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We know that our family worked on Broadway during the turn of the century - Fritz Weisse did scenery and Aunt Martha did something too (Magician Assistant - maybe in the Zigfield Follies. Mag. Asst don't get billed so her career is hard to find. Plus we know Martha knew Hammerstein.

I always wondered how the Reisigs met the Weisses.

Today I came across an interesting document, well actually a pdf and some listings on websites for the early 1900's.

I came across this first [] which listed Scenic Design by Theodore Reisig

This site showing a musical with Settings by Julius Dowe, Theodore Reisig. []

then this PDF popped up when I searched for Fritz Weisse ./ Theodore Reisig (I have not come across scenery stuff for Fritz before, so it was a surprise) - Not only is both Fritz Weisse & Theodore Reisig there but also that guy Julius Dowe and Oscar Hammerstein. []

Do a search on the document to find Theodore Reisig as master machinist.

So what I want to know is... IS THIS OUR THEODORE REISIG?


came across this 1908 directory of businesses in Manhattan and Bronx  listing Theodore Reisig & Co. (Theodore Reisig & Frederick Weisse) 627 E. 15th street.  []

I know Fred is not Fritz name but Fred is the english version

in 1910 the census has Fred & Hannah Weisse living in Queens. []

I found the wedding of Johanna Reisig to Fritz Wesse for March 1909 []