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Name Timken, J. Henry
Othernames Timken, J.H.
Notes Diane Lowry recorded in Nov. 2008: This hotel was managed by my Great Grandfather - John Henry Timken before WWI. His father Herman Louis Timken was said to be a builder of the hotel. He, also, was Mayor of Hoboken in 1883 or 1884. My Grandmother Florence Bertha Timken would tell me many tales of the Hotel whereher whole family lived on the top floor.Their meals were brought up from the kitchen!
Occupation Proprietor, Meyers Hotel
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Image of Digital image, typed letter signed: Board of Health to Mayor & City Council requesting extra funds for diptheria epidemic expenses, January 13, 1914. - Letter

Digital image, typed letter signed: Board of Health to Mayor & City Council requesting extra funds for diptheria epidemic expenses, January 13, 1914. - Letter

Digital image, typed letter signed: Board of Health to Mayor & City Council requesting extra funds for expenses incurred in diptheria epidemic, January 13, 1914. Signed by Clerk Joseph S. Tucker and the Sanitary Committee of the Board: [Dr.] J[ohn]. F. X. Stack, Sol Lubash, [Dr.] John J. Rudolph. Letterhead includes- Commissioners of the Board of Heath and Vital Statistics: J. H. Timken, President; Dr. John J. Rudolph, Treasurer; Dr. Joseph X. Stack; S. Lubash; Morris Weisbart. Officers: Dr. W.T. Kidlich, Health Warden; Professoir Thomas B. Stillman, Consulting Chemist and Bacteriologist; Allen Moore, Attorney; Joseph S. Tucker, Clerk & Registrar; Antonio Granellli, Health Inspector

Image of Check of Hoboken Water Commissioners payable to the Hackensack Water Company Reorganized for $6500.00 drawn on the Second National Bank of Hoboken, May 28, 1895. - Check, Bank

Check of Hoboken Water Commissioners payable to the Hackensack Water Company Reorganized for $6500.00 drawn on the Second National Bank of Hoboken, May 28, 1895. - Check, Bank

Check No. 191 of Hoboken Water Commissioners payable to the Hackensack Water Company Reorganized for $6500.00 drawn on the Second National Bank of Hoboken, May 28, 1895. Printed paper, 3-1/4" high x 8" wide, with holographic entries and ink-stamped endorsement and bank processing marks.

Image of Hoboken Cemetery plot deed of Herman L. Timken, Feb. 8, 1876. With 1928 sale documents. - Deed

Hoboken Cemetery plot deed of Herman L. Timken, Feb. 8, 1876. With 1928 sale documents. - Deed

Hoboken Cemetery plot deed of Herman L. Timken, Feb. 8, 1876. With 2 attached legal documents assigning the plot to a Bertha A. Hannibal, dated February 14 & February 9, 1928. PDF in digital archive. Printed deed is 14" high x 17" wide, printed both sides, holograpic entries, signatures plus city seal. Sold to Timken (he served later as Hoboken's Mayor from 1883-1886) and his heirs for $123 by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken for plot letter "T" in "Prospect Mound" in Section lettered "M" on said map "being a circular plot surrounded by Timken Path." The deed was signed by Mayor Joseph Russell. Two signed typewritten attachments, 8" x 13" high. Attachment 1: Sale of plot t

Image of Caricature of J. H. Timken, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1916]. From album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. - Print

Caricature of J. H. Timken, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1916]. From album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. - Print

Caricature of J. H. Timken, [Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1907-1916]. Being leaf [76] as found in album, "Just for Fun"; archives catalogue 2005.018.0001. See this entry for full description of work. See related. Probably J. Henry Timken.

Image of Bank check: Hoboken Water Commissioners, First National Bank of Hoboken to Hackensack Water Co. Reorg., March 28, 1896.  - Check, Bank

Bank check: Hoboken Water Commissioners, First National Bank of Hoboken to Hackensack Water Co. Reorg., March 28, 1896. - Check, Bank

Bank check drawn on account of Hoboken Water Commissioners, First National Bank of Hoboken to The Hackensack Water Co. Reorganized, March 28, 1896, $6800. Check no. 1120. Security paper imprinted Hoboken Water Commissioners, 3-1/4" high x 8" wide, perforation on three edges. Signed by three members: Henry Eggert, President J. Henry Timken Charles Guaraglia

Image of Souvenir postal card, Meyer's Hotel, Hoboken: Brooklyn Bridge from New York. Postmarked Hoboken, April 18, 1899. - Postcard

Souvenir postal card, Meyer's Hotel, Hoboken: Brooklyn Bridge from New York. Postmarked Hoboken, April 18, 1899. - Postcard

Souvenir postal card: Brooklyn Bridge from New York; imprinted Meyer's Hotel, Hudson & 3d Sts., Hoboken, N.J. J.H. Timken, Prop. Postmarked: Hoboken, April 18, 1899; two-cent stamp. Color vignette on front, 3-1/2" high x 5-9/16" wide. No publisher indicated. A souvenir (or PMC) with the unusual connection of a New York view (without Hoboken in it) with a local hotel. An artist's bird's-eye view of downtown Manhattan and the bridge. Text in German, untranslated, but Central Park and Grant's Tomb are mentioned. Sent to a Mr. Arthur Gunther c/o The Gunther Milling Co., San Antonio, Tex. J. Henry Timken was the proprietor of this well-known hotel at Third and Hudson Streets.

