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Bercu, George D., 1886-1947



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.

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Articles, Ads and Biographical Information, 1917-2015

Identifier: B356.02.0005.0002

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

Chicago Hide Negatives, 1917-1919

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

Documents, 1917-1918

Identifier: B356.02.0005.0001

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

Scrapbook, 1917-1937

Identifier: B356.02.0005.0005

The scrapbook has newspaper articles and advertisements on the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House, including advertisements for fur trapper jobs; Liberty Bonds, Safe Investment and Reliance Oil Companies; and articles about George D. Bercu. George Bercu founded the Chicago Hide, Fur, and Wool House in Douglas, Wyoming.

Dates: 1917-1937