Monday, October 24, 2011

Conrad Ebert, Jr., Druggist

From about 1889 until his death in 1934, Conrad Ebert, Jr. was the proprietor of a drugstore located at 901 Columbus Avenue. The store extended from Columbus Avenue to Hayes Avenue. (The early house number was 807 Columbus Avenue.) Conrad Ebert, Jr. was born in Sandusky, Ohio 1860 to Conrad and Margaret Ebert, who were both natives of Germany. Mr. Ebert’s store had the words Deutsch Apotheke on one side of the store, which means German Pharmacy in English. The words Drugs and Medicines appear on the right side of the door to the business. Advertisements for Sen-Sen, Borden’s Malted Milk, and Ox-Hart chocolates can be seen in the windows.

An interior view of the drug store shows shelves lined with bottles and tins. Some of the products Mr. Ebert sold were Prof. Fields worm powder, Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, Mentholatum, Candy Cathartic Cascarets, and Colgate’s Tooth Powder. Gum and cigars were also carried at Mr. Ebert’s store.

Conrad Ebert, Jr. died on September 22, 1934, at the age of 73. He was among the oldest druggists in Sandusky at the time of his death, and he had been highly respected in the community. He was survived by his widow, the former Miss Emma Dornbirer, and a daughter Helen. Conrad’s son Paul died as a young man in 1922. Conrad Ebert, Jr. was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery.

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