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The vast majority of information in the database below has been compiled courtesy of Karl-Heinz Wüstner [KHW] to whom I am most grateful. He informs me that the vast majority of the butchers cited below originally came from southern Germany's Hohenlohe region. He kindly pointed me to the rootschat.com database which is comprehensive and reliable. Some additional info has been provded by myself {hidden-dublin.com).

Karl-Heinz writes: “They all came to Ireland before its independence and several of them were interned in war camps during WW I. Some of them became really successful entrepreneurs in meat processing and sausage manufacturing like the Hafners, Olhausens (originally Olnhausen), Lang and the Mogerleys (Mögerle). Others left Dublin after the Great War for America e.g. the Speidels, the Youkstetters (Jauchstetter), the Horlachers (of whom a son played football in the Irish national team), the Kramers and the Bakers. They were Protestant when they arrived in Ireland. You must know that not the whole of southern Germany was Catholic. Especially those who left Dublin for America were influenced by the Latter Day Saints Church and acquired Mormon beliefs. They gathered again in an outskirt of Los Angeles, namely in Huntingdon Park. The Herterich families still own butcher shops all over Ireland (google: Herterich butcher shops)

I have contacts with descendants of the Speidel and Youkstetter families in the USA and they sent me lots of material on the reorganization of the Mormon Church in Dublin in 1901, especially with the help of the German pork butcher members."

On Monday 9 October 2017 at 8.15pm, Karl-Heinz will give a talk for the Clontarf Historical Society with Derek Bauer entitled "The legacy of 19th century German Immigrant Pork Butchers".All arewelcome and non-members pay €5 admission.

"The vibrant history of German pork butchers who came to live and work in Dublin by the end of the 19th century is the subject of the talk. It will explore why these German immigrants left their homes in the small southern region of Hohenlohe and how they all found promising professions in the pork butcher trade. As a result German sausages, pork pies, jellied brawn, rissoles and trotters made their appearance in the shops that they founded in Ireland's capital. These shopkeepers were well-respected until the outbreak of the 1914-18 War in which they were regarded as suspects by the British. Only a few of these businesses managed to survive, although there are still names such as Hafner, Olhausen, Seezer, Horlacher, Youkstetter and Mogerley that are well remembered and were part of Dublin's glorious past."

These shopkeepers were well-respected until the outbreak of the 1914-18 War in which they were regarded as suspects by the British. Only a few of these businesses managed to survive, although there are still names such as Hafner, Olhausen, Seezer, Horlacher, Youkstetter and Mogerley that are remembered and which bear witness to this aspect of Dublin’s past.”

Other speakers are Jim Herlihy – Tracing Ancestors in the Irish Police; Ruth Mathewson - Finding the Irish in Scotland and Claire Bradley demos the new features of the IGRS website, Aileen Wynne talks about DNA testing and Rosaleen Underwood talks about church records. All are welcome.

Family name and forename

Date of birth

Place of birth


Address in Ireland


Baker, Frederick (Böger)

sister: Barbara (Babette) Boeger


married Wilhelmina Speidel

relative's information to KHW

Bauer, Gustav Heinrich


Salford, England, later in Dublin and in Mullingar, Ireland

Derek Bauer’s book

Brenner, Georg

emigr. 1908


80 Pearse Street


Brenner, Heinrich

emigr. 1897


80 Pearse Street?


Dimler, Friedrich

moved to Salt Lake City



Dublin, went back to Künzelsau in ?

Kraut, belebte Zimmer

Haffner (Häffner?)


