Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Ann Wagner Stock and Investment Collection

Register and Finding Guide

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wagner, Ann
Title: Ann Wagner Stock and Investment Collection
Dates: 1880-1930
Accession No.: MA 92-29
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

Ann Fretz was born in 1855 in Switzerland. Her family came to Dallas in December of 1870 after hearing Dallasite and Swiss native Ben Long speak well about the area. Her brother was Emil Fretz, a member of the Dallas Parks Board for twenty years. She married Louis Wagner a Dallasite from Hesse, Germany in 1880. In 1872, Mr. Wagner bought a grocery store at the corner of Main and Jefferson (later Record). The store was run by the family for 98 years, closing in 1965. Louis Wagner died on November 30, 1909 of blood poisoning; Ann Wagner passed away on March 5, 1930. She had three sons, George E., Louis W. and Dr. Charles Wagner. She also had a daughter Emma Wagner.

Scope and Contents

The Ann Wagner Stock and Investment Collection consists of stock certificates owned by Mrs. Louis Wagner, some prospectuses, several special assessments on property owned by Mrs. Wagner and issued by the City of Dallas for improvements, some photographs and newspapers.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Wagner, Ann
L. Wagner Grocery
Family Names:
Fretz Wagner
Dallas (Tex.)
Ann Wagner Stock and Investment Collection

Related Material

PA91-4 Wagner Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA92-29 Ann Wagner Stock and Investment Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box Folder
1 a Register



Box Folder
1 1 Little Motor Kar Company. (1) 100 shares, 1$ April 10, 1919
2 Burk=Lucas Petroleum Co. (1) 5 Shares 10$ February 14, 1919
3 The McPoe Petroleum Company (2) 24 Shares 25$ December 5th, 1919
4 The Nigro Oil Company. (3) 3 Shares 100$ March 18, 1919
5 State Fair of Texas. (1) 1 Share October 22, 1904
6 Abner Davis Trustee Plan Prospectus, Wichita Falls, Texas 1919


Special Assessment Certificates

Box Folder
1 7 Browder Street 1914
8 Bryan Street 1912
9 Bryan Street 1927
10 Fairmount Street 1927
11 Germania Street 1913
12 Good Street 1924;1925
13 Live Oak Street 1912
14 Love Oak Street 1926
15 Pearl Street 1928
16 Thomas Ave. 1924



Box Folder
1 17 Residence on Bryan Street
Box Folder
2917 (450) Bryan Street. Residence of Wagner Family. MA92. 29/1
Living Room of Wagner Family Residence. MA92. 29/2
Box Folder
1 18 Family Photographs
Box Folder
Louis Wagner? MA92. 29/3
Two Children. Boy in soldier uniform, girl in red cross nurses uniform. MA92. 29/4
Ann Wagner and Emma in mule drawn buggy. MA92. 29/5
Wagner family. Ann Wagner with sons Louis and George with daughter Emma. MA92. 29/6
Box Folder
1 23 Miscellaneous Pictures
Box Folder
Train. MA92. 29/7
Unidentified Building. MA92. 29/8



Box Folder
2 Abner Davis Trustee Plan 1919
Dallas Morning News December 1, 1909
Dallas Times Herald November 30, 1909
The Pyramider, Wichita Falls May 1919; July 1919