Frank Holmberg

Frank Holmberg

<p>Frank Holmberg (September, 1850[fn]<em>12th Census of the United States</em>, Washington, DC: U.S. Census Bureau (1900: Ward 28, ED 533, Sheet 16).[/fn] - December, 1902 [fn]“Deaths Reported,”&nbsp;<em><span>New York Times</span></em>, 25 December 1902, pg. 7.[/fn]) was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1875[fn]<em>12th Census of the United States</em>, Washington, DC: U.S. Census Bureau (1900: Ward 28, ED 533, Sheet 16).[/fn]. He was an active member of Brooklyn's German community, and a member of organizations such as the Brooklyn Scheutzen Corps [fn]"German Notes," <em>Brooklyn Daily Eagle</em>, 17 December 1902, pg. 9[/fn]. He was a founding member and second vice-president of the Bavarian Volkfest Verein [fn]"But it Was a Social Success," <em>Brooklyn Daily Eagle</em>, 19 August 1900, pg. 6[/fn].</p><p>The earliest reference to Holmberg in the Real Estate Record is an 1882 listing for an alteration to 37 Grand Street. [fn]Alt #295-1882,&nbsp;Grand st, No. 37, interior and front&nbsp;alterations; cost, $2,000; owner, Adolph Loewenthal, 33 Grand st; architect, Frank Holmberg;&nbsp;builder, John Cummisky. Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, New York (v. 29, no. 738, 6 May 1882: 471[/fn]</p><p>Lain's 1897 directory lists Holmberg's office at 911 Broadway, Brooklyn and his home at 856 Greene Avenue. [fn]<em>Lain's Directory</em>, 1897. http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Directory/1897/index.html[/fn] The 1900 U.S. Census records Holmberg living at 250 Palmetto Street with his first son, Francis, Jr., born in 1878 (and Francis' wife Katherine) and second son Charles, born in 1880 (a draughtsman).</p>