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Henry M. E. Thorman

Birth: Henry H. M. Thorman was born in Bremen, Germany circa 1845.


Marriage 1: Meta, she died age 22 in 1874

1874: March 14, Thorman, Meta Magdelene Thorman, wife of Henry Thorman, of No. 189 Conover* st. on Friday 5 1/2 o'clock P. M. age 22 years, 3 [?] months, and 14 days after a very short but severe illness. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle Old Fulton NY Post Cards web site, July 2013)

Death of Meta Thormann - Meta Magdalene Thormann, wife of Henry Thormann, of 189 Conover, age 22 years, 8 months and 14 days after a very short but severe illness. Meta Thormann, Age: 22, Death Date: 13 Mar 1874, Death Place: Kings, New York, Certificate Number: 2064. Buried Greenwood Cemetery

*This was an address used by Berend Petermann in 1883/1884. See JOHANN BEREND PETERMANN

1875: Henry Thorman 30, provisions, George Thorman 17, provisions, John Thorman 29, provisions, John Garrettson 23, clerk, Annie Henken 25, stevedore

Marriage 2: Anna

Heinrich M E Thormann Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1875 Marriage Place: Kings, New York, USA Spouse: Anna M Landhusen Certificate Number: 1886

  1. Louis c 1878

    1888 Louis Thorman played the piano at a program presented by the German Evangelical Church in Saengerbund Hall in April 1888

  2. George c 1879

  3. Meta c 1881

  4. Addie 1889

1879: Diedrick Von Glahan, a driver, was arrested for embezzling $25 from his boss, H. M. E. Thorman of 208 Conover Street.

1880: Henry H. M. Thorman was listed in the US Federal Census, 1880 Manufacturers, non-population schedules, under FOOD PREPARATIONS as "provisions" valued at $51,000.

1880: 208 Conover street, Henry Thurmann 36, born Bremen, provisions dealer, Anne Thurmann 22 Louis Thurmann 3 George Thurmann 1 George Thurmann 23, brother, provision store, John Thurmann 34, brother, provisions store, and servant

1881: Directory, 206/208 Conover Provisions

1883: September 22, 1883 Fire broke out in the smokehouse of H. M "Phorman's" pork curing establishment at 206 Conover caused by a ham dropping in the fire. The flames rapidly spread - damage to stock and the building reaching $1,000. Fully insured.

1884: July 19, Fire broke out at H. M. Thormann's pork-packing plant at 206 Conover at 4 'clock in the morning, cause unknown. Building and stock damaged to $5,000. Covered by insurance.

1884: The buildings at 206 and 208 Conover street occupied by M. E. Thorman a pork packing establishment burned and was badly damaged by the fire. The stock, consisted of pork in barrels, in the course of preparation for curing, was almost completely distorted. It was covered by insurance.

1885: A 12 year old boy stole ice from the sidewalk in front of the establishment of Henry Thorman, "produce dealer" at "20- Van Brunt".

1886: November, Henry M. E. Thorman a pork butcher on Conover street, was sued in July 1884 to recover a promissory note for $30,000. He had used his Conover street house and lot as collateral.

1886: Henry Thormann went bankrupt in November 1886. Notice was given in the newspapers seeking anyone who had a claim against him.

1889, 1890: Henry M. E. Thormann Location 2: 206 Conover Occupation: provisions Year: 1889, 1890 City: Brooklyn State: NY

1892: Ward 6, Thorman, Henry 47, butcher, born Germany, Anna 36, Louis 14, George 13, Meta 11, Addie 3

1900: Ward 30, 54th street, Thorman, Henry, age 54, provisions dealer, immigrated c 1875 naturalized, Anna wife, 45, Lewis 23, George 21, Meta 19, Annie 12

1902: Mrs. Henry N. E. Thorman age 45, wife of Henry N. E. Thorman was attracted at her residence on 54th street and beaten by three "bold" robbers who invaded her home. Her husband worked for Armour provision house in Williamsburg. She was all alone in the large detached home, as the children Louis 24, George 19, Addie 17 and "Peter" were not at home". Her husband was at work. Three young men called at the house saying they were health inspectors and that there was a complain about Mrs. Thorman keeping chickens - which she denied. She was hit with an iron bar and her hands and feet were bound. They demanded money and jewels. She refused; saying she had none. The men ransacked the house taking anything they perceived was valuable.

1902: Henry M. Thormann was a Branch Manager for the Eastern District at Armour & Co. when his wife was robbed and beatten in 1902.

1905: 54th street, Brooklyn AD 07 ED24 Henry Thormann 60, provisions, Anna M Thormann 48, Louis Thormann 28, bookkeeper, George J Thormann 26, clerk, Adelade Thormann 17, daughter, Dora Thormann 27, wife of Louis, Edward Thormann 2, grandson

1910: 54th street, Henry M C Thorman 65, butcher, street, immigration 18-5, Anna M Thorman 52, 4 children 3 living, Adelaide A Thorman 22, --- officer, Marie H Jantzen 66, boarder

1914: Henry M E Thormann, Age: 69, Death Date: 24 Apr 1914, Death Place: Kings, New York, Certificate Number: 8813

Henry M. E. Thormann, age 69 born in Bremen, Germany, died at his home 850 54th street Brooklyn. He was survived by his wife, Anna, two sons and a daughter, Adelaide, two brothers, George and Theodore and a sister, Elizabeth.

Henry Martin Ed Thormann, Marital status: Married, Age: 69, Birth Date: 2 Oct 1844, Birth Place: Germany, Years in US: 40 Years, Death Date: 24 Apr 1914, Death Street Address: 850 54th St, Death Place: New York City, Brooklyn, New York, Cause of Death: Chronic Myocarditis, Burial Date: 27 Apr 1914, Burial Place: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Occupation: Retired, Father's Birth Place: Germany, Mother's Birth Place: Germany, Father: Gerard Thormann, Mother: Anna Thormann, Executor: Anna M Thormann, Executor Relationship: Wife, Certificate Number: 8813

Probate: No

New York City Death Index:
Thormann Meta 22 y Mar 13 1874 2064 Kings
Thormann Henry M E 69 y Apr 24 1914 8813 Kings
Thormann George J 41 y Jun 7 1920 13674 Kings

THORMAN META M. 1874-03-16 21174 147
THORMANN ALBERT 1894-06-05 27263 135
THORMANN AUGUSTA 1871-10-02 20148 187
THORMANN GEORGE JOHN 1920-06-10 20118 6
THORMANN JOHANN 1888-11-07 20118 6
THORMANN JOSEPH BURTRAM 1920-01-16 24415 142
THORMANN KATHERINE F. 1967-07-01 24415 142

Was my ancestor, Johann Bernard Petermann, employed by Henry M. E. Thorman?

Johann Berend (Bernard) Petermann was born in 1843 in Oldenburg, Germany. He immigrated to the USA circa 1879-1883 with his wife and young son. His second known child, Christian, was born at 189 Conover street in 1883. At that time Bernard Petermann's occupation was listed as butcher. By 1886 the Petermann family was living in Hoboken, NJ.

Common address in 1883/84 = 189 Conover street.

Common occupation in 1883/84 = butcher, meat processing establishment.

Thromann fire and financial trouble in 1884 to 1886. Petermanns move to Hoboken.


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