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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Liedloff, William F., 1850 - . Papers, 1878 - 1883.
MSU Archives Collection 1232



Liedloff, William F., 1850 - . Papers, 1878 - 1883. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1232. 1 volume.

Abstract:

This collection consists of items relating the William F. Liedloff, and his harness business in Mankato, Minnesota. The collection is made up of one ledger and three advertising cards. The ledger contains the financial information about Liedloff's Mankato shop. The advertisements are for shops that were operated elsewhere by Liedloff.

Biographical Note:

William F. Liedloff was born in Wisconsin in 1850. Liedloff married Miss Otillie Ikier in 1874, and they had three children. He started a harness shop in Mankato in the 1870s. The shop was located at 58 South Front Street in 1881, and at 222 South Front Street in 1885. On Liedloff's death, the business was purchased by John Krost.

Information obtained from:

History of the Minnesota Valley. Minneapolis: North Star Publishing Co., 1882, p. 561.

Mankato: Its First Fifty Years. Mankato: Free Press Printing Co., 1903, p. 104.

Shoemaker, James. Shoemaker's Business Directory of the City of Mankato and County of Blue Earth, Minnesota for Years 1881 and 1882. Mankato: The Public Spirit, 1881.

Shoemaker, James. Shoemaker's Business Directory of the City of Mankato and County of Blue Earth, Minnesota for Years 1885 and 1886. Mankato: The Public Spirit, 1885.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Liedloff, William F., 1850 - . Papers, 1878 - 1883. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1232, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Mary Pay Johnson donated this collection in March 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in September 1977. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about William F. Liedloff available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Liedloff, William F., 1850 -.
Mankato (Minn.)-Businesses.