Urenovich insurance office, Centre Street


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History of Freeland, Pa.
Insurance agents

What's on this page:
  • 20th- and 21st-century insurance agents
  • Insurance agents listed in directories, 1900-1940
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[Thanks to Ed Merrick, Mike Bobby, Billy Kuklis for additions and corrections.]

This is not a complete list - please help me to expand it.


Mickey Berta - Freeland/White Haven highway - State Farm Insurance

DePierro and DePierro - 538 Centre St.

Andrew Evancho and Anthony Evancho - 510 Vine St., salesmen, insurance (ages 40 and 29 in 1940 Census)

Albert Goeppert - 809 Walnut St., insurance salesman (age 40 in 1940 Census)

Esther F. Kennedy, Utica insurance ad, 1930 Esther F. Kennedy - 458 Ridge St. (corner of Ridge and South) - Utica Mutual Insurance Co. (motorists; 1930 ad from Ed Merrick) - We didn't have many female insurance agents (if you know of more, please let me know). The 19th-century Insurance page also lists a Mrs. S. E. Hayes who specialized in fire insurance. (1930 ad from Ed Merrick)

Charles McHugh, Insurance - 527 Washington St.

Nationwide Insurance (Al Urenovich) - Centre St., between Main & Front Streets

Martin O'Donnell, Insurance - 634 Centre St.

Neil O'Donnell - 113 Main St., Eckley, insuranceman, insurance office (age 55 in 1940 Census)

Peter Pavlinko - 108 Centre St., insurance agent, Home Life Insurance Co. (1940 Census) (also 1940 city directory) In 1959 he was celebrated with a banquet by fellow employees on his retirement after 35 years of service with the company. (in the 1959 article his name was given as Peter Palinko)

Andrew Shiner III and Rocco Amentler - 711 Main Street - North Penn. Insurance Associates (Andrew Shiner III, manager; Rocco Amentler, agent) (from 1986 St. Casimir's booklet via Ed Merrick)

Sholtis Insurance, Main Street A. J. Sholtis Insurance - 824 Main St. ('51 Minamek) Photo taken by Ed Merrick.

Al F. Urenovich - 1010 Centre St. - Farm Bureau Insurance ('54 Minamek)

Paul Urenovich Insurance Agency - 517 Centre St. (from 1986 St. Casimir's booklet via Ed Merrick)

Wm. Vaskalis Insurance Centre St., opposite L.V. Depot All kinds of insurance written; Collections of all kinds; New and used show cases, cash registers, refrigerators for sale (1924 ad)

Michael Wanda Insurance South St. New York Life Insurance Co. (1924 ad) - Michael C. Wanda, Life insurance, Freeland (from Billy Kuklis, 1932 FPD Ball program)

Victor Waskevich - 218 Adams St., salesman and collector, insurance (age 33 in 1940 Census)

Charles H. Wolfe - 625 Centre St., agent, insurance (age 60 in 1940 Census)

Benjamin Wysocky - 111 Main St., Highland, salesman, insurance co. (age 24 in 1940 Census)



Insurance agents listed in directories, 1900-1940

1900-1901 city directory
In business listings:
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Washington
Norwich Union Fire Insurance Co., Centre
Orient Insurance Co., Hartford, Centre
Prudential Life Insurance Co., Will R. Donmoyer, ass't sup't, Centre cor. Main
Shovlin, Hugh A., justice of the peace, also insurance, Centre

1912 telephone directory
In general listings:
Reagan J M, Real Est & Ins South

1917 telephone directory
In general listings:
Reagan, J. M., Real Estate & Insurance - 603 South

1921-1922 city directory
In business listings:
Benjamin & Markman, insurance agent, 26 W. Broad, Hazleton
Cruikshank, Wm. Y., insurance agent, 634 Centre
De Pierro & De Pierro (Fire), insurance agent, 538 Centre
Helmes, C. E. Agency, The, insurance agent, 307 Markle Bank Bldg., Hazleton
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Refowich Bldg.
Prudential Life Insurance Co. Birkbeck Bldg.
Regan, J. M., insurance agent, 603 South

1928-1929 city directory
In business listings:
American Insurance Agency, insurance agent, 301-02 American Bank Bldg., Hazleton
Crocomo, Joseph H., insurance broker, 505 American Bank Bldg., Hazleton
De Pierro & De Pierro, insurance agent, life insurance, Balon Bldg., 538 Centre
Helmes, C. E. Agency, insurance agent automobile, casualty, fire, heath and accident, 505 American Bank Bldg., Hazleton
Kennedy, Daniel J., insurance agent, 458 Ridge
Kennedy, Esther F., Mrs., insurance agent, 458 Ridge
Lesser, J. W. & Son, insurance agent, 921 North
London & Lancanshire Indemnity Co., casualty insurance, The C. E. Helmes Agency Genl. Agents, 505 American Bank Bldg., Hazleton
McHugh, Frank J., insurance agent, 538 Centre
Reagan, Jas M., insurance agent, 603 South
Woelfel, Martha E., insurance agent, also notary public, 820 Main
Wolfe, Charles H., justice of the peace; notary public; insurance agent, First National Bank Bldg., 636 Centre

1940 city directory
In business listings:
Benjamin & Markham Inc., insurance agents, 204 Traders Bank bldg, Hazleton, Pa.
DePierro & DePierro, insurance agents, 538 Centre
Evansha & Evansha, insurance agents, 510 Vine
Goeppert, Albert E., justice of the peace, also insurance agent, 809 Walnut
Home Life Insurance Co., 108 Centre
Metropolitan Insurance Co., 533 Centre
Prudential Insurance Co., 533 Centre
Sholtis, Andrew J., notary public, also insurance agent, 820 Main
Wolfe, Charles H., notary public, also insurance agent, 625 Centre



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