Rebecca, 53, widow

50 George’s Street, South Great, Dublin

Harry Bauer 1911 census

Haffner, Charles, Haffner, Fred Haffner, Nellie Haffner, Florence










50 South Great Georges Street and 5 Post Office Buildings, Henry Street, Shrewsbury Road

relative's information to KHW 01.02.09


Heinle, Heinric h (Harry)


Horlacher, August

stayed in Ireland


2c Main Street


Horlacher, Charles (Karl)

1872-1932, buried in Inglewood cemetery


went to Los Angeles in 1923 and lived near Huntington Park

relative's information to KHW

Horlacher, Johann Friedrich


Dublin, went to Salt Lake City

relative's information to KHW

Horlacher, Hermann Heinrich

were members of the Mormon Church

premises at 72 Lower George's Street and 59 Upper George's Street


Kramer (Krämer), Frederick


married Magdalena Speidel

relative's information to KHW

Lang, Frederick

14 July 1874


arrived in 1891, married to an Irish woman

39 Wexford Street, Dublin, Ireland

Gib, p. 42

Mögerle, Johann Heinrich (Mogerley) daughter: Maura Mogerley

came to Ireland in 1908


he was a Mormon some members went to the USA and are now in Nevada

62 South Circular Road, Portobello

relative's information to KHW


Olhausen, Wilhelm (Olnhausen)

Olhausen Phyllis

Olhausen Gladys

Olhausen Phyllis

Olhausen Gladys



joined the Mormon Church in Los Angeles

Camden Street and 72 Talbot Street, had property on Strand Road, Sandymount and on Mount Merrion Avenue in leafy Blackrock.

relative's information to KHW



Künzelsau (1951)



Ingelfingen? Hohebach? Künzelsau?

Reitz, Johann Georg

(also: Retz)

married Barbara (Babette) Boeger (Baker)

Leonard’s Corner, South Circular Road, Portobello, Dublin, Ireland

Camden Street

Sue Gibbons,p. 42,


Come here to me! Dublin life & Culture:

When Dublin mobs attacked German pork butchers, August 1914. March 18, 2014 by dfallon

Rutsch, Henry


63 Lower Camden Street


Seezer, Charles

Son? Neddy

emigr. 1895/1900


Interview with Neddy Seezer on YouTube.at 4:40 mins.

Dublin, 40 Thomas Street, photo exists

relative's information to KHW

p. 43, hidden- dublin

Irene Nachreiner

Speidel, John

sisters: Magdalena Wilhelmina and Marie Speidel also Louisa

son of John S.: Joseph,



son of the latter: Eric


Worked for his relative, Kuhnle family butcher, Lancaster, UK, before moving to ireland as a result of anti-German feeling int he UK before/during WW1.

Eric moved to the USA in the 1950s.

He did not join the Mormon Church

had formerly been in Lancaster

Louisa went to Salt Lake City and married a man from Wyoming

the other Speidels followed to Los Angeles

Talbot Street, 21 North Strand Road, 62 and 71 Phibsborough Road and 12 Marino Mart

relative's information to KHW

relative's information to hidden-dublin

Stein, Georg and sons

139 Capel Street and 54 Parnell Street

relative's information to KHW


Strecker, William

*25th May 1884,

+30th Dec. 1944,

buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, Part 2 NOS. 152 - 300

married Caroline Hammel of Dörrenzimmern

relative's information to KHW

Stumpf, Wilhelm


197 Emmet Road


Weber, Johann Heinrich (John Henry)

DOB: 27th Dec. 1873, he emigrated to England in 1891,

DOD: 21st Jan. 1915 in South Africa


John W. came to Dublin some time before 1898. He married Lizzie Freney in 1898 and had two sons.

In 1901 he left wife and children and was registered in Keighley, England, working for the butcher George Schneider at 10 Church Street, of whom also his sister Rosina was employed. Sometime between 1902 and 1908 he emigrated to South Africa, it is said he worked in a gold mine.

relative's information to KHW

Yaag (Jaag)


relative's information to KHW

Youkstetter (Jauchstetter), Wilhelm Gottlieb, son:

Bill Youkstetter

1874-1947, buried in Inglewood cemetery


Was apprenticed at a butcher in Neuenstein, in England he was first employed by a butcher in Nelson and later by butcher Happold in Penny Street, Lancaster

married Marie Speidel

Bill Y. married Phyllis Olhausen


Photo of the butcher’s shop exists.

Digital photo of the shop front of 2006 exists

relative's information to KHW




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