Mr. E.E. Mittelstadt, He was born around 1874, immigrated to the United States from
Germany at the age of ten, settled in Wisconsin, and married Bertha Behm around 1896. Mittelstadt had established himself as an undertaker in Ballard by 1908.
The Mittelstadts lived above the funeral parlor at 1766 NW Market Street. They had five children, four daughters, Alma, Esther, Hazel and Lorraine (Lorena), and a son, Otto.
Besides working as a mortician, Ernest Mittelstadt served as the president of the German Clubhouse
Association. In 1935, he presided over the acquisition of the former Assay Office at 613 Ninth
Avenue (City of Seattle Landmark) for the Deutsches Haus, a meeting place and clubhouse for
people of German and Swiss ancestry. In 1911 he was also a member of the Lions Club. E. E.
Mittelstadt died in 1948. Otto Mittelstadt subsequently took over the business.
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