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Christian Korte

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Christian August Bernhard Korte (1862-1920) of Korte, Atkinson and Co, Korte, Campbell and Co and Moore and Korte. Designer of the Korte car

1862 Born in Berlin

1893 Patent. Christian Korte and George Heritage, 36 Victoria Street, Leeds. Improvements in Hydraulic Packing.[1]

1890s Hydraulic engineer, of Moore and Korte[2]

1901 Christian Korte 38, mechanical engineer, was a boarder in Hunslet[3]

1907 Married at Atcham, Salop, to Ellen Maria Groom

1911 living at 10 Avenue Crescent, Patterton, Leeds: Christian Korte (age 48 born Berlin, Germany. Naturalised in 1910), Consulting Engineer, Patentee and Designer of Machinery - own account. With his wife Ellen Maria Korte (age 37 born Ipsden, Oxon.). One servant.[4]

1915 'Writing from 10, Avenue-crescent, Leeds, Mr. Christian Korte, consulting engineer, expresses his pleasure that naturalised Germans are making public avowal their disagreement with the barbarous and contemptible manner in which the German Empire has brought about and is carrying on the present war. The writer adds that there must a number naturalised Germans in Leeds who, like himself, are anxious to carry out their oaths of allegiance to the fullest extent possible, and are desirous to serve the country of their adoption with all they have, and to assist in its defence wherever and whenever called upon. would be pleased receive communications from such gentlemen for the purpose of holding a meeting to consider whether naturalised Germans residing in Leeds will forward address of loyalty to the King, independently of in conjunction with the Bradford Germans.'[5]

1920 Died in Leeds[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 01 April 1893
  2. Kelly's Directory
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 Census
  5. Leeds Mercury - Thursday 13 May 1915
  6. BMD