Ludwig August Laurier
b. 31 August 1892, d. 5 February 1949
- Father: Franz Eugen Laurier b. 5 April 1863, d. 4 July 1943
- Mother: Augusta Friederika Vorwerk b. 9 April 1863, d. 15 October 1942
- Ludwig August Laurier was born on 31 August 1892 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York.
- He was baptized/christened on 9 April 1893 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, sponsored by Ludwig Friedrich Laurier.
- Eugene Laurier applied for a US passport, for himself and on behalf of his wife Friederika and sons Carl and Ludwig, on 22 January 1897, in the City and County of New York, intending to go abroad temporarily. The passport was issued on the following day.
- Eugene, Friederika, Carl and Ludwig Laurier, traveling 2nd cabin aboard the SS Berlin, arrived in the Port of New York on 27 April 1897 from Southampton.
- Franz Eugen Laurier and Augusta Friederika Vorwerk appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1375 Linwood Avenue. Other members of the household included Ludwig August Laurier, Carl Eugene Laurier. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
- Franz Eugen Laurier and Augusta Friederika Vorwerk appeared in the New York state census of 1 June 1905 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1375 Thirteenth Street. Other members of the household included Ludwig August Laurier, Carl Eugene Laurier.
- The following appeared on 29 July 1907 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. August Vorwerk, their children and Ludwig and Carl Laurier are sojourning at Thousand Island Park in the St. Lawrence.
- A photograph was made of the August Vorwerk and Eugen Laurier families about 1909.
- Ludwig Laurier posed for a series of snapshots about 1909.
- A photogaphic portrait was made of the Laurier family about 1910.
- Franz Eugen Laurier and Augusta Friederika Vorwerk appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1375 Linwood Avenue and one female domestic servant.. Other members of the household included Ludwig August Laurier, Carl Eugene Laurier.
- Franz Eugen Laurier and Augusta Friederika Vorwerk appeared in the 1915 New Jersey state census in Montvale Borough, Bergen County, New Jersey. Other members of the household included Ludwig August Laurier, Carl Eugene Laurier.
- He served from 20 June 1916 to January 27 1919 as a 2nd lieutenant in Company B, 70th New Jersey Infantry Regiment.
- The following appeared on 2 August 1916 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Laurier of Montvale, N. J., formerly of this city, are the guests of Mr. Gustave Vorwerk of Ontario avenue. Mr. Laurier is manager of Colgate & Co.'s New York office. Carl Laurier is private secretary to Dr. Duane, New York City, and Ludwig Laurier is at present serving Uncle Sam on the border at Douglass, Ariz.
- Ludwig August Laurier registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Bergen County, New Jersey, while single and living in Montvale, employed as a veterinary assistant by Lederle Antitoxin Laboratory in Pearl River, New York. At the time, he was subject to reserve call, having served three years as an infantry corporal in state and federal service.
- He married Zenobia Loretta Mittag, daughter of James Siegfried Mittag and Fredericka J. Woelmer, on 23 July 1917.
- He served during World War I.
- Ludwig August Laurier and Zenobia Loretta Mittag appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey, at Magnolia Avenue. Other members of the household included Lois Laurier and Eugene James Laurier.
- He was a garage man, according to the 1920 census.
- Ludwig August Laurier and Zenobia Loretta Mittag appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, at Colony Avenue. Other members of the household included Eugene James Laurier, Lois Laurier and Ludwig August Laurier Jr.
- He was owner of an oil business, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared in a local newspaper, in December 1938: Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Laurier, well-known residents of Upper Montvale, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon. The happy couple who have resided at Upper Montvale for the past 23 years, were married December 19, 1888, at Speier, in southwestern Germany. Both were born on the same day in the same town in which they also were married. They have two sons, Carl, well known pianist, and Ludwig. Mr. Laurier is also related to Sir Wilfred Laurier, one time Premier of Canada.
Before coming to this section Mr. Laurier was engaged in the drug store business in Niagara Falls, and was for more than 16 years general manager of the New York office of Colgate & Co., perfumers.
More than 50 relatives, friends and neighbors called at the home Sunday afternoon and evening and extended their congratulations and best wishes, and the honored couple received many beautiful flowers, handsome gifts, and anniversary cards.
An informal musical program was presented, the guest artist being Mr. Ludwig Laurier, former concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera House orchestra and conductor of the favorite hour known as the "Slumber Hour" on WJZ a few years ago. Mr. Laurier, a brother of the honored groom, accompanied by Carl Laurier, his nephew, who is also well-known in musical activities, gave a masterly rendition of the the Max Bruch Concerto No. 1, and as a special gift for the bride and groom splendidly played "La Cinquintain" by Gabriel-Marie.
Frederick Loescher, well known county tenor and director, sang several operatic and concert selections by Schubert and Verdi, and scored with the singing of Jacques Wolfe's "Shortenin' Bread". Later in the evening Mr. Loescher also gave several comic recitations.
Among the guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Laurier of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Laurier, daughter Lois, and sons, Eugene and Ludwig, Jr., of Park Ridge; Carl Laurier and son, Carl, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Price, Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Cooper, and John R. Foxlee, all of Montvale; Mrs. Bertha C. Forbes of Pearl River, Frank P. Schwalm, Mrs. Clara S. Loughrey and Miss Ethel Schwalm of New City; Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Turse and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dick of Park Ridge; Frederick Leoscher, of Pearl River; Mrs. John Carlock and daughter, Mrs. Arthur Krausse, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Mittag and daughter, Barbara, and son, James. Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Irving Mittag and son, James, and daughter, Maryllyn, all of Ridgewood, N. J.
The party broke up at an early hour with all wishing the happy couple many more years of married happiness.
- Ludwig August Laurier and Zenobia Loretta Mittag appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, at 49 Colony Avenue. Other members of the household included Lois Laurier, Eugene James Laurier and Ludwig August Laurier Jr.
- He was operating a heating equipment business, according to the 1940 census.
- Ludwig August Laurier became a widower at the 1940 death of his wife Zenobia Loretta Mittag.
- Ludwig August Laurier registered for the draft in 1942 in New Jersey while living at 49 Colony Avenue in Park Ridge, and self-employed there with an oil heating business. Contact person given was his father Eugene in Montvale.
- He officially witnessed the death of Franz Eugen Laurier on 4 July 1943 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey.
- He married Rose Ellen Davis, daughter of William Carleton Davis and Rose Ellen White, on 9 January 1944.
- Ludwig August Laurier died on 5 February 1949 at age 56 in New Jersey.
- Rose Ellen Davis became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, Bergen County, New Jersey.
- Last Edited: 7 Jun 2015