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Sidney Frohman was born in Sandusky in 1881, the son of David and Rachel Strauss Frohman, who were both born in Germany. Known as the “Dean” of the corrugated box industry, Sidney Frohman served as President of the Hinde and Dauch Company for thirty four years, and chairman of the board for seven years. During his years at the helm of Hinde and Dauch, he led the company through a steady expansion program. He was a generous supporter of civic organizations in the Sandusky area, and formed the Sidney Frohman Foundation charitable trust in 1952.
From 1935 until 1960, the Sidney Frohman Lodge was a focal point for entertainment on the East Point of South Bass Island. Mr. Frohman used the lodge to entertain friends as well as business associates. The lodge featured a main home with 24 rooms, five small cottages, banquet facilities, and a large boat dock.
On June 7, 1936, a group of Hinde and Dauch employees visited the Sidney Frohman Lodge at Put in Bay.