Harkert Cigar Factory

625 W. 2nd St. (1892)

1893 – factory 264, 4th district of Iowa

factory 250, 3rd district of Iowa (1905)

Hans Harkert


Born February 17, 1852 in Holstein, Germany

Wife Huida Weissermil.

Foreman of Rudolph Priester company from 1878 to 1892.

On July 8, 1892 he started his own cigar factory under the name of Hans Harkert. In February 1893 he went into partnership with Julius Goos. The Harkert Cigar Company incorporated in January 1906.

Hans Harkert died May 5, 1922. The estate was sold in October 1922. New owners: William J. Moeller, president; C. F. Kammerer, vice president; and J. H. Schultz, secretary and treasurer.

Factory closed in 1927


Brands of Cigars Manufactured: Ferd. Magellan 10 cent cigar, Luxor, Miss Hale, Davenport, Hand Smoker, Hand Made


Timeline

1892 – Hans Harkert – 625 W. 2nd St.

1894 – Harkert & Goos – see ad – 625 W. 2nd St.

1896 – Harkert & Goos – 802 – 804 W. 4th St. --- see ad

1898 – Harkert & Goos – 209 E. 2nd St.

1900 – Harkert & Co. – 922 W. 2nd St.

1901 – 1902 – Harkert & Rhodes (Frank M. Rhodes) – 222 ½ - 224 ½ Main St.

1906 – 1909 – Harkert Cigar Co. – 1302 W. 4th St.

1910 – 1927 – Harkert Cigar Co. – 1302 – 1306 W. 4th St.

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