Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 747 transcribed by Jenna Flood, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on January 19,2001.

Henry Louis Gottesburen

HENRY LOUIS GOTTESBUREN. - Prominent among the substantial and active business men of Kansas City, Kansas, is Henry Louis Gottesburen, one of the leading plumbers of the city. He was born in Atchison county, Kansas, August 30, 1875, and was educated in the Catholic schools of Kansas City, Kansas, where his parents located when he was a lad of six summers.

Compelled to go to work when but ten years of age, Henry was at first an office sweeper and later general utility boy in an office. He was afterward employed in different packing houses for a few years, in the time serving as foreman for Morris, for Armour, and for Dohls. In 1905 he bought out Stillwell & Prike, and conducted business along that line for two years. Mr. Gottesburen then devoted his energies to the mastering of the plumber's trade, and in August, 1909, started in the plumbing business on his own account. Meeting with marked success from the first, he purchased, April 28, 1910, the property which he now owns and occupies, at Nos. 701 and 703 North Sixth street, and has here built up a large and remunerative patronage, his skill being recognized throughout the community. Mr. Gottesburen has a well-equipped establishment, and is familiar with every branch of plumbing, steam, gas, and hot water fitting. He carries on a large business, keeping six men busily employed in attending to the needs of his many customers.

Mr. Gottesburen married, June 19, 1907, Carrie Margaret Tincher, who was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, October 25, 1883, and in 1885 was brought by her parents, William Henry and Florence Belle (Angleton) Tincher, to Kansas City, Kansas, which has since been her home. Fraternally Mr. Gottesburen is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen; of the King Louis Aid Society; and of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association.

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