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Henry J. HAGEN  1862 - 1912 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

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Henry J. HAGEN  1862 - 1912

aka H. J. Hagen, Henry Hagen, H. Hagen
nationality
occupation
birth 8 Nov 1862, Bloomfield, NJ
baptism
death 29 Sept 1912, (at his home on West Cedar Avenue) Merchantville/Philadelphia
burial
marriage
Anna M. ENSLIN

b. .. Feb 1862, ......, New Jersey
d. ..... (after 1930), .....

childrenno children

PARENTS

father John HAGEN

b. ca. 1829, Baden, Bayern, Germany
d. .. May 1899, NJ; buried on 2 June 1899, Bloomfield Cemetery

mother Elizabeth A. B. .....

b. March 1839, Darmstadt, Bavaria, Germany
d. .. June 1922, NJ; buried on 11 June 1922, Bloomfield Cemetery

children
  • Louise/Louisa Anna

    b. .. Jan 1862, NJ
    d. .. Feb 1922; buried on 25 Febr June 1922, Bloomfield Cemetery

  • Henry J.

    b. 8 Nov 1862, Bloomfield, NJ
    d. 29 Sept 1912, Merchantville/Philadelphia

  • Paulina/Pauline

    b. <1869>, ....... NJ
    d. .......................

  • Jennie/Jeanette

    b. Oct. 1873
    d. .. June 1957; buried on 14 June 1957, Bloomfield Cemetery

  • (fifth child not found)

LIFE



1860 CENSUS (18 June 1860, 526 .........., Bloomfield, Essex, NJ):
John HAGAN (sic = HAGEN) (31y)
Elizabeth HAGAN (21y)
(At No. 523 : Sebastian/Sabatain HAGAN (36y) weaver and Barbara HAGAN (32y)



1870 CENSUS (25 June 1870, 526 .........., Bloomfield, Essex, NJ):
John HAGAN (sic = HAGEN) (40y) in cloth M (making? Manufacturing? Mill?
Elizabeth HAGAN (31y; b. Darmstadt)
- Louisa (9y; NJ)
- Henry (7y; NJ)
- Paulina (1y ; NJ)
(At No. 523 : Sebastian HAGAN (46y ; Bayern) cloth weaver and Barbara HAGAN (42y, Baden)



1880 CENSUS (7 June 1880, Bloomfield, Essex, NJ):
John HAGAN (sic = HAGEN) (51y) works in Woolen Mill
Elizabeth HAGAN (41y)
- Louisa (19y)
- Henry (18y) works in Woolen Mill
- Paulina (11y)
- Jennie (7y)



1900 CENSUS (Orange, Essex, NJ, 9 June 1900):
Henry J. HAGEN (b. Nov. 1862, .... - d. ........) manufacturer musical records
(next to Walter H. MILLER, Emma F. and Howard A.)




Orange, New Jersey Directories, 1887-90
Henry J. Hagen
Orange, East Orange and West Orange, NJ
phonograph operator
1889, 1890
Phonograph works
Grove & Bellevue avenue, Bloomfield


Cleveland Walcutt + Walter Miller + Company + Edward F. Leeds + Henry Hagen
(see Allan Sutton)

recorder International Zonophone Co. (NY) (see: CHENEY)

Made (at least) 5 recording trips:
In 1905, 1906 and 1908 for Zonophone(?), and in 1911 and 1912 for VICTOR (the latter with Charles Stanley ALTHOUSE)



Henry HAGEN
ethnicity: US Citizen
profession: ........
date of departure: ... Aug 1905
port of departure: Havana, Cuba
ship's name: SS "MORRO CASTLE"
date of arrival: 15 Aug 1905
age on arrival: 42y
place of residence:
final destination:
NO IMAGE


PASSPORT APPLICATION 16 Feb 1906



Henry J. HAGEN
ethnicity: USC
profession: -
date of departure: 21 April 1906
port of departure: Hamburg - Dover - Boulogne sur Mer
ship's name: SS "CAP FRIO"
date of arrival: .. April 1906
port of arrival: über Coruna; Teneriffa; den Hafen des La Plata
age on arrival: 44y
last permanent residence: Orange, NJ



Henry J. HAGEN
ethnicity: USC
profession: -
date of departure: 16 April 1908
port of departure: Veracruz, Mexico
ship's name: SS "MORRO CASTLE"
date of arrival: 25 April 1908
age on arrival: 45y
last permanent residence: Orange, NJ


"Early in January [1910], after the Victor Company had purchased the Zonophone Company, Henry J. Hagen was transferred to the Victor Laboratory to do Experimental work, having been previously employed by the Zonophone Co., and on January 31, this year, he was put on the recording staff. He was to act in the capacity of traveling recorder for the Export Department, but he filled in with the recording staff while at home."
(Harry Sooy's Memoir p. 2 of part III)



“From December 29, 1910 to February 21, 1911 Henry Hagen was in Cuba making a repertoire of Victor records for the Islanders this being Hagen’s first recording trip abroad for the Victor Company.”



Charles SOOY
Henry HAGEN
ethnicity: USC
profession: -
date of departure: 18 Febr 1911
port of departure: Havana, Cuba
ship's name: SS "SARATOGA"
date of arrival: 21 Febr 1911, New York
age on arrival: 48y
place of residence: -
According to Charles Sooy this was Hagen's first trip abroad for VICTOR
(p. 5 of Part III)



20 November 1911 to 11 June 1912 Hagen and Althouse were on a recording expedition to Buenos Aires, Argentina (Harry O. Sooy, p. 6 of part III)



Henry J. HAGEN
+ Charles Stanley ALTHOUSE (18y) mechanic (831 North 6th Street, Camden, NJ)
ethnicity: USC
profession: chemist
date of departure: 5 June 1912
port of departure: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ship's name: SS "Byron"
date of arrival: 24 June 1912, New York
age on arrival: 49y
last permanent residence: Merchantville, NJ

Hagen was taken ill during August and died at his home on 33 West Cedar Avenue, Merchantville, NJ, Sept 29th 1912
He had just returned from an extended trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, S. A.
(Harry Sooy's Memoir p. 8-9 of part III)

In Jan 1913 Hagen was succeeded by Frank S. Rambo
In 1914 George K. Cheney repleced Rambo and had Althouse as his assistant.


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