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Friedrich/Fritz/Fred/Frederico FIGNER  1866 - 1947 arrowarrow PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Friedrich/Fritz/Fred/Frederico FIGNER  1866 - 1947

aka Fritz Figner, F. Figner, Fred Figner, Frederico Figner
nationality
occupation
birth 2 December 1866, Milevsko near Tabor (80 km south of Prague), BOHEMIA
baptism
death 19 Jan 1947, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
burial
marriage marriage (1) in 1897, BRAZIL to:
Esther DE FREITAS REY(E)S ("Fifi")

b. 24 Nov 1876, ............
d. 3 May 1927, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL

children
  • Rachel (Raquel)

    b. 23 Nov 1898, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
    d. 30 Mar 1920, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL

  • Aluizio Victor

    b. 26 May 1900, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
    d. 6 Feb 1905, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

  • Leontina

    b. 23 Nov 1901, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL
    d. 7 Sep 1991, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL

  • Helena

    b. 30 May 1908, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL
    d. .... 1994, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL

  • Lelia

    b. ca 1913, .........., BRAZIL
    d. 11 Feb 1981, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, BRAZIL


PARENTS

father Alois/Aloys FIGNER

b. 10 Nov 1818, Milevsko, ............
d. .... between 1894 and 1897, ...........

mother Franziska ROBITSCHEK

b. .... ca 1838, Planá, Tachov District, Plzen Region, Czechia.........
d. ..............

children
  • Jacob
  • Gustav(o)
  • Friedrich/Fred/Fritz/Frederico

    b. 2 December 1866, Milevsko near Tabor (80 km south of Prague), BOHEMIA
    d. 19 Jan 1947, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

  • Ludwig/Ludovico
  • Elisabeth
  • Gabriele
  • Emil

LIFE



emigrated to USA in 1882 (according to Luis Antonio Giron)
Fritz FIGNER
ethnicity:
profession: none
date of departure: April/May (?) 1882
port of departure: Bremen
ship's name: SS "MAIN" or SS "ELBE"
date of arrival: 9 May 1882
port of arrival: New York
age on arrival: 15y
place of residence: Bohemia



Fred FIGNER
ethnicity: US Citizen
profession: commissioner
date of departure: .. May 1893
port of departure: Bremen, Germany & Southampton
ship's name: SS "SAALE"
date of arrival: 16 May 1893
age on arrival: 26y
place of residence: London, England, UK
NO IMAGE AVAILABLE



Fred. FIGUER (sic = FIGNER) (27y) traveller
SS "AUGUSTA VICTORIA"
dep.: Genoa, .. Mar 1894
arr.: New York, 26 Mar 1894



Fred. FIGUER (sic = FIGNER) (27y) merchant
SS "DELCORREGON"
dep.: Rio de Janeiro
arr.: New York, 24 Sep 1894



Fred FIGNER
ethnicity: USA
profession: agent
date of departure: .. Jan 1895
port of departure: Southampton, Southamptonshire, England, UK
ship's name: SS "PARIS"
date of arrival: 2 Feb 1895
age on arrival: 28y
place of residence:
WRONG IMAGE DISPLAYED



Fred FIGNER
ethnicity:
profession:
date of departure: 1st (? illegible) December 1909
port of departure: Cherbourg
ship's name: SS "Majestic"
date of arrival: 10 December 1909
age on arrival: ... (illegible)
place of residence:


NOTES

  • "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). Also online article.
  • A Mansão Figner: o ecletismo e a casa burguesa no início do século XX by Marcos Moraes de Sá. Editore Senac Rio, Rio de Janeiro, 2002 (internet)
  • The Zon-o-phone Record. A discography of recordings produced by the International Zonophone Company and associated companies in Europe and the Americas. 1901-1903 by Ernie Bayly and Michael Kinnear. Victoria, 2001, pp. 17-18
  • A Elétrica e os Discos Gaúcho by Hardy Vedana. Porto Alegre: Hardy Vedana, 2006.
  • A Casa Edison e seu tempo by Humberto Franceschi. Rio de Janeiro: Sarapuí, 2002.
  • Gravação sonora por meios mecânicos no Brasil by Humberto Franceschi Rio de Janeiro: Studio HMF, 1984.


COMPANIES & LABELS



PHOTOS

NO PICTURE AVAILABLE YET


THANK YOU


George Brock-Nannestad
Allen Koenigsberg