Sunday, March 15, 2020

William H Morhiser



Photographer: W. H. Morhiser
567 Main St., Dubuque, IA
example from LOST GALLERY

William Henry Morhiser
(28 Mar 1844 - 20 Jan 1926)

1844 Mar 28
Dubuque, IA, William H Morhiser is born to Phillip Constantine Morhiser and Amelia Christina von Busch
1861 Dec 08 to 1965 Sep 10
military service in Iowa
1867
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as painter; res ss7 w Bluff (living with parents)
1868 Sep 10
Maquoketa, IA, state records W H Morhiser marries Mary Cheetham
1868 – 1871
Springfield, MO, from Ancestry message board, (probably learning the photography trade during this period)
1870
Springfield, MO, US census as photographer in Springfield, MO
1872 - 1875
Wichita Falls, TX, some sources say he was in Wichita Falls these years, no documentation at this time
1875
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser NOT listed

1877
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at n s Julien av and Bluff
1878
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer, at north side Julien av, west Bluff
1881, 1883, 1884
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at cor Julien av and Hll; res same
1885
Dubuque, IA, US census William H Morhiser as photographer at 9 w Eighth st
1886
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at 567 Main; res 218 Locust
1888
Dubuque, IA, city directory Wm H Morhiser as photographer at 567 Main; res same
1889
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at cor Hill and Julien av
1890, 1892
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at 559 Main; res same
1894
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as artist and photographer at 567 Main; res same

1896
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at 567 Main; res same
1898
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at 1075 Main; res 411 Bluff
1899
Dubuque, IA, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer at 1073 Main; res 1133 Bluff
1900 Jun 11
Dubuque, IA US census William H “Moreheiser” as photographer; res 1069 Main
1901, 1903
Dubuque, IA, city directory Wm H Morhiser as photographer at 1073 Main; res same
1903 Feb 22
Dubuque, IA, state records Wife Mary dies in Dubuque, IA
1904
Dubuque, IA, city directory, W H Morhiser NOT listed
1904
Morhiser moves back to Wichita Falls, TX to live with sister Carolyn
1909 (earliest available)
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory W H Morhiser no occupation shown; res 1200 Broad


1910
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory W H Morhiser NOT listed
1911
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory W H Morhiser as photographer; bds 1200 Broad (NOT listed in business pages so Morhiser is quite likely working for another photographer)
1912, 1913, 1914
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory William H Morhiser as photographer at 1200 Broad; res same
1917
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory W H Morhiser NOT listed
1918
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory Wm H Morhiser no occupation shown; res rear 1403 12th; NOT listed in business pages
1919
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory Wm H Morhiser no occupation shown; res 1403 12th; NOT listed in business pages
1920, 1921, 1922, 1924,
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory Wm H Morhiser NOT listed (possibly living at a rural address or in one of several nearby towns)

1925
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory Wm H Morhiser no occupation shown; res 1403 12th
1926
Wichita Falls, TX, city directory Wm H Morhiser NOT listed in residential or business pages
1926 Jan 20
Wichita Falls, TX state records, Wm H Morhiser dies at 81

(Sources: Dubuque County IAGENWEB by Ron Seymou;, Ancestry.com; Dubuque, IA, city directory, Wichita Falls, TX, city directory, US Census, Iowa State Census, Oldt, Franklin T., “History of Dubuque County, Iow; Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880, p. 847; )

Accounts vary on his time in Springfield, MO, and Wichita Falls, TX, between 1868 and 1876 so some dates are estimates. Also there are no city directories for those years in those cities to confirm residence.



W H Morhiser, Wife and Daughter


photographer: Morhiser
567 Main, Dubuque, IA
example from auction site

photographer: Morhiser
567 Main, Dubuque, IA
example from auction site

photographer: credited by owner to Morhiser
No imprint
exmple from pinterest
This example looks like it is a cabinet card.)

photographer; credited by owner to Morhiser
No imprint
example from pinterest
This is probably NOT a cabinet card.

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2 comments:

  1. In the 1877 City of Dubuque Directory he is listed as being on Julien Ave., not 567 Main Street. He took a picture at some point of the Glade Mill that was located at Swiss Valley. I am researching Glade and using info on Morhiser to help date the photo. The photo does list 567 Main.

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    1. Thanks for the tip and the nudge. The Morhiser page needs an update. I will look today for more on this photographer.

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