1920 - Arnold Bartschi Travels to the United States to Become a Businessman

Arnold Bartschi begins his career in the shoe trade by taking on an apprenticeship in Paris, France. Upon his return to Switzerland he begins working for Bally Shoe Co.

Somewhere between 1920 and 1927 (conflicting sources) Bartschi is sent to Brooklyn, New York by Bally Shoe Co. in order to learn English and work in their factory. He quickly proves himself competent and rises through the ranks. By 1928 he is hired in Cincinnati as a factory manager.

Sources: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Gardens of Philadelphia & the Delaware Valley, West Chester Daily Local News, http://www.jgarden.org/gardens.asp?ID=369