1880's Frederick & Albert Amstein Advertising Card, Shelburne Falls MA
#580 Frederick Amstein and Albert Amstein:
Text on this vintage Victorian advertising trade card reads: "Amstein Brothers. Dealers in Choice Family Groceries. Flour, Meal, Provisions, Crockery & c. Teas, Coffees and Spices a Specialty. Under M.E. Church, Shelburne Falls, Mass."
Note: The M.E. Church refers to the Methodist Episcopal Church Building, on the Buckland side of the falls. This is on the other side of the bridge from the Shelburne Falls village.
The Amstein Bros. Store & Family Found in Public Records:
Brothers Frederick William Amstein and Albert John Amstein were in a business they started together in 1879. The Amstein Bros store was a grocery, provisions, and butcher shop or meat store on the Buckland side of the bridge, in beautiful historic downtown Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts:
1.) Frederick William Amstein 1855-1934, known as F.W. Amstein:
Fred married Barbara Thieringer Amstein 1854-1936 in 1878. They had one daughter named Florence Amstein 1880-1962. He was born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, and died in Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
2) Albert John Amstein, 1857-1924, known as A.J. Amstein. His first wife was Mary A March 1857-1883. They married in 1878 in Buckland, MA. His second wife was Harriet N Glasgow 1859-1923, known as Hattie Glasgow. They married in 1884 at Buckland, MA. His child by his 1st marriage was Albert Julian Amstein 1880-1880. His Child by his 2nd marriage was Hattie Alberta Amstein Harrington. He was born in Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, and died in Buckland, Franklin County, Massachusetts.
Their parents were:
Their Father: Valentine Amstein 1819-1894
Their Mother: Joanna Lovice Reif Amstein 1829-1919
Their Siblings were:
Frederick William Amstein 1855-1934
Albert John Amstein 1857-1924
Andrew Amstein 1861-1947
Both brothers are buried at the Arms Cemetery in Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts. This is a beautiful old original historic Shelburne Falls advertising piece, large, clean and bright with early printer lithography in deep colors.
Size: 6.5 x 4 inches
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