28th October 2019

Another Ipswich tailor:

T. J. Geertz, Ipswich

Theodore Johannes  Geertz (1859-1938) came to Australia from the Danish province of Schleswig-Holstein around 1878, as his family wished to avoid him being forced to serve in the Prussian Army. He trained as a tailor in Brisbane. For many years he was the head cutter of the Queensland Woollen Manufacturing Company  (see http://www.ausbuttonhistory.com/?p=12426) then in partnership with Mt T. H. Parker before continuing on his own in 1911.

Queensland Times, 5th January 1911.

His son Arthur would join the business and continue in Brisbane Street as A. A. Geertz, Practical tailor, then with Duncalfe’s Men’s Store.

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