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Julius Joseph Settegast, (CSA)

Birthplace: Prussia
Death: July 08, 1933 (88)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Maria William Settegast and Carolina Josephina Settegast
Husband of Katherine Mary Rosalie "Katie" Settegast
Father of Emma Adella "Della" Dissen; William Joseph Settegast; Georgia Ella Settegast; Jennie Josephine Settegast; Jane Settegast and 5 others
Brother of William Joseph Settegast; Mathias Josephus Settegast and C. C. Settegast

Occupation: Butcher, Livery, Real Estate, Waterman Car Wheel & Foundry
Managed by: Private User
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About Julius Joseph Settegast, (CSA)

From Houston Time Portal.net:

The Settegast family was founded by Settegast brothers, William and Julius, sons of Dr. Maria Nicolas Stettegast, an early agent for the official German interests who settled Fredericksburg in the mid-19th Century. The boys were orphaned at an early age, and grew up in Houston and apprenticed first as butchers. By the early 20th Century, they were in the livery business, and William Joseph Settegast’s sons took advantage of Houston’s active economy and soon were very successful businessmen. Binz & Settegast, was a real estate company quartered in the Binz Building. Cattle-raising was the enterprise of C. S. Settegast & Co., and much of Houston’s embalming and burial was done by Settegast & Kopf. Charles Stewart Settegast was president of C. S. Settegast & Co. His brother Charles Edward Settegast was secretary-treasurer of Settegast & Kopf and secretary of the German Society Cemetery. The most successful of the brothers was Jules J. Settegast Jr. who was involved in his brothers’ companies as well as Waterman Car Wheel & Foundry Co. and Houston Engineering and Machine Co.

In 1900 Gus Dreyling, Jr., and his wife lived in a sprawling house at Baby 2218 with Edward and Charles Settegast and their sisters and families totaling 14 family members. At that time Gus Dreyling’s laundry was at 1009-1011 Prairie between Main and Fannin, and Settegast-Kopf, the embalming enterprise run by the Settegasts and John L. Knopf, was in the same block. Not far from those two businesses was the Binz Building at Texas and Main, the headquarters of Binz & Settegast, real estate agents, presided over by Arthur J. Binz and Julius Joseph Settegast. Arthur was also a principal in Jennie Oil Co. and the secretary-treasurer of Julius Settegast’s Waterman Car Wheel and Foundry Co. Arthur’s father, Jacob Binz, a German immigrant who had built his fortune in Chicago, built the first skyscraper in Houston in 1898 and named it after himself. It was a handsome 6 story building, the epitome of modern business architecture when it was constructed.