Hello to all, My great, great grandfather Andrew HUNTER, b. 1855 in Ireland was listed as a Teamster in the 1910 and 1920 Census in Philadelphia, and on his death certificate in 1923. In the 1900 Census he is listed as a Driver. He came to Philadelphia in 1880 from Irleand with brothers Hugh and George HUNTER. More info at the following link <A HREF="http://ourworld.cs.com/jfhcoop1/index.html">http://ourworld.cs.com/jfhcoop1/index.html</A> Their brother, David HUNTER, b. 1843 in Ireland was also listed as a Teamster in the 1900 Census and on his death certificate in 1908. David was listed as a Lumberman in the 1880 census and all lived with him when they first arrived. Brother Hugh HUNTER, b. 1858 in Ireland, was listed as a Driver in the 1910 and 1920 Census. Several other children and cousins are listed as Drivers and boxmakers, leading me to believe they all worked for a Lumberyard or wood working factory of some kind, but I do not know where. All lived in the Kensington area of Philadelphia from 1880-1940's. Also, my great, great grandmother's (Catherine TOOLE HAMMILL O'NEILL) brother, Dennis TOLE (I believe the correct spelling is TOOLE) was listed as a Huckster in the 1880 Census. Again, in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. I grew up in Philadelphia in a "row home" (these were multiple homes all attached to each other on one street) in the 1960's and every day mutiple "Hucksters" would stop on our street selling fruit, vegetables, and other items from a truck. Earlier, it was ice, salt, coal, etc.....in a horse drawn wagon. Today, in South Phila., there are still "Hucksters" peddling products in some areas in summertime. I am guessing this occupation was the predecessor of street vendors, lunch trucks, etc...in many large US cities. The Mayor of Philadelphia, John Street, has a brother, Milton Street, who started out as a street vendor in North Philly, later entering politics, which led to brother John's political career. No doubt, a good way to meet a lot of people! Teamsters and Hucksters have come a long way and helped many families get a foothold on American soil. Truly the land of opportunity! Joe Hunter
Both of my great grandfathers were hucksters in Philadelphia as well. I don't know the locations. Samuel Shapiro and Charles Goldberg both were fruit vendors. At one point Sam also had a horse drawn cart. Didn't they need a license for the cart? If so where would the records be to check that? Also would Sam have needed a license for his horse? Thanks, Susan Gurman Lansdale, Pa.
My greatgrandfather was Adam STUTZMAN, born 1809 in Berks Co., PA. He is listed in the 1860 Census of Union Co., PA as a teamster. I believe he was involved in transporting goods through the canals along the Susquehanna River. He had a brother, Daniel, who also was a goods transporter, working in Milton, PA - I guess working with the canals also. I know that Adam STUTZMAN is connected with the SCHNEIDER family who, years earlier, began taking supplies by Conestoga wagon along the Lincoln Highway from Fisher's Ferry to Philadelphia. I've read where those wagons were blue and white and had red wheels. I've wondered if the SCHNEIDER trucks in today's world is that same original family. The FISHER family was involved in goods transportation too. Also, I have an ancestor, Jacob STAUFFER, born 1696 in Alzheim, Germany, and came to Philadelphia in 1710 with his family. He married at Valley Forge, was a farmer, and carried grain on horseback to a grist mill in Norristown, Pa. This seems like it might be a very interesting list! Good luck, Elida of the Sea Islands, SC ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joan L. Asche" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <HUCKSTERS-AND-TEAMSTERS-L@rootsweb.com> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 7:07 AM Subject: [HUCKSTERS-AND-TEAMSTERS] Roll Call > To kick off the list I would like to start with a Roll Call. I would > very much like to see 100% participation!!! > > Both my great-great grandfather, Philip BOWMAN, and great-grandfather > were produce hucksters, George BOWMAN, in the Philadelphia, PA area. My > grandfather, Harry Bowman, started out as a coal teamster then went on > to ice using two draft horses, wagon, and my dad and uncle as cheap labor. > > Sometime around 1940 my grandfather stopped using the horses and started > using a truck. > -- > > Is today your birthday? > Happy Birthday from me to you - visit: > http://www.jasche.com/birthday.html > > Bowman's Place For all Bowman Researchers > http://groups.msn.com/BowmansPlace > > > ==== HUCKSTERS-AND-TEAMSTERS Mailing List ==== > To UNSUBSCRIBE in LIST MODE send an email to: HUCKSTERS-AND-TEAMSTERS-Lemail@example.com; in DIGEST MODE: HUCKSTERS-AND-TEAMSTERS-Dfirstname.lastname@example.org put the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the body of the message. > > ============================== > Search the US Census Collection. Over 140 million records added in the > last 12 months. Largest online collection in the world. Learn more: http://www.ancestry.com/s13965/rd.ashx >
To kick off the list I would like to start with a Roll Call. I would very much like to see 100% participation!!! Both my great-great grandfather, Philip BOWMAN, and great-grandfather were produce hucksters, George BOWMAN, in the Philadelphia, PA area. My grandfather, Harry Bowman, started out as a coal teamster then went on to ice using two draft horses, wagon, and my dad and uncle as cheap labor. Sometime around 1940 my grandfather stopped using the horses and started using a truck. -- Is today your birthday? Happy Birthday from me to you - visit: http://www.jasche.com/birthday.html Bowman's Place For all Bowman Researchers http://groups.msn.com/BowmansPlace
My greetings to all the new subscribers to this brand new mailing list. PLEASE READ! Briefly, the purpose of the list is for the discussion of our ancestors occupations as hucksters and teamsters. When posting please add what location(s) you are researching since this list is not limited to any one place but rather world over. But keep in mind this list is not for the discussion of the Teamsters Union. If you have any family stories please share them us. Sincerely, Joan Asche List Admin. -- Is today your birthday? Happy Birthday from me to you - visit: http://www.jasche.com/birthday.html Bowman's Place For all Bowman Researchers http://groups.msn.com/BowmansPlace
Both my gf and ggf had carts at 5th and Passyunk where they sold clothing. They pushed the cart back to 5th and Callowhill and put them into a garage. Milton E. Botwinick [professional genealogist] email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org MEBotwinick@alumni.temple.edu http://hometown.aol.com/botwinick/myhomepage/index.html