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                    Historical Sketch of the Confectionery Trade of Chicago
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Transcribed from book belonging to Frank T. Scanlan, Sr., father of
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Historical Sketch of the Confectionery Trade of Chicago
By Henry G. Abbott
Published by the Jobbing Confectioners' Association, Chicago, 1905


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA:
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RADERMACHER, L. R.
Had been connected with bakery business and added a large stock of candy and materially
incrased his sales 1893
His trade was to a large extent in the suburbs
Owing to ill health  sold out and moved to Los Angeles, California, where he is in jobbing
business at 233 West Twenty-eighth Street 1905
Page 103

RAKOW, Henry F.
Ad: "607 W. Superior St. Wholesale confectioner"
Page 135 (Ad)

RALSTON, M. J.
2300 Wilcox Avenue
Bought out jobbing business from S. F. MILLER April 18, 1904
(Note: MILLER described as "D.F." rather than "S. F." on page 125)
Ad: "M. J. RALSTON 2300 Wilcox Avenue, Confectioner"
Page 113, 125, 182 (Ad)

RECHTMEYER, A
Began jobbing business in April (late 1880's?)
Sold out to Henry SCHUMACHER in March 1888
Page 83, 89

RECHTMEYER, H.
Began jobbing business in September
Sold out his route to William HAGEMEISTER to go into real estate Feb. 3, 1886
Page 81, 83

REED, Eugene O.
EUGENE O. READ COMPANY
Began the manufacturing of butterscotch specialties at 508 Nelson Street 1896
Moved to Wellington and Clybourn Avenues
Eugene O. REED is the Senior partner
Past President Jobbing Confectioners' Association
Current President National Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1905
Chairman Transportation Committee
Mrs. Eugene O. Reed was member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Chicago Jobbing
Confectioners' Association when first formed March 1, 1905
"During the short time he has been in business, he has done more to promote harmony than
any other man in the confectionery trade, and is well known all over the United States."
Ad: "We have often heard it stated that there is a sucker born every minute, and while we
do not admit this, we are not in a position to say that thre is no truth in it.  If this
statement is true, it means that 1440 suckers enter this world of sorrow every day, or at
the rate of about 500,000 per year, and under these circumstances, we see how it is
possible for a man to sell and continue selling an article with little or no merit,
provided he sees a new on each time.
We have an article of merit and are looking for a new trade, but we can offer you as
references any one who ever handled our "REED'S BUTTER SCOTCH PATTIES."  In regard to this
article, we say without fear of contradiction that it is the nicest and most convenient
size on the market, that it will come up with the requirements of any Food Law of any State
or Country, and that it is a Butter Scotch pure and simple, as it contains no foreign
flavoring or coloring matter whatever.  It is packed only in air-tight and dust-proof glass
and tine packages, and is put on the market in the fall as soon as the weather is cool
enough, and we guarantee it in every way through the season until the following May.  Ask
any one who has ever handled or eaten this popular confection, and order them through your
jobber and give them a trial.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  When you order be sure you ask for
"REED'S BUTTER SCOTCH PATTIES."  Eugene O. REED Company, (Inc.) Chicago."
Page 66 (Photo), 111, 125, 166 (Ad)

REED, James
Acquired interest of Edward MORAN and partnered with S. R. JEFFERSON in JEFFERSON & REED at
159 South Clark Street 1866
Partnered with MORGAN and moved business to 48 West Randolph Street 1868
Business closed 1869
Page 35

REIDENBACH, William
Bought out jobbing business of Otto W. LOERCKE 1894
(Could also be same person as Wilhelm REIDERBACH - page 113?)
Page 107

REIDERBACH, Wilhelm
(Could also be same person as William REIDENBACH on page 107?)
Sold jobbing business to August P. MUELLER September 1, 1896
Page 113

REYNOLDS
KERR & REYNOLDS
70 North Clark Street
Page 13

RITTERBUSCH, William H.
Began jobbing in late 1880's and still in business in 1905
Page 85

ROBERTS, M. L.
Employed by R. H. FISH
Bought out FISH'S horse and wagon route and continued business until 1884
Sold out to L. H. KESSLER 1884
Page 57

ROESCHMANN & JONANOVICH
Began manufacturing at 171 South Desplaines 1901
Page 119

ROKOW, Henry F
Bought out jobbing business of August SCHUMANN November, 1900
607 West Superior Street
On Reception Committee of Convention (Jobbing Confectioners' Association) 1905
Page 117

ROMINGER
SCHMAUS & ROMINGER
Started small business at 113 Blue Island Avenue and closed same year
Page 63

RORABACK
FOWLER & RORABACK renamed FOWLER & STEIN at 102 West Adams in 1903
Page 121

ROSCOUTEN, Robert
Began in jobbing business 1894
"…now attending to the city department of WILLIAMS & HOFFMAN" 1905
Page 111

ROSS. Henry
Began jobbing business in 1894
Page 109

ROTH, C.
Began manufacturing at 83 Blue Island Avenue May 1873
Bought out by Peter WEBER
Page 53

ROTH, Frank
Assumed business of  L. LOBETHAL (Note: spelled "LOBENTHAL" on page 97)  who died August 3,
1892
Resides at 229 Johnson Avenue 1905
Page 79, 97

ROTTGEN, H. H.
An ex-policeman, began in the jobbing trade in May 1894
Well known in the trade while he remained in business
Page 107

RUBEL, I. A.
RUBEL, B. F.
G. ALLEGRETTI  partnered with I.A. RUBEL and B. F. RUBEL and changed name of company at 179
State Street from ALLEGRETTI & CO. to  ALLEGRETTI & RUBEL 1899
RUBEL & ALLEGRETTI opened a wholesale department at 53 Lake Street 1901
Page 115, 119

RUECKHEIM BROS.
F. W. and Louis RUECKHEIM
(See also Herman RUECKHEIM, a possible relation?)
Brothers, F. W. and Louis, began manufacturing "in a humble way as manufacturers of popcorn
products" 1871
Manufactured candy only when they employed Cal BOYNTON, "an expert in inventing new and
salable confections" 1875
Had 4 wagons on the road and "quite a business" with wagon jobbers 1875
Opened factory at 98 Van Buren Street under the name of F.W. RUECKHEIM & BRO.
Moved to larger quarters at West Van Buren, near Canal 1880
Burned out 1885
Employed M. CAPP as city salesman about 1885
Restarted factory at 266 and 268 South Clinton Street 1886
Moved to 261 and 265 South Desplaines Street and brought out "Cracker Jack" 1895
Brought out their favorite confection, "Nut Cracker Jack, " January 1897
Needing more space, rented store at 316 South Clinton Street 1897
Partnered with Paul FERNALD, who retired next year 1898
Partnered with Henry G. ECSTEIN and became RUECKHEIM BROS. & ECKSTEIN in 1903
Erected mammoth new factory at northwest corner of Peoria and Harrison 1904
"The Rueckheim brothers are probably as widely known throughout the United States as any
persons connected with the confectionery business in Chicago and while today their business
is a vast one, their beginning was quite small and it was only their persistent and hard
work, combined with the exceptional quality of the goods which they have always
manufactured, that has placed them where they are today.
	F. W. Rueckheim and his brother, Louis, began business in a humble way as
manufacturers of pop corn products in 1871.  They did not manufacture candy until about
1875, when they were so fortunate as to secure the services of Cal BOYNTON, who was an
expert in inventing new and salable confections.  In 1875, they had four wagons on the road
and had quite a business, as well, with the wagon jobbers.  In 1879 they opened a factory
at 98 Van Buren Street under the firm name of F. W. RUECKHEIM & BROS..  In 1880 their
business had so increased that larger quarters became a necessity, and accordingly they
moved to West Van Buren Street, near Canal, and were burned out there in 1885.  In 1886 the
factory was restarted at 266 and 268 South Clinton Street.  In 1895 they moved to 261 and
265 South Desplaines street and in this year they brought out their favorite confection,
"Cracker Jack," which today is probably the greatest selling pop corn product in the world.
In January 1897, they brought out the little brother to "Cracker Jack," known as "Nut
Cracker Jack."
Ad: (Photo of young girl pointing to box of "Cracker Jack" and text that reads? "Though
many seek to imitate, With style and name of close relate, The taste is what all others
lack -- It's only found in "Cracker Jack." RUECKHEIM BROS. & ECKSTEIN, Cracker jack and
Candy Makers, Chicago, USA. A full line of staple goods, chocolates, penny goods and pail
specialties. Write for samples and prices."
Page 24 (Ad), 49, 51, 79, 121, 123

