Friday, March 15, 2019

Frank Joseph Schlueter



Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.
See also Henry Bernard Heiman

Frank Joseph Schlueter
(4 Mar 1874 - 7 Dec 1872)

1874 Mar 04
Apelholsen, Westphalia, Germany Frank J. Schlueter is born
1884
From 1900 US census, Schlueter immigrates with family to US at age 11
1891
Baytown (TX) Sun news item - at 17 Joined family business of bicycles and photographs in Flatonia, TX
1892
Quanah, TX, Texas Oilfield Photographers - Schlueter opens a studio (http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/70161spencer/ndx_spencer.pdf)
1893-1894
Texas Oilfield Photographers - “back to central Texas ca 1893-1894: Hieman & Schlueter Studio, Granger, TX”
1900
Temple, TX, US census Schlueter as phtgrphr
1905 Sep 16
Indiana state records, Schlueter marriage to Lois Gertrude Clifford in Indiana
1907
Baytown Sun news item - Schlueter moves to Houston

1910 Apr 20
Houston, TX, US census, Schlueter as photographer
1911
Houston, TX, city directory as photographer, Schlueter and Litterest (Joseph D. Litterest) studio at 1807 Decatur
1912 - 1913
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer, studio at 1807 Decatur
1915, 1917
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer at 407 Moore Burnett bldg; res 1807 Decatur
1918
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer at 301 Moore Burnett bldg. and 306 Queen Theater bldg.; res 1807 Decatur
1919
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer at 607 ½ Main; res 1807 Decatur
1920
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer at 407 ½ Main; res 909 Branard
1922
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer; res 909 Branard; not in business pages

1923 through 1951
Houston, TX, city directory Schlueter as photographer at 3617 Main; res same (Later directories unavailable)
1964
Texas Oilfield Photographers bio - Schlueter retires at the age of 90
1972 Dec 07
Frank J. Schlueter dies in Houston, TX, at age 98

After Frank and Lois Schlueter moved to Houston, TX, in 1907, his studio changed address several times. Sometimes he worked out of his home, other times he had a separate studio. Finally in 1923, he settles at 3617 Main for his business and residence and remains there apparently until his death in 1972. Houston, TX, city directories are incomplete after 1950 so when he actually retired is unknown.

The cabinet cards on this page were finished then in that brief time there was a partnership between Heiman and Schuleter while both were working in Granger and Bartlett, TX, in 1893-1894. The two partnered again for a short time in 1907 after their relocation to Houston, TX, at 303 Polk Ave.

See Heiman

Temple (TX) Times - 28 Jan 1989

Temple (TX) Times - 04 Feb 1898

(Note: There's no confirmation that the two above items referred to the photographer Schlueter.)

The Houston (TX) Post Sun - 25 Jul 1909



Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.

Baytown (TX) Sun - 11 Jul 1971


Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Granger, Tex.

Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.

There are many examples of Frank J Schlueter works available. He did many photographs of city streets and oil fields.
Posted here are a few cabinet cards from the time Schlueter and Heiman worked together.


Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.

Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Granger, Tex.

Photographer:Heiman & Schlueter
Bartlett and Granger, Tex.


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