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Nussbaum & Mayer  

It seems that they own4d at least two or more properties in Culver.

From the April Town Board minutes - April 1896

    Be it also further remembered that on motion which was duly seconded and carried it was ordered to serve a notice on Nussbaum & Mayer for the construction of a side walk along the south end of the lot owned by the said Nussbaum & Mayer in out lot No 5 Culver City, (formerly Marmont) Indiana

Location of Out Lot 5 - The map section is from the 1908 Marshall County Plat Map it shows no visible buildings on the lot. But one must remember that there were at least a couple of major fires within this area that destroyed several


Out Lot 5 contained the business addresses of:

It has also been thought that they could of been located at 112 S. Main.

In "One Township's Yesterdays Chapter LIII " it is mentione that Nusbaum, Mayer & Co. had the "big store."

1894, July 13, 1894: The Nusbaum Myers & Co., advertising gingham for 5 ¢ a yard, shirts from 29 ¢ up, outings 5 ¢ and up, special on sugar 5 ¢ lb.

1896, March 20, 1896; A special Nussbaum and Meyer Ad reveals that Baking Powder was 10 ¢ per pound; corn 8 ¢ a can; butter and eggs, 10 ¢ ; apricots 15 ¢ a can; all tobacco 8 ¢ a cut.

Chattel Mortgages Book 5 Marshall County, Indiana
Mortgagor Mortgagee Date Amount Description
Nussbaum & Mayer; Nussbaum, Lambert; Mayer, SigmundKorp, Miriam; Speyer, Margaret; Lauer, Mayer; Lauer, Leopold M.; 1st Nat'l Bank of Mar. Co.; Mayer, Sigmund, guard.; Barnett, Sophia, guard.; Cooperman, David; Rankin, Wm. J. & Co.; Rosenhaupt, S. & J.; Boss, John; Mayer, Max; Kramer & Son; Speyer, Bertha; Nussbaum, Percival 29 Feb. 1896 17,260.94 Gen. mdse, store fixtures, oils, rags, hides, safes, 2 horses, 2 delivery wagons, sleighs, harness &c in their store rooms in Marmont & Plymouth (also real estate)

1896, Jun 5 - ... Main St. East Side near defunct Nussbaum & Mayer's Store (112 S. Main)... H. J. MEREDITH

1896, Nov. 20, 27 - Nussbaum, Mayer & Co, has store room for rent. Enquire of Sigmond Mayer Plymouth, Ind.

1896, Nov 26 - 1896 Dec 4 - R . W. Roberts , the hardware man, has moved his hardware from the Cromley buildiug into the building formerly occupied by Nussbaum, Mayer & Co. This will give him first-class quarters to transact business in

1896, Dec 25 - Wm. Foss has moved his shoe repairing shop over the old store formerly occupied by Nussbaum, Mayer & Co. Be sure and remember the place.
    He was formerly located in the basement of 107 S. Main Street
      Wm. Foss has opened a shoe repair shop in the “ 0 . K . ” barber shop in the basement of the Osborn Block. He will also make boots and shoes if any one desires first class hand made articles. It is not necessary for us to eulogise upon his capabilities for his his skill as a workman is - well known. - 18 Sep 1896

      Wm. Foss is now permanently located in the O. K. Barber Shop, Osborn Block, and is prepared, in a skillful and workmanlike manner, to repair boots and shoes in the most approved style. Not only will he satisfy you by guaranteeing his work, but he will do the same at prices to compare favorably with the hard times. Do not be mistaken, if you desire to save hard cash, give him a call. He will also make you a pair of shoes or boots that will outwear any store shoe or boots in the county - 2 Oct 1896

      Wm. Foss, the experienced shoe man, who is located in the “ 0. K, ” barber shop, is doing a rushing business. His work is alright, and the shoes made to order by him will last as long as any hand made shoe in the market. Repairing neatly, cheaply and satisfactorily done. Don't forget the location — ‘0.K.’ barber shop, Osborn block. - Nov 1896

      1896, Dec-1913, Sep - Wm. Foss & Son - Shoe Repair, Harness & Horse

      1913 - sep 25 - D. H. Smith has purchased William Foss' harness shop and shoe repairing business.

