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Joseph P. Gaskill, Beef & Veal Butcher
Order sheet courtesy of Mike Majeski
order sheet is from my Great Grandfather’s butchering business in
Chester, Pa., which operated from approximately 1900 to 1940.
P. Gaskill bought bulls and calves from farmers in the western part of
Delaware Co. In the early
years of the business, the animals were walked from the farms to Chester,
via Concord Road. The animals
were watered and rested at the livery stable near the hotel at five points
in Chester Heights. The
drovers enjoyed cold beer at the inn.
Joseph P. Gaskill and his sons, Joseph, William and Francis,
slaughtered the animals and butchered the meat for sale to local stores
Rabbi frequently visited the shop to assist in the preparation of some of
the meat for sale to Jewish customers.
Hides were sold to leather shops in the area and the waste products were picked up by fox hunters in Middletown Township to make dog food.
© 2002 John
A. Bullock III.
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