G. Krug and Son Business Records, 1841-1963, MS 1756

 

Finding Aid to the G. Krug and Son Business Records, MS 1756

 Collection summary

Title

G. Krug and Son Business Records

Creator

G. Krug and Son

Call number

MS 1756

Inclusive dates

1841-1963

Extent

100 volumes

Abstract  

Records of G. Krug and Son Ironworks of Baltimore

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

www.mdhs.org

special_collections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Access to this collection is unrestricted

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift; Theodore F. Krug; July 1969

Processing note 

Processed by: Ellen Lee Barker, July, 1969

Biographical Note

Gustav A. Krug, German immigrant, 1830-1908; began business with Andrew Merker (fl. 1840s) in 1848; retired in 1898.

Theodore F. Krug, 1853-1938; began with firm in 1868, retired in 1923.

Gustav F. Krug, 1874-1940; began with firm in 1891, retired in 1938.

Theodore A. Krug, 1887-; began with firm in 1907, retired in 1962.

Theodore F. Krug, 1926-; began with firm in 1948.

Andrew Merker was born Feb. 10, 1804 in Alsace and died May 25, 1876 in Baltimore. He is listed in the records of the Old Otterbein Church (Maryland Historical Society MS. 1771) circa 1840. In 1841 he was licensed to preach by the Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church, but he was not ordained until 1848. In 1846 he and Rev. Peter Bitzel served a mission appointment in Baltimore; it seems they did not succeed. Though ordained, he did not become a full-time pastor but remained somewhat of a local preacher. He may, however, have had ideas of full-time pastoral work since he hired Gustav Krug in 1848. At any rate, it would appear that Merker abandoned his iron trade in favor of the ministry. Merker is also found as Marker and Macher.

See hard copy finding aid for chronological listing of Schwatke/Schwatka and Merker business and residence locations.

Scope and Content

 The records trace the business from 1841 to 1963, from the time it was known as a shop belonging to Andrew Merker, blacksmith, to the present ownership of Theodore F. Krug. The firm is currently in business, operating in the same building on Saratoga Street as Merker did.

The earliest records are in German, becoming a mixture of German and English, becoming completely English by the 1850's. Records-keeping, as business increases, becomes more sophisticated and complete. All phases of incoming and outgoing materials and products are noted in quantities, sizes, prices, and uses. Accounts are listed for business and private individuals, mostly in Baltimore city, but can also be found for other states.

Drawings of work to be done and/or done accompany the ledgers, day-books, and journals of the period 1885-1927; these drawings, usually with accompanying measurements, are in ink and on tissue. Other record books contain rough drawings, usually in pencil. 

Container List

Contents

Span Dates

Box

Volume

Account/order book

1841-1842

1

 

Account/order book

1846-1847

1

 

Account/order book

1846-1847

1

 

Account/order book

1848-1849

2

 

Account/order book

1849-1850

2

 

Account/order book

1849-1850

2

 

Account/order book

1849-1850

2

 

Account/order book

1850-1851

2

 

Account/order book

1851

3

 

Account/order book

1851-1852

3

 

Account/order book

1857-1867

4

 

Account/order book

1861-1871

4

 

Account book

1871-1909

4

 

Expense book

1867-1870

4

 

Order book

1871-1878

5

 

Expense book

1870

5

 

General outlay book

1871-1877

5

 

Index

1871

5

 

Ledger

1872-1882

6

 

Order book

1905-1908

6

 

Semi-annual reports

1885-1888

7

 

Semi-annual reports

1891-1923

7

 

Semi-annual cash statements

1885-1922

7

 

Miscellaneous accounts, orders, drawings

1884-1896

7

 

Lesson book compiled by William Merker (Personal letters, sketches, etc. (very detailed))

Undated

7

 

Expense book

1905-1910

8

 

Expense book

1911-1917

8

 

Order book

1929-1932

8

 

Daybook (with alphabet)

1884-1931

 

1

Ledger (with alphabet)

1882-1892

 

2

Daybook

1885-1888

 

3

Daybook

1888-1891

 

4

Daybook

1891-1896

 

5

Ledger (with alphabet)

1896-1904

 

6

Daybook

1897-1903

 

7

Daybook

1903-1906

 

8

Ledger

1905-1920

 

9

Ledger

1906-1923

 

10

Daybook

1906-1911

 

11

Daybook

1911-1918

 

12

Daybook

1918-1923

 

13

Ledger (with alphabet)

1924-1928

 

14

Journal

1923-1927

 

15

Journal

1931-1939

 

16

Journal

1939-1943

 

17

Ledger

1928-1940

 

18

Cash outlay

1951-1961

 

19

Sales book

1936-1942

 

20

Sales book

1950-1951

 

21

Sales book

1951

 

22

Sales book

1951-1956

 

23

Sales book

1956-1960

 

24

Sales book

1960-1953

 

25

Orders

1938-1939

 

26

Orders

1940-1941

 

27

Orders

1941-1942

 

28

Orders

1942-1943

 

29

Orders

1943-1944

 

30

Letterbook

1878-1883

 

31

Letterbook

1883-1885

 

32

Letterbook

1885-1887

 

33

Letterbook

1887-1889

 

34

Letterbook

1889-1890

 

35

Letterbook

1890-1891

 

36

Letterbook

1891-1892

 

37

Letterbook

1892-1893

 

38

Letterbook

1893-1894

 

39

Letterbook

1894

 

40

Letterbook

1894-1895

 

41

Letterbook

1895-1896

 

42

Letterbook

1896-1897

 

43

Letterbook

1897-1898

 

44

Letterbook

1898-1899

 

45

Letterbook

1899-1900

 

46

Letterbook

1900-1901

 

47

Blotter

1914-1915

 

48

Blotter

1915-1916

 

49

Blotter

1916-1917

 

50

Blotter

1917-1918

 

51

Blotter

1918-1919

 

52

Blotter

1919

 

53

Blotter

1919-1920

 

54

Blotter

1920-1921

 

55

Blotter

1921-1922

 

56

Blotter

1922-1923

 

57

Blotter

1923-1924

 

58

Blotter

1924

 

59

Blotter

1924-1925

 

60

Blotter

1925-1926

 

61

Blotter

1926

 

62

Blotter

1926-1927

 

63

Blotter

1927-1928

 

64

Blotter

1928-1929

 

65

Blotter

1929-1930

 

66

Blotter

1930

 

67

Blotter

1930-1932

 

68

Blotter

1932-1933

 

69

Blotter

1933-1935

 

70

Blotter

1935-1937

 

71

Blotter

1937-1938

 

72

Blotter

1938-1939

 

73

Blotter

1940-1941

 

74

Blotter

1941-1942

 

75

Blotter

1942-1944

 

76

Blotter

1944-1946

 

77

Checkbook

1918-1921

 

78

Checkbook

1922-1925

 

79

Checkbook

1925-1927

 

80