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Charles Louis Hequembourg


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Charles Louis Hequembourg
  • Born: 1 Oct 1759, France
  • Marriage (1): Mercy Cook on 20 May 1786 in New Haven CT
  • Died: 25 Feb 1851, New Haven CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1790 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Hartford CT 3
  • He worked circa 1804 as a silversmith and watchmaker in New Haven CT 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal (New Haven CT), Mar 1809, stating he had commenced business as watchmaker and silversmith at sign of the Gold Watch, at store lately occupied by John H. Hall, Church Street. Advertised extensively 1809-22. Removed opposite his old stand in Church Street, 1814. Continued to advertise watches and watch repairing, large assortment of gold seals, keys and chains, earrings, finger rings, silver table and teaspoons of his own manufacture and. . . "thousands of articles too numerous for an advertisement." In Sept. 1820, announced " . . . entire stock of Mr. C. Hequembourg, Church Street, is being offered for sale, to close the concern. . . at 25% below market price." In December of the same year, he extended thanks and guaranteed business would be continued as in past 14 years. A year later he announced the removal of his shop to the Glebe Building, south corner of the Green, on Church Street. 3

  • Ladle, c 1815-1820
    New Haven Historical Society 14
    l: 13"
  • He worked in 1823-1826 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Albany NY 3
  • He worked in 1827-1829 as a silversmith and watchmaker in New York City NY
    Listed in the 1827 city directory at 305 Broadway. 3
  • He worked in 1835-1842 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Buffalo NY 3

Charles married Mercy Cook on 20 May 1786 in New Haven CT. (Mercy Cook was born in 1764 and died on 13 Mar 1830 in New Haven CT.)

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