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PIONEER

Heinrich BUMB  <1872> - ....

aka H. Bumb
nationality German
occupation
birth ca. 1872, ............
baptism
death .................
burial
marriage
Elisabeth FISCHER

b. <1880>, ........
d. ..............


PARENTS

father .......... BUMB
mother ...............
children

LIFE



Heinr. BUMB (32y; married) merchant
SS "AUGUSTE VICTORIA"
dep. Cuxhaven: 20 Jan 1903
arr. New York: 30 jan 1903
last residence: Berlin
[Is is uncertain if this is "our" Heinrich Bumb, although the age and profession match]

1st BEKA tour: (Bumb/Bielefeld) Egypt (Jan/Feb 1905)

2nd BEKA tour: 5 Oct 1905 left Berlin (Kinnear, pp. 44-47)
Wilhelm HADERT joined them in Port Said.
On the way back Wilhelm Hadert took an earlier boat to San Francisco
Bumb, his wife Elisabeth and Willy Bielefeld sailed from Yokohama on 8 May 1906 and arrived in San Francisco on 24 May 1906.



Heinrich BUMB
+ Elisabeth BUMB (26y)
+ Willy BIELEFELD (27y)
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 8 May 1906
port of departure: Yokohama, JAPAN
ship's name: SS "HONG KONG MARU"
date of arrival: 24 May 1906
port of arrival: San Francisco
age on arrival: 34y
final destination: Berlin, GERMANY

Bumb left BEKA on 10 September 1906 (source: PhZ 7/37/809)

In the Berliner Adressbücher:

1906:
- BUMB, Heinr., Kaufmann, W 30, Hohenstauffenstrasse 23
- BUMB & KOENIG G.m.b.H., Sprech-Maschinen u. Schallplatten, SW 13, Alexandrinenstrasse 105, 106. Geschäfsführer H. BUMB

1907 - 1908:
- BUMB, Heinr., Kaufmann, W 30, Hohenstauffenstrasse 23
- BUMB & KOENIG, G.m.b.H., i. Liqu(idation). Schallplatten, SO 36, Heidelbergerdtrasse 75. Liquidat(or) Ernst LOEWE

1909:
- BUMB, Heinr., Kaufmann, W 30, Engelstrasse 47, III

1910:
- BUMB, Heinr., Kaufmann, W 30, Charlottenburg, Roschenstrasse 1, IV

1911:
The name BUMB is not listed any more.
This could mean that Heinrich Bumb either got divorced (and moved somewhere else outside of Berlin) or died ca. 1910-1911


1912 - 1915:
- BUMB, Elisabeth, geb. FISCHER, Modesalon, Schöneberg, Kolonnenstrasse 57,58, IV
Last listing of Elisabeth Bumb in the Berliner Adressbücher

Between 1916 and 1933 only the following BUMBs are listed, always at the same address: Friedenau, Rheinstrasse 51, II:
Emmy BUMB (Schneiderin), Jacob BUMB (Schneidermeister) and Hedwig BUMB (Schneidermeisterin).
It is not (yet) known if they were related to Heinrich Bumb.
In 1931-1933 Hedwig Bumb suddenly emerges with a Modesalon!!! A coincidence or a continuation of Elisabeth Bumb's Modesalon?


THE GREAT BEKA ‘EXPEDITION’ 1905 - 1906

Translated and adapted by John Want from a series of articles written by Heinrich Bumb and published in Der Phonographische Zeitschrift in 1906.

UNSERE REISE UM DIE ERDE (illustrated)

Skizzen von der großen „Beka“ - Aufnahme - Expedition


by Heinrich Bumb

Director dies, Beka Record Company up for grabs …

by Hugo Strötbaum




NOTES

  • Sprechmaschinen-Aufnahmen unter den Pyramiden in: Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 10, p. 221 (8 March 1905)
  • In 9 Monaten Europa erobert haben die Beka-Records in: Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 11, p. 237 (15 March 1905)
  • In 9 Monaten Europa erobert haben die Beka-Records in: Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 12, p. 271 (22 March 1905)
  • Eisenbahn-Unfall der Beka-Expedition. in: Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 42, p. 925 (18 Oct 1905)
  • Unsere Reise um die Erde: a series of articles by Heinrich Bumb in the Phonographische Zeitschrift 7. Jahrg. No. 27, pp. 561-563; No. 28, pp. 582-584; No. 29, pp. 602-604; No. 30, pp. 622-623; No. 31, pp. 643-645; No. 32, pp. 662-664; No. 33, pp. 692; No. 34, pp. 718-720; No. 35, pp. 759-760; No. 36, pp. 788-789; No. 37, pp. 808-809).
  • The Great Beka Expedition, 1905-6 translated and adapted by John Want in The Talking Machine Review No. 41 of Aug 1976 (pp. 729-733)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 7. Jahrg., No. 37, p. 809 (1906)
  • BEKA by Björn Englund in Record Collector Vol. 35, No. 5/6/7, pp. 169-173 (May/June/July 1990)
  • A short history of Beka by Pekka Gronow, Rainer E. Lotz, Hugo Strötbaum and Christian Zwarg ((in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 3, pp. 138-149 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2011. ISBN 978-3-9500502-2-9)
  • Director dies, Beka record company up for grabs... by Hugo Strötbaum (in: The Lindström Project. Contributions to the history of the record industry / Beiträge zur Geschichte der Schallplattenindustrie. Vol. 3, pp. 150-161 (editors: Pekka Gronow & Christiane Hofer). Gesellschaft für Historische Tonträger, Wien 2011. ISBN 978-3-9500502-2-9)


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