"Cafe Weismann" vs "Cafe Wiseman"
I see there are two spellings and I'm interested in the changeover or any stories. A relative of mine, Ellen HJ King, is listed as the license holder in 1914 with the spelling of "Cafe Weismann" I think it was locate at Queens Road Central. Before her was Reichert, and further back, the original Hans Weismann who operated as a bakery and caterer. He sold out and returned to Germany in about 1908 I think after some over enhtusiastic expansions had left him short of funds. Apparently it was taken over by Lane Crawford and the spelling was changed to "Wiseman". Does anyone have information about this old Hong Kong venue's earier days? The period I am interested in would be pre-lane Crawford...early 1900s to 1930s. Are there any photos of the place kicking around from that era?