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us: Matzeliger, Jan Ernst, 1852-1889

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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Paramaribo (Suriname)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Lynn (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Christian Endeavor Society (Lynn, Mass.)
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        (lcsh) Sailors
          (lcsh) Inventors
      • Earlier Established Forms

          Matzeliger, Jan Ernst, -1889 Matzeliger, Jan Ernst, d. 1889
      • Sources

        • found: Mitchell, B. Shoes for everyone, c1986: CIP t.p. (Jan Matzeliger) galley (Jan Ernst Matzeliger; inventor, shoe lasting-machine; d. 8/24/1889, he was 37 yrs. old)
        • found: NUCMC data from Moorland-Spingarn Research Center for Jan Ernst Matzeliger collection, ca. 1889-1955 (Jan Ernst Matzeliger; born Sept. 15, 1852 in Paramaribo, Surinam (Dutch Guiana), the son of a Dutch engineer and a black woman of Surinam; 1873: landed in Philadelphia; 1877: moved to Lynn, Mass., and worked in a shoe factory; 1889 Aug. 24: died in Lynn, Mass.
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 23, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Matzeliger, Jan Ernst; inventor; born 15 September, 1852 in Paramaribo, Suriname; sailor, East Indian merchant ship (1871-1873); operator of McKay sole-stitching machine, Lynn, Massachusetts, United States (1877), employed in a shoe factory; received Patent No. 274,207 Lasting Machine (1883); ran a shoe factory (1885); was accepted into Christian Endeavor Society (1884); was awarded four related patents (1888-1891), three of five patents were granted posthumously; died 24 August, 1889 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States)
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