Country Of Origin England
Born 1863
Died 1909
Birth/ Baptism Born 22 December 1863, Dalston, Hackney, London, England
Parents Alexander (watch importer) and Sarah Stoessiger
Apprenticeship London, England
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Ulverstone, Stanley, Launceston, Hobart
Street Address
Reibey Street, Ulverstone
112 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
66 George Street, Launceston
141 Brisbane Street, Launceston
220a Argyle Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 28 December 1892, at the residence of James Smith Anderson, Launceston, to Elizabeth Fraser Anderson.
Other Other occupations recorded: clerk, commercial traveller, newsagent.
1887: Watchmaker, 1 Lordship Terrace, Lordship Lane, London.

By 1889: Emigrated to Tasmania and opened a watchmaking and jewellery business (Stessiger Brothers) in Ulverstone with his brother, watchmaker John Stoessiger. They advertised undertaking repairs themselves, gilding, and plating, all done on the premises. A range of watches, including Rotherham, Ehrhardt, Elgin, Waltham, and Swiss watches and jewellery were available.
1890: Expanded business, adding a branch at Stanley and agent at Penguin.

May 1892: Insolvency; the business was wound up by liquidation. John Stoessiger resumed business a few months later in Ulverstone, then Sheffield, before returning to England. Ernest relocated to Launceston.

1896: Watchmaker, 112 Elizabeth Street, Launceston, advertised 15 years of experience in London and Australia.
December 1896: Relocated the business to 66 George Street, Launceston.
February 1898: Moved to 141 Central Brisbane Street, Launceston.

June 1898: Advertised all repairs left at Stoessiger’s, Brisbane Street could be collected from watchmaker Thomas Sharman, 145 Charles Street.

Death 23 June 1909, Lindisfarne, Hobart
Brian Loomes, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, 2006, p743 [Stoessiger].
TAHO: RGD37/1/5 no505 Marriage 1892; AF35/1/2 16529 1909 [Stressiger]; AD960/1/31 1910.
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales Birth 1864; 1871, 1881 England Census; London, England, City Directories (Post Office Home Counties Directory) 1887; Australia City Directories, Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1896-1910.
Daily Telegraph 13 July 1889, 10 May 1892; The Coastal News & North Western Advertiser 17 January 1891, 11 May 1892; North West Post 12 November 1889, 13 December 1890, 30 December 1890, 20 August 1892; The North Coast Standard 1 June 1892; The Examiner (Launceston) 28 April 1896, 25 July 1896, 1 August 1896, 19 December 1896, 23 February 1898, 4 June 1898; The Mercury (Hobart) 25 June 1909.