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Anton Weiss in Cassville

There was another item in the map I found yesterday that is of interest to me. On one of the other sheets is a city map of Cassville, where my great great grandfather Anton Weiss operated a hardware store for close to 50 years.

Just as I was able to find Patrick Parker in Glen Haven, Anton Weiss store shows up in this map too:

Cassville in 1868 showing Anton Weiss
Map of Cassville in 1868 showing Anton Weiss

Here’s what the location looks like today:

Denniston and Amelia, Cassville in 2013
Denniston and Amelia, Cassville in 2013 (Google Street View)

I’ve made one visit to Cassville, but at the time I didn’t know the location of the family home.

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spaceling From: spaceling Date: November 24th, 2013 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you know if that is the original building in which the hardware store was located? The window size, roof lines and turret seem reasonable for the era, though I am by no means an expert in architecture...

In any case, it reminds me of the setting of the hardware store in the beginning of the movie Beetlejuice, so I am imagining it as being part of a picturesque little village.
gkr From: gkr Date: November 24th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, looking at it again, I think I might have the wrong building for the current spot. It appears Arthur Street no longer exists, so when I went one block southeast from Jo Daviess, I got Denniston. There's what looks like a giant culvert where Arthur Street was on the map.
dichotomous From: dichotomous Date: November 26th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just wanted to say I've been enjoying your genealogy posts. Cassville caught my attention, though. Around that same time (mid 1860's), I had ancestors (Friedleins, to be specific) in Guttenberg and Jefferson Township, Iowa, just across the river. I've seen Cassville mentioned in a few places in their records, and visited Guttenberg a few years ago. Wouldn't be surprised to find that your folks and my folks crossed paths at some point. Small world. :)
gkr From: gkr Date: November 26th, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stopped in Guttenberg very briefly last year. Anton Weiss' wife is Anna Clara Voigt. One of her nieces (Rosalie Zimmerman) married a fellow from Guttenberg and moved there. Alex Sullivan died shortly after they were married though. Rosalie remarried to a gentleman from South Dakota after that and moved there. (Then he died...)
dichotomous From: dichotomous Date: June 3rd, 2014 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Heya! I am tentatively planning a trip to the Guttenberg area mid-July and would be happy to do lookups on your folks while I'm digging around for my folks. Let me know if that's something you'd be interested in. :)
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