File 13 - Ledger D, 1891-1895.

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Ledger D, 1891-1895.

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  • Variations in title: Title in front page of the ledger is "Ledger D, Wm Kriesel, New Dundee, Ontario".

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  • 1891-1895 (Creation)
    Kriesel, William

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William Kriesel owned the first hardware store in New Dundee, Ontario. He bought the building for his stove and tinware store in 1871 from the estate of the original owner, John Millar, for $1,200. He operated the hardware store from 1871 to 1906, and then passed the business on to his son, Bert Kriesel, who operated it from 1906 to 1912. Several prominent New Dundee business owners' names appear in Kriesel's day books and ledgers, including furniture maker Andrew Poth, carriage maker J.M. Weber [ie. Webber], harness maker A.B. McRae, flour mill owner E.W.B. Snider [ie. Snyder], butcher Charles Hiller, woolen mill owner Charles Kaufman, and the Kolebrenner brother blacksmiths. Sources: Hilborn, Miriam. "The E.T. Coleman Hardware Store in New Dundee." Waterloo Historical Society 50 (1962): 79; New Hamburg-Wilmot Township Centennial Committee. More than a century in Wilmot Township. New Hamburg: The Committee, 1967; and The Union Publishing Co's (of Ingersoll) Farmers' and Business Directory for the Counties of Peel, Waterloo and Wellington, 1893, Vol. VII. Union Publishing Company of Ingersoll, 1893.

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Contains 1 ledger (794 pages), and one name index (24 pages) for the William Kriesel stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1891-1895. Entries are categorized by name and date, and include such information as what items were purchased, what day they were purchased on, and what type of payment was used (cash, exchange, or none at all). Some accounts include notes that state that they are transferred onto different pages or into Ledger E, and sometimes there is more than one account per page.

Includes a separate index of names with the corresponding page number beside the customer's name.

Customer names include Cassel, the Wilmot Township Council, Charles Hiller, Charles Kaufman, the Kolebrenner brothers, the Mennonite Church, the Lutheran Church, the Baptist Church, A.B. McRae, Dr. Andrew Miller, Charles Meyer, Philip Poth, Roseville School, Eyra Thamer, J.S. Wing (Wing & Co.), J.M. Weber [ie. Webber], John Woelfle, E.W.B. Snider [ie. Snyder] and other notable New Dundee business people.

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