Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Konantz Saddlery Company

The KonantzSad. Co.
JAN  17   1899

Langlois scan

The Konantz Saddlery Company was a manufacturer of saddlery and was based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From Little Sketches of Big Folks, Minnesota 1907:

KONANTZ Edward A, St Paul.

Residence 622 Iglehart st, office 227 E 6th Street.  Manufacturer.  Born Nov 9, 1857 in Quincy Illinois, son of Paul and Wilhelmina Konantz. Attended Quincy, Illinois public schools; graduated from high school at age of 13; from Gem City Business College.

Began work in harness factory at age of 16; member of firm of W H Konantz & Bro Quincy at 20; began retail harness business St Paul 1882; added whol dept 1884; incorporated the Konantz Saddlery Co whol mnfrs of saddlery 1889; company sold out to the Konantz-Gaver Co Dec 1905.

The Konantz Saddlery Company building in North St. Paul.

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