Born: September 15, 1863 - Barmen, Germany
Died: August 19, 1912 - New York City, New York
Ewald Biele was born in Barmen on September 15, 1863. He was the fifth child and third son of Caspar Biele and Wilhelmine Baacke. He immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings arriving in New York City from Bremen on the S.S. America on Dec 19, 1865. (See Ship Logs Page)
The family settled in the lower East side of Manhattan in New York City.
Ewald married Anna Trinner on April 29, 1894 in New York City.
Ewald joined family's showcase business and worked there there until his death. In various directories (see NYC Directory page) he is listed as either a foreman or a supervisor. The business, later known as Charles F. Biele and Sons, manufactured custom showcases for the top museums and private collections of the day.
The children of Ewald and Anna:
Child Place of Birth Birth Date
Irene A. Biele New York, New York April 30, 1895
Edith Biele New York, New York January 1897
Ewald died on August 19, 1912 of a perforated appendix after two days of sickness.. He was 48 years old. At the time of his death, the family was living at 1116 Intervale Ave in the Bronx.. The undertaker, Phillip Voelcker lived two houses down the street at 1112. Ewald was buried on August 22, 1912 at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, NY.