Dont remember reading this on any posts so I thought Id post it.
Louis B Linkman is listed as living at home with Mary Linkman at age about 16 in a listing from the 1878-1879 Lakeside Chicago City Diretory. The directory lists Louis as a clerk at 163 Lake St. on page 957.
In that same directory on page 1976 both M. Linkman & Co. at 22, 35 Clark and Reiss Bros. & Co. at 163 Lake are listed under the category of Meerschaum and Clay pipes.
So Louis B. age about 16 might have been working for a Meerschaum and clay pipe company known as Reiss Bros. & Co. I say might because further searches of the directory revealed that several companies listed 163 Lake as their address.
Its likely Louis was working for a pipe company but this document doesnt prove it.
Reiss Bro. & Co. of Chicago was to later become Reiss Premier and then later Kaywoodie according to posts on the Kaywoodie forum here: Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:42 pm Post subject: A Kaywoodie precursor
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum