Manufacturer Notes: Frederick Heitz Glass Works

Saint Louis Directories

1897 Heitz Frederick, glass. Dorcas, nw. cor Main, r. 176 Dorcas

    Glass Manufacturers.

       Busch Adolphus Glass Mnfg. Co., 3d, sw. cor Barton
       Crystal Plate Glass Co. 105 N. 7th
       French Window Glass Mnfg. Co. of Mo., St. George, se. cor DeKalb
       Heintz Frederick, Dorcas, Nw, cor. Main
       ILLINOIS GLASS CO., Wm, Eliot Smith Pres., 507 and 509 N Levee.  Factory, Alton, Ill.
       Mississippi Glass Co., Manufacturers of Rough and Ribbed Plate-Glass, Wire Glass for skylights, Rolled
          Cathedral and Patent Rolled Ornamental Glass Main and Angelica Streets, St. Louis, Mo. Edward Walsh, Jr.,
          Pres., St. Louis.  E. W. Humphreys, Vice-Pres., N. Y.
       Obear-Nester Glass Co. 422 N. Main
       Oriel Glass Co. 107 N 8th
       PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO., F. A. Drew, Local Mngr., 12th se. cor. St. Charles
       Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. (res. Director's Office), 105 N. 7th
       Weigelt Glass & mirror Mnfg. Co. 311 Lombard

1898 Heitz Frederick W., foreman, r. 176 Dorcas

    Glass Manufacturers.

       Busch Adolphus Glass Mnfg. Co., 3d, sw. cor Barton
       Hadley-Dean Glass Co. 610 N. 11th
       ILLINOIS GLASS CO., Wm, Eliot Smith Pres., 507 and 509 N Levee.  Factory, Alton, Ill.
       Mississippi Glass Co., Manufacturers of Rough and Ribbed Plate-Glass, Wire Glass for skylights, Rolled
          Cathedral and Patent Rolled Ornamental Glass Main and Angelica Streets, St. Louis, Mo. Edward Walsh, Jr.,
          Pres., St. Louis.  E. W. Humphreys, Vice-Pres., N. Y.
       OBEAR-NESTER Glass Co. 422 N. Main
       Oriel Glass Co. 107 N 8th
       PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO., F. A. Drew, Local Mngr., 12th se. cor. St. Charles
       
1899 Heitz Frederick, grocer, 1435 Madison

    Glass Manufacturers.

       Allison James W. 319 N 4th
       American Luxfer Prism Co. 415 Locust
       Busch Adolphus Glass Mnfg. Co., 3d, sw. cor Barton
       Hadley-Dean Glass Co. 610 N. 11th
       ILLINOIS GLASS CO., Wm, Eliot Smith Pres., 507 and 509 N Levee.  Factory, Alton, Ill.
       Luminous Prism Co. 520 Olive
       Mississippi Glass Co., Manufacturers of Rough and Ribbed Plate-Glass, Wire Glass for skylights, Rolled
          Cathedral and Patent Rolled Ornamental Glass Main and Angelica Streets, St. Louis, Mo. Edward Walsh, Jr.,
          Pres., St. Louis.  E. W. Humphreys, Vice-Pres., N. Y.
       OBEAR-NESTER Glass Co. 422 N. Main
       Oriel Glass Co. 107 N 8th
       PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO., F. A. Drew, Local Mngr., 12th se. cor. St. Charles
       STANDARD CO-OPERATIVE GLASS CO. Mnfrs. Flint Prescription Ware, J. W. Allison, Controlling Product,
           606 Security Bldg., 4th sw. cor Locust. Tel. Main 321
       THOMPSON BOTTLE CO. J. W. Allison, Sec. and Treas., 606 Security Bldg., 4th, sw cor. Locust.  
           Tel. Main 321

1900

    Glass Manufacturers.

