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Title Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken, 2003.
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2003.074.0001
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Edward Engelbart
Scope & Content Letter from Edward Engelbart relating to August and Gesina Engelbart and family, once residents of Hoboken 2003. Donor's (grandson of the Engelbarts) two-page typewritten letter with a brief family background and description of related items being donated is this record. Other items are catalogued separately as listed below.

August Engelbart was a harbor master for the North German Lloyd Line in Hoboken including during the 1900 pier fire. Later he was an employee of Tietjen & Lang Dry Dock Company. He lived in Hoboken from 1896 to ca. 1912 when he and his wife moved to Union City. A native of Germany, he became a U.S. citizen in 1903. He was then living at 422 Bloomfield St.

-archives catalog 2003.074.0002: 2 leaves with photocopies of newspaper articles
-2 obituaries of August Engelbart, July 1944
-funeral notice for August Engelbart, July 1944
-2 articles, undated (1942), re 50th wedding anniversary

-archives catalog 2003.074.0003: 3 leaves with photocopies of photos and a postcard (7 images with 3 duplications); see related for separate photo catalog entries.

-archives catalog 2003.074.0004: 4 leaves, photocopies from The New York Times, July 1-4, 1900, of partial articles about the 1900 pier fire. An article from July 3 quotes a "Captain Engelbart". It is unknown if this is the same person as August Engelbart.

-archives catalog 2003.074.0005: photocopy of article "The Great Harbor Fire: The North German Lloyd Disaster of 1900" by Robert Gordon from New Jersey History, Vol. 100, Nos. 3-4, Fall/Winter 1982. Mention on page [4] of a "Captain Engelbart". It is unknown if this is the same person as August Engelbart. Also filed here is a color photocopy of 3 postcards, two related to the scene of the fire.


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People Engelbart, August
Engelbart, Gesina
Date 2003
Year Range from 2003
Search Terms North German Lloyd Line
Tietjen & Lang
422 Bloomfield St.
Caption letter, leaf 1 of 2
Imagefile 023\20030740001.JPG
Classification Disasters
Domestic Life
Social & Personal Activity
Ships
Business & Commerce