Image of Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. - Directory

Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. - Directory

A Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic and Charitable Organizations, Churches and Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. Prepared by the Robert L. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research in Hoboken, Hudson Trust Building, 1911. Booklet, 6" x 9", 55 pp. Ex-library copy. Fully imaged; PDF (small & large) on file; full text as .rtf document and in notes. (Note to online users: text in notes only shown in this record to page 36 - see archives 2011.005.0166.01 - text reference record for pp. 35 to end.) A useful resource. Pages 43-55: "Name List or "Who's Who" in Hoboken's Uplift Work" plus the index of major organizations included (churches only in general by denominatio

Image of Program: Eleventh Annual Dinner, Hoboken Board of Trade. German Club. Apr. 15, 1915. - Program

Program: Eleventh Annual Dinner, Hoboken Board of Trade. German Club. Apr. 15, 1915. - Program

Program: Eleventh Annual Dinner, Hoboken Board of Trade. German Club. Thursday, April Fifteenth, Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen. Pamphlet, 6" x 9" high, cord tie, [8] pp. Enclosure: holographic ink notes, one side only, of a speaker, single leaf, 5-3/4" x 8-7/8" high. Copy probably that of C. Alfred Burhorn, President. The German Club (also known as the Deutscher Club ) where the banquet was held was at 600 Hudson Street and had been the site for previous dinners. Speakers were: Patrick R. Griffin, Mayor of Hoboken Thomas C. Martin, Secretary of State of New Jersey Dudley Field Malone, Collector of the Port of New York William S. Stuhr, Ex-State Senator, New Jersey Alexander C. Humph

Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic & Charitable Organizations, Churches & Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. 1911. Text reference record pp 35 to end. - Directory

A Directory of Public Officials, Educational, Civic and Charitable Organizations, Churches and Religious Congregations of the City of Hoboken. Prepared by the Robert L. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research in Hoboken, Hudson Trust Building, 1911. This is a text reference record only. It holds text in notes for online users for pages 35 to end - see primary record 2011.005.0166 for online text from beginning to page 35 in notes. (That record does hold all page images, full text and media attachments.) A useful resource. Pages 43-55: "Name List or "Who's Who" in Hoboken's Uplift Work" plus the index of major organizations included (churches only in general by denomination.) This Who's Who

Image of Trade card: Meyer's Hotel, Corner of Hudson and Third Streets. No date, circa 1900-1910. - Card, Trade

Trade card: Meyer's Hotel, Corner of Hudson and Third Streets. No date, circa 1900-1910. - Card, Trade

Trade card: Meyer's Hotel, Corner of Hudson and Third Streets. [Hoboken.] J. Henry Timken, Proprietor. No date, circa 1900-1910. White cardstock printed in black, 3-3/8" high x 5-7/16" wide. Telephone: 580 Hoboken. The map on the back may help to date item. The map is centered on New York City (as Manhattan) with Hoboken at the top. Hudson River: Hudson and Manhattan tubes not indicated. In New York: the elevated lines are shown along with the "4th Ave. Horse Car"; no subways, Grand Central Depot (later Grand Central Terminal; Manhattan Bridge on East River shown but not named.

Image of Napkins, set 12, embroidered "Meyers Hotel, Hoboken, N.J., J.H. Timken"  N.d., ca. 1900-1920. - Napkin

Napkins, set 12, embroidered "Meyers Hotel, Hoboken, N.J., J.H. Timken" N.d., ca. 1900-1920. - Napkin

Napkins, set of twelve, embroidered "Meyers Hotel, Hoboken, N.J., J.H. Timken" No date, circa 1900-1920. White patterned damask, 22" square. Name is centered. J.H. Timken was John Henry Timken, founder and proprietor of the hotel and who operated it with his family until World War I or just after it. Hotel name is found as Meyers as seen here and sometimes as Meyer's with the apostrophe.

Image of Printed B+W photograph of Meyer's Hotel, corner of Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1906-1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed B+W photograph of Meyer's Hotel, corner of Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1906-1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed black-and-white photograph of Meyer's Hotel, southeast corner of Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1906-1908. As published on page 15 of "Hoboken Illustrated", 1909. See primary record in library catalog, 2005.024.0002. Street address: 237 Hudson St. View is looking southeast. J.H. Timken was the proprietor of this hotel from 1896, but it was established earlier than that date. He was also then the proprietor of Naegeli's Hotel across the street. Not credited, but photograph was possibly taken by Ernst F. Walter of Hoboken. See primary record and related.

Image of Printed B+W photograph of Naegeli's Hotel, corner of Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1906-1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed B+W photograph of Naegeli's Hotel, corner of Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1906-1908. - Print, Photographic

Printed black-and-white photograph of Naegeli's Hotel, southwest corner of Third and Hudson Streets, Hoboken, ca. 1906-1908. As published on page 15 of "Hoboken Illustrated", 1909. See primary record in library catalog, 2005.024.0002. Street address: 234 Hudson St. View is looking southwest. J.H. Timken was the proprietor of this hotel from 1908, but it was established earlier than that date. He was also the proprietor of Meyer's Hotel across the street. Not credited, but photograph was possibly taken by Ernst F. Walter of Hoboken. See primary record and related.