M. ZIEGENFELDER COLLECTION
The M. Ziegenfelder Collection was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives February 5, 1990. The collection fills two Hollinger boxes and eleven file folders. The collection covers the years 1862-1877. There are no restrictions on the use of this collection and the literary copyright has been deeded to the public.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS
The M. Ziegenfelder Collection is divided into four series: Financial, License and Taxes, Correspondence and Miscellaneous.
SERIES I: FINANCIAL – covers ledgers dealing with daily accounts, ice sales accounts and accounts receivable. These date from 1862-1877.
SERIES II: LICENSE AND TAXES – covers liquor licenses from 1865, and 1866. Also special tax receipts for 1865, 1869 and 1871.
SERIES III: CORRESPONDENCE – covers correspondence and invoices from merchandise suppliers and many oyster suppliers.
SERIES IV: MISCELLANEOUS – covers a sample of wallpaper taken from the living quarters over the grocery, pressed leaves found in pages of a journal c. 1860-1870 and a note written to Addie Ziegenfelder from Will Zollinger, May 28, 1889.
To the best of our knowledge (john) Michael/Mark Ziegenfelder was born in 1833 in Maryland. He is believed to be the son of S. Ziegenfelder, who established a grocery in Piqua in 1837. In 1853, one Charles F. Ziegenfelder (wife Amelia) is listed as a confectioner and grocer and in 1859-60 his address is listed as 181 Main Street. 1960-1861 M. Ziegenfelder joins C. F. Ziegenfelder and they are listed as proprietors of a grocery and provision store. After 1864 M. Ziegenfelder is listed as the sole proprietor of the store at 181 Main Street, until his unexpected death February 21, 1886 at the age of 53.
M. Ziegenfelder was married to Mary K., born in Ohio in 1846 and died February 26, 1923 – age 76. They had three children: Addie born 1853 and graduated from Piqua High School in 1882. At the time of her mother’s death in 1923, she was known as Mrs. Addie Hamilton of Cincinnati, Ohio. Alice, born 1855 – in 1923 was listed as Mrs. Charles Jergens of Cincinnati, Ohio. Walter, born in 1868 died December 2, 1907, age 39.
The family resided above the grocery – 181 Main Street – after the buildings were renumbered, their address was 202½ North Main Street. The 1870 Census lists $6000.00 real estate value and $4000.00 personal property.
Mr. Ziegenfelder’s business dealt with regular groceries as well as ice and liquor and according to his ledgers, he had a tremendous trade in oysters. The following is an advertisement found in a copy of an 1874 Piqua newspaper.
Fresh Baltimore Oysters
Saddle Rock Oysters
Staple and fancy groceries
Glassware and Cutlery
Butter, Eggs, Poultry
Mr. Ziegenfelder, his wife and son are buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Section 5, Lot 34.
SERIES I: FINANCIAL
1 Accounts Receivable Ledger, 1867-1877
2 Daily Accounts Journal – July 16, 1870/December 21, 1872
3 Daily Accounts Ledger
1 Accounts Ledger 1864-1872, Receivable and Payable
2 Ice Accounts Ledger, June 2, 1862-September 1877
SERIES II: LICENSE AND TAXES
3 Liquor License, May 1, 1865 and May 1, 1866
4 Special Tax Receipts 1865, 1869 and 1871
SERIES III: CORRESPONDENCE
5 Invoices and correspondence – merchandise suppliers
6 Oyster Suppliers “B”-“McC”
7 Oyster Suppliers “M”-“U”
SERIES IV: MISCELLANEOUS