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Hahn / Schlacter Family Photo Collection

Identifier: MG Nwk Hahn-(Main)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photos from the Hahn, Schlacter, Schneider, Schreiner and Williams families, as well as several unidentified photos. They are notable as they are German families, most of whom lived in Newark, and most are taken by Newark photographers.


  • c. 1900-1957

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

Carl and Pauline (nee Kienzle) Hahn were born in Germany in the 1840s and immigrated to the United States as children. They lived in New York and had five children: Louis (m. Johannah, son Carl), Bertha, Frederick, Marie and Charles from 1870-1883. By the mid-1880s the family lived on Mulberry Street in the Ironbound section of Newark.

Marie Hahn (b. 1881) married Frederick Schlacter in Newark on March 18, 1909. They had one daughter, Marie born in 1914. Marie married Ernest Williams in 1935. They had several children: Donald, Douglas and Dorothy. By 1930, the family lived in Belleville, and they eventually moved to Flanders, NJ where Marie lived most of her life. She died on Aug 19, 2009.

It is not known how the names Schneider or Schreiner relate to the family.


.21 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains photos from several German families in early to mid 20th century Newark.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alex Sibirny, Jan 15, 2010.

Separated Materials

One class photo for Summer Avenue School class of Jan 1947 was removed to MG Nwk Schools.

Beth Zak-Cohen
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States