "Bond's Commercial Agency". In 1891, after his brother Charles also came to Chicago, the two founded a wholesale wine and liquor imports business named "Eitel Brothers".

During the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, the first Chicagoan World's Fair, they operated their first hotel in the vicinity of the exhibition grounds. The success prompted them to permanently turn to the hotel business. They took over the hotel "Germania" and renamed it "Bismarck Hotel". In 1894, they founded the Bismarck Hotel Company. Emil Eitel presided as President and Chief Financial Officer until his death in 1948. Besides the hotel, the two brothers operated from 1895 to 1923 the Bismarck Gardens (later Marigold Gardens), a beer garden.

In 1894, Emil Eitel married Emma Caroline Boldenweck (1868–1943), whom he had met in Stuttgart. His younger brother Karl married Emma's younger sister Marie Louise Boldenweck. Emma and Emil Eitel had two children who died in infancy or childhood. Emil Eitel died on 18 July 1948 at the age of 83 in Chicago.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Eitel, Karl (born 15 January 1871)
  • sibling relationship with Eitel, Max (born 29 September 1882)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1894 (Emma Caroline Boldenweck)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1865, folio 12, no. 58).


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two, both died young)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Hotelier)
  • Vocation : Business : Clerk/ Typist
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business (Beer garden)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Restaurateur
  • Vocation : Misc. : Factory work