Prussian citizen (born in Posen in 1826) came to America in 1849. Formed in the
trade of brass founding and established in 1849 a foundry in Erie. Made rifles
marked J.Jarecki, Erie, Pa. He is listed as gunsmiths in the Pennsylvania Business
Directory of 1861.
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HENRY JARECKI, State St., bet. 8th and 9th, Erie, Pa. BRASS FOUNDRY and GUN SHOP,
Manufacturer and Dealer in Iron Railing, Double and Single Barreled Rifles, Shot
Guns, Pistols, Revolvers, Fishing Tackle, Sporting Apparatus and Fire-gilt
Lightning-rod Points, Also Scales, Pumps, Lead pipe, Bells & c. All articles in my
line of trade sold at wholesale and retail, at the lowest prices. Repairing in all
of these branches neatly executed."
In 1872 he established the Jarecki Manufacturing Company but guns were not longer
in his business scope.