|Sep-25-15|| ||Phony Benoni: In this picture from the 1913 Western Championship Friedlander is standing, first from the left:|
|Nov-12-17|| ||Tabanus: Grand Forks Daily Herald (where J. Friedlander had a chess column) 16 August 1901 has "Mr. John Friedlander, of Park River". The article gives the pairings (w/o colors) and results of the first two rounds. Another newspaper decribes him as an architect.|
|Nov-13-17|| ||Tabanus: Some more on him:
1895 Directory of Fargo, under Architects: <Friedlander Jacob, 214 Broadway>
1900 census, Fargo: <Freidlander J., Roomer, 45, b. May 1855 in Germany, single, Architect>
1901 Grand Forks Daily Herald, January 12, on "The visit of Harry N. Pillsbury to this city yesterday": <During the afternoon simultaneous play which began shortly after 2 o'clock he was pitted against 12 of the chess experts of the state and 8 of the best checker players. In the chess play he lost one game to J. Friedlander of Fargo, who at the present time holds The Herald gold medal for the state championship, which he won a year ago, and defended successfully at the recent state tournament held in this city.>
1901 Directory of Fargo: no Friedlander.
1901 Grand Forks Daily Herald, October 4: <J. Friedlander, the architect of Park River, and the champion chess player of the state, spent yesterday in the city on business, but found time to talk a few lines of chess with J. E. Lewis, champion chess enthusiast of the northwest.>
1902 Grand Forks Daily Herald, June 28: <A very interesting chess tournament is booked for today and Monday at the North Dakota Chautauqua. Among the passengers on the flyer last evening bound for Devils Lake to attend the tournament were A. F. Peterson, president of the state association, and Jacob Friedlander, of this city; F. N. Stacy of Minneapolis, champion of Minnesota; Dr. Buckley of St. Paul, and many others.>
1903 Directory of Grand Forks, under Architects: <Friedlander Jacob, Security blk>
1904 Minneapolis Journal, January 13 (digital transl.):
<Architect Friedlander, for marly years a resident of Fargo and more recently of Park River and Grand Forks has returned to this city to reopen permanent offices ... He Willia is one oScotchexpert the chess players of thie( and will reorganize the club here.>
1904 Directory of Fargo, under Architects: <Friedlander Jacob, N P blk>
1907 Grand Forks Daily Herald, Septeber 15: <Jacob Friedlander, a former architect of Grand Forks but now of Bowling Green, Ky., is now the guest of friends in the city.>
|Nov-13-17|| ||Tabanus: Western adventures (cont.)
1910, census New York, Manhattan Ward 12: <Jacob H Friedlander>, Head, 56, b. Russia - Yiddish, immigrated 1867, Own Income; Dora Fiedlander, Wife, 54, b. in Russia, immigrated 1872; Samson 31, Daniel 25, Edith 23, Louise 21, Mildred 20, Zelma 17, Eva 15
1912, Oregonian (Portland), December 29: <Word was received yesterday that Architect J. H. Friedlander, who is to supervise the building of the Public Auditorium here, left New York last night ...>
1917, New York Deaths: Jacob H Friedlander, 64, b. abt 1853, d. 24 Sep 1917 in Manhattan.
Who says Josef 1851-1914? Based on the above, I find one candidate in a family tree:
Jacob Harris Zvi Friedlander, b. July 1854 in Marjampol (Marijampoles) Lithuania, immigrated 1867, married 1869 to Deborah "Dora" Freier (1854–1913), d. 24 September 1917 in New York. Then a family member posted this (in 2010):
<His obit says he immigrated in 1865 but the 1910 census gave the date as 1867. The story in the family is that his Abraham Friedlander, Jacob's father. immigrated to New Orleans around 1857 while his wife and 5 children in Marijampole. The family had arrived in New Orleans in 1865 (or 1867) at the end of the Civil War but Abraham died in 1866 of yellow fever. The family moved to New York City but by 1870 were settled in a home in Manasquan, on the New Jersey shore, where Jacob first was a peddler selling clothing to retail stores but eventually opened a dry goods store. They lived above the store owned by Sol Bloom in Manasquan.
Jacob and the family moved to NYC by around 1877 (according to his obituary) or around 1887 (according James Friedlander), eventually living in a townhouse at 5 West 122nd Street that is still standing.
From his obituary in the New York Times, Sep 25, 1917. p. 11. "Jacob H. Friedlander, a retired business man, who devoted the last years of his life to philanthropic work, died yesterday at his home, 5 West 122nd Street, in his sixty-fifth year. Mr. Friedlander came to this country from Russia fifty-two years ago, and has been a resident of Harlem for 30 years. He was a member of the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Hebrew Sheltering Society, and the Beth David Hospital, and a Director of the Uptown Talmud Torah. Father of Samson, Birdie Rosenthal, Sadie Goldstein, Edith Goldstein, Mildred Silverman, Eva Silverman, Dan, Lou, and Zelma.>
But is it him? If so, the family apparently knows nothing about his chess-playing and him being an architect (for 10-15 years).
1900 census Monmouth New Jersey: he is listed with whole family (Merchant b. 1854 in Germany), similar to 1910, but also listed in 1900 as single architect in Fargo? It's possible, but..
|Nov-13-17|| ||Tabanus: I find no other suitable candidates. Conclusion:|
Jacob H. Friedlander, b. abt 1854, d. 1917 in New York. The descendants say he was born in Marijampole, Lithuania and had middle name Harris Zvi.
There is a Jacob Harris Friedlander, Merchant, formerly of Emp. of Russia, naturalized in New York 6 Oct. 1875, in the US Naturalization Record Index.
|Nov-14-17|| ||Tabanus: The Brochure Series of Architectural Illustration, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 1895:|
<Until the present year no American student of architecture has ever been honored with the diploma of the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts, but on June 14 the degree of the school was conferred on three Americans — Messrs. J. Van Pelt, J. H. Friedlander, and D. Hale.>
|Nov-14-17|| ||Tabanus: The Sun (New York), 25 Sep 1917, p. 7:
<Jacob H. Friedlander of 5 West 122d street died in his home yesterday following a general decline due to advanced years. He was 66 years old. Mr. Friedlander had lived in Harlem for thirty years and was associated in philanthropic work with Henry Morgenthau, Jacob H. Schiff and Adolph Lewisohn. He was a large real estate holder.>