Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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L.F. WETZEL

612, Customhouse Street, New Orleans


Watchmaker Wetzel Leaves with His Customers' Watches

New Orleans, La., Sept. 26.—There are a number of people who would like very much to lay their hands on a jeweler named L. F. Wetzel, who is charged with stealing a number of watches from them and leaving the city. It is thought that he will go to Birmingham.

Wetzel had been renting part of the store of Charles Guerre, 612 Customhouse St. He is a watchmaker by trade and had a good many watches belonging to down-town people for repair. When he left the city for parts unknown he took with him about $500 worth of gold and silver watches.

Wetzel’s description is as follows : Thirty-six years old, 5 feet 10 inches high, weighs 180 pounds, fair complexion, brown moustache, blue coat and vest, dark pantaloons, and a black hat. He has been living with his wife and two children. His wife and children went to Birmingham some time ago, where the mother of Mrs. Wetzel lives, and it is thought that he has gone there to meet them.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 2nd October 1895

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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AUGUST ROYERRE

New Orleans


August Royerre, a jeweler residing at 1554 N. Claiborne St., brought the police to his home recently by discharging his revolver at what he believed to be burglars entering his house. The police learned that Mr. Royerre was at present under treatment of a physician and was continually under the impression that burglars were trying to rob him.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 12th August 1908

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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THE DIAMOND PALACE Co.

New Orleans


The Diamond Palace Co. Leave The City

The Diamond Palace people have literally "skipped by the light of the moon," though, as far as is learned, the creditors are not so numerous as one would imagine. The story of their advent here is brief and soon told. They came with a grand flourish of trumpets and spent a "barrel of money" in the newspapers. Business did not pan out as expected, but still the management kept up a bold front and met all obligations. They organized the "New Orleans Diamond Palace Co.," giving all the offices to the New Orleans men, thus apparently dissolving any connection with the original organizers of the enterprise. A few days later they departed, as far as known settling all obligations. There was nothing hurried or anything surreptitious about them. The "Palace" was run for several days by the local men, "diamonds," which commanded $1 up at the beginning, going for 5 cents and everything else in proportion. Last Saturday, shortly after midnight, wagons drove up to the door and everything except the safe was carted to the basin where it was put upon a schooner and sailed away to a point on the railroad where it was shipped West. Strange as it may appear, all the blame, whatever it is, is being laid against the originators of the enterprise.


Source: The Jewelers Review - 17th May 1899

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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EDWARD LILIENTHAL

New Orleans


Mr. Edward Lilienthal, of New Orleans, La., died on May 3d of Bright’s disease, after several months acute illness. He was born in Germany fifty-two years ago, and came to this country in 1853. During the late war he served with distinction in a noted confederate regiment, and after the war he started in the jewelry business. He had been quite successful up to the time of his recent failure, and has always had a reputation of the highest character, which was sustained even through the period of the settlement of his business affairs, for at that time his creditors made him the receiver for their benefit, which showed the confidence they retained in him. He was unmarried, and was buried by members of the societies to which he belonged.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - June 1888


The stock of the late E. Lilienthal, New Orleans, La., was sold at auction, and realized over $500 more than the appraised value. The open accounts of the deceased still remain to be sold, the prices offered having been considered too low.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - September 1888

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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JAMES McSWEENY

New Orleans


James MeSweeny, jeweler, New Orleans, La., stopped over in Lancaster last week for several days on his way home from New York, where he had been for several weeks, having undergone a serious surgical operation, which was entirely successful.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th September 1911

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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O.A. PEIRCE

New Orleans


O. A. Peirce, New Orleans, La., recently filed a petition asking a respite of 12, 18 and 24 months within which to pay his creditors. In the petition Mr. Peirce avers that he is solvent, but finds himself unable to meet matured notes. According to the schedule filed, the assets amount to $5,100, and the liabilities are given as $2,500. A meeting of the creditors was called for Sept. 14.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd August 1906

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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ROBERT HOCH

New Orleans


Robert Hoch, New Orleans, La., has retired.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 6th July 1904

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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WINEHILL & ROSENTHAL

1003, later, 1000, Canal Street, New Orleans


Winehill & Rosenthal have moved from 1003 Canal St. on the north side to 1000 Canal St., occupying the corner at the south side of Canal and west side of Dryades St.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 2nd October 1918

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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JOSEPH TRAVERSE

131, St. Charles Street, later, 725, Common Street, New Orleans


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Joe Traverse - New Orleans - 1907

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Joe Traverse - New Orleans - 1915


A Race Horse Man's Scheme to Get Money

New Orleans, La., Dec. 26.—George Muller, who styles himself a race horse man, is locked up charged with grand larceny. Some days ago Muller entered the jewelry store of T. Hausmann & Sons and said that he was sent there by Joseph Traverse, jeweler, to purchase some loose diamonds. He was shown four stones by Louis Hausmann. Muller then said that he would like to see some set diamonds. Mr. Hausmann turned to get them. After some talk about the diamonds, Muller started out. Mr. Hausmann claims that he had two of the stones with him. Muller gave back one of them, but insisted that he did not have the other.

