Herman Kreitler Papers and Tools
Scope and Contents
This small collection contains tools and papers of Herman Kreitler, tax surveyor of Newark. Folders 1 and 3 contain sketches and field books including sketches of addresses in Newark. Folder 2 contains reference books that were used by Kreitler in his work, "Railroad Curves and Earthwork" (1914) and "Trigonometrical Tables".
The remainder of the collection is made up of tools Kreitler used for work including ink pens, ink nibs, rulers, protractors, etc.
- c. 1914-1959
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.
Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.
Biographical / Historical
Herman L Kreitler was born Nov 5, 1893 in Newark, one of at least eight children of Charles and Mary Krietler. Charles and Mary were both German, Charles was born in Germany, and Mary born in NJ.
Charles made twin and rope. His work was exhibited in the 1872 Newark Industrial Exhibiton. The family lived at 106 Hudson St.
Herman graduated from the Newark College of Engineering and served as an engineer during WWI.
He married Ethel May Hanchka Jan 31, 1920 at Trinity Church, Newark. The family lived in Springfield and Millburn. Herman and Ethel had three children.
Herman was the tax surveyor of the City of Newark's Revenue Department for 46 years, from 1916-1962.
Herman died Oct 12, 1990 in Hackettstown.
.42 Linear Feet (1 archival box)
Language of Materials
This is a collection of tools and papers from Herman Kreitler, Newark tax surveyor.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation of the Kreitler family, 2021
- Beth Zak-Cohen
- Language of description
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Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository
Newark Public Library
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Newark NJ 07102 United States