Joseph W. Stern (1870-1934), an amateur musician, teamed up with Edward B. Marks (1865-1944), an aspiring lyricist, to write a song entitled The Little Lost Child. They founded a company in 1894 and published many successful vaudeville songs such as No One Ever Loved More Than I, My Mother Was A Lady, Games We Used To Play and Don’t Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve. Also, operettas such as those by Ludwig Engländer (1853—1914) were prominent in the catalog. Finally in 1919 Stern sold out to Marks, who continued the firm successfully as Edward B. Marks.
(Jos. W. Stern & Co.)