RUECKHEIM, Herman
(See also Louis and F. W. RUECKHEIM, possible relations?)
Began manufacturing at 685 Forty-third Street 1900
Page 117

RUMSFELT, D.
RUMSFELT, John
Was jobber from July 1, 1889 to October 5, 1896
His brother, John RUMSFELT, was also in the business from December 1, 1889 to May 1, 1892
Page 89

RUNKEL
RUNKEL BROTHERS
Ad: "RUNKEL BROTHERS Crème de Milk Chocolate, A Delicious Confection, Best 5 cent Package
Made. Write for sample and price."
Page 96 (Ad)

RUPPERT. J
Bought a jobbing business from Max KIRCHMAN 1894
Page 109

RUSH, Andy
Ad: "ANDY RUSH Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  151 W. Jackson Boulevard, Bet. Halsted and
Desplaines, Chicago"
Page 134 (Ad)

RUSSELL BROTHERS
"Manufactured a few kinds of candy, but did not remain long in business and had several
locations in the few months of the firm's existence." (1890's?)
Page 91

SACHER, Paul
Began manufacturing at 110 Erie in 1901
Page 119

SAFFORD, Henry K.
Manufacturer at 47 Clark Street
Page 25

SAGE, Henry W.
Conducted both a jobbing and manufacturing business selling out in 1894
Started manufacturing in Terre Haute, Indiana, where still located 1905
Page 95

SANDERSON, D. W.
Began a factory at 301 West Madison Street 1899
Moved to Ft. Dodge, Iowa shortly after
Page 117

SANFORD, C. W.
Native of Ottawa, Illinois, where "he carried on quite a business as a
manufacturer…shipping his product to all the small towns of Illinois and Missouri.  At this
time competition was very keen in the candy business."  Mr. Sanford soon found he was
losing trade to Chicago merchants, as the dealers in small towns preferred to make
occasional trips to Chicago to buy their goods, rather than purchase them from a
manufacturer in a small town like Ottawa.  In the early spring of  1863, he therefore
packed up his stock on hand, his kettles and tools and shipped them to Chicago." 1863
Relocated to Chicago Spring of 1863
179 Randolph Street 1863
Employed Charles Frederick GUNTHER as traveling salesman
38 Randolph Street May 1, 1865
Employed John C. NEEMES as manager
Employed Adolph GEORG 1864 near Briggs House and new building erected for steam powered
candy factory and store  "largest establishment up to that time which had been erected for
candy-making purposes"
First Chicago candy manufacturer to use steam power and introduced terra alba into goods.
Died Fall of 1870
Business assumed by BROOKS & NEEMES
Page 17, 27, 29, 37

SASSAMAN, Charles
Partnered with Francis W. HICKMAN as SASSAMAN & HICKMAN manufacturing candy at 47 Randolph
Street "and made quite a success for a few years" early 1854
Employed William LEIMERT  from Philadelphia as firm foreman May 1857
"After LEIMERT was hired as foreman the firm began to turn out new goods.  Leimert brought
with him from Philadelphia many new ideas and was the first in Chicago to make cococanut
(sic) cakes, cream goods and bon-bons.  Nothing but hard goods were made in Chicago prior
to this time and the majority of manufactures was stick candy."
Moved to 63 Randolph Street where he employed C. H. MEYER 1858
HICKMAN sold out to Geo. BROOKS  and name changed to SASSAMAN & BROOKS 1859
BROOKS retires and SASSAMAN moves to 39 Randolph Street 1861
Sold out to S. R. Jefferson and Edward Moran 1865
SASSAMAN partners with Walter MOSS as SASSAMAN & MOSS and moves to 200 Clark Street 1865
Sold out interest to J. D. MURPHY who partners with Walter MOSS as MOSS & MURPHY1875
Buys out MOSS' share and re-partners with MURPHY in SASSAMAN & MURPHY at 200 Clark Street
1873
Partners with John HUTCHINSON who bought out Murphy and renames firm SASSAMAN & HUTCHINSON
1879
Bought out by HUTCHINSON
Partners with Walter MOSS and then buys out his interest 1880
Page 13, 15, 59

SASSO, Paul
Began jobbing in February (late 1880's?)
Continued until his death
William Weis succeeded him in business on May 19, 1890
Page 85, 91

SAUL, John
Began manufacturing at northwest corner of Green and West Lake Streets with two wagons on
the road
Remained in business until July 1, 1875
Went to Sacramento, California to continue business
Page 45

SAUMWEBER, George
Began jobbing business in 1894
Sold wagon to Luther COUMBE 1894
Sold out in 1903
Page 107, 109

SCANLAN, Edward H.
(Relative of Transcriber - Please contact TCALLANET@aol.com for more information and photos
- Note: Edward H., Mortimer and John F. Scanlan were brothers, who emigrated from
Castlemahon (Mahoonagh), New Castle West, Limerick, with their widowed mother, Katherine
Roche Scanlan (Mrs. Mortimer Scanlan) in 1848-50 to Chicago.  Edward H. Scanlan, Jr., was
son of Edward H. Sr. -- brother of Frank Thomas Scanlan, my husband's grandfather.)
Clerked for J. P. HETH Clinton Street near Madison 1854
Opened factory at 109 North LaSalle Street 1855
Added retail store 18 South Clark Street 1858
Moved Factory to 172 North Wells Street 1860
Partnered with P. L. GARRITY in "THE GREAT WESTERN CANDY FACTORY" 1861
Moved office and factory to 47 State Street 1864
Dissolved GARRITY partnership and joined brothers, Michael and Mortimer, in SCANLAN & BROS.
at 138 South Water Street 1866
Mortimer SCANLAN retires and John SCANLAN joins Edward and Michael in SCANLAN & BROS. 1866
Partners with P. L. GARRITY again at 23 Lake Street 1879-1880
Page 10 (photo), 17, 19

SCANLAN, Edward H.  Jr.
(Relative of Transcriber - Please contact TCALLANET@AOL.COM for more information and
photos)
Son of Edward H. SCANLAN Sr. (who started manufacturing business in 1856)
Began manufacturing candy himself at 154 South Jefferson Street October 9, 1886
Continued manufacturing until  May 22, 1888
Quit own business to take charge of city sales of BUNTE BROS. & SPOEHR May 22, 1886
Left BUNTE BROS. to take charge of city sales of  PEOPLES CANDY COMPANY
Currently attends to jobbing trade at TORMOEHLEN BRANCH, NATIONAL CANDY CO.
Page 81

SCANLAN, John F.
(Relative of Transcriber - Please contact TCALLANET@AOL.COM for more information and
photos)
Partners with brothers, Michael and Mortimer SCANLAN, in firm of SCANLAN & BROS. at 138
South Water Street 1865
Mortimer retires, Edward SCANLAN joins firm 1866
Levi J. COLBURN joins firm which becomes SCANLAN BROS. & COLBURN at 78 State Street 1869
Edward SCANLAN retires and firm becomes SCANLAN & COLBURN 1870
Bought out by COLBURN 1871 and retired
Government office 854 Custom House

SCANLAN, Mortimer
(Relative of Transcriber - Please contact TCALLANET@AOL.COM for more information and
photos)
Partnered with brother, Michael SCANLAN, as SCANLAN & BRO. at 138 South Water Street 1861
Joined by brother, John F. SCANLAN, and became SCANLAN & BROS. 1865
Joined by brother Edward SCANLAN, Mortimer retired 1866
County Clerk's Office
Page 17, 19

