Title: John Charles Meussdorffer Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1862-1895
Box Number: 1422
Extent: 1 box
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J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company
Meussdorffer, John Charles, 1823-1894
Correspondence of the Meussdorffer family and to the J. C. Meussdorffer Hat Manufacturing Company. Most of the correspondence
is concerned with the business.
John Meussdorffer was born in Bavaria on April 9, 1823. He came from a family which had been making hats for several generations.
He came to the Unted States in 1847 and California in 1849. He opened a hat business in San Francisco. The J. C. Meussdorffer
Hat Manufacturing Company came to have branches in Sacramento, Marysville and Portland. Meussdorffer took his sons into partnership
Mr. Meussdorffer also was an investor in real estate. He was a president of the German Benevolent Society and of the German
Hospital. He was a member of the Committee of Vigilance in 1856. He died on December 3, 1894. The business, under the name
J. C. Meussdorffer's Sons, last appears in the San Francisco City Directory of 1943.
Espenscheid, N., Jr.
Haight, Helsey & Company
Henderson, Meeker & Bird
Lothrop & Noble
Title: Vigilance Committee Records,