Location: Leipzig Saxony Germany

Biographical Sketch of Johann Heinrich Beck

Beck, Johann Heinrich; composer; born, Cleveland, 0., Sept. 12, 1856; son of Charles and Rebecca J. (Butler) Beck; high school education, Cleveland; graduate Leipzig Conservatory of Music, 1882; special studies on string instruments and all branches of musical composition; married Blandina Fellar, of Tiffin, O., June 19, 1890; ex-member examining board of American compositions and violin examiner of American College of Musicians; director Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1895; director Cleveland Symphony Orchestra since 1900; also of Pilgrim Orchestra, Hermits Club Orchestra and Elyria Grand Orchestra, composer: overture to “Lara,” performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1886; “Skirnismal,” performed by Thomas Orchestra, Chicago, 1887; “Sextet,” performed at Indianapolis, Ind., 1888; “Moorish Serenade,” performed at Philadelphia, 1889; “Scherzo” in A major, performed at Detroit by Thomas Orchestra, 1890; “The Kiss of Joy,” performed by Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1900; “Meeresabend,” for voice and orchestra, ” Liebeslied,” for same; “Liebeslied,” for tenor and orchestra; “Aus Meinem Leben,” tone poem for grand orchestra. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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Biographical Sketch of Mattoon Monroe Curtis

Curtis, Mattoon Monroe; university prof.; born, Rome, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1858; son of William F. and Harriet E. (Royce) Curtis; A. B., Hamilton College, 1880; A. M., 1882; graduate Union Theological Seminary, 1883; studied University of Leipzig, 1889-1891, Ph. D., 1890; married, Emily, daughter of William Few Chrystie, of Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 23, 1884; ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1883; pastor Hastings-on-Hudson, N. Y., 1883-1885; Beck-with Memorial Church, Cleveland, 1885-1888; prof. philosophy, Western Reserve University since 1891; supervisor of 13th Federal Census in Cuyahoga County, O., vice pres. Cleveland School of Art; member board managers, Western Reserve University; member American Philosophical Society, American Anthropological Society, American Academy Political and Social Science, A. A. A. S.; Royal Society Arts, London, S. A. R. Clubs: Union, University (dir.), Euclid,...

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Biographical Sketch of Charles Harris

Harris, Charles; university prof.; born Albion, Ill., Nov. 19, 1859; son of George and Catherine Smith Harris; A. B., Indiana University, 1879; Ph. D., University of Leipzig. 1883; married. Mary McCalla, of Bloomington, Ind., Dec. 24, 1884; teacher in academy, Vincennes, Ind., 1883-1886; prof. French and German, Southern Illinois State Normal School, 1886-1888; prof. German, Oberlin College, 1888-1893, Western Reserve University, since 1893; member Modern Language Assn, America. Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi; Episcopalian. Author: German Composition, 1890; German Lessons, 1892; German Reader, 1895. Editor: Wichert’s An der Majorsecke, 1895; Goethe’s Poems, 1899; Lessing’s Hamburgische Dramaturgie (abridged edit.), 1901. Contributor to...

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