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Catalog Number 2000.001.0038
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Dark sepia tone photograph with a double line at the edge of the backboard. This is a photograph of a middle aged man with dark hair and beard. His hairline is receding to the top of his head and the hair at the sides is curly and puffed out over the hears.

He is dressed in a three piece dark suite and shirt which may be collarless. The photo is taken almost to the knees which includes the edge of the jacket. He is standing with one hand resting on the back of a chair and one hand in his pocket. He is unsmiling
Number of images 1
Date ca 1884
Photographer Burras, W. H.
Title Meisser, Christian
Collection Foundry Industry - Meisser, Christian
Accession number 2000.001.
People Meisser, Christian
Notes 1839-1920 Machinist, Owner, City Foundry & Machine Works

Parents: Emil & Sophia Meisser

1850 Census Index, Vol II, p : Family in census as Meisen, living in Belleville. Emil 41 Ger; Sophia 39 Ger; Children born in IL: Henry 14, Louisa 13, Geo 12, Christian 11, Margaret 9, Phillip 4

1860 Belleville City Directory: Christian Meiser, finisher, Middlecoff & Co.;
res same as Emil, laborer, s side 2nd s, between Race and City Limits.

1877 Belleville City Directory: Christian Meisser, Machinist, res: ns 1st S, west of Race; Sophia, Mrs. res: s side 2nd s, West of Race.

Advocate Newspaper: 3/22/2978 - Christ Meisser, Outside Watchman, Ancient Order of United Workmen. (Also see Lodges in Newspaper File, Belleville Public Library.

Advocate Newspaper: 6/9/1882 - Christian Meisser, one of incorporators of City Foundry and Machine Works.

Advocate Newspaper: 8/14/1882 - C. Meisser, President

1887 Belleville City Directory: Meisser, Christian, Pres. and Treas. City Foundry & Machine Works, 100 West Third St.; res 325 W 1st S
Also in listing: Elmer, Engineer
Sophia, (Wid Emil) Res 308 W 2nd S

1894 Belleville City Directory: Meisser, Christ, Stheil & Meisser, res Centreville Ave.

Daily Advocate Newspaper 10/10/1903: Obituary of Mrs. Christian Meisser, nee
Jennie Roy (Ray??), Children: Elmer, Raymond, Mrs. Myrtie Eslam???

Daily Advocate Newspaper 10/8/1920: Christian Meisser, former foreman Harrison Machine Works, died St. Louis; Children: Elmer, Roy, Mrs. Myrtle
Eslamon, Elsamon (spelling?)