ebookHistory of Watertown, Wisconsin


Melzerís Seed Store

C. A. Feisst Co


116 S Third



08 04††††††††† S. Melzer has removed his seed and fruit business into the large store just south of the building on Third Street that he occupied for years.It gives him more room to display his goods, and also to branch out in business.He is adding several new lines, that are of special to the farmers, those who have produce to sell, as well as those who wish to buy.††† WG



09 17††††††††† Charles A. Feisst received word this week that his father died on September 5th at his home in Switzerland, aged 75 years.The many friends of Mr. Feisst sympathize with him in his bereavement.††† WG




Melzerís was located at the site of the present C. A. Feisst Co. liquor store, South Third and Market Streets.


The store then was of a different type.One had to climb a few stairs to get into the building.It was operated by the late Max Melzer who served for many years as secretary of the old Watertown Businessmenís Association, a forerunner of the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce.


Mr. Melzer, in addition to a line of grocers, handled many types of seeds and the place was known far and wide.