Pecher/Siepman/Milner Tin shop
1907 - Henry Pecher has opened a tin shop under the hardware
( 120 S. Main )
1908 - Jan 9 - Henry Pecher has moved his tin shop into the old post office
quarters (110 N. Main St.)
1908 - Mar 19 - Fannie Hessel to H. Pecher s30 feet lot 31 Houghton's add, Culver.
Henry Pecher had a sale of a portion of his household effects last Saturday. As soo as his
building on Main Street is finished he and his wife will move into the four rear rooms -
Apr. 9, 1908
Removal - About May 15 I will remove to my new building where i Will kleep afull stock of all
kinds of metal work and will be prepared to attend promptly to all orders for town or
county jobs. - May 7 1908
1915 May 5 - Buisness Change
Henry Pecher has sold his tinshop to Otto RIck of CHicago and the new owner is now in
possession. He will move here in a coulple of weeks and occupy the rooms in the Pecher
building. Mr. and Mrs. Percher moving to the property which they bought of Henry
Overman, north of the cemetery. Mr. Pecher has worked had and built up a profitable
business in Culver and the surrounding country. He will take things easier for awhile. We
wish the new proprietor a full measure of prosperity.
1918 - JUl 25 - A Business CHange - Henry Pecher has bought back the tinsmith shop
which he sold to to Otto rick three years ago, and has moved his residence from the
south end of town to the apartments over the shop. Mrs. RIck goes back to Chicago to
resume a position as boss with a North sidfe firm which he held for six years. The firm is
now making army bake oven on a governement contract.
1919 - Sep 3 - Henry Pecher has sold his tin sop to E. Siepman of Chicago, who
has moved into the rooms over the shop while the Pechers move to the Heine house
on lake shore. Mrs. Pecher has been in poor phsyical condition since his fall last spring and will
llay off hard work for a time
1922 - Sale of Business Property
Emil Siepman has bought of Henry Pecher the two-tory and basement frame building on
Main street, occupied by Siepman as a tin shop and redidence. The price for the building]
and lot was $4000. Mr Siepman is doing a prosperous business and he are glad to see him
owning his own quarters.
Location - found -
Strang Barber Shop Moved Across Street -
Sunday and Monday were busy day for Sam Strang and his co-workers when the barber shop
was moved from it location in the D. H. Smiith Building
(103 S Main) near Slattery and Shilling's
(107 S. Main ), directly across the street to
the Emil Siepman building (112 S. Main). The
change has been completed and shaves are to be obtained to the tine "Rap-a-tap-tap, and tick-a-tack-to"
of the Smith & Son Shoe Shop which retains the rear of the buiilind for the present.
The building from which the barbers moved is being given an overhauling and will be occupied by
D. H. Smith & Son. This move will be made in a bout two weeks. - 3 Sep 1924
1925 - Feb 4 - Siepman's Building Is Entirely Completed
Emil Siepman has recently mad a fine addition to his business building on Marin Street, which
makes his shop of the very finest and an industry of which the communtiy can be proud. The
new room in the rear is fitted with all the latest devices for the modern tin and sheet metal shop.
It is made especially good for th workshop by large windows along the entire south side of the room.
The basement is used for a garage. Mr. Siepman's old workshop in the basement is now being
used for a store room.
1926 - Jun 2 - John Milner Purchases Emil Siepman Tin Shop
A business transaction has recently been completed whereby John M. Milner became the
owner of the Emil Seipman tin shop. He will continue to do business in the same location
and caters to former customers of Mr. Siepman. Mr. Milner is well and favorably known in
Culver. He has been with Mr. Siepman in the tin and sheet metal work for a number of
years and it is predicated that he will do a nice business in his new venture.