Henry Veith [RG3610.AM]

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RG3610.AM:  Henry Veith, 1846-1924

Invoices:  1873-1879
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Grocer, Baker & Confectionery, Businessman
Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

Henry Veith was born December 2, 1846, in Nieder Ramstadt, Hessen, Germany.  He left Germany around 1866, spending one year in London, England, before immigrating to the United States in 1867.  Veith settled first in Pekin, Illinois, where he worked on a railroad for two years.  In 1869, Veith resettled in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, where he entered into a business partnership with his future brother-in-law.  Two years later, he opened his own business, a bakery and confectionery.  He later added groceries and a hardware department.  His store was located at 905-909 “O” Street in downtown Lincoln.  In 1872, Veith married Katharina Goetz.  This marriage produced nine children.  Veith also served two terms, beginning in 1892, as a council member from the second ward.  Veith remained actively involved in the conducting of his business until 1922 when he retired.  Henry Veith died on December 7, 1924.  He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of four boxes invoices dating from 1873-1879.  This material relates to merchandise orders placed by Henry Veith while conducting his grocery, bakery, confectionery, and hardware business in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The invoices show items ordered, the quantity ordered, and the amount paid.  These are arranged alphabetically by the name of the company, and then arranged chronologically for each company.  The location of the company, merchandise specialty, and dates of transactions with Henry Veith are noted.  Cancelled checks and receipts are often included.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Alden & Bro., St. Louis, 1876; wine
  2. William T. Allen Co., Chicago, 1878-1879; Wholesale grocer
  3. D.H. Andrews, Lincoln, 1873, 1879; Crockery, china, glassware
  4. Arbuckel Bros., Chicago, 1877; coffee
  5. Wm. Ashton, Lincoln, 1876; P. Lumber
  6. H.C. Babcock, Lincoln, 1875; coal and lumber
  7. Ballard Bros., Lincoln, 1876; hardware
  8. C.B. Beach, Lincoln, 1876, 1879; flour, meal, feed
  9. Beck & Feldcamp, Chicago, 1878; tobacco
  10. Bell, Conrad Co., Chicago, 1878; tea, coffee, spice
    a. E & H Benedict, Chicago, 1878; teas, coffees, spices, mustard, cream of tarter
  11. Benjamin & Lawrence, Lincoln, 1879; wallpaper
  12. Best, Russell Co., Chicago, 1877-1878; tobacco
  13. Amory Bigelow, Chicago, 1877; tea
  14. Bohanan Bros., Lincoln, 1874; meat, poultry, game
  15. Booth, Hinman & Co., BeLoir, Wisconsin, 1876-1878; wrapping paper
  16. S.S. Brock, Lincoln, 1873; druggist
  17. Brown Bros. & Co., Quincy, Illinois, 1875; confectioner
  18. Buckstaff, Chase & Co., Lincoln, 1875; lumber
  19. Bullock Bros., Lincoln, 1876; wood and coal
  20. Burlington Notion Co., Burlington, Iowa, 1878-1879; notions
  21. Capital Soap Works, Lincoln, 1874; soap
  22. W.O. Carpenter & Son, Chicago, 1878; cheese, ham dried beef, pork, bacon, dried fruits, etc.
  23. Chase & Blanchard, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1877; grocers and wholesale dealers in oysters
  24. Chicago Baker Company, Chicago, 1878-1879
  25. A. & P.A. Clark, Peoria, Illinois, 1876; growers and dealers in baker’s confectioners & Butcher sup.
  26. T.J. Clark, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1877; grocer
  27. Clark & Loveday, Chicago, 1878-1879; wholesale fish dealers
  28. Clark & Taylor, Lincoln, 1875; steam cracker bakery
  29. Consolidated Tank Line Co., Lincoln, 1875; crude and refined oils
  30. Crete Mills, Crete, Nebraska, 1876-1879; formerly Bridges & Johnston
  31. A.J. Cropsey & San, Lincoln, 1873, 1878; flour, feed, meal, etc.
  32. Samuel Cupples & Co., St. Louis, 1876-1879; woodenware, cordage, paper bags, etc.
  33. Curtis Brothers, Rochester, New York, 1878; canned fruit, vegetables, pickles
  34. L. Danbaum, Council Bluffs, 1875; cigars
  35. Darmstadt, Germany, 1874; various companies
  36. R.T. Davis & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1877; millers
  37. Julien J. Deck, Lincoln, 1876; grocer
  38. William Devereaux, Lincoln, 1876; tobacco
  39. J.H. Dix, Chicago, 1876-1878; salt fish and canned goods
  40. Douglas, Streett & Co., St. Louis, 1878; teas, syrups and molasses
  41. Dozier, Weyl & Co., St. Louis, 1878; crackers and fancy biscuits
  42. Dunham, Peckham & Co., St. Louis, 1876-1878; yeast powder, confectioners, foreign fruits, groceries
  43. Duquett & Louie, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1877; candies, fruits, oysters
  44. Durands & Co., Chicago, 1876-1879; grocers, tea importers
  45. John M. Dutro, St. Louis, 1878; fish dealer