Mr. Traverse said that Muller is a stranger to him. He had one transaction with him, however. Muller disposed of a valuable diamond to Mr. Traverse.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 3rd January 1900



Joe Traverse, the St. Charles St. jeweler and diamond setter, who was charged with buying property stolen, in connection with a burglary committed in the house of an eccentric widow in Lapeyrouse St., has been freed of the indictment lodged against him in the First City Criminal Court. The actual burglars were sent to the Criminal District Court for trial, but upon their testimony, Mr. O’Donnell, the assistant district-attorney, dismissed the count against Mr. Traverse.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1906



Joseph Traverse, who moved recently from St. Charles St. to 725 Common St., opposite the St. Charles Hotel, has built a shop that is novel and emphasizes the demand for space in buildings in New Orleans. The place he rented has one of those old style balconies extending half way over the sidewalk, a type that is fast disappearing from New Orleans. Mr. Traverse conceived the idea of using this space. He had the balcony enclosed with glass, even to a glass roof. The wooden floor he covered with zinc to save his filings. On this balcony he installed a row of work benches and had them fitted with electric lights and gas connections for the blow pipes. In this novel manner about 150 square feet was added to his shop capacity. Mr. Traverse has also installed counters and other improvements to his place.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 17th December 1919

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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SOL ROSENWEISEN

202, Baronne Street, New Orleans


Robber Who Assaulted New Orleans Jeweler, In Attempt to Steal Diamonds Caught by the Police

New Orleans, La., Nov. 8.—An attempt to rob a jewelery store, of which Sol Rosenweisen is the proprietor, was made the latter part of last week. Mr. Rosenweisen's establishment is at 202 Baronne St. At 4:30 o'clock on that day, a man named Albert Baron, otherwise known as Long, 20 years old, assaulted Rosenweisen, and then proceeded to take charge of the establishment.

On entering the store, Baron remarked to the proprietor that he had about $300 to spend. The proprietor thereupon unwrapped five diamonds which Baron asked to see, and while doing so, Baron drew a black jack, and swung it at Rosenweisen's head. The latter ducked and warded off the blow with his left hand, at the same time snatching the diamonds, valued at $1,400, from Baron, who had started to escape with the property. The robber, being frightened, ran up Baronne St., but was caught by the officers before he could make his escape.

When captured, Baron admitted being wanted in New York for the theft of $1,000 from the New York Interborough Rapid Transit Co., where he had been employed at one time as a collector. The New York authorities were notified.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1923

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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GEORGE H. RIVIERE

New Orleans


Death of George H. Riviere

New Orleans, La., July 7.—The funeral of George H. Riviere, one of the most skillful jewelers in Louisiana, was held in this city June 30.

The death of Mr. Riviere June 28 was caused by accidental drowning near his home in New Iberia. He was a native of New Orleans and worked at his trade there for many years, later going to New Iberia. He was one of the makers of gold and silver belt buckles more than 20 years ago.

Mr. Riviere was 47 years of age. He leaves a son, who is now in charge of the business in New Iberia and who bears his father's name, also a widow and daughters.

Interment was in St. Louis Cemetery.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th July 1920

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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SEBASTIAN COCI

Poydras Street, New Orleans


Sebastian Coci, the Italian jeweler, has fitted up his Poydras St. establishment with new fixtures for the Winter season.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th November 1906

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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ED. HOLYLAND

New Orleans


Ed. Holyland, formerly a skilled watchmaker and silversmith, is now one of the members of the New Orleans detective force.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 29th November 1905

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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WILLIAM A. DUNBAR

419, Godchaux Building, Canal Street, New Orleans


William A. Dunbar, formerly with Herbert K. Smith, Inc., and more recently with Hereford, Inc., successors to the former, is now in business on his own account, having fitted up a beautiful office, 419 Godchaux building on Canal St.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 26th December 1923

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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LOUIS COUVERTIE

New Orleans


An example of the work and mark of Louis Couvertie of New Orleans:

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Working in New Orleans c.1822-42


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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

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JOHN E. DALEY

New Orleans


John E. Daley, formerly engaged in the jewelry business in New Orleans, and his wife were seriously burned at Ponchatoula, La., recently. Mrs. Daley’s dress caught fire, and before her husband could extinguish the blaze she received serious injuries, and he was badly burned about the hands. Both w'ere brought to New Orleans for treatment.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 27th October 1909

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Re: Some Old Jewellers of New Orleans

Postby dognose » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:04 am

AMERICAN JEWELRY STORE

1000, Canal Street, New Orleans


Thieves recently broke the padlock on the showcase of the American Jewelry Store, at 1000 Canal St., and got away with three bronze clocks, 12 cheap watches, nine ladies’ back combs and 10 razors. Jacob Dulberger, who runs the store, estimates the value of the stolen goods at $73.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 14th October 1908

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