SCHAEFER, Henry E.
Bought out the business of George W. HAWKES in May 1, 1890
Past President of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association, past representative to the
National Association,
Chairman Reception Committee, Chicago Jobbing Confectioners Association
Sold wagon and route to Michael Betz, 3258 Lowe Avenue March 7, 1904
Ad: "Henry E. SCHAEFER, 353 W. Huron St. Dealer in Fine Confectionery"
Resides at: 353 West Huron Street 1905
Page 71 (photo), 85, 91, 123. 155 (Ad)

SCHAFER, Charles
Began confectionery business at 204 Madison Street November. 1854
Partnered with Geo. H. BROOKS (Manufacturing) as CHAS. SCHAFER & CO at 158 Monroe Street
near La Salle 1858
Moved to 276 Clark Street when BROOKS retired 1858
Abandoned manufacturing and moved to 182 Clark Street (wholesale and retail business) 1863
119 Randolph Street (with R. W. Chappell) 1858
Retired early 1864
Page 13, 15

SCHAFER, Louis
Note: Also spelled SCHAFFER, Louis on page 119 and in Ad on page 135)
Bought out business of Julius GORDON, deceased, December 1, 1901
Ad: "L. SCHAFFER Wholesale Confectioner 60 Hastings St."
61 Hastings Street
Page 65. 119, 135

SCHAFFER, Louis
Note: Also spelled SCHAFER, Louis on page 65)
Bought out business of Julius GORDON, deceased, December 1, 1901
Ad: "L. SCHAFFER Wholesale Confectioner 60 Hastings St."
61 Hastings Street
Page 65. 119, 135

SCHENDORF, Henry C.
City salesman for DAWSON & SHIELDS
Began own business 1879-1880
Employed Det STEVENS as a salesman
Sold part of jobbing route to Det Stevens 1888
Became active politically and was elected alderman of the Twenty-second ward
Made a record in the council that the papers did not approve of.
President Jobbers Confectioners' Association and one of the delegates that formed the
National Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1894
Built up several routes and hired men to run them making a fair profit
Trustee of newly formed Confectioners' Agents' Union 1880
Finally lost heavily on his many ventures and gradually dropped out of the business
Sold a jobbing confectionery route  to Charles WIGHT 1888
Sold route to J. J. SEEBER 1894
Now a farmer 1905
Page 69, 73, 81, 87, 73, 93, 107, 117

SCHEUER, Hans
Began jobbing business 1894
Page 109

SCHEWE, Otto
Began jobbing business 1894
Now in teaming business 1905
Page 107

SCHINDLER, Paul
Ad: "Paul SCHINDLER Saloon & Restaurant 73 W. Washington St. Near Jefferson"
Page 135 (Ad)

SCHMAUS, Henry
SCHMAUS & ROMINGER
Started a small factory at 113 Blue Island Avenue and closed business same year
Ran a wagon for about two years and gave up business (perhaps late 1800's)
Page 63

SCHMEISER, J.
Began in jobbing business in 1902
Page 121

SCHMIDT, Peter H.
(Note: also spelled "SCHMITT" on page 63)
City Salesman for John KRANZ November 2, 1876 - July 1, 1881
Went into jobbing business for himself July 1, 1881
Treasurer of Jobbing Confectioners' Association for several years.
Still in business residing at 1762 South Clifton Park Avenue 1905
Page 63, 93

SCHMITT, Peter H.
(Note also spelled "SCHMIDT" on page 93)
City Salesman for John KRANZ November 2, 1876 - July 1, 1881
Went into jobbing business for himself July 1, 1881
First Treasurer of newly formed Jobbing Confectioners' Association for several
years.thereafter 1901
Still in business residing at 1762 South Clifton Park Avenue 1905
Ad: "Peter H. SCHMITT 762 S. Clifton Park Ave. Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 63, 93, 178 (Ad)

SCHOENHOFF, Ernest
Jobber who sold out to B. LAMA in 1894
Page 79, 109

SCHOTT, Adam
Employed as city salesman and drove wagon for John KRANZ 1876
Drove wagon for BUNTE BROS. & SPOEHR 1876
Sold horse, wagon and route to Fred Lindeman in Spring 1878
Partnered with Charles SCHWARZ as SCHWARZ & SCHOTT in Minneapolis 1880
Employed Hugo MEISSNER to handle  wagon business
Page 55, 59, 61, 65

SCHOTTMILLER, William
Began jobbing business in March 1886
Sold out to William LANDGRAF in June 1893
Appointed Committee Member to create a national  Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1894
Page 83, 93, 103

SCHREIBER, Charles
(See also SCHREIBER, F. W.)
156 Seminary Avenue
Sold out to F.W. SCHREIBER
Page 115

SCHREIBER, F. W.
(See also SCHREIBER, Charles)
156 Seminary Avenue
Began Jobbing  1898
Succeeded Charles SCHREIBER
Page 115

SCHROEDER, Charles
Began business "…at about this time" (perhaps late 1880's?)
Still in business at 524 North California Avenue 1905
Ad: "Chas. SCHROEDER Dealer in high grade Chocolates 524 N. California Avenue"
Page 79, 135 (Ad)

SCHROEDER, Martin
Twenty-fourth Place and Wentworth Avenue
Began jobbing 1893
Bought out R. NEUBAUER 1894
Sold out to Charles H. KLAUS February 2, 1905
Page 105, 109, 125

SCHUKRAFT, William
Ad: " Wm. SCHUKRAFT & SONS Wagon Manufacturers and Repairers, 237-239-241 Fulton Street,
Chicago, Illinois"
Page 158 (Ad)

SCHULTZ, H.
H. SCHULTZ & CO. INC
Ad: "H. SCHULTZ & CO., Incorporated Established 1856, 6-16 Superior Street, Fine Candy
Boxes Our Specialty.  We also make the best and most durable candy sample Cases and Trays
in the market."
Page 110 (Ad - drawing of building)

SCHULZ, Julius H.
Employed as city salesman by John KRANZ 1874-1879
Partnered with Albert and Gustav BUNTE and formed BUNTE BROS. & SCHULZ which did a large
business at 184 Indiana Street
Withdrew from firm and formed new firm of BUCHHOLZ BROS. & SCHULZ October 1879
New firm soon dissolved
Purchased route from Albert F. STEGER August 1, 1883
Went into business for self and still is jobbing candies 1905
Ad: "Julius H. SCHULZ Wholesale Confectioner 817 Burling Street"
Page 53, 55, 77, 159 (Ad)

SCHUMACHER, Charles A.
Partnered with John Block under firm name of CHARLES A. SCHUMACHER & CO. at 623 Center
Avenue to manufacture candy Jan. 15, 1888
Moved to Eighteenth and Halsted Streets
Retired  to go into ice cream business May 1, 1892
Page 87

SCHUMACHER, Henry
Bought out jobbing business of A. RECHTMEYER and runs wagons March 1888
Manufacturer of the "Foxy Grand Pa Lunch Bag" and Dealer in Fine Confectionery
507 West Huron Street, Chicago
Page 72 (Ad), 83, 89

SCHUMANN, August
Sold jobbing business to Henry F. ROKOW November 1900
Page 117

SCHUPPENHAUER, E. Jr.
Bought out the business of his father July 1892
Still in business 1905
Ad: "E. SCHUPPENHAUER, Jr. 658 Hirsh Street, Wholesale Confectioner"
Resides at 658 Hirsch Street 1905
Page 97, 186 (Ad)

SCHUSTER, A. F.
2257 Wilcox Avenue
Wholesale Confectioner
Page 80 (Ad)

SCHWARZ, Charles
Partnered with Charles A. SPOEHR as SPOEHR & SCHWARZ 1877
Went to Minneapolis and partnered with Adam SCHOTT 1880?
Page 55

