Recording Pioneers


Joseph SANDERS  ("Joe")1877 - 1960   PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Joseph SANDERS  ("Joe")1877 - 1960

aka J. Sanders, Joe Sanders
nationality
occupation
birth 18 Oct 1877, Gehrden, GERMANY (18 Oct 1878 in WWI Draft Registr. Cards)
baptism
death 20 Aug 1960, Georgetown Hospital, Washington DC
burial
marriage married in <1905>:
Hanna(h) Edith BERLINER

b. 19 March 1884, Washington D.C.
d. 13 Feb 1934, Washington DC


(Joseph is nephew of Emile Berliner)
children
  • Gertrude B.

    b. 18 Aug 1906, Washington DC
    d. 28 Oct 1991, Sarasota, Florida, USA

  • Robert B.

    b. .... 1908, ........
    d. .... 1992,..........

  • Richard Henry

    b. 30 April 1912, Washington, DC
    d. .............



PARENTS

father Albert SANDERS

b. 29 June 1853, Gehrden, GERMANY
d. .......

mother Rebecca BERLINER

b. 28 March or April 1855, GERMANY
d. 16/17 Aug 1921, Washington DC

marriage They got married on 27 Dec 1876
remark 1515 Park Road, Washington DC
children
  • Joseph

    b. 18 Oct 1877, Gehrden, GERMANY
    d. 20 Aug 1960, Georgetown Hospital, Washington DC

  • Recha

    b. .. Nov 1878, GERMANY
    d. ..............

  • Frances

    b. .. June 1880, GERMANY
    d. .................

  • Siegfried

    b. 28 Jan 1882, Hanover, GERMANY
    d. ..............

  • Elsie

    b. .. March 1883, GERMANY
    d. ............

  • Anita

    b. .. Oct 1899, DC, USA
    d. ..............


LIFE


1900 CENSUS:
Albert SANDERS (46y) (b. June 1853, GERMANY) butcher
Rebecca SANDERS (44y) (b. April 1856, GERMANY)
- Elsie (1st) (b. ...........)
- [Joseph (b. 18 Oct 1877, Gehrden, GERMANY)]
- Recha (b. Nov 1878, GERMANY)
- Frances/Franziska (19y) (b. June 1880, GERMANY)
- [Siegfried (b. 28 Jan 1882, Hanover, GERMANY of US parents)]
- Elsie (2nd) (17y) (b. March 1883, GERMANY)
- Anita (7m) (b. Oct 1899, DC, USA)



Albert, Rebecca and their children [Joseph], Recha, Frances, [Siegfried] and Elsie Sanders emigrated to USA in 1886


1920 CENSUS (Washington D.C., 8 January 1920):
Rebecca SANDERS (64y) (b. Hannover, Germany; USA in 1886) proprietor Meat
- Elsie (36y) teacher Govt. (b. March 1883, Hannover, GERMANY; USA in 1886)
- Anita (20y)



3 sisters:
Mrs. Edwin BEHREND
Mrs. Maurice ROSENBERG
Mrs. Henry KING
(Recha, Frances, Elsie, Anita and Franziska)


1910 CENSUS (Washington DC, 25 April 1910):
Joseph SANDERS (33y) inventor
Hannah B. SANDERS (26y)
- Gertrude B. (4y) (b. 18 Aug 1906, DC)
- Robert B. (2y) (b. DC)
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on same page:
Emile BERLINER
Cora A. BERLINER



1917-1918
residence: 1460 Columbia Road, Washington


1920 CENSUS (Washington DC, 2 Jan 1920):
Joseph SANDERS (42y) Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Co.
Hannah (35y)
- Gertrude (13y) (b. DC)
- Robert (11y) (b. DC)
- Richard (7y) (b. 30 April 1912, DC)
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on same page:
Emile BERLINER (68y) (b. Hanover, GERMANY) (in 1870 to USA) Manufacturer Gramophone Co.
Cora A. BERLINER (58y)
- Henry A. (24y)
- Clara E/C? 19y)



1930 CENSUS:
Joseph SANDERS (52y) Vice-President of the Bank of Commerce
Hannah B. SANDERS (44y)
- Gertrude B. (23y) (b. DC)
- Robert B (22y) (b. DC)
- Richard H. (17y) (b. DC)



In 1932 residence: 2612 Tilden St., Washington D.C.

Emigrated in 1886 to USA
Was in Europe because Jos. Sanders (18y; electr. eng.) returned with his mother Rebecka Sanders (40y) from Bremen (Germany) to USA on SS "HAVEL", arriving in NY on 11 June 1896.
±1897 in Washington (working with Emile Berliner)
In July 1898 Berliner sent Fred Gaisberg and Joseph Sanders to Europe (Liverpool) on SS "UMBRIA"
(see picture of Gaisberg & Sanders in: EMI, the first 100 years: p. 39)
Sanders then went on to Hannover.
type in: "Joseph Sanders"+Berliner

1904 CANADA

SEE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE
see: Emile Berliner Family Tree


NOTES

  • Obituary in Washington Post of 22 & 23 Aug 1960
  • The Launching of the Gramophone in America 1890-1896 by Raymond R. Wile (in: ARSC Journal Vol. 24, No. 2 of Fall 1993) online article
  • see Emile Berliner Family Tree
  • The First London Disc Recordings by Peter Adamson (in: Hillandale News, No. 207 (December 1995), pp. 411-422)
  • Emile Berliner Collection. Authors: Karen Lund, Karen Fishman (2011). Contains also material on Joseph Sanders. (online inventory)


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

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