1897 - Mar 26 - In the old Nussbaum building, the one with the outside stair.

1897 Apr. 9 - Today (Friday) Nathaniel Gandy will open and be ready for business. He his secured the barn near the old Nussbaum & Mayer store, and has fitted the same up with a first class livery outfit. He invites vou to call and see for yourselves - - When you need your shoes repaired don’t forget to call on Foss the shoemaker. If vou are thinking of getting a pair of shoes made, you will do well by calling on him and leaving your measure. He is sure to statisy you. You will find him upstairs in the old Nussbaum & Mayer building.

1897 - Jul 2 - By Philharmonic Club, at Nussbaum & Mayer Hall, Monday evening July 5th.

1898 - Apr. 29 - Mr. Samuel Medbourn is now the owner of the old Nussbaum & Mayer building. He will at once repair the same and place it in first-class condition for rent.

1899, Dec 1 - Notice. - All parties indebted to the late firm of Nussbaum & Myers, must call and settle at once, or claims will be sued. L . M. Lauer, Plymouth, Ind. - Dec 1, 1899

1900, Mar 16 - W. S. Easterday and Chancy Overmeyer have purchased the Nussbaum building (this would be the K of P Building at 110 & 112 North Main), which is occupied by Vanschoiack at present, and about April first, will move their furuiture and undertaking stock into the same. The business will be conducted under the firm name of Easterday and Overmeyer. Aside from their furniture business the firm will handle all kinds of farming implements, wagons, buggies, etc. The Herald wishes tbe firm abundant success.

Lambert Nussbaum
Birth 20 Aug 1836 in Germany
Death 15 Apr 1896 in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana
Burial: B'Nae Zion Jewish Cemetery La Porte La Porte County Indiana
son of Baruch Nussbaum & Henrietta
married 1867 -
Rosa Rosenhaupt
Birth Feb 1848 in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland
Death 29 Dec 1916 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Name Age at Nat. Date Naturalized Came From Date Arrived in U.S
Nusbaum, Lambert 23 1860 Germany 1853

Plymouth Republican 16 April 1896, Thursday

Death of Lambert Nussbaun

Passes Peacefully Away at His Home on Sophia Street

Lambert Nussbaum is dead! Another worthy citizen is gone! SUch were the words that passed from lip to lip Sunday afternoon, announcin the death of one of Plymouth's oldest best known, and most highly respected citizens.

Although his death had bee expected almost hourly for sometime past, still did its announcment cast a gloom over this city, as it always will when a worhty citizwn goes from us in death.

Lambert Nussbaum was born in Gahons, Saxe-Malninger, Germany, Augutst 20th, 1836, and was therefore at his death 59 years, 7 monoths, 22 days old.

He came to this county and to this city in the year 1859, and started the buisness which, 5 years later became Nussbaum & Mayer, under which name it was continued untill a short time ago, when a chain of unfortunate circumstances placed it in the hands of creditors.

For many years the firm was very successful and during the entire 32 years these gentlemen werr in partnership not a word in anger or complaint or dissatidfaction ever passed between them. Even during the past few years when Mr. Nussbaum's health was so fast failing him, and when financial ruin was staring them in the face, never a word except of esteem and respect passed between>
Deceased was united in married to Miss Rosa Rosenhaupt, in this county, in 1865 and to this union were born seven children, two of whom are dead. The living are Mrs Minnie Adelsdorf, of Keithsburg, Ill.; Mrs. Julia Goldsmith of Chicago; Barnard Nussbaum, of this city; Herbert Nussbaum of this city. All the children, together with his much beloved wife were present at his death bed and watched while the spirit of the dear husband and father took it flight.

