Gebruder Dingeldein (Dingeldein Brothers)
Gebruder Dingeldein (Dingeldein Brothers) founded in 1868 by brothers Friedrich Otto (ca. 1838-1901) and Freidrich Wilhelm (ca. 1838-1910) Dingeldein. Friedrich Otto's son, August Ernst Dingeldein (1874-1962), was their successor and married Margarethe Kurz (1876-1947), the daughter of Karl Kurz (1851-1936), which is how the Dingeldein and Kurz companies came to be merged in 1911. He did open a New York showroom assisted by his sons Karl August (1901-1965) and Otto Friedrich (1906-1991) Dingeldein, both of whom moved to America permanently in 1927, becoming prominent silversmiths in New Orleans, Louisiana and Cape Girardeau, Missouri.