Merry, Faul & Company

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Merry, Faul & Company


In the News~

March 10, 1880 [SBDP]: “W. M. Tucker, agent and buyer of the firm Merry, Faul & Co., wholesale butchers and packers of San Francisco, returned yesterday from the island of Santa Rosa Island, where he has been the past week buying sheep for his firm. Mr. Tucker, during the past three months, has purchased and shipped to the San Francisco market about 4000 head of sheep from Santa Barbara and Ventura… His purchases in that time have amounted to over $20,000...”


March 18, 1881 [SDU]: “W. M. Tucker recently purchased 14,500 sheep on Santa Cruz Island for Merry, Faul & Co. The Santa Barbara Press says there still remains on the island 45,000 head of sheep. Feed on the island is now in excellent condition.”


March 20, 1880 [SBDP]: “W. M. Tucker, agent and buyer for Merry, Faul & Co., wholesale butchers and packers of San Francisco, returned yesterday from the island of Santa Rosa Island, where he has been the past week buying sheep for his firm. Mr. Tucker, during the past three months, has purchased and shipped to the San Francisco market about 4000 head of sheep from Santa Barbara and Ventura… His purchases in that time have amounted to over $20,000...”


March 29, 1880 [SBDP]: “The Star of Freedom arrived about 7 o’clock last night from the island of Santa Cruz. She brought over 180 lambs and 300 old sheep, which were shipped by Mr. Tucker to the San Francisco market.”


April 8, 1880 [SBDP]: “Schooner Star of Freedom arrived yesterday from the Santa Cruz Island bringing 290 lambs, which were shipped today on the Ancon by Mr. Tucker. The schooner returned this morning to the island and will bring over on Monday a lot of sheep to be shipped on the Orizaba Tuesday for the San Francisco market.”


April 12, 1880 [SBDP]: “The Star of Freedom arrived this morning from Santa Cruz Island with 251 lambs for Mr. Tucker, who will ship them on the Orizaba tomorrow morning. The schooner will return to the island tomorrow.”


April 17, 1880 [SBDP]: “Mr. W. Tucker and P. Ford returned last night from their trip to Santa Cruz Island. Mr. Tucker, while there purchased two thousand head of sheep, and Mr. Ford succeeded in shooting an enormous wild turkey, weighing twenty-four pounds. It is said to be the genuine wild turkey of Texas. Mr. Ford brought the turkey back with him and is having it served up in the best style of the Morris House.”


May 5, 1880 [SBDP]: “Mr. Tucker, the stock buyer, is scouring the county for 900 head of beef cattle for which he has a buyer in San Francisco. He started on his hunt yesterday. Mr. Tucker recently bought some 3000 head of sheep, and is making shipments every day by steamer.”


February 18, 1881 [SBDP]: “The Santa Cruz Island Company recently sold 15,000 head of sheep to Merry Faul & Company of San Francisco.”


February 24, 1881 [SBDP]: “Plenty of sheep buyers, sent from San Francisco firms, are in and around Santa Barbara. Wm. Tucker, from Merry Faul & Co., is at Santa Cruz Island. He reports the sheep there in a fine condition.”


March 8, 1881 [SBDP]: “We received a call this afternoon from W. M. Tucker, who recently purchased 14,500 sheep on Santa Cruz Island for Merry, Faul & Co. He reports that a thousand of these sheep are being shipped every ten days on the steamer Santa Cruz, which has been chartered especially for this purpose. Four thousand sheep have already been shipped, and it will take some months to transport the entire lot. The sheep are in extra fine condition, and are pronounced to be the best mutton taken to the City this season. There are 45,000 head of stock sheep on the island, in addition to the lot purchased. The lambing season was very successful, and the increase in unusually great. Feed on the island is in excellent condition, and with the assistance of the present rain will be splendid. Mr. Tucker has lately purchased 3000 young lambs for the firm which he represents.”


March 12, 1881 [SBWP]: “W. M. Tucker, who recently purchased 14,500 sheep on Santa Cruz Island for Merry, Faul & Co., reports 1000 of these are being shipped every 10 days on the steamer Santa Cruz, specially chartered for the purpose. There are 45,000 head of stock sheep on the island, in addition to the lot shipped.”