"Dachshund* Sausage*" on Ancestry newspapers; Anton/Antoine Feuchtwanger

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    For the benefit of anyone doing a "hot dog" book--and who isn't?--I just
thought that I'd check the words "dachshund/dachshunds" and "sausage/sausages"
on the Ancestry.com newspapers.  A recent New York Times Magazine article
said that "hot dog" came from "dachshund."  (This is post-Jason Blair accuracy,
   Just how many hits are there in the 19th century?  Or even before TAD's
death in 1929?
   Let's check:

Ames Daily Tribune (Ames, Iowa), 3 hits, 1954 first hit
Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin), 9 hits, 1958
Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, Kansas) 3 hits, 1950
Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia), 1 hit, 1915
Bennington Evening Banner (Bennington, Vermont), 1 hit, 1956
Berkshire County Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 1 hit, 1950
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 1 hit, 1946
Berkshire Evening Eagle (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), 13 hits, 1946
Bradford Era (Bradford, Pennsylvania) 1 hit, 1951
Bridgeport Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 4 hits, 1955
Bridgeport Sunday Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 4 hits, 1956
Bridgeport Telegram (Bridgeport, Connecticut), 17 hits, 1951
Caribou County Sun (Soda Springs, Idaho), 1 hit, 1966
Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, West Virginia), 27 hits, 1938
Chilicothe Constitution Tribune (Chilicothe, Missouri), 2 hits, 1964
Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), 79 hits, 1933
Chronicle Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), 25 hits, 1933
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio), 26 hits, 1967
Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, Ohio) 5 hits, 1952
Decatur Review (Decatur, Illinois), 1 hit, 1927
Deming Headlight (Deming, Neww Mexico), 8 hits, 1973
Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 7 hits, 1947
East Liverpool Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), 1 hit, 1951
Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois), 165 hits, 1951
Evening Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), 1 hit, 1909
Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 3 hits, 1900, 1909, 1915
Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 2 hits, 1900, 1909
Frederick Post (Frederick, Maryland) 3 hits, 1983
Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 24 hits, 1933
Harlan News Advertiser (Harlan, Iowa), 1 hit, 1966
Helena Independent (Helena, Montana), 3 hits, 1933
Herald Press (St. Joseph, Michigan), 2 hits, 1953
Independent Record (Helena, Montana), 4 hits, 1944
Indiana Evening Gazette (Indiana, Pennsylvania), 8 hits, 1930
Iowa City Press Citizen (Iowa City, Iowa), 9 hits, 1950
Jefferson Bee (Jefferson, Iowa), 4 hits, 1958
Kossuth County Advance (Algona, Iowa), 1 hit, 1955
Lemars Daily Sentinel (Lemars, Iowa), 1 hit, 1973
Lemars Globe Post (Lemars, Iowa), 2 hits, 1952
Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio), 2 hits, 1937
Marion Daily Star (Marion, Ohio), 1 hit, 1893
Marion Daily Star (Marion, Ohio), 8 hits, 1913
Marion Star (Marion, Ohio), 425 hits, 1944
Monroe County News (Albia, Iowa), 1 hit, 1968
Morning News Review (Florence, South Carolina), 1 hit, 1925
Morning World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska), 1 hit, 1893
Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 15 hits, 1962
Nevada State Journal (Reno, Nevada) 4 hits, 1936
New Oxford Item (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), 1 hit, 1908
Newport Daily News (Newport, Rhode Island), 4 hits, 1950
News (Frederick, Maryland), 23 hits, 1954
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), 2 hits, 1955
Oxnard Press Courier (Oxnard, California), 4 hits, 1949
Playground Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Florida), 3 hits, 1966
Post Crescent (Appleton, WIsconsin), 45 hits, 1965
Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nevada), 8 hits, 1944
Reporter (Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin), 2 hits, 1977
Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri), 1 hit, 1949
Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin), 3 hits, 1923
Times Recorder (Zanesville, Ohioh), 17 hits, 1941
Traverse City Record Eagle (Traverse City, Michigan), 7 hits, 1950
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.), 1 hit, 1907
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.), 2 hits, 1913
Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 8 hits, 1945
Waukesha Daily Freeman (Waukesha, Wisconsin), 7 hits, 1947
Wichita Daily Times (Whichita Falls, Texas), 1 hit, 1965
Zanesville Signal (Zanesville, Ohio), 5 hits, 1939

   19 February 1893, MORNING WORLD HERALD (Omaha, Nebraska), pg. 16, col. 1:
_Mr. Belmont's Kennels--"The More I See_
  _of Men, the Better I_
   _Like Dogs."_
(...) ,,,memory of vanish glory and (illegible)-eight in sausage.
("Dachshund" is on another line of the story--ed.)

