I am searching for information about Julius Mannich of the Merchant House of Julius Mannich & Co., located in Taiwan. Julius was a German businessman specializing in camphor and sugar foreign trade, and boat transportation. He built this Merchant House structure starting in 1875, and it is used today as a foreign trade museum.
He apparently went to Taiwan early in Guang-Shiuh, which is not familiar to me. Does this relate to a particular year?
My goal is to find out when Julius went to Taiwan, where he came from specifically (what part of Germany?), and then what happened to Julius. He may be my direct ancestor who died in 1885 on a large tract of property he owned on the harbor near Mobile, Alabama, in the United States.
If you can supply ANY information on Julius or his company, or advise how I can get in touch with this museum, I would be most appreciative. My email is email@example.com