Davenport, Iowa Cigar Manufacturers: 1861 – 1960

The Way It Was . . .

What follows is a list of companies that manufactured cigars in Davenport, Iowa from 1861 until 1960. The information was taken from Davenport City Directories, newspaper articles and advertisements, and cigar boxes and marketing materials.  Note: Some cigar manufacturers were in business prior to 1861. The following list starts at 1861.

In the 1860’s, Davenport City Directories were vague on the types of business companies were engaged in. Terms like “tobacconist,” “cigar maker,” “cigars and tobacco,” “cigar manufacturer,” tobacco dealer,” “cigar factory,” and “cigar jobbers” were used indiscriminately. Determining the exact type of business is difficult, although an attempt was made to sort out only cigar manufacturers.

Cigar manufacturers that were in business for 10 years or more are in listed in red letters and are links to more information. (46)

Manufacturer -- (Approximate dates in business) 

A

Mervin A. Agnew – (1892)

Agnew & Reynolds – (1888)

Otto Albrecht & Co.– (1854 – 1913)

Aldenbrook & Frey – (1918)

Arthur Arnold & Co. – (1866) & (1870)

Arnold & LeClaire – (1867)


B

Albert Balluff – (1874 – 1875)

Charles Bebensee – (1874) & (1877 – 1881)

Bebenzee & Harkert – (1873)

Bebensee & Zensen – (1875)

George M. Beck – (1896) & (1908 – 1913)

Martin Beck – (1881 – 1910)

Alfred H. Behm – (1902 – 1912)

Max F. Behm – (1930 – 1937)

Wilhelm Behm – (1885)

William Behm – (1888 – 1901)

Behm & Bieberbach – (1914 – 1917)

H. Beuse – (1868)

Alfred C. Bieberbach – (1918 – 1929)

William Bieberbach – (1906)

Jacob Bielenberg – (1867)

Diedrich Blesse – (1885 – 1906)

Edward Blesse – (1906 – 1913)

Edward Boettger – (1896 – 1934)

Edward A. Boettger – (1920)

Hans Julius Boettger – (1896 – 1923)

Frank H. Brainard & Co. – (1868 – 1870)

C. F. Brandt – (1868)

C. C. F. Brandt – (1875 – 1878)

Herman Peter Brandt – (1873 – 1874)

Brandt & Dullnig – (1863 – 1870)

Marx Brandt – (1878 – 1881)

Louis W. Bremer – (1892 – 1898)

Carl Charles Brockmann – (1870 – 1901)

Emil C. Brockmann – (1902 – 1910)

Bruegge & Hanssen – (1880 – 1891)


C

H. C. Carmichael – (1861)

Claussen & Co. – (1868)


D

H. H. Daniels – (1901 – 1902)

Charles Dau – (1896 – 1920)

Hirschel L. DeBattie – (1881 – 1918)

Louis Dohm – (1885 – 1888)

Henry Dohrmann – (1885 – 1900)

Doud & Layman – (1919)


E

Joseph A. Eberle – (1901 – 1902)

Gottlieb D. Elges – (1890 – 1896)


F

Samuel Faivus – (1920)

Louis Feid – (1881 – 1890)

Ambrosius Fersch – (1894 – 1910)

Walter E. Fersch – (1911)

Frederick C. Fick – (1909)

Rudolph Fischer – (1878 – 1894)

J. B. Frahm – (1878)

Edward J. Frey – (1919 – 1920)

Anthony N. Fries – (1906)

Hermann Fries – (1870 – 1874)

Adolph Fritsch – (1880) & (1885) & (1902) 

Fritsch & Behm – (1881 – 1882) 

Jacob Fuelscher – (1885)

M. H. Fuelscher – (1885)

Bernhardt H. Fulscher – (1900)

Fulscher Brothers & Carr – (1890)


G

Ginsburg Cigar Co. – (1922)

Charles D. Glime – (1867)

W. & E. Goetsch – (1896 – 1917) 

J. Goos Co. – (1900 - 1915)

Fred C. Gremmel – (1947 – 1961)

William W. Griffith – (1892)

Herman H. Grueber – (1896 – 1898)

Hans Gude – (1896 – 1898)

H

Ferd Haak & Co. – (1870 – 1923) 

Henry Haak (1890 - 1902)

Hahn & Wagner – (1875) 

William R. Hale – (1892)

John Hansen – (1902)

Claus F. Hanssen – (1891 – 1925)

Harkert Cigar Co. – (1900 – 1927)

Harkert & Goos – (1894 – 1898)

Harkert & Rhodes – (1901 – 1902)

Edward Hartung – (1894)

Henry Hartung, Jr. – (1873)

Henry Hehnke – (1910 – 1916)

Robert Henne – (1866)

Phillip Hering – (1867)

Adolph Herman – (1913 & 1917)

Herman Brothers – (1873 – 1901) 

William Heuer – (1878)

Heuer & Westphal – (1880)

John V. Hoffmann, Jr. – (1874)

Henry Horst – (1875)

Frank Howe – (1937 – 1944) 

Ernst Huckstaedt – (1878)


J

Herman Jacker – (1873 - 1900)

Jacker & Winecke – (1867 – 1870)

Charles F. Jacobsen – (1894)

Peter N. Jacobsen, Jr. – (1894 – 1938)

Jacobsen & Roeschmann – (1892) 

John Jens – (1896)

John Jess – (1878 – 1881) 

Charles N. Jessen – (1890)

C. Joens Cigar Co. – (1933 – 1936) 

Peter Johnsen – (1909)

John Junge – (1880)

J. Junge & Brother – (1878)

Junge & Oden – (1884 - 1930)


K

Charles W. Karst & Co. – (1884 - 1900) 

Henry Karstens – (1896 - 1902)

