Recording Pioneers


Emile BERLINER  1851 - 1929   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Emile BERLINER  1851 - 1929

aka Emile Berliner, E. Berliner
nationality
occupation
birth 20 May 1851, Hanover, GERMANY
baptism
death 3 Aug 1929, Washington DC
burial
marriage married in 1881:
Cora ADLER

b. 1 Jan 1862, Baltimore, MD
d. 21 Nov 1942, Washington DC

children
  • Herbert Samuel (13 Sept 1882, ....)
  • Hannah Edith (19 Mar 1884, ....)
  • Edgar Maurice (25 July 1885, ....)
  • Oliver
  • Louise 13 Apr 1894, ....)
  • Henry Adler

    b. 13 Dec 1895, ....

  • Alice Elizabeth

    b. 29 Apr 1900, ....


PARENTS

father Samuel BERLINER

b. 1 May 1813, ........
d. .... 1872

mother Sally FRIEDMANN

b. 1826, .......
d. .... 1903, ........

marriage they got married on 28 Febr 1847
children
  • Hermann

    b. 1848

  • Jacob

    b. 1849

  • Adolph

    b. 1850

  • Emil

    b. 20 May 1851, Hanover, GERMANY
    d. 3 Aug 1929, Washington DC

  • Manfred

    b. 29 Jan 1853
    d. 24 Feb 1931, Hanover

  • Franziska

    b. 1854

  • Rebecka

    b. 1855

  • Moritz

    b. 1856

  • Johanne

    b. 1857
    d. 1857

  • Joseph

    b. 1858

  • N.N.

    b. 1859
    d. 1859

  • Rahel

    b. 1864

  • Else

    b. 1869


LIFE



Left Germany for New York on the SS "HAMMONIA" in 1870
Again visited Germany in 1881 and returned in 1883.

Emile Berliner in Deutschland in Phonographische Zeitschrift of 1 Nov 1906 (with picture of Berliner and Georg Rothgiesser)


NOTES

  • The Origin and History of the Family and Branches of the Berliners of Hanover 1720-1997 by Philipp Goldmann, Philipp. Professional Press. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1997
  • The Berliner Family by Walter Kwiecinski. Transl. by Stephen Wyler (in: Talking Machine Review, pp 213-217)
  • 100 Jahre Schallplatte. Von Hannover in die Welt
  • Picture of Emil Berliner (in: The Talking Machine Review No. 23, Aug 1973, p. 225)
  • Picture of Emil Berliner on cover of: The Talking Machine Review No. 75, Autumn 1988
  • Oliver Berliner by George Frow (in: Hillandale News No. 169 of August 1989 (pp. 230-231))
  • S. Berliner, III's Hannover Berliners Page (online)
  • "Both Sides Then": The Strange Origins of the Double-Sided Disc Record by Allen Koenigsberg (in: The Sound Box of December 2010, pp. 8-12)
  • Emile Berliner in Deutschland 1889-1890 by Stephan Puille (online article)
  • Emile Berliner in Deutschland (in: Phonographische Zeitschrift of 1 Nov 1906) (p. 532 of Vol. 2 of Gunrem/Schulze reprint)
  • The Launching of the Gramophone in America 1890-1896 by Raymond R. Wile (in: ARSC Journal Vol. 24, No. 2 (Fall 1993)) online article
  • Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry: Selected Bibliography (Internet)
  • Etching the Human Voice: The Berliner Invention of the Gramophone by Raymond R. Wile (in: ARSC Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1990))
  • - Emile Berliner Collection. Authors: Karen Lund, Karen Fishman (2011). Contains also material on Joseph Sanders. (online inventory)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

Emile BERLINER
Picture of Emile Berliner.
Written in the top right hand corner: "To Sinkler from his friend Emile Berliner. W[ashington] D.C. Mar[ch] 17, 1920"
Berliner gave an almost identical photograph to Fred Gaisberg (see opposite p. 11 of Music on Record by F. W. Gaisberg)
From left to right: Emile Berliner, Joseph Berliner and Manfred Berliner
from l. to r. (sitting up front): Emile Berliner and Werner Suess
from l. to r. (standing in the middle): Fred Gaisberg, Joe Sanders and Zip Sanders
from l. to r. (standing at the back): W. Sinkler Darby and Raymond Gloetzner



THANK YOU