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Old 03-05-2009, 09:10 AM
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I have a friend of mine who is a book editor and she needs to get the correct spelling correct on Gildemeister or Gildermeister Jewelry. She thinks they might have had a store in North Star Mall.

Here is her request:
Can you find in one of them how to spell Gildermeisters Jewelry Store. Or is it Gildemeisters without that middle r? I've checked everything I can find, with no results. I thought, in fact, that they still had a store at North Star Mall, but there is no listing in the phone book.

She was requesting that I look up the name in some books of her's that I am borrowing. I looked it up and found no references. Please help!!
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:37 AM
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Right now I can only find fleeting references to "Guildemeister’s Jewelry Store" on the web, will look further.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:05 PM
Location: San Antonio
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I searched the county clearks web site for assumed names and found Gildemeister's (no r but with 's). It list the owners name as Roger Reiner. I then Googled Roger Reiner and found this site

Mary Healey's Fine Jewelry - Your Little Rock Arkansas Premier Jeweler
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:36 PM
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The correct spelling according to their "Jewelry Box", which belonged to my Great Grandmother is "Gildemeister". The information printed reads..."Established 1890, Chas Gildemeister & Son Jewelers, 122 Broadway, San Antonio, Tex."
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:08 PM
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I wrote of a fairly long reply but accidentally clicked the wrong button and lost it all - but there's quite a bit of info available on the web if you search around. One place to start would be at The Carl Descendants of John and Rosanna Summit Swank , which contains some info (including a photo) of Carl J. Gildemeister (1899-1988), and you can find info about his father (Charles John Gildemeister, 1868-1947) in the Daughters of American Revolution Magazine vol. 113 (1979) page 1186.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Location: San Antonio
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My 1968 San Antonio phone book shows two Gildemeister locations: Downtown at 209 E Travis Street, phone # was CApitol 5-7104, and at 676 North Star Mall, phone # DIamond 4-8503.

The North Star Mall location was near Frost Brothers, and Sims Baldwin Pianos. The North Star Cinema address was 700 North Star Mall.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:39 AM
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The correct spelling is Gildemeister's, was my great granfather's store
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