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Hancock Street once home to salvage business

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 19, 2013 at 11:11 AM

This week on the Sandusky History blog, pictures and the story of a former Hancock Street salvage business that once used the railroad tracks that have since been removed.

Brothers John and Henry Weier, German immigrants, started the business in the 1880s. And the successful business contributed greatly to Sandusky's economy during its lifetime and after.

"After the deaths of J. Leroy and Laura Weier, money from their estate was bequeathed to several charities. The $600,000 was distributed to three area hospitals, the Firelands Council of Boy Scouts, Firelands Council of Camp Fire Girls, and the Sandusky Y.M.C.A."

For more on the lives of the Weier family and their history on Hancock Street, click HERE.

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