Friday, September 1, 2017

John Bemesderfer




Photographer: Bemesderfer
33 South Prussian Street
Manheim, PA
John K. Bemesderfer
(13 Dec 1863 - 4 Jan 1954)

John Bemesderfer was an artist/photographer/picture framer in Pennsylvania

All information from US census, Lancaster and Norristown city directories and a biography From Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania; a history. Vol. 3 (ub 1923)

1863
born in Manheim, PA
1880 - 1881
works on a farm
1881 - 1884
works at planning mill
1890
Lancaster, PA city directory as crayon artist at s Prussian; bds e High
a typical city directory listing
1892
marries Salome Swartley
1906 - 1910
works as janitor at 230 Main in Norristown, PA
1911
Opens his own store at 407 w Marshall, in Norristown, PA
1912 - 1944
Norristown city directories John Bemesderfer operates variously as artist, photographer, picture framer, mirror restorer and sells art objects all at 407 w Marshall.
1949-1951
no occupation given
1954
dies of peritonitis at age 90

This cabinet card must have been done before 1911 when he opened his own shop, probably around 1890.

Not the one you were looking for? Here's the photographer's INDEX by name. Listed here are all the Cabinet Card photographers of the 19th century found in LOST GALLERY. This is a work in progress. For a look at the original postings go to LOST GALLERY.

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