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JACOB RIEGER & CO.
Kansas City, MO.
1899-1918
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Est. 1887.
An letter dated 1914 shows Alexander Rieger as the sole owner of J. Rieger & Co. They claimed to be the "largest mail-order whiskey house in the United States".

The company used the brand names:
"Canadian Process", "O - So - Good", "Prairie King", "Rieger's Atlantic", "Rieger's Monogram", "Rieger's Monogram 1875 Brand", "Rieger's Monogram 1888 Brand", "Rieger's Monogram 1890 Brand", "Rieger's White", "Rieger's White Corn", "Rieger's Yellow Corn", "Shady Brook", and "Tiger's Head."

Business name timeline:
Jacob Rieger & Co. (1899-1917), Alex Rieger Mercantile Co. (1918)

Address timeline:
1527-1529 Genesee

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
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Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
Kansas City directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918

Directories consulted:
1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Kansas City directory notes:
W = Wine & Liquor Dealers, Wholesale, D = distilleries (1881), V-R = Wine & Liquor Dealers, Retail (1889). Directories for 1870-1874, 1878, 1880-1885, 1895, and 1901 came in the form of type-written transcriptions rather than photocopies.

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