[APG Public List] weird occupation

Alvie L. Davidson CG floridasearch at verizon.net
Fri Sep 18 14:00:37 MDT 2009

Hi Roland

Having worked in the glass bottle manufacturing industry for 25 years I know
there were many glass companies in West Virginia.

A stripper could be anything in the glass plant also.  We had men and women
who stripped waste off moulds.

I was a glass bottle blower machine operator which made soda, beer, and
liquor bottles before I moved on up to foreman who diagnosed operator

You might find this family worked for either Owens Glass or Owens-Illinois


Alvie L. Davidson CG
Lakeland, Florida


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you won't believe what I just found in ancestry: I was looking for the kids
of Nicholas and Louise Pack who originate from my hometown St. Wendel in
Germany but settled in Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia in about 1890. 


They had a bunch of kids - a minimum of nine at least but 1900 census states
that Louise lost two of nine before 1900. In 1910 two more sons had


1910 census furthermore told the occupations of the kids. One was a glass
worker like his dad but when I read the occupation of 19 year old Cecilia
the list said: "stripper". 


Hoopps. I didn't believe my eyes and you could really hear a sound of relief
when I saw the next field where the company was mentioned she worked for: a
tobacco company. 


But my eyes first were as big as those of my wife when I told her this story
right a couple of minutes ago.






Roland Geiger, St. Wendel


PS: By the way - I assume the word "stripper" has that same meaning in
English as it has in German :-)

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