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Candy, Confections, and Ice Cream of Harrisburg's Old 8th Ward

Name
(C)=Confectioner
Location Years of Operation Ethnicity/
Race
Notes
George Felix (C) -5th c Walnut -1871-1875

-Lived @ same address
-Also listed as "Bottler"

Mrs. Elizabeth Minskey (C) -426 Walnut -1876-1882 -Listed as "Ice Cream," "Confectioner" and "Baker"
- Lived @ same address
-Before 1876, listed as "Minskey and Super Pop and Beer"
-After 1876, listed as "Produce"
Constantine Benitz (C) -438 Walnut
-440 Walnut
-1878-1887
-1879-1880
-Also listed as "Grocer" and "Baker"
-Lived @ same address
Mrs. Emily Looker (C) -528 North -1879-1880 -Also listed as "Cakes"
-Lived @ same address
Angelo Passaponti (C) -406 Walnut -1879-1885 Italian -Lived @ same address
Mrs. E. Mack (C) -414 State -1884-1885 -Lived @ same address
John Gaitor (C) -435 State -1894 Black -Before 1894, listed as "Janitor"
-After 1894, listed as "Confectioner" living @ 414 South
Helen F. Jackson (C) -108 Short -1896-1899 Black

-Born in Washington, D.C.
-After 1899, listed as "Dressmaker" living @ same

Jabales Bros. (C) -433 State -1899-1900 Greek
Amelia Ruby (C) -514 N. 5th -1899 -After 1899, listed as "Cigars" @ 211 S. 2nd
Mrs. Margaret Middleton -521 State -1900-1902 -Listed as "Ice Cream"
-Lived @ same address
Philip Levinson (C) -502 Walnut -1901-1911 Russian -Also listed as "Tobacco" in 1902
After 1911, listed as "Confectioner" living @ 2134 N. 6th
Rolles Bros. (C) -433 State -1901-1906 Greek -After 1906, listed as "Confectioner" @ 409 Market
M. Ellen Coffee -129 4th -1902-1903 -Listed as "Ice Cream"
-Lived @ same address
Mrs. Bertie Scott -431 State -1902 -Listed as "Ice Cream"
-Lived @ same
William Boyd -138 Short -1903 -Listed as "Ice Cream"
-Lived @ 416 South
Nathan Freidberg (C) -420 Walnut -1905-1916 Russian -Before 1905, listed as "Furniture/Bottler"
-After 1916, listed as "Confectioner" @ 126 S. 2nd
-Photograph
Peter T. Henry -441 State -1905 -Listed as "Ice Cream"
-Lived @ same address
Philip Levy & Co. -408 Walnut -1903 -Listed as "Ice Cream"
-Photograph
Mary Saffrin (C) -121 Short -1907-1908 -Photograph
Lewis Silbert (C) -124 Cowden -1909-1912 Russian -After 1912, listed as "Confectioner" @ 1540 6th
-Photograph
John Sempeles (C) -433 State -1910-1913 Greek -Before 1910, listed as "Candymaker"
-After 1910, listed as "Clerk" @ 409 Market--the Rolles Bros. Confectionery
Mary Smith (C) -414 Walnut -1911
Philip Broude (C) -516 State -1913-1916 Russian -Before 1913, listed as "Grocer"
-After 1916, listed as "Confectioner" @ 1007 Capital

 

 

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