Mr. Nussbaum was very widely known over the county and in outside points, through business and social relations, but all who knew him knew but to honor and respect him. His remains were taken to LaPorte for burial, at 12 o'clock Tuesday, after a service at the family residence at 10:30 conducted by Rabbi Sholtz, of Chicago. It was largely attended by sympathizing friends and main relatives.

Found onf Find-A-Grave is this biography on Sigmun Mayer: Sigmund Mayer Birth: Jul. 3, 1836 Saxony (Sachsen), Germany Death: Jan. 9, 1913 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

Sigmund Mayer and Hannah Shane were German immigrants, both born in Saxony. Their arrival dates on the various census records that note them are inconsistent. The year 1854 and 1860 came up for both at different times. They appear to have married circa 1860, settling first in Ohio where their first three children were born. They had nine children together--Minnie (b.circa 1860), Rosalie (b.circa 1862), Milton S. (1863-1950), Bertha (b. circa 1865), Soloman (b. circa 1867), Fannie (1869-1938), Julia (1870-1954), Adolph (b. circa 1874), and Edwin E. (b. circa 1876).

Sometime after Milton's birth in 1863 and before Bertha's birth in 1865, the family moved from Ohio to Indiana. I found them on the 1870 Census, living in Center Township (today part of Plymouth), where Sigmund Mayer, aged 33, was earning a living as a retail grocer. Hannah, also aged 33, was busy at home with their six children--Minnie, aged 10, Rosalie, aged 8, Milton, aged 6, Bertha, aged 5, Soloman, aged 3, and Fannie, aged 1. There were three other people living in the home--27-year-old grocer Henry Mayer, likely Sigmund's brother, 20-year-old servant girl Catherine Wolford, and 17-year-old Jennie Frank, her relationship to the family unknown to me.

The family was still living in Plymouth when the 1880 Census was taken. Sigmund, aged 43, was busy with the grocery. Hannah, aged 43, was home with the nine children--Minnie, aged 20, Rosalie, aged 18, Milton, aged 16, Bertha, aged 15, Soloman, aged 13, Fannie, aged 11, Julia, aged 9, Adolph, aged 6, and Edwin, aged 4.

In the years after that census, Sigmund and Hannah's nest began to empty. On 21 Feb 1883, in a double wedding, daughter Minnie married Nathan Kramer and daughter Rosalie married Meyer J. Speyer. Daughter Bertha first married Simon Rosenhaupt on 27 Mar 1887, later marrying someone with the Schulein surname. Daughter Fannie married Moses Lauer on 27 May 1891, and daughter Julia married Maurice Lauer on 3 Jun 1896. All of these couples married in Marshall County.

Without that 1890 Census that was destroyed in a fire, I wasn't able to check in on the family that year.

Fast forward to the 1900 Census. The family was still living in Plymouth. Sigmund, aged 63, did not give an occupation. Hannah, aged 63, reported that she had had nine children, and that all had survived to that census year. The only child still living at home was son Edwin, aged 24 and making a living as a dealer in hides and furs.

They were still in Plymouth when the 1910 Census came around. Sigmund, aged 73, was the proprietor of a hide store. Hannah, aged 72, again reported that all nine of her children were still alive. Their nest was empty, but they had a servant girl living with them--21-year-old Lizzie Long.

1910 would have been the year in which Sigmund and Hannah celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

Three years later, death parted the couple, claiming Sigmund on 9 Jan 1913 at age 76.

Hannah appeared without him on the 1920 Census, living in Plymouth with daughter Fannie, aged 50, and Fannie's husband Moses Lauer, the co-proprietor of M. Lauer & Son, a men's clothing store in downtown Plymouth. There to help out was 44-year-old Emma King, designated as a servant.

By the 1930 Census, Hannah, had relocated to Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She was living with daughter Bertha Schulein, aged 58. Hannah was aged 92 by then.

Death finally claimed Hannah on 13 Jan 1934. Bertha had her remains sent back to Plymouth so that she could be laid to rest next to Sigmund.

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