Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Charles F Moelk


photographer Charles Moelk
Edina, Mo
cdv courtesy of Doug Bradley

Charles F Moelk
(1855-1934)

Charles F Moelk worked as a photographer all of his life starting at age 15. Most of that time, he worked as an employee at studios operated by someone else. And he moved several times: Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Texas.

1854 Sep
Charles Moelk is born to Casper and Louisa Moelk
1860 Jul 24
Zanesville, OH, US census Charles Moelk living with parents
1870 Jul 01
Zanesville, OH, US census Charles Moelk, age 15, working as photographer, still living with parents
1873, 1875
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer for Udell and Andrus; res 227 Hamilton
1876
Unknown source Marriage to Emma Bauer
1877
Fort Worth, TX, city directory Moelk NOT listed
1878
Fort Worth, TX, city directory as photographer, e s Houston bet First and Weatherford
1879 Dec 31
Fort Worth, TX, state records, daughter Pearl Moelk is born
1880 Jun 05
Fort Worth, TX, US census as photographer


1881-1884
no Fort Worth city directory available
1885
Fort Worth, TX & Indianapolis, IN, city directory Moelk NOT listed
1886 Dec 31
Edina, MO, from US SS records daughter Charlotte Moelk is born
1887
Indianapolis, IN, city directory Moelk NOT listed
1888
Indianapolis, IN, city directory as photographer; res 43 English av
1889
Indianapolis, IN, city directory as photographer; res 197 S Pine
1891
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer, Madison av, n Thirty-Third; no studio listed
1892
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photo printer; res Watt, n Wylie av
1894 Jun 24
Cincinnati (OH) Inquirer, small classified ad Moelk looking for work as photographer

Cincinnati (OH) Inquirer - 08 Jul 1894

1894 Jul 08
Cincinnati, (OH) Inquirer small classified ad Moelk looking for work as photographer, 20 years’ experience
1896, 1897
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 8 Camp; no studio listed
1898
Pittsburg, PA, city directory as photographer; res 8 Camp; Edgar listed as machinist
1900
Pittsburgh, PA, US census as photographer; res 2225 Center av
1901 Oct 24
Pittsburgh, PA newspaper social note indicates Mrs Charles F Moelk and family are still living in Pittsburgh, PA
1902
Pittsburgh, PA city directory as photographer, 2225 Center av; no studio shown
1903
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as clerk at 126 6th; res Wilkinsburgh, PA
1904
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 400 West

1906
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 400 West
1908, 1909
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory as photographer; res 400 West (prev search: res 126 6th )
1910 Apr 27
Pittsburgh, PA, US census as photographer; res West street
1910
Pittsburgh, PA, city directory Charles Moelk NOT listed; Edgar J Moelk listed at 7337 Mt Vernon (Note: Information for the city directory must have been collected after the US census in April; this means that Charles Moelk must have moved to Cleveland AFTER April)
1911
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1092 e 76th ne
1912, 1913, 1915
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1094 e 76th ne
1916
Cleveland OH, city directory as photographer; res 1402 Addison rd
1917
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1402 Addison

1920 Jan 06
Cleveland, OH, US census as photographer, wage earner; res 1397 Addison
1920
Cleveland, OH, city directory as no occupation shown; res 1397 Addison rd
1922
Cleveland, OH, city directory as printer; res 1397 Addison rd
1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928 (bus only)
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer; res 1397 Addison rd; no studio
1928
Cleveland, OH, city directory as photographer for Harry C Beitt; res 1397 Addison
1930 Apr 12
Cleveland, OH, US census as photographer with a “Photo Company”; res 1397 Addison rd
1934 Aug 20
Pittsburgh, PA, Charles F Moelk dies at age 79

The CDV here must have been finished about 1886 during that short time Moelk was living in Edina, Missouri. Note also that the imprint on the card appears to be by rubber stamp. This could indicate a very temporary situation.


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