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Charles William Kayser

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Charles William Kayser (c1842-1906) of Wilson, Hawksworth, Ellison and Co and Kayser, Ellison and Co

c1842 Born at Rhenish, Prussia

1870 Birth of son Charles William Kayser, Junior

1871 Living at 49 Westbourn Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield (age 29 born Germany), Commercial Traveller. With wife Sarah (age 29 born Handsworth, Yorkshire) and children Julie E. (age 3), Annie (age 3) and Charles W. (age 11 months). Also brother Julius Kayser (age 18 born Germany), Foreign Correspondent and Mary Ann Marsden (age 30) his sister-in-law, unmarried. One servant. [1]

c1873 Birth of son Frank Kayser

1879 Listed as Charles William Kayser (Steel Manufacturer and Merchant) of 53 Westbourn Road, Sheffield (Wilson, Hawksworth, Ellison and Co) [2]

1891 Listed as Charles William Kayser, Steel Manufacturer and Merchant, see Wilson, Hawksworth, Ellison and Co. Residence 442 Glossop Road, Sheffield. [3]

1891 Living at Brush House, Ecclesfield (age 49 born Rhenish, Prussia), Steel File Manufacturer. With wife Sarah (age 50 born Yorkshire) and children Julie E. (age 24); Annie (age 23); Charles William Kayser (age 20), Clerk; and Frank Kayser (age 18), Clerk. Also his brother Julius Kayser (age 40), Clerk; and sister-in-law Mary A. Marsden (age 53). Two servants. [4]

1898 Richard Binney Smith, a stockbroker. appropriates £888 of his money. Court case. Kayser resides at Endcliffe Grange, Sheffield and is a steel amnufacturer. [5] [6] [7]

1900 Elected the vice-President of the Sheffield Manufacturers' Association [8]

1901 Living at 50 Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield (age 59 born Prussia), Steel File Manufacturer and Merchant. With wife Sarah (age 60 born Handsworth, Yorkshire); son Charles William Kayser (age 30 born Sheffield) and sister-in-law Mary A. Marsden (age 63). Also a visitor and five servants. Note: Listed as Charles W. Kayser and his son with the same middle initial but added Junior. [9]


1906 Obituary [10]



1906 Obituary [11]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. 1879 White's Directory of Sheffield, Rotherham etc.
  3. 1881 Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire
  4. 1891 Census
  5. The Times, Thursday, Jan 27, 1898
  6. The Times, Thursday, Feb 03, 1898
  7. The Morning Post, Friday, March 11, 1898
  8. The Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, Tuesday, September 04, 1900
  9. 1891 Census
  10. The Engineer 1906/05/04
  11. Engineering 1906 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index