|Spouse||Hagen, Mathilda C.|
Text from PATERSON AND ITS PROMINENT MEN. Published 1915.
LANKERING, FREDERICK. One of the most popular and best
known men in the city, is Frederick Lankering, president of the
Lankering Cigar Company, of Paterson, the largest wholesale
and retail tobacco business in the city. Mr. Lankering's
penance in the tobacco business covers a period of a number
of years and includes activity in several cities, including Hoboken and Chicago.
He was born in Hanover, Germany, June 5, [garbled]:, and received his early education in the schools of that city. He came to this country with his parents at the early age of fourteen, and went directly to Chicago, where he had brothers and sisters living. His first position was office boy with a leaf tobacco concern and he has since continued in the tobacco business. He progressed rapidly and at the age of nineteen was a salesman on the road, selling thousands of dollars worth of tobacco yearly.
In 1890 Mr. Lankering came to Hoboken with his brother
and the firm of Adolph Lankering & Brother was started.
The brothers were progressive and prospered. Six years later,
or in 1896, they opened a store in Paterson and were burned
out by the famous fire of February 9, 1902. Following the fire
the business was located at 148 Market Street where it still
continues. In 1898 the firm was incorporated under the name
of the Lankering Cigar Company with the subject of this sketch as vice-president. A further change occurred in 1914 and Mr. Lankering is now the head of the concern. His popularity and progressiveness has placed the institution at the forefront of the tobacco business in this city. Some of the brands of cigars he manufactures are widely known, chief among them being the Lankering Special and the Jose Vila.
For the past three years Mr. Lankering has been the treas-
urer of the local lodge of Elks. He is also a member of the
Hudson Lodge of Masons, No. 71, Silk City Conclave, Im-
proved Order of Heptasophs and the Pioneer Camp No. 7012.
Modern Woodmen of America.
On March 1, 1897, Mr. Lankering married Miss Mathilda C.
Hagen, of Hoboken. They have one child.
Two images of Lankering & Brothers Cigars, 58 Newark Street (30 Newark St. in old numbers), Hoboken, circa 1880's and circa 1902. Adolph Lankering, Mayor of Hoboken 1901-1906, is seen. Assembly of images and text by Jim Hans.
Cigar box: Lankering's Special. Panatelas. (brand originated by Adoph Lankering & Bro., 58 Newark St., Hoboken; made by Lankering Cigar Company, Paterson, N.J.) No date, circa 1949-1950. Wood box with printed paper labels, edge wrapping; interior lining; tax revenue stamp - perforated cancel. Hot stamped lettering on front face "Panatelas" (24 point) and bottom legal text on factory, caution notice and tax information. Overall: 7-3/8" wide x 5-3/8" deep x 1-3/8" high. See objects 2012.007.0080 for another Lankering cigar box that differs slightly. With: printed paper cover leaf. Adoph Lankering, "Manufacturer and Dealer of Cigars," was active in civic affairs including serving as Mayor of
Cigar box: Lankering's Special. Panatelas. (brand originated by Adoph Lankering & Bro., 58 Newark St., Hoboken; made by Lankering Cigar Company, Paterson, N.J.) No date, circa 1951-1952. Wood box with printed paper labels, edge wrapping; interior lining; tax revenue stamp (inkstamp cancel - not legible, see text below.) Hot stamped lettering on front face "Panatelas" (16 point) and bottom legal text on factory, caution notice and tax information. Overall: 7-1/2" wide x 5-1/2" deep x 1-3/8" high. See objects 2012.007.0079 for another Lankering cigar box that differs slightly. Adoph Lankering, "Manufacturer and Dealer of Cigars," was active in civic affairs including serving as Mayor of Hobo