Rudolph Priester Cigar Factory

1882 – Factory 43, 2nd district of Iowa; 1893 – factory 88, 4th district of Iowa

Born in Germany March 2, 1846. Came to U.S. in 1857. Worked as a cigar maker until 1878 when he started his own cigar factory. Wife: Louisa Schiegel. Rudolph Priester was elected as city treasurer for four terms.

He died February 16, 1896.


Brands of Cigars Manufactured: Elephant


Timeline – 1878 - 1894

1878 – Cigar maker and city treasurer

1880 – cigar manufacturer – residence and factory at 416 W. 2nd St.

1881 – cigar manufacturer – 403 W. 2nd St.

1882 – dealer in tobacco and cigars – 502-504 W. 2nd St.

1884 – cigar manufacturer – 502-504 W. 2nd St.

1885 – cigar manufacturer – 328 W. 2nd St.

1888 – 320 W. 2nd St. – cigars and tobacco

1890 – cigar manufacturer – 320 W. 2nd St.

1892 – cigar maker – 320 W. 2nd St.

1894 – cigar manufacturer – 2044 W. 3rd St.


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