Von Gunther., Dr. Andrew

Von Gunther., Dr. Andrew


Arrived with wife in Valdez on steamer “Morgan City” on May 7, 1898; met by Dempsey; told name of town was “Copper City;” spent first night with Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Roberts; built first permanent building in town; brewed and sold a beer called Malt Blossum made of malt hops, alcohol, capsicum, and chewing tobacco. Valdez Miner, 1/18/1935; Filed in VMDR, 1898, p. 52, 55, 81, 91, 93, 110, 119, 136, 144, 143; Donated to building relief station on Valdez Glacier, Sept. 1898. Bourke notes. CS1; Tried by Citizens meeting for firing on neighbors improving their townsite lot, which he claimed was his placer mine. Minutes, Nov. 9, 1898. CS1; Dempsey says dispute was over a timber lot. Von Gunther acquitted Dec. 16, 1898 & resigned claim to timber, in Diary. M. Dempsey, 1898. CS1; Examined bodies of men frozen on Valdez Glacier, Jury Finding. CS1; Charter member of the Order of Alaska Moose, 1899. TVN, . 1:40. 12/7/01. p. 3;


In Valdez between 6/11/1900-6/26/1900, C1900;


First formal dance held in his hall, The Valdez News. 1:5. 4/1/01, p. 1; Donated to new City Hall, The Valdez News. 1:12. 5/25/01. Good truck garden. The Valdez News: 1:16. 6/22/01; Donates to Chamber’s Glacier Creek diversion fund, The Valdez News, 1:16. 6/25/01; Voter Roll for Election of July 1, 1901, Crary Scrapbooks, Vol. 1; applied for position as city physician, City Council Meeting.The Valdez News. 1:28. 9/14/01, p. 1; Enlarged his hall, The Valdez News. 1:30. 9/28/01, p. 4; Completed annex to his opera house, The Valdez News. 1:31. 10/5/01, p. 1; Ad for Opera House (largest in Alaska), The Valdez News. 1:32. 10/19/01. p. 3; Enlarged his hall, The Valdez News. 1:30. 9/28/01, p. 4; Will be a dance at Von Gunther’s Hall every Saturday Night starting Oct. 26, 1901. The Valdez News, 1: 33, 10/19/01. p. 4;