STOESSIGER John Frederick

Name John Frederick STOESSIGER
Country Of Origin England
Born 1862
Died 1945
Birth/ Baptism Born 1862, Dalston, Hackney, London, England
Parents Alexander (watch importer) and Sarah Stoessiger
Apprenticeship London, England
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Ulverstone, Stanley, Sheffield
Street Address
Reibey Street, Ulverstone
Cross Street, Ulverstone
Marriage/Spouse 13 September 1902, Southwark, London, to Caroline Kate Stoessiger.
Arrival December 1889, Melbourne, Victoria, on the ship Elbe.
Other 1881: Watchmaker’s apprentice, Camberwell, London.

By 1889: Emigrated to Tasmania and opened a watchmaking and jewellery business (Stessiger Brothers) at Ulverstone with his brother, watchmaker Ernest Stoessiger. They advertised undertaking repairs themselves, gilding, and plating, all done on the premises. A range of jewellery, and watches, including Rotherham, Ehrhardt, Elgin, Waltham, and Swiss watches, were available.
1890: Expanded business, adding a branch at Stanley and agent at Penguin.
May 1892: Insolvency; the business was wound up by liquidation.

1894: Watchmaker at Sheffield.
By 1902, John had returned to England and continued to work in his trade.

Death 28 January 1945, Sussex, England
Web: Ancestry: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth 1862; Victoria, Australia, Assisted & Unassisted Passenger Lists 1889; London England Marriages & Banns 1902, 1911 & 1939 England Census; England & Wales, National Probate Calendar 1945.
Daily Telegraph 13 July 1889; The Coastal News & North Western Advertiser 17 January 1891, 11 May 1892; North West Post 20 August 1892; The Tasmanian 7 July 1894; The Examiner (Launceston) 25 July 1896; The Mercury (Hobart) 9 July 1909.