All Petersen’s / Petersen, Harned, Von Maur / Von Maur (US)

All Petersen’s / Petersen, Harned, Von Maur / Von Maur (US)

Von Maur
Founded: 1872, Davenport, Iowa – JHC Petersen
Still in Business as of 2022
1872- JHC Peterson arrives in Davenport, Iowa from Germany and along with his 3 sons opens a storefront. 1916- William Petersen, JHC’s son sells store to a partnership RH Harned, CJ Von Maur & Cable Von Maur. CJ had established the Boston Store after arriving here from Austria in 1887. Even though they were partners Petersen’s & Harned & Von Maur continued to operate separate stores for 12 years even after CJ died in 1926. 1928- They finally merge and form Petersen Harned Von Maur or “Petersen’s”. In 1937 RH Harned died and the Von Maur Family assumed ownership. The privately held company is still owned and operated by the Von Maurs and is now called Von Maur. They are still opening new stores all over the US.

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