SCHWEINFURTH, Frank
206 South Park Avenue
Started business in 1878?
Page 51

SCRIPPS, George B.
Described as one of "the parties who were interested in and who were stockholders" involved
in controversial sale by George V. FRYE "under execution" of  the  FRYE CARAMEL COMPANY at
207 Illinois Street  to the OATMAN BROTHERS (E. J. OATMAN and F. G. OATMAN)  which resulted
in "considerable litigation." January 18, 1897
Page 89

SEBASTIAN, Frank A.
288 Elm Street
Bought out jobbing business of August KOESSLER March 20, 1905
Ad: "FRANK SEBASTIAN Jobbing Confectioner 288 Elm St."
Page 67, 125, 135 (Ad)

SEEBER, John J.
(Note called J. H. SEEBER on page 107)
Began business as a jobber buying route from Henry SCHENDORF in August 1894
Still in business 1905
Sergeant at Arms of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association
Member of the Entertainment Committee of the national convention
Ad: "John J. SEEBER, Wholesale Confectioner, 16 Francis Place"
Resides at: 16 Francis Place
Page 79, 107, 134 (Ad)

SEELEY, S. M.
Acted as an agent for a number of manufacturing confectioners 18 South Clark 1859-1860
Page 25

SEELIG, A. F.
Began jobbing business in 1898
Sold out in 1900
Page 115

SEELIG, Fred T.
Bought out jobbing business from Philip DREIBUS March 1890
Member of the Executive Committee of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1905
Ad: "FRED SEELIG, 979 W. Chicago Avenue, Wholesale Confectioner"
979 West Chicago Avenue 1905
Page 77, 93, 134 (Ad)

SEILER, C.
Began jobbing in late 1880's
Still in business 1905
Page 81

SELIX, J. A.
Began jobbing business at 35 North Center Avenue August 1 1903
Ad: J. A. SELIX, Wholesale Confectioner, 35 South Center Avenue
Page 114 (Ad), 123

SELL, Charles H.
Began bought out jobbing business of Henry WENDELBURG at 3928 Artesian Avenue 1902
Ad: "CHAS. H. SELL, Wholesale Confectioner, 3928 Artesian Avenue"
Page 121, 170 (Ad)

SELTMAN, F. H.
Ad: "F. H. SELTMAN, 1739 Briar Place, Jobbing Confectioner"
Page 155 (Ad)

SENDLINGER, Julius
Bought out S. R. LENZ'  jobbing business at 138 Sigel Street in June 1902
Ad: "Julius SENDLINGER, 138 Siegel St. Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 121, 134 (Ad)

SER-VIS MFG. CO.
Began manufacturing at 147 West Jackson 1901
Page 119,

SEVERINGHAUS & BEILFUSS CO., INC.
Printers, Lintotypers, Book Binders and Stationers
448 Milwaukee Ave
566-568 Ogden Ave.
Chicago
Page 72 (Ad)

SHEFCHEK, Joseph
(See also J. SHEFCHEEK and Ad on page 170 - could be same person?)
Started jobbing business in 1902
"…has served on many committees of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association and has been
instrumental in getting up pleasant entertainments."
Page 121

SHEFCHEEK, J.
(See also Joseph SHEFCHEK page 121 -- could be same person)
Ad: "J. SHEFCHEEK, Jobbing Confectioner, Fancy Chocolates, Gums, etc. 6447 Union Avenue"
Page 170 (Ad)

SHEPHERD, C. L.
Began as confectioner 103 Randolph Street 1854
Later went into business with R. W. CHAPPELL at 119 Randolph Street
Page 13

SHERMAN, R. A.
(Note: Could be Roger A. SHERMAN)
Ad: "R. A. SHERMAN, Teacher of Dancing, Residence 3736 Forest Ave. (Member Chicago Jobbing
Confectioners' Association) Weekly Assemblies at Oakley Hall, 926 Madison St. every
Wednesday and Saturday evening -- Delegates to the convention are invited to attend while
in the city, and see a beautiful decorated Hall, exquisite music and all the Lemon Frappe
you can drink."
Page 151 (Ad/Photo)

SHERMAN, Roger A.
Began in jobbing business 1902
Page 121

SHIELDS, Michael
Born in Chicago "…when the city was an overgrown village, built principally on stilts, and
has grown up with the city."
Held more political offices than any other confectioner in Chicago -- 16 years a member of
the Lincoln Park Board, and 1 1/2 years a member of the Library Boar, now (1905) "filling
second term of 6 years as member of the Board of Education, his term of office expiring
July 1, 1906"
Partnered with Martin DAWSON in DAWSON & SHIELDS at 17 Clark Street 1868-October 9, 1871
(Fire)
Moved to 83 South Green Street 1871
229 Randolph Street 1873-1875
43 and 45 State Street 1875 - 1878
Employed Frank DIBBLE and Frank HUNT as city salesmen
Bought out DAWSON'S interest in partnership 1878
Partners with John B. LANGAN as M. SHIELDS & CO. 1884
 Moves to 51-55 South Jefferson Street, "…one of the lightest, if not the lightest, plants
used for a candy factory in Chicago, and installed entirely new machinery.  The firm does a
large trade with the jobbers of Chicago."
Employed E. G. GAVIN 1891
Ad: M. SHIELDS & CO. Manufacturing Confectioners Chicago -- Michael SHIELDS and John B.
LANGAN -- Makers of Fine Chocolates and Bon Bons Exclusive in Our Brands.  Langanelli
Chocolates (Bitter-Sweet) and the United States Mint (Hand Made Lozenge) (other specialties
listed as well).  Photo of Michael Shields "Founder of the Oldest Plant in Chicago 1869-
1905"
Page Cover page (Ad/Photo), 23, 51, 65, 95, 103

SHIELDS, Patrick
Began jobbing 1871
After a few years quit to run a hotel
Page 41

SHIELDS, W. N.
Had been a retailer manufacturing for his own trade
Began to sell to jobbers and ran a wagon
Did business in Chicago for several years, finally moving to Austin where he is still in
business 1905
Ad: The Austin Candy Kitchen, W. N. SHIELDS, Prop., Manufacturers and Retailers of
Everything in Candy, 117 North Park Avenue."
Page 85, 170 (Ad)

SHOTWELL MFG. CO.
Ad: "CHECKERS" Pop Corn Confections, Manufactured exclusively by SHOTWELL MFG. CO>,
Chicago, "Always in Checker Board Packages""
Page 89 (Ad)

SIMM, Frank J.
(See also father, James C. SIMM)
Residence: 3618 Michigan Avenue 1904
Page 21

SIMM, Frank J.
(See James C. SIMM, father)

SIMM, James C.
(father of SIMM, Frank J.)
Born Oban, Scotland 1832
Emigrated to US 1842
92 West Randolph Street (manufacturer) as JAMES C. SIMM & CO. 1856
Moved to 34 West Randolph Street May 1861
Moved to 128 Dearborn Street May 1, 1862
Moved to 42 State Street where he had a "large lucrative business until burned out." 1870-
October 9, 1871 (Great Fire)
694 Wabash Avenue (leased) 1871
56 State Street 56 State Street
"The first manufacturer to put really fine goods upon the Chicago market."
Died at home of son, Frank J. Simm, at 3618 Michigan Avenue March 1904
Page 19, 21

SIMON, Joseph
Began jobbing business 1897
Sold out later on
Page 115

SLEEPER, O.G.B.
Partnered with O. Page in confectionery manufacturing business:
"Mr. Page brought out some new things, among them being what was known as pipe and star
candy.  This candy was made in the form of pipes and stars with a hole through the stick,
was hard and brittle and flavored with peppermint, wintergreen and cloves.  It met with a
ready sale from the start."
Name of business was O. PAGE & CO.  which had a store at 17 Clark Street under St. Charles
Hotel and a factory in alley at the rear of McVicker's theater 1856
J. B. HENNIGAN acted as foreman
Sold out to J. B. HENNIGAN Fall 1858
Page 21, 23

