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GILLIG & SON
Buffalo, NY.
1848-1897
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Est. 1848.
The business was established by Lorenz Gillig, who was later joined by sons Charles and John (information from letterheads dated 1877 and 1895). By 1897, letterheads are showing a Charles Gillig, Henry Gillig, Louis Goetz, and an x-ed out Andrew Kraus, who did not make it through to the Gillig Wine Co.

Business name timeline:
Gillig & Son (1870-1875), L Gillig & Sons (1877-1883), Gillig & Bernhardt (1885-1887), Gillig Bros. (1895) Gillig Wine Importing Co. (1897)

Address timeline:
273 Washington

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
V-R, W (1883) V (1887), I (1897)


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Buffalo directory notes



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1895

1897

Appearance in directories:
1870, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1895, 1897

Directories consulted:
1870, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1911, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Buffalo directory notes:
V-R = Liquors (1870) R D = Rectifiers, Distillers (1870) W = Liquors, Wholesale (1875) D= Distillers, V = Wines, Wholesale (1879), I = Wine & Liquor Importer (1897)

1875 directory identifies Liquors listings as Wholesalers. No Distillers/Rectifiers for 1877, 1887 and 1889, wholesale liquors missing for 1889. 1891, 1893, 1895. Display ads start showing up in 1895. 1897 - Wines & Liquor Wholesale merge into one category. 1908: no distillers/rectifiers., Importer listings end after 1908. Distiller only for 1916., no distiller for 1917 (possible that 1916 and 1917 listings were confused)

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