       Allison James W. 319 N 4th
       Busch Adolphus Glass Mnfg. Co., 3d, sw. cor Barton
       Campbell Glass & Paint Co. Main, sw. cor Gratoit
       ILLINOIS GLASS CO., Wm, Eliot Smith Pres., 507 and 509 N Levee.  Factory, Alton, Ill.
       Mississippi Glass Co., Manufacturers of Rough and Ribbed Plate-Glass, Wire Glass for skylights, Rolled
          Cathedral and Patent Rolled Ornamental Glass Main and Angelica Streets, St. Louis, Mo. Edward Walsh, Jr.,
          Pres., St. Louis.  E. W. Humphreys, Vice-Pres., N. Y.
       OBEAR-NESTER Glass Co. 402 N. 3d
       PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO., F. A. Drew, Local Mngr., 12th se. cor. St. Charles
       STANDARD CO-OPERATIVE GLASS CO. Mnfrs. Flint Prescription Ware, J. W. Allison, Controlling Product,
           606 Security Bldg., 4th sw. cor Locust. Tel. Kinlock, A34
       THOMPSON BOTTLE CO. J. W. Allison, Sec. and Treas., 606 Security Bldg., 4th, sw cor. Locust.  
           Tel. Kinlock, A34

1901

    Glass Manufacturers.

       Allison James W. 319 N 4th
       American Luxfer Prism Co. 415 Locust
       Bobe Peter, 2711 Lamp av.
       Busch Adolphus Glass Mnfg. Co., Main, nw cor. Dorcas
       Campbell Isaac W. jr. 920 Locust
       Davis W. W. 1329 Washington av
       Drey & Kahn Glass Co. 11th Sw. cor. St. Charles
       ILLINOIS GLASS CO., Wm, Eliot Smith Pres., 507 and 509 N Levee.  Factory, Alton, Ill.
       Jacoby Herman H. 204 N. 2d
       Melcher Frederick, 1268 S. B'way
       Mississippi Glass Co., Manufacturers of Rough and Ribbed Plate-Glass, Wire Glass for skylights, Rolled
          Cathedral and Patent Rolled Ornamental Glass Main and Angelica Streets, St. Louis, Mo. Edward Walsh, Jr.,
          Pres., St. Louis.  E. W. Humphreys, Vice-Pres., N. Y.
       National Mercury Mirror Co. 1419 Olive
       Obear-Nester Glass Co. 402 N. 3d
       PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS CO., F. A. Drew, Local Mngr., 12th se. cor. St. Charles
       STANDARD CO-OPERATIVE GLASS CO. Mnfrs. Flint Prescription Ware, J. W. Allison, Controlling Product,
           605 and 606 Security Bldg., Locust sw. cor.  4th. Tels Bell, Main 321;  Kinlock, A34
       Standard Mirror & Art Glass Co., 15th, nw. cor Poplar
       THOMPSON BOTTLE CO. J. W. Allison, Sec. and Treas., 605 and 606 Security Bldg., Locust sw. cor.  4th.
          Tels Bell, Main 321;  Kinlock, A34
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Frederick W. Heitz (usually as Heitz, Frederick) listed under the Glass Manufacturers category. Heitz was 
located at the northwest corner of Main (Dorcas & Main) from 1883 to 1896. Although little remains known 
about this company, it fits the time period when bottles marked F H G W are known to have been made. Heitz 
was listed as a grocer prior to his involvement with the glass business. In the 1898 directory, he was 
listed as “foreman,” presumably at one of the other glass factories in St. Louis. A Christian Heitz was one 
of the officers at the Lindell Glass Co. in 1880.

Lockart, Bill, Whitten, David; Bottles and Extras, The Dating Game - The F. H. G. W. Mark (Federation of 
Historic Bottle Clubs, Winter 2006)

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N 15th Street
1024 99 234 Heitz Fred  W M 41           Retail Grocer      Prussia
                       -- Mena       W F 40  wife   Keeps House     Prussia

1880 Missouri Saint Louis County Saint Louis Census
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Madison Ave
1435 144 292 Heitz Frederick Head W M Sept 1836   63 M 30 Germany 1 860 40 NA Grocer
                          -- Wilhemena    Wife   W F  Feb 1845   55 M  30 Germany 1860 40 NA

1900 Missouri Saint Louis County Saint Louis Census
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North Tenth Street
1729 8 15 Heitz Minnie     Head of     F W 67 Wd - 0 Germany

1910 Missouri Saint Louis County Saint Louis Census
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Heitz Frederick, grocer, 1000 N 14th
Grocers - Heitz Frederick St. Louis
Saloons - Heitz Frederick St. Louis