SLYDER, Albert F.
Entered trade 1876 ?
Became head salesman for John KRANZ
Head salesman for C. F. GUNTHER'S
Began own business for a few months
Took position with BUNTE, FRANK & CO. for several years
Began manufacturing again in 1892 at 3203 Cottage Grove Avenue
After several years sold out the SLYDER CANDY CO. 1898
Page 57, 99. 115

SMITH, B. F.
SMITH & HALE
Partnered with Frank FIELD and Herbert WILLEY in opening bakery and candy factory at 108
West Washington Street, under name of FRANK FIELD & CO. 1878
Moved to 203 East Van Buren Street, corner of Franklin Street, dropped the bakery business
entirely, and confined themselves strictly to candy.  1880
Frank DIBBLE was in charge of the jobbing department  1882
FRANK FIELD & CO candy business went into receivership and bought out by SMITH & HALE 1883
SMITH & HALE failed shortly thereafter
Page 51, 63, 65

SMITH & PETERS
"Clover" (trademark) brand lozenges
"Medicated work a specialty"
Philadelphia
Page 76 (Ad)

SMITH, George W.
Bought out Leonard G. THOMAS and was a jobber of candies and did a stationery and news
business also (late 1890's?)
Page 97

SMITH, H.R.
H.R. SMITH & BRO. began manufacturing at 1142 West Lake in 1901
Page 119

SMITH, Richard
Began butterscotch business as SMITH-BURNHAM CO. (not corporation) at 195 South Desplaines
Street March 1, 1890
Withdrew from firm April 1892
Opened  a factory at 144 North Wood Street Fall 1892
Retired 1894
Page 87

SMITH, Washington
Bought out meat business of Leonard H. THOMAS
Page 59

SPEAR, Robert
On a transfer card from Robert Spear, B.M. COLE bought jobbing business at 3554 Cottage
Grove Avenue from Frank HUNT in November 1902
Page 121

SPIRRO
SPIRRO POOLEY
26 North Clark
Began as wholesale and manufacturing concern 1892
Page 95

SPOEHR, Charles A.
Worked for John KRANZ 1871 - 1876
Partners with  Albert and Gustav BUNTE as BUNTE & BROS. & SPOEHR manufacturing candy at 416
State Street in 1876
Principal business selling to wagon jobbers and had two wagons of their own, driven by
Michael KOPP and Adam SCHOTT
Moved to 73 and 74 West Monroe Street March 1885
Employed about 200 employees 1896
Firm dissolved 1877
Partners with Charles SCHWARZ as SPOEHR & SCHWARZ
Repartners with BUNTE Brothers and moves to 83 Market Street
Joined by third Bunte brother, Ferdinand, March 1885
Ad: (Five pages) "BUNTE, SPOEHR & CO., CHICAGO, The leading confectioners -- Just a Word
with you,  please: We are such unassuming people we fear our modesty has prevented us from
proclaiming to the public, what our customers have known for many years, the fact that our
goods have been the standard of excellence for more than a quarter of a century.  That old
adage, "by their work ye shall know them" seemed to be sufficient in former years, but in
these busy days, if we expect to retain the reputation we have held so long, and guarded so
jealously, we must not only make the best Goods, but must let the Dealer and Consumer know
that we are doing so.  Lest we weary you, we will speak briefly, not of ourselves, but of a
few of our Candies that have not only helped to establish the reputation of which we are so
proud, but have aided Chicago in achieving the distinction of being the Great Candy Center.
(followed by three pages of candy descriptions) Always look for the Trade mark, and if it
is on the box you will know you are getting the best…..BUNTE, SPOEHR & CO. 139 and 141 West
Monroe St., Chicago.  (Tradmark is white "B. S. & Co." inside a black box, inside a black-
outline white circle
Page 55, 81, 200-205 (Ad)

STACK, August
Began jobbing business 1894
Page 109

STADTER, William J.
(Note: Also spelled STATTER on page 97)
Bought out M. CAPP in March 1892
Vice-President of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1905
"with a great influence over his associates."
Ad: "W. J. STADTER 207 24th Place Jobbing Confectioner"
Page 79, 97, 142 (Ad)

STATTER, William J.
(Note: Also spelled STADTER on page 79)
Bought out M. CAPP in March 1892
Vice-President of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1905
"with a great influence over his associates."
Ad: "W. J. STADTER 207 24th Place Jobbing Confectioner"
Page 79, 97, 142 (Ad)

STEGER, Albert F.
 (Note on pages 34 (Photo), 93, and 159 (Ad) spelled STREGER; on page 93 middle initial
appears once as "F." and once as "J." On photo appears as "F.")
1st Vice President, Chicago Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1905
First Financial secretary of newly formed  Jobbing Confectioners' Association March 10,
1901
Bought out a route from Julius SCHULZ, August 1, 1883,
Vice President of  DREIBUS-HEIM CO. 1899
Ad: "ALBERT STREGER 337 N. Paulina St., Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 34 (Photo), 77, 93, 159 (Ad)

STEIN, Arthur
FOWLER & STEIN at 102 West Adams replaces FOWLER & RORABACK as manufacturer in 1903
ARTHUR STEIN & CO. succeeded FOWLER & STEIN at 102 and 104 West Adams Street 1904
Arthur STEIN turns 10,000 square feet of space on West Adams to CAMERON & MARBACH May 1,
1904
Page 91, 121, 123

STERLING, I. B.
14 Clark Street 1854
Page 13

STERN, Leo
Of Cincinnati, Ohio
First President of newly formed National Jobbing Confectioners' Association August 1895
Page 93

STEVENS, Det
Had been a salesman for Henry C. SCHENDORF
Bought out part of Henry C. SCHENDORF'S jobbing route in September of 1888
George O. EVANS bought out STEVENS' business 1889
Died in 1890
Page 87, 117

STEVENS, George H.
Started the CONSOLIDATED CANDY COMPANY at 840 West Van Buren Street 1896
"…was arrested for using the mails for fraudulent purposes and was held in bonds of $2,000.
Stevens advertised for agents, offering to pay $75 per month salary and a commission, but
making each applicant purchase a case of samples at $4, which it is alleged was worth only
50 cents.  He denied that he meditated any fraud, but admitted that he had received over
$8,800 from 2, 200 persons answering his advertisements, and of that number 270 canvassed
for orders, and he filled all sent to him."
Page 111

STEVENS, Wm. R.
Bought out Wm. Chalmer's interest in L.F. HAEHNLEN & CO. at 83 Michigan Ave. 1877
Sold out to Geo. H. BROOKS 1880
Page 21

ST. GEORGE, Dora
(See also (Mrs.) Milton E. PAGE)
Originally from Milwaukee
Married Milton E. PAGE in 1868
M. E. Page's "…wife was an active and ambitious woman who had a retail confectionery store
at 180 Clark Street, the southwest corner of Monroe, where the Ft. Dearborn building now
stands. In 1864 she started to manufacture her own candies and succeeded so well that her
husband gave up his business as a carpenter and took up that of candy making."
Died leaving children: Milton E. Page, Jr., Walter Henry, Albert G., Laura O. and Francis
Virginia January 24, 1885
Page 31, 33

STILLMAN, C. P.
Became partner with MCDONALD BROS. at 206 State Street, changing name to MCDONALD BROS. &
STILLMAN 1876
Page 53

STOKES, J.
OGDEN SHOEING SHOP
Ad: "I warrant good, honest work, OGDEN SHOEING SHOP, J. STOKES, Practical Horseshoer, All
diseases of the feet successfully treated, 53 Ogden Ave., Near Polk St."
Page 170 (Ad)

STOLLE, Richard
Ad: "Richard STOLLE, 1678 W. 12th Street, Jobbing Confectioner"
Page 142

STOUT & MORAN
Randolph near Jefferson Street 1854
Page 13

STRAUS, Fred H. A.
Jobber in late 1880's still active in 1905
Treasurer of DREIBUS-HEIM CO. 1899
Ad: "Fred H. STRAUS, 24 Florence Ave. Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 77, 79, 155 (Ad)