Box 2
Folder

  1. Elliot & Turner, Lincoln, 1873-1875; drugs, books, stationery, toilet articles
  2. Farrell Bros., Leavenworth, Kansas; fruits, confectionery
  3. Frank Field & Co., Chicago, 1878; cracker and confectionery manufactures
  4. Flint, Evans & Co., St. Louis, 1876; teas, coffees, spices
  5. Mark S. Foote & Co., Burlington, Iowa, 1875; paper, paper bags, envelopes, twine
  6. Otto Funke & Bro., Lincoln, 1873-1876; liquor, wines, cigars
  7. Jos. Garneau & Co., Lincoln, 1877-1879; crackers and pilot bread
  8. Gere & Hathaway, Lincoln, 1873; Nebraska State Journal
  9. Gerrans & Raymaker, Lincoln, 1873; meats, poultry, game
  10. Gillet, McCulloch & Co., Chicago, 1876; baking powder, chewing gum, hair oil, perfumery, pomades, inks, lemon sugar
  11. C.S. Goodrich & Co., Omaha, 1876-1877; woodenware, housekeeping goods
  12. Gould, Briggs & Co., Chicago, 1876; grocers
  13. P.J. Grant, Lincoln, 1875; lumber, lath, shingles, sash, doors, blinds, coal
  14. Great Western Tea Co., Omaha, 1875; tea, coffee
  15. Gulick & Clark, Lincoln, 1873; bakery, confectionery
  16. Hannum & Hauk, Clebeland, 1878; baking powder, flavoring extracts, essences
  17. F. Harbach & Bro., Des Moines, 1876; cigars, smoking and chewing tobacco
  18. A.E. Hargreaves & Co., Lincoln, 1875-1878; news, stationery, fruit, confectionery, oysters, nuts
  19. Hass & Zeh, Lincoln, 1875; meat, lard, sugar, cured hams, breakfast bacon
  20. G.W. Hauck & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1875; coffee, spices, mustards, cream tarter
  21. Hawley & Burkd, Lincoln, 1876; farm machinery, wagons, stoves, tinware
  22. Heineman Bros. Baltimore, 1878; cigars
  23. Henning & Co., Chicago, 1878; cooperage and cider
  24. Carl Hoffman, Lincoln, 1875; furniture and upholstery
  25. Humphrey Bros., Lincoln, 1875; hardware and agricultural implements
  26. J.H. Hucyk & Co., Chicago, 1876-1879; flavoring extracts, buffalo baking powders, French bluing, lemon sugar
  27. J.B. Inderrieden & Bro., Chicago, 1876-1879; fruits and fancy groceries
  28. Jewett & Sherman Co., Milwaukee, 1876-1879; coffee, spices, baking powder, mustard
  29. J.D. Johnson, Lincoln, 1875; grain, flour, feed
  30. Jones & Schmidt, Lincoln, 1873-1875; dry goods, ready-made clothing, groceries
  31. W.G. Jones & Co., Lincoln, 1875; lumber, lath, shingles, sash, doors, blinds, moldings and building paper
  32. I. & J.A. Joseph, 1876; Polishes (“blucking”)
  33. S. Kingsbaker & Bro., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1875; cigars and tobacco
  34. Koenig, Hauck & Bro., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1875; crackers
  35. John Kranz, Chicago, 1875-1879; confectionery
  36. H.P. Lau & Co., Lincoln, 1873-1878; bottled soda, ginger ale, candies, nuts, oranges, apples
  37. Ledwith & Menlove, Lincoln, 1875; coal and wood
  38. Leighton & Brown, Lincoln, 1878; drugs, books, stationery, paints, oils, varnish, glass, dyes, brushes
  39. Little, Brock & Curson, Lincoln, 1876-1879; flour, feed, grain
  40. J.D. Lottridge & Co., Woodlawn, Nebraska, 1875; flour, cheese
  41. T.W. Lowrey, Lincoln, 1873-1878; flour, meal, grain, coal

