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Monday, July 2, 2012
The Dapper Young Alfred Holzschuher, Newark, NJ, circa 1870
I just love the stance and serious attitude of the young boy in this carte de visite image. It is identified on the reverse as "Alfred Holzchucher" and was taken at the J. Kirk studio at "194 Broad Street (651 New No.) Newark, N.J." According to Gary Saretzky's New Jersey Photographer's List, this particular imprint was in use between 1869-1871.
I did not find any Holzschuchers in New Jersey in the various censuses. I did, however, find an Alfred Holzschuher, age 4, in the 1870 census in Newark, NJ. His parents were Bavarian-born Karl and Rosa Holzschuher. Karl worked as a druggist1.
Alfred Robert Holzschuher, born 18 June 1867, was christened in Saint Peter's Catholic Church, Newark, in August of the same year. Carl Holzschuher and Rosalia Jeck are listed as his parents2.
I lose track of Alfred until the 1920 Census, when he is living with his wife, Rose, in San Antonio, Texas3. It appears he followed in his father's footsteps as he is employed at that time as a druggist.
1 1870 U.S. census, Essex County, New Jersey, population schedule, Newark Ward 3, p. 68 (penned), dwelling 367, family 569, Karl Holzschuher; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 June 2012); citing NARA Microfilm publication M593, rol1 879.↩
2 "New Jersey Births and Christening Index,1660-1931." [database online] Alfred Holzschuher, 18 June 1867; Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accesed 15 June 2012); citing FHL Microfilm publication 1378065.↩
3 1920 U.S. census, Bexar County, Texas, population schedule, San Antonio, E.D. #53, sheet 14-B, dwelling 622, family 326, Alfred R. Holzschuher; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 June 2012); citing NARA Microfilm publication T625, rol1 1779.↩