STREGER, Albert. F.
(Note on page 77 spelled STEGER; on page 93 middle initial appears once as "F." and twice
as "J." On photo appears as "F.")
1st Vice President, Chicago Jobbing Confectioners' Association 1905
First Financial secretary of newly formed  Jobbing Confectioners' Association March 10,
1901
Bought out a route from Julius SCHULZ, August 1, 1883,
Joins DREIBUS-HEIM CO. 1899
Vice President of  DREIBUS-HEIM CO., "…prominent in association affairs; was the first
financial secretary of the body; a firm and consistent advocate of every measure to benefit
the trade or promote harmony." 1905
Ad: "ALBERT STREGER 337 N. Paulina St., Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 34 (Photo), 77, 93, 159 (Ad), 187

STREGER, Fred
Began jobbing this year (1886)
Was in business for about 15 years
Page 83

STRUCK, Charles
454 Oakdale Avenue
Started jobbing business August, 1898
Succeeded L. LARSEN
Member of the Executive Committee of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association
Ad: "CHAS. STRUCK 454 Oakdale Ave. Jobbing Confectioner"
Page 115, 135

SULLIVAN
GUEST & SULLIVAN (Partner was H. E. GUEST)
Manufacturer before 1894
Page 107

SULLIVAN, D. J.
Began in jobbing business in 1902
Page 121

SUNDERLAGE, George H.
Bought out jobbing business of  Joseph HAGEMEISTER in August 1891
Still in business 1905
Ad: "Geo. H. SUNDERLAGE, 19 Hein Place, Jobbing Confectioner"
Resides at: 19 Hein Place
Page 95, 158 (Ad)

SUTER
The LAUER & SUTER CO.
Ad: "We are manufacturers of good eating and good selling Penny Novelties See our sample
Before buying  The LAUER & SUTER CO., 1420 to 1431 Philpot Street, Baltimore, Maryland"
Page 147

SWANSON, Albert C.
70 State Street
Began manufacturing in  1886
Page 81

SWARDSTAD, John
Began jobbing business 1894
Remained in business until killed on a railroad seven years later 1901
Page 109

SYLVESTER, S. E.
Started manufacturing at 217 South Halsted and ran wagon until 1864
Went to Canada 1864-1866
Ran a wagon, manufacturing again at 15 Blue Island Ave. in 1866-1870
Worked for John Kranz as city salesman 1877-1882
Went into business for himself 1882-1886
Retired 1886
Page 25

TALCOT, L. C. (See also TOLCOTT, D. C.?)
49 Randolph Street 1854
Page 13

TAYLOR
TAYLOR BROTHERS CO. INC.
Ad: "The Knowledge -- How to do it and -- The Facilities for doing it -- better than ever
before has given to the Public the ****'TAYLOR-MADE" Honey comb chocolate chip.  This has
been thoroughly tested and pronounced to be a chip of Unmatchable Quality -- Manufactured
by the Taylor Brothers Company, Inc. Battle Creek, Michigan"
Page 205 (Ad)

TEITGEN, Gust.
Began jobbing business 1894
Page 109

THAUER, Christian F.
City salesman for F. W. RUECKHEIM & BRO.
Began to job candies on May 1, 1883
Per context of Page 105, sold out to C. G. ENGLERT Nov. 16, 1893
Per Page 77 sold out to ENGLERT in 1903
Page 77, 105

THOMAS, Leonard H.
Began jobbing in 1874
Engaged in many real estate deals which added materially to his income
Member of the Confectionery Agents' Union and Jobbing Confectioners' Association
"At one time he left the business entirely and ran a meat market, selling out to Washington
SMITH 1891
Bought out by George W. SMITH
Two years later bought out one of the HARRINGTON COMPANY'S wagons August 12, 1893
Sold out to Frank ZECH August 1, 1903
Trustee of the newly formed Confectioners' Agents' Union 1880
Page 57, 73, 97

THOMPSON, Arthur
Bought out Charles WIGHT'S jobbing business in September and at once took prominent place
as a jobber September 1888
Bought out jobbers route from Henry C. SCHENDORF September 1888
Ex-President of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association
Currently a member of the finance committee for the convention and "takes quite a prominent
part in debates."
Ad: "GIBSON, SYKES and FOWLER, McVICKER'S THEATRE BLDG. "The Five "Live Wires" of the
Jobbing Confectioners of Chicago" Give us your orders for standard and up to date
confections" (each of the five gentlemen are identified by name and address: A. THOMPSON
7041 Union Ave., H. G. GUEST 11919 S. Halsted St., Albert FAYETTE 219 Oakley Blvd., H. H.
KINNE, 248 S. St. Louis Ave., Wm. WEIS, 43 Surrey Ct.)
Page 81, 87, 102 (Ad/Group Photo of "The Five "Live Wires"")

THOMPSON, John H.
JOHN H. THOMPSON & COMPANY
Manufacturers' Agents
Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri
Western Distributors
TROWBRIDGE'S Original Chocolate Chips
H.L. HILDRETH'S original "Velvet"
RUBEL & ALLEGRETTI'S Chocolates
Ad: "The Original Chip is the TROWBRIDGE CHOCOLATE CHIP "Simply Delicious" Insist on having
Trowbridge's name on every chip.  Sold everywhere.  Manufactured by THE TROWBRIDGE
CHOCOLATE CHIP COMPANY Boston, Mass, Meadville, Pa. JOHN H. THOMPSON & CO. Western
Distributors"
Page 80 (Ad), 186 (Ad)

THORP
THORP, HAWLEY & CO.
Ad: "The 400 Marshmallows, The kind that tell -- Made only by THORP, HAWLEY & CO."
Page 186 (Ad)

THORP, Alfred P.
ALFRED P. THORP & CO. at 8 South Jefferson Street 1861
Moved to 92 West Randolph Street (remained for 3-4 years) 1862
Page 25

THULIN
CONRATHS & THULIN created in 1882
CONRATHS soon acquired sole business
Page 75

TJARDES, John
Began as jobber in 1896 and sold out in 1897
Page 113

TOLCOTT, D. C.
 Father of  TOLCOTT, Lester C.
(See also TALCOT, L.C. page 13)
49 Randolph Street 1854
Moved to 67 Randolph Street 1868
"Wholesaled candies and nuts and retailed candies, nuts and fruits.
Succeeded by his son, Lester A. TOLCOTT 1868
Page 13, 15

TOLCOTT, Lester C.
Succeeded father, D. C. TOLCOTT as a manufacturer at 67 Randolph Street and remained in
business for a number of years 1860
Page 13, 15

TORMOEHLEN, Bernhardt
(Also called Bernard and Bernhard)
Son of William TORMOEHLEN and brother of Frederick C., William F., and Edward TORMOEHLEN)
Admitted to the business of his father, William TORMOEHLEN Sr. at 2808 State Street
Father retired.
Brothers separated with Fred retiring, Edward taking his place, and Bernard opening a place
at 9037 Commercial Avenue 1893
Sold out jobbing business to A. JANSEN December 15, 1896
Page 43, 99, 113

TORMOEHLEN, Edward
After retirement of father, William TORMOEHLEN Sr., formed partnership with brother,
William F. and Frederick, called TORMOEHLEN & BROS. and started business at 164 South
Desplaines Street.
Firm name changed to TORMOEHLEN BROS.
Fred retired and Edward took his place 1893
Succeeded by GEORGE & CHARLES
TORMOEHLEN BROS. separated 1893
Page 43, 99

TORMOEHLEN, Frederick C.
Son of William TORMOEHLEN
Fred retired from manufacturing 1893
Ran jobbing business for John Block's widow finally buying it December 1900 and is still in
business 1905
10009 Avenue M
Page 43, 87, 97, 99, 117

