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Louis Goeschel (1847-1922)
Wholesale and retail grocery business in Bay City, MI.

Biography - Added Aug., 2010.

History of Bay County, Michigan - 1883


Louis Goeschel is a native of Germany, and emigrated to America in 1854. In 1868 he settled in Bay City, and soon after went into the grocery business and still continues in that business. At first the firm was Meisel & Goeschel, and later, Goeschel & Hodgkins, and is the oldest grocery house in the city. Goeschel is a very active business man and has been very successful . He is a prominent Mason, and has done a good deal toward organizing the Knights Templar Band, and has been the manager since its organization; it is one of the best in the State.

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Joppa Lodge, No. 314, F. & A. M., was organized in 1874. Present officers are: -- F. A. Nichols, W. M.; J. C. Nottingham, S. W.; W. J. Daunt, J. W.; Louis Goeschel, secretary; O. F. Hamet, treasurer.

Additional Notes.

    1874- Dibean Marriage Index: Bay County, Mich.

  • Louise Goeschel married Nettie Dewitt on July 1, 1874.

    1879 - Browns Directory of the Saginaw Valley.

  • Herman Meisel & Louis Goeschel, Grocers and Commission Merchants, cor. Center and Saginaw Sts., Bay City, Michigan. - Patentee's Agents for Lupton's Silver Burner and Family Burning Fluid. -- Goods Delivered Free.

    1886/87 Polk Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Goeschel, Louis (Goeschel & Hodkins), vice-pres Mich Fire Lighter Co., res 608 Madison.
  • Goeschel & Hodgkins (Louis Goeschel, Ward W. Hodgkins). Wholesale and Retail Grocers and Ocean Steamship Agents, 306 Center.

    1900 Census: Bay City, Mich.

  • Goeschel, Louis b. Oct. 1847 Germany
  • Sarah A. - wife, b. Sep. 1857 New York
  • Bessie daughter, b. Jun. 1879 Mich.
  • Nora daugher, b. Nov. 1889 Mich.
  • Margarite daughter, b. Oct. 1897 Mich.
  • Beyer, Maggie servant, age 19, Mich.

    1922 Bay County Genealogy Society.

  • Louis Goeschel died on April 19, 1922.

    1925 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City

  • Date: Nov. 21, 1925.
  • Groom: Howard V. Heldenbrand - age 27, b. Beloit Wisc., HOtel manager, parents: Howard F. Heldenbrand & Edith M. Brown.
  • Bride: Margaret Goeschel - age 28, b. Bay City Mich., parents: Louis Goeschel & Nettie DeWitt.
  • Official: J. Roy Van Wyck, minister.
  • Witnesses: Chas T. Portor (Bay City) & Katherine Brewer (Bay City).

    1929 Bay County Genealogy Society.

  • Nettie (Dewitt) Goeschel died on November 3, 1929.
Related Pages/Notes

Louis Goeschel

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People Referenced
Beyer, Maggie
Brewer, Katherine
Brown, Edith M.
Daunt, W.J.
DeWitt, Nettie (Sarah) (wife)
Goeschel, Bessie (dau.)
Goeschel, Louis (subject)
Goeschel, Margaret (dau.)
Goeschel, Nora (dau.)
Hamet, O.F.
Heldenbrand, Howard F.
Heldenbrand, Howard V.
Hodgkins, Ward W.
Meisel, Herman
Nichols, F.A.
Notttingham, J.C.
Portor, chas. T.
VAn Wyck, J. Roy
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Geloit, WI
Goeschel & Hodgkins Co.
Goeschel & Meisel Co.
New York
Lupton's Co.
Michigan Fire Lighter Co.
WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.