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MEUSER-SEIPPEL LUMBER COMPANY. Local business founded in 1888 by Peter J. SEIPPEL and Joseph A. MEUSER. Former employees of the C.W. Robinson Lumber Company before it was reorganized as the Svendson-Ott Lumber Company, Seippel and Meuser bought the interests of Svendson in 1896. In 1897 the partnership was dissolved. See: OTT-MEUSER LUMBER COMPANY.