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From: Norm Hellmers <>
Subject: Re: [LAORLEAN-L] Directory abbreviation need help!!
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 07:54:04 -0800 (PST)
I looked at the original 1851 city directory entry for
M. Weisheimer [note correct spelling]. The entry says
"Weisheimer M, c. h, c Enghien and Victory." (Ancestry
incorrectly transcribed it.)
The "c. h" stands for coffee house, the kind of
business M. Weisheimer operated at the "c" [corner of]
Enghein [the correct spelling] and Victory. As has
been pointed out, Enghein (in that location) is now
Franklin and Victory is now Decatur. A coffee house
then was more like a corner bar/restaurant, rather
than what we think of as a coffee house today. The
street name of Enghein was pronounced en-JINE.
--- "" <> wrote:
> I just found a directory entry from 1851 and does
> anyone know what the c.h.e. stands for?????
> New Orleans: Cohen 1851
> Weishiemer M, c.h.e. Enghien and Victory
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