Julius C. Kearns – (1913 – 1915)

Oscar C. F. Keim – (1908 – 1916) 

Richard P. Kelley – (1873)

Conrad C. Kniegge – (1890 – 1898)

Kniegge & Hartung – (1888)

Charles Knocke – (1870)

John Koch – (1875 – 1878)

Peter Koell – (1874 – 1978)

Frederick Kolk, Sr. – (1870 – 1874)

Frederick Kolk, Jr.  (1890 – 1896)

Peter Kroll – (1873)

Theodore Kuehl – (1890 – 1892)

Nicholas Kuhnen & Co. – (1861 – 1915) 

George E. Kunz – (1898)

George H. Kunz – (1901)


L

Ernst A. Langenheim – (1892 & 1901)

Ferd Langfeldt – (1877 – 1878)

J. Y. Lawrence & Co. – (1870 – 1873)

Charles C. Leinninger – (1906)

Meyer Levy – (1880 – 1892)

B. Jacob Lorenz – (1894 - 1902)

Henry Lorenzen – (1901)

J. Ludewig – (1884)


M

Louis C. Martens – (1908)

Theodore J. Martens – (1914 – 1916) 

Adolph H. Maux – (1892 – 1894)

Meier & Sauer – (1877)

Anton Mey – (1909)

Mey & Kreinberg – (1910)

Adolph Meyer – (1881)

A. M. Meyer – (1875)

L. B. Meyer – (1873)

H. Meyer & Brother – (1873)

Meyer, Bruegge & Co. – (1877 – 1878)

Mid-West Cigar Co. – (1924)

Leopold Miller – (1877 - 1911)

Miller & Stolley – (1897 - 1918)

Edward Moeller – (1898 – 1906)

Harvey F. Moeller – (1906)

Alfred Moetzel – (1894)

Anton Moormann – (1908 - 1919) 

Garett H. Mosier – (1861 & 1867 – 1868)

Peter Muelhoefer – (1861 – 1863)

Mueller & Albrecht – (1913 - 1914)


N

Walter H. L. Nelson – (1909 - 1944)

Andrew Nielsen – (1902)

Walter V. Nielsen – (1934 – 1938)

Charles E. Nye – (1902)

O

Oden & Co. – (1873)


P

Niels P. Petersen – (1898 – 1901)

Phelan & Mey – (1908)

Christ Pickhardt – (1878)

Henry C. Plambeck – (1867)

Ferdinand L. Podschadly – (1896)

W. W. Pratt – (1875)

Rudolph Priester – (1878 - 1894)

Peter E. Primeau – (1909)

Peter Puck – (1896 – 1913)

Puck & Gruhl – (1898 – 1901)


Q

August Quickenstedt – (1861)

Fritz (Frederick) Quickenstadt (1867)


R

Franz J. Raible – (1888 - 1892)

Raible & Sauerberg – (1894)

Henry Rammelsberg – (1866 – 1870 & 1878)

Rammelsberg & Priester – (1875 – 1877)

Rammelsberg & Witt – (1873 – 1874)

M. Raphael & Co. – (1889 – 1944) 

D. Regennitter – (1870 – 1877)

Reynolds & Reupke – (1896)

Ernst Roddewig – (1863, 1866, 1878)

Frederick W. Roddewig – (1878 & 1888)


S

G. H. Salzman – (1878)

Salzman & Fisher – (1877)

Mrs. L. R. Salzmann – (1880 - 1881)

Ferdinand Sander – (1880 – 1881)

A. Sauer – (1878)

Hans Sauerberg – (1896 – 1901)

Sauerberg & Nissen – (1902)

C. F. Schoenert – (1880)

Herman F. Schroeder – (1881)

George O. Schultz – (1896 -1933)

William P. Schultz – (1922 – 1923)

Jacob Schulz – (1896 – 1921)

Louis M. Schulz – (1906 – 1908)

Louis N. Schulz – (1927 – 1929)

G. W. Schwenke – (1900)

Schwenke & Miller – (1890 – 1896)

Wilhelm Selken- 1870

Senn & Behm – (1920 – 1945)

Senn Brothers – (1902)

Rudolph Senn, Jr. – (1906 – 1914)

Senn & Fick – (1915 – 1919)

Israel Shire – (1892)

Sieg & Meyer – (1861 – 1866)

Charles H. Simon Cigar Co. – (1928 - 1931)

Henry Sindt – (1896 – 1900) 

Smith – Reimers Co. – (1917)

Charles F. Stokes – (1927 – 1928)

Harry L. Spracklin – (1909 – 1910)

F. Sternberg – (1867 – 1873)

Robert L. Strelow – (1920 – 1949)

John R. Sturm – (1917)

August H. Sunderbruch – (1898 – 1916)


T

William Thomsen – (1873)

A. S. Tiffany – (1863 – 1866)


W

A. Wagner – (1878)

F. H. Wagner – (1868)

Wagner & Brother – (1870 – 1873)

John Wahlig – (1863 - 1901)

Benjamin H. Warnke – (1901 -1916)

Christopher. L. Watt – (1868 – 1870)

Henry C. Watt – (1873 & 1878)

M. Watt – (1880)

Adam Weinreich – (1908 - 1916)

Henry Weiskopf – (1890 - 1916)

Heinrich Wendt – (1867 & 1880)

Henry Wendt – (1881 & 1885)

William Wendt – (1885)

Hans J. Westphal – (1898 - 1908)

John Frederick Wieckhorst – (1896 - 1909)

Juergen F. Wieckhorst – (1914 - 1916)

Wieckhorst & Lepper – (1902)

Robert Wilhelm – (1878 - 1893)

Mrs. Mary E. Winters – (1902) 

Carl L. W. Wollenberg – (1896 – 1937)


Y

Yenn & McGuckin – (1892)