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"Cafe Weismann" vs "Cafe Wiseman"

Submitted by seemex on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:25

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".