Glass Manufacturers and Dealers*

Crystal Plate Glass Co.               Crystal City
Berry J & Co                                 St Louis (glass cutters 819 St Charles)
Crystal Plate Glass Co.               St Louis (n e cor Locust and 5th)
Cummings J K                              St Louis (2311 to 2315 B'Way)
Drey & Kahn                                 St Louis (512 and 514 St Charles)
Great Western Glass Works       St Louis (cor Jackson and Barton)
Illinois Glass co.                            St Louis (506 and 508 N Levee)
Lindell Glass Co.                           St Louis (cor 9th and St Louis ave)
Mark Louis                                     St Louis
Mississippi Glass Co. (bottles)   St Louis (528 N Commercial)
St Louis Glass Works
J. K. Cummings Propr                  St Louis (2311 to 2315 B'Way)
                                                         (501 to 505 N 3d) Missouri Glass Co. 

Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1881. Vol. III., (St. Louis, Polk and A. C. Danser, 1881)

*Note no listed glass works at Main & Dorcas in 1881
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St. Louis, Mo.- ........... Dorcas Ave Main and Second Sts, glass factory; cost, $10,800; o, Fred. Heitz ............

The Sanitary Engineer (New York, New York) May 11, 1882
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Heitz, Frederick glass, Dorcas, north-west corner Main, r. 176 Dorcas

1890 St. Louis Directory
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Fred Heitz, the St. Louis beer bottle mfr., has placed his affairs in the hands of a receiver.

China, Glass & Lamps (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) May 12, 1897
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TRUSTEE'S SALE
--OF--
PERSONAL PROPERTY
BEING THE ENTIRE OUTFIT OF THE
FREDERICK HEITZ GLASS WORKS
North Side Dorcas, Between First and Koskiusco Streets
10 A. M.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10th
--CONSISTING OF--

1127 gro. Quart Beer Bottles.     || 2 Pot-setting Wagons.
1310 gro. Pint Beer Bottles.        || 5 Trucks.
1500 Boxes for Beer Bottles.      || 50 Moulds
50 Barrels Salt.                             || 3 doz. Glass Blowers' Tools.
30,000 Pounds White Sand.       || 14 Batch Wagons.
75 gro. 1-2 gal. Standard Jars    || 1 Set Blacksmith Tools.
40,000 Pounds Cullets.                || 4 Horses and Harness.
200 Blow Pipes, 6 Glory Holes.  || 2 Wagons.
50 Clamps. 1 Oil Truck.               ||        ALSO
6 Iron Kettles.                                || Office Furniture,
6 Wheelbarrows.                          || Stoves, Desks and chairs.

TERMS CASH.

CHAS. H. GROTE,                          H. L. SUTTON,
              Trustee.                                       Auctioneer

J. HUGO GRIMM and A. H. STILLE,
                                    Attorneys,

MC LEAN PTG. CO. 615-17 CHESTNUT.

Circular from the collection of the Missouri History Museum (circ. 1898)
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A. Busch Glass Mfg. Co.
  (a) Main and Dorcas Sts. manufacturers of green bottle glass. One 20-ring regenerative tank furnace, 
capacity 50 tons in 24 hours, the largest in the world.
  (b) Belleville, Ill., 15 miles from St. Louis. Green bottle factory of the Anheuser-Busch brewery. Three 
continuous tank furnaces, 32 rings: capacity 82 tons in 24 hours, or the eequivalent (sic) of 164,000 
bottles.

Wheeler, H. A., Ockerson, J. A.; World's Fair Souvenir of the Engineers' Club of Saint Louis (Saint Louis, 
1904)

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Schmedtje, Johannes, secretary and manager Adolphus Busch Glass Manufacturing Co.; born Holstein, Germany, Oct 23, 1850:...Came from Germany to St. Louis, 1870...became identified with Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association as general clerk 1875 and was in the freight department for fifteen years; when glass works 
were erected, was put in charge of same by Adolphus Busch in 1891; now vice-president, secretary and manager, Adolphus Busch Glass manufacturing Co., manufacturer of bottles....Office: Corner Main and Dorcas Sts.  residence: 2337 S. 13th St.

Leonard, John W.; The Book of St. Louisans (St. Louis, St Louis republic, 1906)
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