A. C. Kuhn & Company

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Dried Fruit Packer

1892 - 1900

Lossckuhn and Larger Dried Fruit Packers and Shippers

H.E. Losse and Company

A. C. Kuhn and Company was an early dried fruit packer, formed by A.C. Kuhn, Henry E. Losse, and Mr. Larger, wholesale grocers from Indianapolis who moved to San Jose to take up the dried fruit business.

The company's name varies depending on the source. An 1891 Sanborn map shows the business as "Lossckuhn and Larger Dried Fruit Packers and Shippers", with the annotation "substantial and well-painted". A 1900 directory shows them as A.C. Kuhn & Co (A.C. Kuhn and H.E. Losse). The company appeared as H.E. Losse and Company after 1900.

A.C. Kuhn appears in a few other contexts. Kuhn purchased 1100 acres in Tulare County in 1891[1]. Mr. Kuhn was badly injured in the collapse of the Vendome Hotel's annex during the 1906 earthquake[2]. There's also a mention of A.C. Kuhn ranch in San Jose in 1921 in classified ad for walnut grafting wood[3]


Location Years Address Details
Farmersville 1891 Land bought in 1891
San Jose 1892, 1893, 1896, 1900 San Pedro at corner of Ryland

Listed as northeast corner in 1892 city Directory.