Box 3
Folder

  1. McNab & Johnson, Chicago, 1878-1879; fish
  2. Franklin MacVeagh & Co., Chicago, 1878; importers, grocers
  3. E.B. Mallory & Co., Chicago, 1876; oysters
  4. Merker Bros., Chicago, 1875-1878; fancy goods, druggists’, sundries, pipes, smokers’ articles, pocket cutlery
  5. Metzler & Rothschild, Chicago, 1876-1877; tobacco
  6. Meyer & Raapke, Omaha, 1873; groceries, cigars, tobacco, fish, importers
  7. A. Meyer, Lincoln, 1873-1876; wood and coal
  8. Julius Meyer (Oppenheimer & Meyer), St. Louis, Missouri, 1873; cigars, tobacco, pipes
  9. L. Meyer & Bro., Lincoln, 1874-1875; groceries and provisions
  10. Missouri Glass Co., St. Louis, 1878-1879; glassware, lamps, queensware, bottles
  11. Nave, McCord & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1876-1878; grocers
  12. Nebraska Tank Oil Co., Lincoln, 1876-1878; oils and gasoline
  13. Nickerson & Seely, Chicago, 1878; fish
  14. Nutter & Flickinger, Geary City, Kansas, 1879; flour and corn meal
  15. B. Oppenheimer & Co., St. Joseph, 1875-1877; cigars, tobacco, pipes
  16. M. Oppenheimer, Lincoln, 1875-1876; dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes
  17. Orlando Mills, Orlando, Nebraska, 1878; flour, mill feed, dry goods, groceries
  18. Orson & Acres, Burlington, Iowa, 1873-1879; paper, stationery, binding, blank books, twine
  19. Parker & Edgerly, Lincoln, 1875; hardware, stoves, tinware
  20. Parsons & Mackenzie, New York, 1878
  21. George Parsons, New York, 1878; fancy goods, china, glassware, fireworks
  22. John C. Partridge & Co., New York, 1876-1877; tobacco
  23. O.H. Peckham & Co., St. Louis, 1878; confectionery, foreign fruits, nuts
  24. C.O. Perrine, Chicago, 1876; honey, syrups, beeswax
  25. Peycke Bros., Omaha, 1877; fruits, oysters, grocers
  26. Pfund & Dorner, Omaha, 1876; cheese
  27. F.P. Pratt & Co., Lincoln, 1873; wood
  28. Pundt, Meyer & Raapke, Omaha, 1873-1878; groceries, teas, spices
  29. A.M. Purves & Co., Philadelphia, 1878; spices, mustard, coffee, rice flour, cream of tarter, gelatin
  30. Quinlan Bros., Chicago, 1878-1879; fruits, groceries
  31. Raymond Bros. & Co., Lincoln, 1873-1875; wholesale grocers
  32. Raymond Bros. & Co., Lincoln, 1876; wholesale grocers
  33. Raymond Bros. & Co., Lincoln, 1877; wholesale grocers
  34. Raymond Bros. & Co., Lincoln, 1878-1879; wholesale grocers

