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    1. [HUCKSTERS-AND-TEAMSTERS] Teamsters - Borst and Rebholz Families - New York City
    2. To give you an idea of a teamster's life in the late 1800's to early 1900's in New York City: My great-grandfather, GEORGE BORST, woke at 4:00 a.m., hooked up a team of horses to his wagon at a stable on 36th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue, in Hell’s Kitchen (located on the west side of Manhattan) picked up pigs at the freight yard and rode them to Rohe's Brothers, a pork dealer "similar to Merkels," which was across the street from the stable where he kept his horses. During the day he went to a market downtown and bought produce (vegetables and fruit) and sold it from his wagons with his sons. On some afternoons he drove a horse-pulled coach (which he also owned) to the cemetery for funerals. The cemetery (Calvary Cemetery) was in Queens and he had to travel over the 59th Street Bridge to get there. For funerals he used a "better team of horses" which he also owned. He also owned a hansom which one of his sons drove. Late in the afternoon when he was not busy driving his horse and coach for the funerals, he could be found working in the stable with his sons. As you can see, life was very hard in those days. When I asked my Father if my great-grandfather was a rich man (since he owned all those horses, carriages, etc), his response was, "How could anyone be rich if you were raising twelve children." His daughter, ROSE BORST, married CHRISTOPHER REBHOLZ who was in the produce field. Their son, RAYMOND (my father), was a truck driver in New York City. Eventually, he became secretary-treasurer for a New York City Teamster Local. Dorothy Rebholz Stewart **************AOL Search: Your one stop for directions, recipes and all other Holiday needs. Search Now. ( -aol-search/?ncid=emlcntussear00000001)

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