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Bercu, George D., 1886-1947

 Person

George D. Bercu was born in Romania on September 21, 1886 and died in California on April 8, 1947. He married Olive Mistachkin in September 1916 after the families arranged the marriage. Olive was in the theatre before her marriage. In Douglas, Wyoming George Bercu started the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool Company and also was President of the Reliance Oil Company.

Citation

The information about his birth and death dates came from the California Death Index and census records on Ancestry.com.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Articles, Ads and Biographical Information, 1917-2015

 File
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0002
Overview The file contains newspaper articles and ads for the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House. It also has biographical information on George D. Bercu and the Mistachkins and an obituary for Dorothy Bercu Gross. George Bercu married Olive Mistachkin, arranged probably through correspondence of the families.
Dates: 1917-2015

Bercu Mistachkin Family and Chicago Hide, between 1882-1945

 Series
Identifier: B356.02
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection includes papers, records, correspondence, photographs, photograph albums, scrapbooks, newspapers and newspaper clippings, framed photographs, documents, quilts and needlework, Vaudeville costumes and instruments, books, and record albums.
Dates: between 1882-1945

Box 48, 1929-2002

 File — Box: B356.02.0048
Identifier: B356.02.0048
Scope and Contents Contains scrapbook (1930s and 1940s); Harold (Bob) Bercu photograph and correspondence (circa 1945); Norman Mistachkin (1935); George Bercu photograph (circa 1925); pencil drawing of Dorothy Bercu (2002) and George Bercu Masonic documents (1929).
Dates: 1929-2002

Chicago Hide Negatives, 1917-1919

 File
Identifier: B356.02.0026.0003
Scope and Contents Contains six copy neagatives and prints of the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House.
Dates: 1917-1919

Correspondence, between 1904-1925

 File
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0003
Overview The file contains three letters in English and two in English. Two of the Yiddish letters are on Don Bercu and Sons and one letter is on letterhead for M. L. Friedmann, Grossrabiner from Romania. On the back of the Friedmann letter is hand-written in English "Children: You can have breakfast downstairs and I will be back about 8 or 8:30 for you, Daddy." Two letters are written from George Bercu to Olive Bercu in 1916.
Dates: between 1904-1925

Documents, 1917-1918

 File
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0001
Overview Articles of Incorporation for the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House and a Stockholder'Special Meeting for the Chicago Furniture and Supply Company. Both companies were in Douglas, Wyoming, The officers and stockholders of the Chicago Hide company were George D. Bercu, Louis Bercu, Kathy Anthens, C.D. Zimmerman and S. D. Weller. The stockholders of the furniture company were George D. Bercu, I. S. Mistachkin and H. Mistachkin. The Mistachkins were brothers-in-law of George Bercu.
Dates: 1917-1918

Exterior of Chicago Hide, between 1916-1922

 Item
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0004.00001
Overview The photograph shows part of the sign for the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool House in Douglas, Wyoming. Large bundles of hides or fur are in front of the building. Three men and one woman are standing in front of a wagon piled high with large bundles and four men are standing by the entrance. George D. Bercu founded the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool House in Douglas, Wyoming.
Dates: between 1916-1922

George Bercu with Furs, between 1916-1922

 Item
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0004.00005
Overview Matted photograph of George Bercu standing in the interior of the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool House. There is a large rack of fur coats behind him. He is holding a pelt and is front of a mirror. There are a man's fur coat and a woman's coat on forms, a table with furs and pelts and other pelts in the room. George D. Bercu founded the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House in Douglas, Wyoming.
Dates: between 1916-1922

Interior of Chicago Hide, between 1916-1922

 Item
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0004.00004
Overview Photograph on black matting of two men dressed in coverals are sitting at desks. One of the men is sitting in front of a typewritter. There are three bear hides in the room and also a free standing stove and a safe. George D. Bercu founded the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House in Douglas, Wyoming.
Dates: between 1916-1922

Office of Chicago Hide, between 1916-1922

 Item
Identifier: B356.02.0005.0004.00007
Overview Shelves on the right side of the photograph are filled with boxes and ledgers. There is desk on the left with two men standing near the desk. Behind them are a man and a woman seated at a table. On the left side, George Bercu stands between a man and a woman at desks. George Bercu founded the Chicago Hide, Fur and Wool House in Douglas, Wyoming.
Dates: between 1916-1922