"JUNGERS DIES SUDDENLY AT ATLANTIC CITY. Head of Sergeant Glass
Until 4 Years Ago. AUTHORITY ON GLASS BUSINESS.
Clement Jungers, 72, former Kane
industrialist and one of the wealthiest and best known men in the
community, died at 9:30 o'clock last night n an Atlantic City
hospital from a sudden attack of coronary thrombosis which struck
swiftly shortly after noon yesterday.
Clement John Joseph Jungers was born
in 1871 in Luxembourg, the only son an the youngest of eight
children of a Luxembourg schoolmaster. His birth took place in
the second floor, the living quarters of his parents, in the
school building and at the age of three he began attending the
After attending the elementary schools
in Luxembourg, he attended the University of Heidelburg, Germany,
and completed his education in Paris, France. After graduating
from the university in Paris, he was employed by the San Gobain
Glass company, in France.
About 40 years ago, Mr. Jungers
decided to learn the English language and came to America for that
purpose. Shortly after arriving in the United States he accepted
a position with the Mississippi Glass company at Port Allegany,
where he remained for a few years prior to moving to Streeter, Ill.,
where he continued in the glass business.
In 1912, upon reading in a glass
journal that the Sargeant Glass company, a subsidiary of the
Mississippi Glass company, had found operation unprofitable, he
came to Kane and reopened the closed plant for the manufacture
of wire glass and allied products. For 26 years he operated
this plant, retiring as president in December 1938. He was
considered an authority in the glass business and, at national
conventions, was given a respectful hearing upon the technical
aspects of glass manufacture. When he retired, he moved to
Atlantic City where he lived until his death yesterday.
He was married about 36 years ago
and his wife, who was Swedish, died in her native land while
on a visit there about 32 years ago. He is survived, it is
thought, by a daughter, Rose Mae, who was married to a captain
in the Swedish Army and who was living in Stockholm. Two
grandchildren also survive. Absence of recent reports from his
survivors in Sweden, has led to speculation as to whether or
not his daughter is still living.
Mr. Jungers was a well-known and
highly-respected citizen of his community during the 26 years
he spent here. He was an accomplished pianist and made many
friends while here. He was a member of the Kane Lodge of Elks
and an active participant in the affairs of the lodge. It is
estimated here that he was one of the wealthiest men in this
vicinity at the time of his death.
Funeral arrangements have not
been completed but will probably be announced tomorrow.
William L. Heim, an associate of Mr. Jungers, left this morning
to confer with his physician, who released the information of
his death last evening. Death occured while the physician was
talking to Mr. Heim over the long distance telephone, it was
During most of his life in Kane,
Mr. Jungers lived at the Magowan residence, 111 Edgar street,
and was informed by telegram yesterday of the death of his former
friend, F. G. Copeland.
The Kane Republican, February 25, 1943