Wister family papers

Records of the Wistar family begin with those of John Wister who, having purchased property on Market Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, started his wine merchant business. Successive generations of Wisters, their partners, and one clerk carried on as dry good merchants at this same location. They...

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Main Author: Wister family (Creator)
Collection:Wister Family Papers
Collection Number:1625A
Format: Manuscript
Language:German
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Physical Description: 25.0 Linear feet 25 linear feet, 23 volumes
Summary: Records of the Wistar family begin with those of John Wister who, having purchased property on Market Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, started his wine merchant business. Successive generations of Wisters, their partners, and one clerk carried on as dry good merchants at this same location. They include: John Wister; his sons Daniel and William; Daniel's sons John Jr., and Charles Jones; Daniel's son-in-law John Morgan Price; Charles Jones's son Charles Jones, Jr. (who was not a merchant); William's partner George Aston; one-time clerk turned merchant in his own right, Adam Konigmacher, his partner Yardley, and John Cameron, a Lancaster merchant of unknown connection. Ledger kept by John Wister, 1747-1766; Daniel Wister, 1762-1770; John Cameron, 1767-1770; William Wister, 1792-1796; Wister and Aston, 1788-1791; John M. Price and Co., 1795-1814 and letterbook, 1794-1796; Adam Konigmacher, 1806-1836, with letterbook, 1806-1816; Konigmacher, Yardley and Co., 1819-1822, 1838; Yardley and Co., 1821-1834; Charles J. Wister, Jr. meteorological journals, 1845-1858, 1876-1902; Sarah Whitesides Wister household account, 1861-1874.