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Biographical Sketch of Julius Timendorfer

Timendorfer, Julius; real estate and insurance; born, Rosdin, Silesia, Germany, Sept. 7, 1856; son of M. and Henrietta Fischer Timendorfer; educated in the public and manual training schools of native city, and Berlin; married, Oct. 4, 1886, Anna Rosenthal, of Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany; issue, two daughters, Florence & Irma; when 15, entered a department store, as apprentice; worked three years without pay to learn the business; then worked as clerk; employed in a silk house in Koenigsburg, for 1 year; went into coal and lumber business with his father in Berlin; city salesman; landed in New York in 1877; worked in a coal yard, after ten days started for Cleveland; arrived with ten cents in his pocket; worked three months for Lloyd Fisher, a farmer; four months in the Cleveland Rolling Mill; porter for Strauss, Miller & Orth; promoted, after ten days to salesman; in 1887, went to Onaga, Kas., because of ill health; remained one and one-half years; returned to Cleveland, and opened a grocery store; soon sold out, and went into the real estate business; does a large brokerage business; first broker on Erie St. and has made 50 per cent. of the sales on that St.; sec’y and mgr. Euclid Bldg Co.; mgr. Boardman Realty Co.; sec’y and mgr. Wilson Improvement Co.; pres., treas. and mgr. of the Trio Improvement Co.; director Acme Improvement Co.; former pres. the Cleveland Real Estate Board; member Chamber of Commerce, Credit Men’s Assn, Cleveland Gesangverein, Masons, Knights of Pythias, and Royal Arcanum; member Euclid Ave. Temple, and one of the building...

Biographical Sketch of Wilson George Smith

Smith, Wilson George; composer, pianist; born, Elyria, Ohio, Aug. 19, 1855; son of George Troupe and Calista M. Smith; graduated Cleveland public schools; began musical education in Cincinnati, 1875, under Otto Singer; studied in Berlin, 1880-1882, under Kullak, Kiel, Scharwenka, Moszkowski and Oscar Ralf; married Mez Brett (artist and writer), of Ohio, April 16, 1883; since 1882, engaged as teacher of piano, voice and composition; also musical literateur, editor and critic, Cleveland Press, since 1902; held important official positions in Music Teachers’ National Ass’n; piano compositions (several hundred) include books of piano studies, transcriptions and editorial revisions of classic and modern works; also composer many popular...

Biographical Sketch of James Hotchkiss Rogers

Rogers, James Hotchkiss; pianist, organist; born, Fair Haven, Conn., Feb. 7, 1857; son of Martin L. and Harriet (Hotchkiss` Rogers; educated, Lake Forest, Ill.; studied music, Berlin and Paris, 1875-1880; married Alice Abigail Hall, of Indianapolis, Oct. 20, 1891; composer of about 150 compositions, including songs, piano pieces, anthems and part songs; two cantatas: “The Man of Nazareth”; “The New Life”; as well as part songs and music for organ and...

Biographical Sketch of W. L. Rosenberg

Rosenberg, W. L.; orginator and mgr. of the Windsor Institute for Backward Children; born, Westphalen, Jan. 10, 1850; son of Henry Rosenberg; educated in common schools and University of Berlin; married, New York, 1884, Marie Vessie Rosenberg; one son, Dr. Percy Rosenberg, and one daughter, Mrs. Eisie Werley; taught Latin and German for two years in Boston; then worked for Chicago, New York and Cincinnati newspapers; in 1897-1899, local editor of the Waechter-Anzeiger; then returned to his profession as teacher of backward children; is a Social-Democrat; for eight years was teacher of Latin and Greek in Germany; left on account of political persecution; owner and mgr. The Windsor Institute; presiding officer of the Literary Section of Germania Vorwaerts Turn...

Rosemeyer, William A. – Obituary

Rosemeyer, 86 years old, who died in Indianapolis at the home of his son-in-law Tine P. Dickinson and daughter [September 9, 1938], 4451 Central Avenue Friday night, were held at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary. Rosemeyer had been ill almost two years. He was born in Germany and came to this country from Berlin with his family at the age of 6. He spent the remainder of his life in Indianapolis. The death of his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Large Rosemeyer, April 19, 1934, ended a married life of 63 years. Mr. Rosemeyer was a member of the Union Congregational Church. Besides Mrs. Dickinson, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. George Smith and Mrs. William Feldman, and two sons, John W. Rosemeyer and Arthur T. Rosemeyer, also 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral Notice: Rosemeyer-William A., father of John W., Arthur T., Mrs. William Feldman, Mrs. Tine Dickinson, all of Indianapolis, and Mrs. George Smith of Detroit, Mich., passed away at the residence of Mrs. Dickinson, 4451 Central Ave. Services at the Flanner & Buchanan Mortuary, Monday 2 p.m. Friends invited. Burial Crown Hill. Friends may call at the mortuary. Obit: Indianapolis Star, September 9, 1938, page 5 Contributed by: Shelli...

Biographical Sketch of Miss Anna L. Fuller

Miss Anna L. Fuller, of Azusa, is the daughter of Harrison Fuller, of Azusa, Los Angeles County. She is a native of Maryland, from whence her parents moved to Iowa, and from thence to California in 1883. Miss Fuller took an interest in music from earliest childhood, and studied it whilst yet in her teens, under excellent teachers in Philadelphia and New York. She was first soprano at St. Stephen’s church in Philadelphia, three years, which position she resigned in 1886, to go abroad to study music. In Florence, Italy, she studied under Vannucini; in London, under Randegger (oratorio), and in Berlin, with Mme. Artot. At present she is the favorite pupil of the eminent operatic singer and teacher, Mme. La Grange, of Paris, who prophesies for her a brilliant future in opera. Miss Fuller, when a mere child, showed the mimetic faculty in connection with her strong liking for music. Good judges who have heard her discover in her singing a flavor of Materna, the great German dramatic soprano. Miss Fuller sang in concert, in Berlin and London, with success last year, winning the commendation of the severest critics of those great centers of art. She has a pure, magnificent soprano voice, of great power, the developing of which has been under some of the best masters in Europe. She is now devoting herself, under the guidance of La Grange, exclusively to preparation for her appearance in grand opera, and expects to make her debut in the opera of Aida, in the near future. Her friends have every reason to expect that she will achieve a brilliant...

Biography of Carl Bernhardi, M. D.

One of Rock Island’s long established physicians who has achieved an enviable reputation in his profession, and who is held in high personal regard by all who know him, is Doctor Carl Bernhardi. He was born September 10, 1843, in the City of Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Germany. Here he spent his boyhood, receiving his preliminary education in the schools and colleges of his native city, and finally entered the medical department of the University of Koenigsberg in 1863. He continued his medical course in this university until the Autumn of 1866, when he went to the University of Berlin. From this latter institution he graduated one year later, August 15, 1867. Previous to his graduation Doctor Bernhardi served as a volunteer surgeon during the war between Prussia and Austria in 1866. He was present at the battles of Nathod and Skalitz, which occurred June 27 and 28 of that year, and also the battle of Koenigraetz, which occurred July 3. He was discharged at the close of the war which terminated September 3, 1866. He remained in Germany until March, 1869, when he came to the United States, going immediately to old friends at St. Louis. While there he learned that there was an opening for a German physician at Rock Island and consequently decided to locate here. He arrived in Rock Island on April 22, 1869, and has ever since been one of this city’s successful physicians and highly respected citizens. On October 10, 1873, occurred the nuptials of Doctor Bernhardi and Miss Zoe Olshausen, daughter of Dr. J. J. Olshausen, of Davenport, Iowa. Doctor Olshausen had formerly...
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