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.
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.
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.
None at this time.
Brown, Edith M.
DeWitt, Nettie (Sarah) (wife)
Goeschel, Bessie (dau.)
Goeschel, Louis (subject)
Goeschel, Margaret (dau.)
Goeschel, Nora (dau.)
Heldenbrand, Howard F.
Heldenbrand, Howard V.
Hodgkins, Ward W.
Portor, chas. T.
VAn Wyck, J. Roy
Bay City, MI
Bay Co., MI
Goeschel & Hodgkins Co.
Goeschel & Meisel Co.
Michigan Fire Lighter Co.