Note: N152 Naturalization Information (H635) Date of arrival: October 1879 Date of Naturalization: October 5, 1885 Volume or Bundle number: 565 Copy of Record Number: 92 New York County He was living at 753-2nd Ave. NYC Occupation: Guitar Maker Former Nationality: German Witness: Alfred hartman (753 2nd ave, NYC) Source: Ancetry.com Naturalization Records (Thanks to the Morris Family for the information: descendent of Alfred Hartmann)
Census Info: 1880 New York County, NY Richard �Charles� is 17 with his brothers Alfred and Shruder (Shruder would be possible cousin.. Living on Second Street). Charles Richard is a clerk in a grocery store, Alfred is an organ maker.
1900 Census, Hudson County, New Jersey. Charles is 36 and his wife Clara is 32, His occupation at time is instrument maker. They�re children are listed also as in school.
1910 Census, Hudson County, NJ Charles is 45 and his wife Clara 42, he is listed as a real-estate agent.
1920 Census, Hudson County, NJ Charles is 55 and occupation is a printer. Clara is 53
Came to America by boat from Germany, with his two brothers; Alfred and Rudolph. Went to the Midwest first and worked on a farm. Charles then got into manufacturing musical instruments. The Hartmann brothers worked their way east to New York City, where they worked for a manufacturer of musical instruments. In 1890 the Hartmann families moved to Jersey City, New Jersey.
In 1895-6 there was the Hartmann brothers & Reihnhardt Musical Instrument Company. They had a store in New York City and Jersey City, NJ. They manufactured all musical instruments except pianos. Charles went to England with some money made from selling a musical instrument invention. Once in England he tried to expand the instrument business, but had problems with the glues they used during the manufacturing process, in the damp English climate. The business had more problems with A/R�s and went belly up.
Charles was a Judge for many (20-25 years) years and had to be re-elected every few years. Charles ran a printing press for many years, the whole family was involved with helping fill orders at times. His friend �Father� Weyland (Priest) helped him get the printing business off the ground. Charles also made a living at times selling real-estate, he was a very busy man.
Source: Hartmann Family History Book
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