Carl Eugene Laurier
b. 10 November 1889, d. 23 June 1967
- Father: Franz Eugen Laurier b. 5 April 1863, d. 4 July 1943
- Mother: Augusta Friederika Vorwerk b. 9 April 1863, d. 15 October 1942
- Carl Eugene Laurier was born on 10 November 1889 in Suspension Bridge, Niagara County, New York.
- He was baptized/christened on 9 April 1890 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, sponsored by grandfathers Friedrich Ludwig Vorwerk and Franz Peter Laurier.
- A photographic portrait was made in Suspension Bridge of Carl Laurier at an early age.
- Franz Eugen Laurier and Augusta Friederika Vorwerk appeared in the New York state census of 16 February 1892 in Niagara, Niagara County, New York. Other members of the household included Carl Eugene 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 Carl Eugene Laurier, Ludwig August Laurier. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
- Young Carl Laurier was the subject of a few of photographic portraits.
- 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 Carl Eugene Laurier, Ludwig August Laurier.
- A photograph taken during 1906 of the Vorwerk and Laurier families celebrates the birth of Frederick Augustus Vorwerk. Josephina Schwab Vorwerk, mother of August Vorwerk and Friederika Vorwerk Laurier, also appears in the photo, having arrived in the US in November 1905 for an extended visit following the death of her husband Friedrich in August 1905. Pictured are Carl Laurier, Josephina Vorwerk, Elizabeth Kammerer Vorwerk, Friedericka Vorwerk Laurier holding infant Frederick, and Eugene Laurier. August Vorwerk likely was the photographer.
- 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.
- 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 Carl Eugene Laurier, Ludwig August 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 Carl Eugene Laurier, Ludwig August Laurier.
- 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.
- Carl Eugene Laurier registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Bergen County, New Jersey, while single and living in Montvale, employed as a farm demonstrator by Columbia University (New York) in Montvale.
- Franz Eugen Laurier and Augusta Friederika Vorwerk appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Montvale, Bergen County, New Jersey, at Grand Avenue. Other members of the household included Carl Eugene Laurier.
- He was a public school teacher, according to the 1920 census.
- He married Gertrude Alice Ufford, daughter of George E. Ufford and Mary Rose Hagerty, circa 1923.
- Carl Eugene Laurier and Gertrude Alice Ufford appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Park Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey, at Magnolia Avenue. Also in the household was one male boarder.
- He was a public school teacher [at Park Ridge High School], 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.
- Carl Eugene Laurier registered for the draft in 1942 in New Jersey while living on Main Street in Montvale, and self-employed at the same address. Contact person given was his father Eugene.
- During the summer of 1942, Elizabeth Kammerer Vorwerk, and daughter Elsa, visited her sister- and brother-in-law Friederika and Eugen Laurier in Montvale, New Jersey. Also pictured are their son Carl Laurier and Carolyn Wilson Vorwerk, whose husband Frederick likely was the photographer.
- Carl Eugene Laurier died on 23 June 1967 at age 77 in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington.
- Last Edited: 18 Aug 2015