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Johann Karl Wilhelm HADERT  1875/1876 - 1951   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Johann Karl Wilhelm HADERT  1875/1876 - 1951

aka Johann Karl W. Hadert, Johann K. W. Hadert, J. K. W. Hadert< Johann Karl Hadert, Johann K. Hadert, J. K. Hadert, Johann Hadert, J. Hadert
nationality
occupation
birth 2 Jan 1876, .........., GERMANY
baptism
death 2 Jan 1951, Berlin Falkensee, GERMANY
burial 6 Jan 1951, Berlin Falkensee, GERMANY
marriage married on 2 Oct 1900, St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London, ENGLAND to:
Rosina/Roseana LAYTON

b. ..... 1876, Chelsea, London, ENGLAND
d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1957, Rochford, Essex, ENGLAND (83y)

children
  • Gladys Margaret

    b. .....<1902>, Asnières, FRANCE
    d. .. Jan/Feb/Mar 1965, Southend, Essex, ENGLAND

  • Reinhold/Ronald Layton

    b. 29 June 1903, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, ENGLAND
    d. .... 1975, Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND

  • William Victor

    b. 29 Apr 1906, Berlin-Schön(e)berg), GERMANY
    d. .. Sep 1993, Havering, Essex, ENGLAND

marriage remarried between ... 19** and June 1912:
Rosa/Rose Marie/Mary .........

b. ..... <1887>, ......., AUSTRIA
d. ............., Berlin, GERMANY

children

PARENTS

father Friedrich ("Fritz") August HADERT

b. .................
d. ................

mother Sophie Henrietta Friederi(c)ke ECKHARDT

b. ...............
d. .................

children
  • Johann Friedrich

    b. 24 June 1864, Brandenburg, Berlin - chr. 31 July 1864, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin
    d. 31 July 1864, ..................

  • Marie Antonie Anna

    b. 5 Oct 1865, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin - chr. 12 Nov 1865, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin
    d. ..................

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Leopold

    b. .... 1867, Brandenburg, Berlin - chr. 10 Mar 1867, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin
    d. 17 May 1868, ..................

  • Johann Friedrich Max (

    b. .... 1867, Brandenburg, Berlin - chr. 10 Mar 1867, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin
    d. 17 May 1868, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin

  • Minna Emma Margarethe

    b. .... 1868, ...... - chr. 18 Oct 1868, Brandenburg, Preussen, Berlin
    d. ..................

  • Johann Karl Wilhelm

    b. 2 Jan 1876, .........., GERMANY
    d. 2 Jan 1951, Berlin Falkensee, GERMANY


LIFE


recorder

DGAG (ca. mid-1902 - April 1904)
Beka (mid-1904 - mid-1907)
manager Pathé Vienna (1908)
Dacapo (1911)
Geschäftsführer Lyrophon (mid-1913)


Worked for DGAG (when exactly?)

Recording for BEKA in Zurich (SWITZERLAND) 7-13 Dec 1904 (source: Fremdenliste 8 & 15 Dec 1904)

In Oct 1905 with Heinrich BUMB and BIELEFELD for BEKA on 2nd tour: Asia (1905-1906)

On their return trip Hadert arrives earlier than Bumb & Bielefeld in San Francisco on 1 May 1906, in fact just after the earthquake on 18 April 1906.
Heinrich Bumb, his wife Elisabeth and Willy Bielefeld sailed from Yokohama on 8 May 1906 and arrived at San Francisco on 24 May 1906, i.e. 6 days after the earthquake.
In his account of his expedition to Asia (Phonographische Zeitschrif) Bumb describes what they saw after they had disembarked.
Hadert left BEKA ca. July 1907 (PhZ 8/28/694, 11 July 1907)
1908 PATHÉ FRÈRES, Vienna: Einzelprokura des Max de Sarter; K. Fink & Wilhelm Hadert wurde Kollektivprokura erteilt (PhZ 9/19 or 20/572 or 603)
see also: PhZ 12/No. 10/271 and PhZ 12/No. 46/1054


At the time of his (first) marriage Wilhlem Hadert was booking clerk (source: marriage certificate)

Wilhelm Hadert leaves BEKA mid-1907:
Herr W. Hadert, der aus seiner früheren Tätigkeit bei der Deutschen Grammophon Akt. Ges. und später als Vertreter der Beka Record Ges. im Inland and Uebersee bei Fabrikanten und der Kundschaft sehr bekannt and beliebt ist, hat seine Beziehung zu der letztgenannten Gesellschaft gelöst. Wie wir hören, beabsichtigt Herr Hader, der in Ostasien auf sehr gute Erfolge zurückblickt, sich später nach dort zu begeben um sich dort in der Sprechmaschinen- und Kinematographenbranche zu betätigen. (source: Phonographische Zeitschrift of 11 July 1907 (8 J., No. 28, p. 694)


Willy HADERT
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 3 April 1906
port of departure: Hong Kong and Way Ports
point of embarkation: Yokohama
ship's name: SS "NIPPON MARU"
date of arrival: 1 May 1906
port of arrival: San Francisco
age on arrival: 31y
place of residence:


Writes an article entitled Die Sprechmaschine in Indien for the Phonographische Zeitschrift (8. Jahrg. No. 35, pp. 920-922)