TORMOEHLEN, William F.
Father of  Bernhardt (also called "Bernard" and "Berhard"), William F., Edward and
Frederick C.  TORMOEHLEN
Started business at 177 Forrest Avenue in 1877
Bought out tools and stock of C. PAPE in October 1877
Joined by son, Bernhardt and moved to 2808 State Street 1884
Retired shortly after 1884
Business assumed by sons William F., Edward and Frederick as WILLIAM F. TORMOEHLEN & BROS.
at 164 South Desplaines Street
Firm Name changed to TORMOEHLEN BROS. October 1, 1888
TORHMOEHLEN BROTHERS separated with Fred retiring, Edward taking his place and Bernard
opening place at 9037 Commercial Avenue 1893
Sold to GEORGE & CHARLES
Plant at 106 West Adams absorbed the by NATIONAL CANDY COMPANY in 1903
Edward H. SCANLAN, Jr. is handling jobbing trade of TORMOEHLEN BRANCH of the NATIONAL CANDY
COMPANY 1905
Page 43, 81, 99, 121

TREIN, Charles
Began jobbing candies (late 1880's?) and became salesman on the road until he bough out L
FREIDMAN and formed TREIN CONFECTIONERY CO.
Discontinued Dec. 1, 1903
Began manufacturing as TREIN CONFECTIONERY CO. at 128 and 130 Orleans Avenue in 1903
Page 89,121

TRIMBLE
TRIMBLE & ALBERDING
191 and 193 South Desplaines Street
Began manufacturing in late 1880's
L.C. ALBERDING admitted brother and firm became L.C. ALBERDING & BRO.1887
Page 81

TROWBRIDGE CHOCOLATE CHIP COMPANY
Boston, Mass and Meadville, Pa.
Ad: "The Original Chip is the TROWBRIDGE CHOCOLATE CHIP "Simply Delicious" Insist on having
Trowbridge's name on every chip.  Sold everywhere.  Manufactured by THE TROWBRIDGE
CHOCOLATE CHIP COMPANY Boston, Mass, Meadville, Pa. JOHN H. THOMPSON & CO. Western
Distributors"
Page  80 (Ad), 186 (Ad)

TROWBRIDGE, R. G.
Sold out jobbing business to George E. DEXHEIMER September 1904
Page 125

URBANCK, W. M.
(Note: also spelled "URBANEK" on page 99 and 119)
Bought jobber business of John B. CURETON November 1, 1893
Succeeded in business by J. BENDA of BENDA and HYNOUS at 1184 Spaulding Avenue March 1902
(Note "HYNONS" also spelled "HYNOUS" on page 53)
Page 53, 99, 119

URBANEK, W. M.
(Note: also spelled "URBANCK" on page 53)
Bought jobber business of John B. CURETON November 1, 1893
Succeeded in business by J. BENDA of BENDA and HYNOUS at 1184 Spaulding Avenue March 1902
(Note "HYNONS" also spelled "HYNOUS" on page 53)
Page 53, 99, 119

VANDERBUSCH, H. L.
Began jobbing business 1894
Page 109

VAN MARECK, V.
Born in Holland
Partnered with Frank PILGRIM in PILGRIM & VAN MARECK at 134 West Randolph Street January 1,
1868
Retired 1870
Page 35

VARLEY, M. S.
Publisher, 464 Ogden Avenue, Chicago
Ad: "BETTER TIMES ARE COMING BYE & BYE" This beautiful new and catchy song and also "When
the Coon Am De President", both with words and complete full sheet Music for the Piano, for
20 cents in stamps. M .S. VARLEY, Publisher, 464 Ogden Avenue, Chicago."
(Note: Ad quoted verbatim for its historical value, despite personal misgivings of
transcriber and sincerest apologies to those rightly offended by racist implication of song
title)
Page 178 (Ad)

VEITH, Louis
Began jobbing business in 1900
"…one of the quiet men in the business, who has a very fair trade."
Ad: "LOUIS VEITH, 950 S. Ridgeway Ave., Jobbing Confectioner"
Page 117, 158 (Ad)

VERVERS, Joseph
Began in wholesale and manufacturing business 1893
Still in the jobbing business 1905
Page 99

VON BERNER, C.O.
Began a jobbing business 1894
Page 109

WALSH, Austin
Began with wagon in Spring 1872
Sold out to Henry G. LEUDTKE Spring 1873
Page 51

WALTER, George
Bought out jobbing business of F. D. PARMAN 1894
Page 109

WARREN, E. D.
135 Twenty-Second Street
page 51

WATERS, John
Ad: "Dealer in high grade Hard & Soft Coal :: Coke and Kindling, 1058 W. Harrison St."
Page 135 (Ad)

WAYMAN
WAYMAN & MURPHY
Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages, Wagons and Trucks
Randolph & Sangamon Sts.
Chicago
Repairing, Painting We make a speciality of Mfg. Candy wagons
Page 72 (Ad)

WEBER, John J.
Began jobbing in 1896
7142 South Chicago Avenue
page 113

WEBER, Max
Began jobbing confectionery products 1895
Page 109

WEBER, Peter
Bought out C. ROTH manufacturing business at 83 Blue Island Avenue Fall 1873
Became city salesman for BROOKS & HAEHNLEN until they went out of business
Started own jobbing business 1894
Continues as jobber of candies 1905
Page 53

WEBSTER, W. B.
70 State Street 1854
Page 13

WEGNER, Ludwig
Began jobbing candies December 7, 1893
Still in Business 1905
Resides in Cheltenham
Page 105

WEHNER, Albert
Another successful jobber who started out catering to the suburban trade (1893) and after
being in business about three years sold out to go into the real estate business. 1896
Page 103

WEIDERKEHR, Joseph A.
(See also WIEDERKEHR, Joseph, as spelled on page 121 and in Ad on page 158
Bought out jobbing business of George A. MACINTOSH August 1, 1893
Still engaged in business 1905
Ad: "Joseph Wiederkehr, 6102 Sangamon St., Jobbing Confectioner"
Resides at 6102 South Sangamon Street 1905
Page 67, 105, 121, 158 (Ad)

WEIDMAN, George
Began manufacturing business 1895
21 Clark Street
Page 67

WEINECKE, J. F.
Began jobbing business 1894
Page 109

WEIS, William
WEIS, Mrs. William, 1st Vice President, Ladies Auxiliary of Chicago Jobbing Confectioners
Association when first formed March 1, 1905(Page 78 Group Photo, text 125)
Chairman, Banquet Committee, Chicago Jobbing Confectioners' Association
On the death of Paul SASSO bought out his jobbing business May 19, 1890
Still jobbing 1905
Past President of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association, delegate to the National
Association at its initial meeting, member of the banquet committee of the convention and
on the finance committee
"A good worker, interested in promoting the interests of the trade."
Ad: "GIBSON, SYKES and FOWLER, McVICKER'S THEATRE BLDG. "The Five "Live Wires" of the
Jobbing Confectioners of Chicago" Give us your orders for standard and up to date
confections" (each of the five gentlemen are identified by name and address: A. THOMPSON
7041 Union Ave., H. G. GUEST 11919 S. Halsted St., Albert FAYETTE 219 Oakley Blvd., H. H.
KINNE, 248 S. St. Louis Ave., Wm. WEIS, 43 Surrey Ct.)
Resides at: 43 Surrey Court 1905
Page 74 (Photo), 78 (Mrs. WEIS Group Photo and page 125), 85, 91, 102 (Ad/Photo of "The
Five "Live Wires"")

WEISBAUM, Harry L.
Bought out jobbing business of Louis EHEIM 1894
Sold business back to Louis EHEIM 1895
Page 109

WENDELBURG, Henry
Sold jobbing business to Charles H. Sell at 3928 Artesian Ave. 1902
Page 121

WERRES, Anthony H. C.
Originally in bakery business
"one of the jolly men in business"
Continuing on a wagon until he sold out to take position as traveling salesman 1885
Page 63