   12 May 1893, MARION DAILY STAR (Marion, Ohio_, pg. 2?:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   29 June 1900, FORT WAYNE NEWS (Fort Wayne, Indiana), pg. 7:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   2 December 1909, FORT WAYNE NEWS (Fort Wayne, Indiana), pg. 12:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   8 December 1915, FORT WAYNE NEWS (Fort Wayne, Indiana), pg. 13:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   7 July 1907, WASHINGTON POST, pg. 4, col. 6:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in the same article, but different lines.
They are not connected--ed.)

   19 July 1913, WASHINGTON POST, pg. 3:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   16 March 1915, WASHINGTON POST, pg. 8, col. 5:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in the same article, but different lines.
They are not connected--ed.)

   9 July 1908, NEW OXFORD ITEM (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), pg. 7?, col. 2:
   Who cares now for a silky King Charles or a stately wolf-hound?  The craze
is all for your slouching bull-pup or wiry fox-terrier or alien Dachshund,
shaped like a sausage and sold by the yard.--Saturday Review.

   23 December 1909, EVENING TELEGFRAM (Elyria, Ohio), pg. 5?:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   5 November 1913, MARION DAILY STAR (Marion, Ohio), pg. 5, col. 2:
("Dachshund" and "sausage"  are in the same article, but on different lines.
They are not connected--ed.)

   2 January 1915, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, pg. 10:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   14 November 1923, SHEBOYGAN PRESS (Sheboygan, WIsconsin), pg. 15:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   2 November 1925, MORNING NEWS REVIEW (Florence, South Carolina), pg. 16?:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in different stories--ed.)

   29 September 1927, DECATUR REVIEW (Decatur, Illionois), pg. 7:
("Dachshund" and "sausage" are in diffferent stories--ed.)

   Ancestry.com has now digitized about 13 million pages.  Most of it is
probably pre-copyright, or before 1930.
   That's every hit for "dachshund" and "sausage."  You tell the NEW YORK



   Anton or Antoine Feuchtwanger is the guy who invented the hot dog bun at
the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, or maybe it was the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
    There was just one Ancestry hit.

   27 February 1967, CHRONICLE TELEGRAM (Elyria, Ohio), pg. 10, col. 1:
   The birth of the American "hot dog" is equally hazy.  One legend points to
Antoine Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a sausage vender who came to America from
Bavaria.  Aontoine introduced his "red dogs" to the citizens of St. Louis in 1883
and provided each customer with a white glove to hold the hot sausage.  He took
his idea to the Chicago World's Fair where profits nose-dived because
customers failed to return the white gloves.  he and his wife hit upon the idea of
wrapping the hot sausage in a bun.  This was instantly successful.
   ANOTHER LEGEND says the original name was a hot "dachshund" sausage and
this was changed to "hot dog" by a cartoonist who renamed it to solve his
spelling problem.

   6 July 1967, COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN, pg. 5:
_History Dim on Hot Dog_
_The Lighter Side_ by Dixk West
--The hot dog was invented in 1883 by Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger, a St. Louis,
Mo., sausagemonger who didn't call it anything.
--The term "hot dog" was first used by Tad Dorgan, a San Francisco cartoonist
who thought the sausage looked like a dachshund.
--The term "hot dog: sprang from "humorous implications" that the sausage was
stuffed with dog meat.
   Additional information has unfortunately come to light.
   Mrs. Jeff E. Meyer of Anaheim, Calif., sent me a clipping from the St.
Louis Post Dispatch confirming St. Louis as the birthplace of the hot dog.
   The Post Dispatch, however, does not recognize Feuchtwanger as the
inventor.  It gives the credit to a butcher named John Hoepple.
  This, I promise, ends my career as a hot dog historian.

(Career?  How much money can you make?--ed.)

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