1911 UK CENSUS, 2 April 1911, 42 Gordon Road, Southend, Essex, ENGLAND:
Rosita (37y) Head of household
- Gladys (9y)
- Reinhold (7y)
- Victor (4y)
By 1911 Rosina was divorced from Wilhelm Hadert (1911 UK CENSUS)



Wilhelm HADERT (37y)
+ Rosa HADERT (25y)
SS "CAP FINISTERRE"
dep.: 16 June 1912, Hamburg
Boulogne, Southampton, Leixoes, Lissabon, La Plata, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires


In 1913 Geschäftsführer LYROPHON



Wilhelm & Rose Marie Hadert departed on 7 Aug 1914 from Shanghai on "CHIYO MARU" and arrived in San Francisco on 31 Aug 1914 (Wilhelm 38 yrs/8 mths; Rose Marie 28 yrs)
closest contact: R. Werdermann, No. 153 Yokohama, Shanghai, China

Wilhelm HADERT (39y)
+ Mrs. Marie HADERT (28y)
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 4 August 1914
port of departure: Hong Kong and Way Ports
6 August, Kooling
point of embarkation: 8 August, Shanghai
10 August, Nagasaki
12 August, Kobe
14 August, Shimidzu
15 August, Yokohama
ship's name: SS "CHIYO MARU"
date of arrival: 31 August 1914
port of arrival: San Francisco
age on arrival: 39y
place of residence:


WW1 DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918
William HADERT
PERMANENT HOME ADDRESS: 621 Wellington Av., Chicago, Cook, Illinois
AGE IN YEARS: 42y
DATE OF BIRTH: 2 Jan 1876
German
PRESENT OCCUPATION: reproducer
EMPLOYER'S NAME self
ALIEN: non-declarant (indicated with "x" sign)
NEAREST RELATIVE Rose Mary HADERT (wife)
(dated: 12 Sep 1918)


1920 US CENSUS (.. Jan 1920, Sheridan Rd.,Chicago, Cook, IL):
Wm HADERT (44y) sales agency Electrical
Rose HADERT (32y)




On 14 May 1920 Wilhelm Hadert - returning from La Plata (ARGENTINA) - arrives back in London, ENGLAND, on board the SS "HIGHLAND PRIDE"


Short piece in PhZ 26 J. Nr. 17, p. 718 (1925) on Hadert who congratulates PhZ:
Hadert founded VOX but apparently by 1925 had left VOX.

Director of Radio Breslau

In 1933 Direktor Hadert along with many other colleagues was imprisoned by the nazis.
(source: "So entstand der Deutsche Rundfunk" by Hans Bredow, p. 30 in: Ruf und Hörer, Monatshefte für Rundfunk und Fernsehen. - 8. Oct. 1952.)

Man entließ auch unter Angabe ihrer Gehälter Direktor Wilhelm Hadert sowie Dr. Edmund Nick ...
from: ... auf dem Weg in dieses Reich: NS-Kulturpolitik und Literatur in Schlesien: 1933-1945 by Wojciech Kunicki, p. 36 (2006)

24th December 1945 Programme for British Troops (a Play in two acts with music written by Wm. Hadert)

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

BAIDA: a preview
(from: Das Buch der deutschen Schallplatten-Etiketten - The German 78rpm Record Label Book)
A work in progress by Michael Gunrem, Rainer Lotz, Stephan Puille and others




NOTES

  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 10, p. 221 (8 March 1905)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 11, p. 237 (15 March 1905)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 12, p. 271 (22 March 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 729-733
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 6. Jahrg., No. 45, p. 997 (8 Nov 1905)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 8. Jahrg., No. 28, p. 694 (11 July 1907)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 10. Jahrg., No. 8, p. 219 (.... 1909)
  • The Gramophone Company's First Indian Recordings. 1899-1908 by Michael Kinnear, p. 45
  • Ruf und Hörer, Monatshefte für Rundfunk und Fernsehen. - 8. Oct. 1952.
  • Im Banne der Ätherwellen. Band 1: Der Daseinskampf des deutschen Funks, Band 2: Funk im Ersten Weltkriege, Entstehung des Rundfunks, Festschrift zum 75. Geburtstag des Verfassers am 26. November 1954, Stuttgart 1954 by Hans Bredow
  • Vom Zeitzeichen zum politischen Führungsmittel: Entwicklungstendenzen und Strukturen der Nachrichtenprogramma des Rundfunks in der Weimarer Republik 1923-1932 by Ulrich Heitger. 2003
  • Programmgeschichte des Hörfunks in der Weimarer Republik, Band 1. Herausgegeben von Joachim-Felix Leonhard mit Beiträgen von Horst O. Halefeldt, Theresia Wittenbrink und Renate Schumacher. Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag. Redaktion: Horst O. Halefeldt, Renate Schumacher. Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv Frankfurt a. M. - Berlin. Originalausgabe Juli 1997. © Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, München, p. 63
  • "... auf dem Weg in dieses Reich". NS-Kulturpolitik und Literatur in Schlesien: 1933-1945 by Wojciech Kunicki (2006)
  • Phonographische Zeitschrift 12. Jahrg., No. 10, p. 271 (.... 1911)
  • 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)



PHOTOS

Wilhelm Hadert. Photograph probably circa 1933.



THANK YOU


Terry Hadert
Judy Weiss
Lesley Ann Price (née Lesser)