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Lynne Wohlers (View posts)
Posted: 5 Jul 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2012 3:41PM GMT
ANTON LUDWIG FEUCHTWANGER was a sausage peddler from Bavaria. In the Summer of 1883 while working for Sausage makers John BOEPPLE and William TAMME at the Jean Baptiste Roy House at 2nd and Plum Street in Downtown St. Louis, Anton invented the Hot Dog on a Bun. Anton had a wife, and a brother who was a Baker. The legend says that Anton's wife suggested he put hot sausages wrapped in a bun.

The Jean Baptiste Roy House, which was a Historical Landmark with a Plaque on it dedicated to Anton as being the inventor of the Hot Dog on a Bun, was torn down in 1947 to make room for the St. Louis Arch (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial).

The Historical Marker, or Plaque, was dedicated to Anton Ludwig Feuchtwanger by the Young Men's Division of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce, but I do not know what year. When the dedication took place, was Anton or his descendants still around? I have been told that the Historical Marker is in the Basement of City Hall in St. Louis.

Anton was also to have invented the Hot Dog on a Bun in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair, Louisiana Purchase Exposition. There is also a possibility that Anton came from Frankfurt, Germany, and not Bavaria. Any help is appreciated.

Lynne Wohlers
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Lynne Wohlers 5 Jul 1999 12:00PM GMT 
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