WEST SIDE CANDY CO.
Began manufacturing at 171 South Desplaines in 1901
Page 119

WESTERN CONFECTION CO.
(See also C. S. MATHER & SON whose business per page 109 became the WESTERN CONFECTIONERY
CO.)
52-54-56-58 West Jackson Blvd.
"Uncle Cy's Corn Wafers"
Page 52 (Ad), 109

WHITMAN, F. C.
(Note: spelled "WITTMAN" on page 69
Purchased jobbers' route from William H. DIBBLE June 2, 1890
Bought out A. CONKLIN on June 2, 1890
Still jobbing candies 1905
Member of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association finance committee
Ad: "F. C. WITTMAN 1089 Kimball Ave. Wholesale Confectioner"
Resides at: 1089 Kimball Avenue 1905
Page 69, 91, 155 (Ad)

WICHELMANN, Fred A.
WICHELMANN & ODLIN
Began manufacturing homemade candies and popcorn at 148 Dearborn Street 1864
Moved to 273 Madison Street 1868 - October 9, 1871 (Fire)
Reopened (no partner) at 277 Madison Street 1872 - 1884
Retired 1884
 Page 35

WIEDERKEHR, Joseph A.
(See also WEIDERKEHR, Joseph, as spelled on pages 67, 105
Bought out jobbing business of George A. MACINTOSH August 1, 1893
Sold route for jobbing business to August MOENCH at 2902 Wentworth Avenue 1902
Still engaged in business 1905
Ad: "Joseph Wiederkehr, 6102 Sangamon St., Jobbing Confectioner"
Resides at 6102 South Sangamon Street 1905
Page 67, 105, 121, 158 (Ad)

WIGHT, Charles
Bought out route from Henry C. SCHENDORF
Sold out to Arthur THOMPSON in September 1888
Page 81, 87

WILBUR, H. O.
Ad: "WILBUR'S -- For those who value quality -- Wilbur's American milk chocolate, Wilbur's
Vanilla Chocolate Buds, Wilbur's Sweet Clover Vanilla Chocoate, Wilbur's Chocolate Coatings
and Liquors, H. O. WILBUR & SONS, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago"
Page 154 (Ad)

WILLEY, Herbert
Partnered with Frank FIELD and B. F. SMITH in opening bakery and candy factory at 108 West
Washington Street, under name of FRANK FIELD & CO.
Moved to 203 East Van Buren Street, corner of Franklin Street, dropped bakery to focus on
candy.
Company went into receivership and was sold to SMITH & HALE
Page 63, 65

WILLIAMS
FRITSCH & WILLIAMS
Began manufacturing 1895
209 North Wells Street
Page 67

WILLIAMS
WILLIAMS & HOFFMAN
Frederick HOFFMAN was junior member of WILLIAMS & HOFFMAN, 185 Ontario Street 1905
Ad: "WILLIAMS & HOFFMAN, Manufacturing Confectioners, 85-87 Ontario Street, Phone North
1950 - Chicago, Specialties in Marshmallow and Cream Goods"
Page 114 (Ad)

WINDSOR
HAYWORD-WINDSOR Co. a wholesale and manufacturing concern established at 161 South Canal in
September 1,1893
Business failed August 27, 1904
Page 95, 99

WINTER
WINTER & GOLDMAN
124 Dearborn Street
Started business 1878?
Page 51

WIRTH, A. F.
Mrs. A. F. Wirth was member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Chicago Jobbing Confectioners'
Association when formed March 1, 1905.
Ad: "A. F. WIRTH, 188 Sheffield Av. Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 125,134 (Ad)

WIRTH, R. C.
Began jobbing in 1896
Now jobbing candies in Racine, Wisconsin 1905
Page 113

WITTMAN, F. C.
(Note: Spelled "WHITMAN" on page 91)
Purchased jobbers' route from William H. DIBBLE June 2, 1890
Bought out A. CONKLIN on June 2, 1890
Still jobbing candies 1905
Member of the Jobbing Confectioners' Association finance committee
Ad: "F. C. WITTMAN, 1089 Kimball Ave. Wholesale Confectioner"
Resides at: 1089 Kimball Avenue 1905
Page 69, 91, 155 (Ad)

WOEHRLE, Charles
WOEHRLE, Charles Jr.
Started manufacturing candies at 115 Blue Island Avenue
Son and namesake is still jobbing candies 1905
Page 63

WOOD, N. S.
An actor, who partnered with E. F. GAVIN to manufacture candy at 145 South Clinton Street
under the firm name of E. F. GAVIN & COMPANY, on May 1, 1892.
Continued in business until it failed February 22, 1893
Page 95

WRUBLIK, W.
Began jobbing business 1894
Page 109

WUEST-BAUMAN-HUNT CO.
Cleveland, Ohio
Ad: "We are the originators and makers of the only GENUINE ITALIAN CREAM on the market.
Flavors: Vanila, Chocolate, Orange, Peach Also the original PRINCESS KISS, A most delicious
piece of molasses candy.  We also make Creameata Nut Nougat and Vanila and Chocolate Walnut
block.  BEWARE OF IMITATIONS! Attempts have been and are being made to imitate our goods.
Our goods are still unequaled.  The WUEST-BAUMAN-HUNT CO. Cleveland, Ohio."
Page 139 (Ad)

YOUNG, William H.
5917 Princeton Avenue
Bought out jobber business of Gustav KOENTIZER January 5, 1903
Ad: "Wm. H. YOUNG 5917 Princeton Av. Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 121, 134 (Ad)

YOUNKER, H.
Bought out John H. BOWDEN's wagon jobber business August 13, 1874
Sold out to H. LANDIS May 1876
Page 51

ZAJICEK, Thomas
Began in jobbing business in 1902
Sold out to Steven JIRSA/JERSA January 7, 1905
Page 121, 125

ZECH,  Frank
Ad: "PARMAN BROS. & ZECH, Jobbers of all the better makes of Chocolates and High Grade
Candies
2915-17 North Hermitage Avenue, Ravenswood, Illinois"
Member of PARMAN BROS. & ZECH WHICH bought out "jobber" business of Leonard H. THOMAS at
716 Winnemac August 1, 1903
"…firm PARMAN BROS. & ZECH, 2719 North Hermitage Avenue" 1905
Page 59, 80 (Ad), 109, 123

ZEESE, William
Began jobbing business at 258 Cortlandt Street in 1903
Page 123

ZENO
ZENO MFG. CO.
ZENO Chewing Gum
Chicago
Page 73 (Ad)

ZENITH
Ad: "Specialties - Fine chocolates, pail goods, penny goods -- ZENITH -- always the same
The Jobbers' favorites…AMERICAN CHOCOLATE CONFECTION CO. 123-125 La Salle Av., Chicago"
Page 21 (Ad)

ZIEGLER, George
Ad: "More could be said, but what's the use.  GEO. ZIEGLER CO. Manufacturing Confectioners,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- That's quite enough"
Page 162 (Ad)

ZIERVOGEL, H.
Began jobbing business at 603 Turner Avenue on October 1, 1903
Ad: "H. ZIERVOGEL 603 Turner Ave. Wholesale Confectioner"
Page 123, 178 (Ad)

ZIESE, William
Ad: "Wm. ZIESE, Wholesale Confectioner, 258 Cortlandt St."
Page 134

ZIMMERMAN, John J.
Treasurer of stock company formed under the name of M. E. PAGE Confectionery Company.
August 18, 1890
Stock company failed and went out of business August 18, 1897
Page 33

ZIMMERMAN, R. P.
Proprietor HOTEL SOMERSET
12th Street and Wabash Avenue
Ad: "One Block West of Illinois Central Depot, The best accomodations for the price in the
city. Hot and cold water in every room.  Rates: 50cents, 75 cents, and $1.00 per day.  All
modern conveniences.  Ten minutes walk from the heart of the City."
Page 122 (Ad)

ZUBER, Michael
Began as a jobber May, 1894
Sold out business to J. L. KOEBELIN February 1899
Page 107, 117




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