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Grotjan, Peter Adolph, 1774-1850



  • Existence: 1774 - 1850

Peter Adolph Grotjan, a German merchant, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1796 where he engaged in trade with Hamburg, New York, Baltimore, Alexandria, and the West Indies. He operated a commercial house in Reading, PA in 1797, and then returned to his Philadelphia business. In 1812, he began publishing Grotjan's Philadelphia Public Sale Reports, a commercial newspaper which he continued until 1822. He then became interested in politics as a Jacksonian and founded the Philadelphia Hickory Club in 1822. He served as Philadelphia County Auditor, 1828-1836, 1841-1844.

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Peter A. Grotjan letter

Mss 817667
Identifier: Mss 817667
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