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John C Horting, listed as a wholesaler by this name 1884-1890 and 1899-1905. In 1871, he was clerk at the Keystone House, 242 N Queen. George Horting Sr. was the proprietor. 1882, he was listed as Horting & Ammens, Proprietors of Keystone House, a hotel at 241 N Queen St. 1894-1896: Keller & Horting, 142 N Queen St., Wines & Liquors. Hotel (information form OASG).

Horting clained ownership of the "Old Rome" distillery near Lititz, PA.

The company used the brand names:
"Colonial", "Horting's Safe", and "Lititz Springs Straight Rye."

Business name timeline:
John C Horting

Address timeline:
246 N Queen (1877-1879), 241-1/2 N Queen (1884), 142 N Queen (1886-1909)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):

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

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Appearance in directories:
1877, 1879, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1899, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909

Directories consulted:
1859, 1868, 1871, 1873, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1899, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1919

Lancaster directory notes:
V= Wine & Liquor (Wholesale), V-R = Wine & Liquor (Retail), W = Whiskey (Wholesale), L = Liquors (Wholesale) D = Distiller, DA = distiller's agent

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