From "History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens," by Hon. Gibson Lamb Cranmer, 1902:
"George A. Flaccus, subject of this sketch, was reared and educated I Wheeling, where he attended the public schools, Linsly Institute and the Wheeling Business College. From 1876 until 1879, he, together with his brothers, conducted a wholesale grocery store, manufacturing much of the goods that they sold. For the past twenty years, especial attention has been given to the manufacture of catsup, preserves, etc., the first plant being located at Altenheim, where the business was begun in a small way, together with the grocery at Twenty-third and Market streets. In 1890, the business was removed to its present location on the corner of Seventeenth and Chapline streets. Mincemeat and canned goods were first manufactured, but in later years the famous Steers-Head catsup became the specialty, being manufactured and shipped by carloads, together with preserves, pickles, canned goods, sauces, etc., to all parts of the country. The buildings occupied cover the entire square on Seventeenth street, from Chapline street to Eoff street, and are well equipped with up-to-date machinery, especially adapted for the purpose designed, most of it invented by the firm."
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