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WESTHEIMER BROS.
St. Joseph, MO.
1871-1918
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The Wilsons say that in 1868, Ferdinand Westheimer was partnered with Epstein in a grocery and tobacco & liquor store in St. Joseph.

In 1871, the brothers Samuel and Ferdinand Westheimer set up their own partnership and became wholesale liquor dealers.

In 1878, the brothers parted ways. Samuel continues on his own at this address, while Ferd. can be found operating as Ferdinand Westheimer & Co. at 205-207 S 3 rd. Both firms continued successfully until Prohibition.

The company used the brand names:
"Double Standard", and "Silver King."

Business name timeline:
Westheimer Bros. (1871-1877), Samuel Westheimer (1878-1889), Samuel Westheimer & Co. (1890-1896), Samuel Westheimer (1897-1902), Samuel Westheimer & Son (1904), Samuel Westheimer & Son, Wholesale Liquor Co. (1905-1918)

Address timeline:
19 S(N) 2 nd (1871-1873), 120 S 2 nd (1874), WS Market Sq. (1875), 120 S 2 nd (1876-1885), 117-119 S 3 rd (1886-1918)

Business category timeline (abbreviations decoded below):
W D


Years that company appeared in directories
Years directories were consulted
St. Joseph directory notes



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Appearance in directories:
1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

Directories consulted:
1861, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918

St. Joseph directory notes:
W = Wines & liquors, Wholesale & retail, D = distillers, V-R = Wines & Liquor, Wholesale.

No Distillers 1874 thro to 1902. All street numbers have changed in 1874, suggesting a city-wide renumbering. The following year, all addresses appear as ES, NS, WS of nd or 3rd or 4 th etc, suggesting that this caused mass confusion. No listings in any category for 1882, 1888, 1893, 1898, 1903.

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