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 Nelson Morris

Nelson Morris

Original Name Moritz Beisinger
Birth
Hechingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 27 Aug 1907 (aged 69)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 21928 · View Source
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Businessman. Born in Germany in 1838, he arrived in Chicago, Illinois in 1854 and found work as a meat packer. In 1859, he established the Nelson Morris Company and was one of the original meatpacking companies at the city's Union Stock Yard. During the Civil War, he sold cattle to the Union armies and by 1873, the company's annual sales were in access of $11 million. During the last decades of the 19th century, his company owned packing plants in East St. Louis and Kansas City, MIssouri, as well as cattle ranches in Texas and the Dakotas. At the turn of the century, the Nelson Morris Company had nearly 100 branches across the United States and employed over 3,700 people. At the time of his death in 1907, annual sales had reached about $100 million.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nelson Morris (21 Jan 1838–27 Aug 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21928, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .