Louis Dahl, plumber and gas-fitter and tin and sheet-iron worker, agent for Magee’s Mystic ranges, etc., etc., No. 1152 Twenty-third avenue, East Oakland, has been established at his present location about two years. He carries a large stock of stoves and tinware, employs a number of competent workmen and makes a specialty of contracting on plumbing and gas-fitting, also repair work in that line of trade.
He was born in Alexandria, West Virginia, June 19, 1853, and reared and educated in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, where he learned his trade. His father, Louis Dahl, was a German by birth, came to America when very young, and died in 1885. His mother, Eva B. (Missinger) Dahl, also a native of Germany, still resides in Baltimore. Young Louis, the third of eleven children, six of whom are living, came to California in April, 1883. After traveling about through the States of Oregon, Washington and the Northwest, he visited Southern California and followed his trade for a time in Pomona, Los Angeles and other places south. He finally returned to Alameda county and in 1885 established himself in business in the city of Alameda, under the firm name of Furey & Dahl. This partnership continued until the early part of 1889, when Mr. Dahl sold out his interest to his partner and established himself at his present place of business.
Politically Mr. Dahl is a Republican, although favorably impressed with the principles of the American party. He is an active member of the Flower Mission and Humane Societies of Alameda.
Transcribed Karen L. Pratt.
Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 1, page 587-588, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.
© 2004 Karen L. Pratt.