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American Graphic. Papers, 1899.

Identifier: H02-1466.10


American Graphic issue featuring Holland from 1899 containing articles on local businesses and personalities, which include: Frank H. Cooper, Siegel, Cooper & Co.; Marsh & Grant Co. (firm of printer); Mrs. S. George D’Essauer (formally Miss Elizabeth Harvey) (popular entertainer); The Chicago & West Michigan Railway; Hotel Holland, Mrs. M. A. Ryder (proprietor) and Mr. James Whelan (manager); The Holland & Lake Michigan Street Railway Co., Chas. M. Humphrey (president), T. E. Cochran, Jr.(secretary and treasurer), M. J. Kinch (superintendent), T. O. Williams (civil engineer and surveyor), Hon. W. B. Williams (T. O. Williams’ father); The Holland Sugar Co., Isaac Cappon (president), J. C. Post (vice-president), F. C. Hall (secretary), G. W. Mokma (treasurer), C. M. McLean (manager), A. Visscher (executive committee member), C. J. De Roo (executive committee member), G. P. Hummer (executive committee member); The Cappon & Bertsch Leather Co. (The Tannery), Isaac Cappon (president), John Hunnel (vice-president), John J. Cappon (secretary), John Bertsch (treasurer), Isaac and Catherine Cappon (John J. Cappon’s parents); The Buss Machine Company (makes machines), Charles Buss (establisher), Mr. W. R. Buss (secretary and manager), Mr. Geo. P. Hummer (president), R. H. Riggs (director); James Kole (maker of Fine Carriages and Wagons); Lokker, Rutgers & Co. (dry goods, clothing, etc.), Jacob Lokker, John J. Rutgers, J. Van Der Warp; J. A. Van Der Vreen [Veen] (Hardware), Mr. E. Van Der Vreen [Veen] (father of J. A.), Mr. L. S. Sprietsma (assistant); The Holland and Chicago Line (The Holland and Chicago Transportation Company), S. S. City of Holland (Capt. Mitchell), Steamer Saugatuck, Steamer Glen, Steamer Soo City (Capt. Pardee), W. H. Beach (president), H. Kremer (vice-president), C. J. Roo (secretary), J. C. Post (treasurer); Arthur R. Lewis (purser on the steamboat City of Holland); Bay View Furniture Company, H. Van Ark (president), P. De Spelder (vice-president), Henry Pelgrim (secretary and treasurer); R. N. Jones (retired from real estate); H. Meyer & Son (music house), Mr. H. Meyer (owner), A. H. Meyer (Mr. H. Meyer’s son); Westveld Bros’ Furniture Co., John and William Westveld (proprietors); G. W. Mokma (supervisor, postmaster of Graafschap, First State Bank); G. Van Schelven (general merchandise business, journalism for Holland City News and De Hope, postmaster, a justice and many other titles); The First State Bank, Isaac Cappon (president), John W. Beardslee (vice-president), Germ E. Mokma (cashier), I. Cappon (director), J. W. Beardslee (director), H. Kremer (director), G. J. Kollen (director), J. W. Garvelink (director), G. W. Mokma (director), G. J. Diekema (director), I. Marsilje (director), J. W. Bosman (director); A. M. Rothschild (president of the Palace Clothing Co, director of the National stock yards of St. Louis, vice-president of the National Bank of the Republic, partner of E. Rothschild & Bros. retail store, A. M. Rothschild & Co-52 department store, Emanuel Rothschild (A. M.’s brother); Hotel Macatawa, Mrs. M. A. Ryder (proprietor), George T. Ryder (chief clerk, M. A. Ryder’s son); The Ottawa Furniture Company, James Huntley (president), G. W. Browning (manager); Ed Vaupell (dealer in harness, horse and leather goods); A. I. Kramer (exclusive dry goods); The Snag Cigar Co. (Delater & Deloof, proprietors); Judge Isaac Fairbanks (Justice of the Peace); H. J. Heinz Pickle Works, H. J. Heinz (founder), Mr. A. E. Atwood (manager of Holland Heinz factory); Phyllis, a housemaid who was a violin teacher; George Birkhoff, Jr. (a consul in Chicago from the Netherlands, member of W. D. Kerfoot & Co., a real estate firm, member of Union League club and Holland society), Genevieve (Birkhoff’s daughter); Fred K. Colby (proprietor of Colby’s bazaar [grocery store]); Herbert S. Fairall (the state representative of The Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette), Mr. M. J. Metacalf (assistant to Herbert S. Fairall); The Union Stock Yards & Transit Company (helped deliver The Cedar Rapids Gazette); Admiral Dewey (the Olympia); John D. Rockefeller (money contributor); Baroness d’Herpent (created a refuge for abandoned dogs); William Barry (three sets of twins); W. A. Grant (president of Marsh & Grant Company, Chicago); Holland City Bank, Jacob Van Putten (promoter), D. B. K. Van Raalte (president), Adrian Van Putten (vice president), C. Ver Schure (cashier), Hall-Marvin Safe Company of Chicago (fitted vaults for bank); Will Botsford & Co. (staple and fancy groceries), Mr. I. F. Clapp (partner), Mr. Will Bostford (resident partner); John F. Zalsman (General Repair and Bicycle Shop, “bike joint”); Peter De Boe (Confectionery, Fruit and Cigars); Holland Furniture Co, J. A. Van Ver [Der] Veen (president), H. Van Ark (vice-president and superintendent), Jacob G. Van Putten (secretary and manager; postmaster & served in city council), A. H. Meyer (director), A. Kolvoord (director), R. Vere Klasen (director); P. Slooter & Son (Boots, Shoes and Rubbers), Mr. P. Slooter (Capson & Bertsch), Isaac C. Slooter (junior member); John Broekema (has worked for John York, clerk; Siegel, Cooper & Co. (retail trade), manager of Chicago store, Myron M. Broekema (John’s son); John N. Bos (worked for Burdick & McMahon; now he has his own business of wholesale sand and gravel); Charles E. Newton (hat seller); Isaac Marsilje (assistant cashier for First State Bank; township clerk and justice of the peace); The Michigan Toy and Novelty Company (woodworker’s craft) , L. Van Putten (proprietor); W. G. Van Dyke (The Palace Grocery House); Dr. F. M’omber (The Famous Specialist); D. J. Sluyter (Haberdasher, special catering); H. Van Tongeren (Cigar Factory); Boston Store (Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes and Furnishing Goods), M. Yalomstein (manager); J. Elferdink (Boots and Shoes); H. J. Luiden (First State Bank, bookkeeper and teller); Con De Pree (Druggist); G. A. Stevenson (watchmaker and jeweler); G. J. Diekema (Attorney-at-Law; works for Chicago & West Michigan Railway and the Holland & Lake Michigan Railway company); The Walsh-De Roo Milling Company, Isaac Cappon (president), Heber Walsh (vice president), Cornelius J. De Roo (secretary, treasurer and manager; also a alderman and mayor); W. D. Hopkins, Photographer; L. S. Sprietsma, Jr. (worked for C. H. Fargo Co. and J. A. Van der Vreen [Veen]; also a alderman); Martin & Huizinga (Prescription Pharmacists), Miss. S. A. Martin, R. P. and Mr. Huizinga; A. Steketee (Dry Goods and Groceries; has been known as: Doornink, Steketee & Bro., Doornink & Steketee, and P.& A. Steketee); Mrs. Arthur Lewis (manager of city office of the Western Union Telegraph Company); The St. Charles Hotel, A. E. Ferguson (proprietor); C. L. King & Co. (Fruit Packages), L. J. Hanchett (president), F. J. Hanchett (secretary and treasurer), W. W. Hanchett (manager), R. B. Fuller (superintendent); Werkman Sisters (Millinery Parlors); L. A. Stratton’s (Livery Stable), Dr. Curtis, V. S. (headquarters at Stratton’s); J. H. Den Herder (Meat Market); G. Van Putten (Groceries, Dry Goods and General Merchandise), De Vries Bros. (establishers); Tromp & Kloosterman Portrait Co. and Bazaar, Mr.Tromp (artist); E. J. O’Leary (Photographer; Cameras and supplies); John Nies Hardware, John Nies (senior member of firm), R. E. Nies (junior member; son of John Nies); The Stern-Goldman Clothing Co., Mr. I. Goldman (resident partner); Arend Visser (prosecuting attorney; chairman of the board of public works); Albert Vegter (Manufacturer of Cigars); Cornelius Verschure (cashier at the Holland City Bank), Taaritje Van Putten (Cornelius’s wife); Westveld Bros. (Horseshoers), Ralph and Jacob; Paul A. Steketee’s Bazaar (Various merchandise); P. Ver Schure (Boots and Shoes); E. Winter (blacksmith). (Original stored in Oversize One Folder Collections) (A)


  • 1899


2 Folders

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Van Wylen Library
53 Graves Place
Holland Michigan 49423 United States