Biographical Sketch of H. J. Seip, St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO

>From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.

H. J. Seip, of the firm of H. J. Seip & Co., wholesale and retail
dealers in hard and soft coal, was born in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
in 1842, and in 1859 he came to St. Joseph, where he has since been
actively engaged in various pursuits. For a number of years he was in
the employ of the United States Express Co., after which, until 1868,
he was clerk for the Hannibal Packet Co. In that year he embarked in
his present business, and until 1872 was agent for the Central Coal
and Mining Company, when the present company was organized, which com-
prises Mr. Seip, J. S. Hughes, W. D. Rankin, of Richmond, MO., and
S. W. Slayden, of the same place. They do the largest wholesale and
retail trade in Northwest Missouri, their trade extending into the Far
West and north into Iowa. He is a Master Mason, companion of the
Royal Arch Chapter and Knight Templar, he is also a member of the
Knights of Honor, A.O.U.W., and the I.O.O.F.

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