Monday, January 9, 2012

Nicholas J Vander Weyde -- January 9, 2012

Doctor Peter Henri Van Der Weyde wrote the series of articles which gave this blog its name.  This article from the 19-December-1899 New York World is the obituary of his son Nicholas.  In light of Nicholas' long service on the Department of Docks, here is a postcard showing the East River, with the Fulton Ferry house and the Brooklyn Bridge.  


Nicholas J. Vander Weyde died at his home,  No. 173 West Eighty-third-st., on Saturday, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Vander Weyde was the youngest son of the late Professor P. H. Vander Weyde, the scientist.  He was born in Zierekzee, Holland, in 1845, and came to this country a child with his parents.  He was a graduate of Columbia and achieved reputation as a  civil engineer and mathematician.  For the last fourteen years and up to the time of his death he was connected with the Department of Docks, of this city.  He was a member of Altair Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons,  of Brooklyn, and the author of a book of Masonic odes.  Mr. Vander Weyde leaves a widow and one son.  Masonic funeral services were held at his home last evening, and this morning the body will be incinerated at the crematory, Fresh Pond, Long Island.  

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