PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Mathias M. Kitz

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Description Gelatin print on cabinet card of Mathias M. Kitz.
Year Range from 1900
Year range to 1910
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view portrait of Mathias M. Kitz. He wears a dark suit with windsor tie. This is the image that was used to make the crayon portrait P2004.42. There are instructions written on the back for the size of the portrait and use of crayon.
Mathias M. Kitz was born on March 28, 1833 in Duisdorf, Bonn, Prussia (Germany). He was 19 years old when he immigrated with his parents, two sisters and brother to the Unites States in 1853. Mathias settled in Oshkosh in 1857. He manufactured furniture in Oshkosh and continued to make furniture until his business was destroyed in the 1875 fire. He then became a foreman in the sash and door department of the Jones & Foster plant. He later established a cigar box factory at the corner of East Irving Avenue and Jefferson Street. His two sons, George A. and Martin H., continued his cigar box business when Mathias retired in circa 1910. Mathias Kitz died at the age of 83 in his home at 311 Main Street on September 4, 1922. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery.
Object ID P2002.3.187
Object Name Cabinet Card
People Kitz, Mathias
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Furniture industry
Small Commercial Enterprises
Clock & watch making
Clocks & watches
Box industry
Immigrants
German-Americans
Title Mathias M. Kitz
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