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Philip De Forest Goeway
  • Born: 26 Oct 1838, Hartwick NY
  • Died: 28 Dec 1906, Albany NY

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Albany NY, 1850: listed as a clerk living in the home of watchmaker John H. Thoin.
  • Apprenticed in 1852 to Benjamin Marsh in Albany NY
  • He was a partner in 1862-1866 with James Augustus Goewey in Albany NY
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Albany NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Albany NY, listed as a jeweler.

  • Trade card, c 1880
    Private Collection
  • State of New York by Henry Kollock, 1882.
    P. D. F. GOEWEY, Watches, &c, 34 State Street
    "Many advantages contribute toward making Albany an important purchasing centre, and to accommodate the trade there are a number of enterprising business men who have established business houses to meet this demand, prominent among whom is Mr. P. D. F. Goewey, who is largely engaged at No. 34 State street in dealing in watches, clocks, jewelry, and diamonds, and in making a specialty in fine watch repairing. Mr. Goewey is a gentleman forty-four years of age, a native of Albany, and in his present enterprise for the last thirty-one years. He is doing a very handsome business of $75,000 a year, which is steadily increasing. By a close attention to the wants of his customers, a straightforward, honest way of doing business, and a cordial, polite manner, Mr. Goewey has made many friends in Albany and the surrounding country."

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