Box 4
Folder

  1. Reid, Murdoch & Fischer, Chicago, 1877-1878; wholesale grocers
  2. Reynolds & Reynolds, Dayton, Ohio, 1878; stationery, paper, ink
  3. Rice & Byers, St. Louis, 1876; cigars tobacco
  4. Rich & Oppenheimer, Lincoln, 1873-1875; dry goods, clothing, shoes and boots, trimmings, groceries, dishware
  5. A.C. Rudolf & Co., Lincoln, 1873; wholesale grocers
  6. A. Ryder & Co., Chicago, 1876; fruits, oysters, fish
  7. D.H. Salinger & Co., Atchison, Nebraska, 1878; cigars, tobacco
  8. Christian Sasse, Lincoln, 1875; coal, wood
  9. Schweitzer & Beer, Chicago, 1877; toys, china, glassware, druggists’ sundries, baskets, beads, musical instruments
  10. W.T. Seaman, Omaha, 1876; paper
  11. Thomas Sewell, Lincoln, 1876; groceries, provisions, woodenware
  12. F.M. Shafer, Lincoln, 1875; house and sign painting, calsomining, furniture-varnishing
  13. S.P. Sladden & Co., Chicago, 1878-1879; fruits, fancy groceries
  14. Jas. M. Smith & Co., Chicago; fruits, fancy groceries
  15. F.L. Somner & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1877; crackers, biscuits
  16. Spreter & Loepfy, Lincoln, 1873; cattle, hogs, poultry, venison
  17. Steele & Price, Chicago, 1878-1879; baking powder, flavoring extracts, perfumes, yeast, lemon sugar
  18. Stewart, Aldrich & Co., Chicago, 1876-1879; groceries, coffee, fruit
  19. J.M. Swan & Co., Burlington, Iowa, 1878; druggists’ and grocers’ notions, small musical instruments
  20. Taylor Manufacturing Co., St. Louis, 1877-1878
  21. Tolman & Walker, Chicago, 1879; wholesale grocers and tea dealers
  22. Tracy & Parker, Troy, Kansas, 1877; flour
  23. Turner, Frazer & Co., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1873-1877; wholesale grocers
  24. Henry Veith, Lincoln; bakery, confectionery, groceries, provisions; fruits
  25. Vergho, Ruhling & Co., Chicago, 1878-1879; importers
  26. S. Way & Co., Lincoln, 1873; stoves and tinware
  27. Wahoo Mills, Saunders County, Nebraska, 1873; flour, corn meal, bran
  28. Calvin E. Webber, Chicago, 1876-1879; fruits, fancy groceries, cigars
  29. Charles D. Wells, Chicago, 1876-1878; cheese, hams, dried beef, pork, bacon, dried fruits, beans
  30. Western Oil Tank Line Co., Lincoln, 1877; petroleum, lubricating oils
  31. Wilson & Kennard, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1875-1878; teas and ground spices
  32. John M. Wright & Co., Chicago, 1877; china and Japan teas
  33. Miscellaneous Invoices and Receipts, 1873-1875
  34. Miscellaneous Invoices and Receipts, 1876-1879 and undated and fragments

 

Subject headings:

Bakers and bakeries -- Nebraska
Confectioners -- Nebraska
Crete Mills (Crete, Nebraska)
Grocery stores -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
Hardware stores -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
Lincoln (Nebraska) -- Businesses
Merchants -- Nebraska
Raymond Brothers and Company (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Veith, Henry, 1846-1924

 

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