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John James Bodmer

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John James Bodmer (c1819- ), brother of John George Bodmer

1819 Born in Zurich, Switzerland[1]

1865 Retired from Bodmer Brothers

1869 Patent. '1499. And Rudolph Bodmer, of Hosborn House, Holland Park, in the county of Middlesex, John James Bodmer, of Newport, in the county of Monmouth, and Louis Rudolph Bodmer, of No. 2, Lansdown-road, Notting-hill, in the county of Middlesex, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in fire grates applicable to steam boiler furnaces and other furnaces."'[2]

1871 Living at Gold Tops, St. Woollos, Newport, Monmouthshire: John James Bodmer (age 52 born Zurich), Engineer to Foreign Railway Co. With his wife Mary Fredericka Bodmer (age 45 born Zurich) and their three children; Mina Bodmer (age 21 born Zurich); John James Bodmer (age 17 born Zurich), Commercial Clerk; and Richard Bodmer (age 14 born Zurich). One servant.[3]

1874 A citizen of Switzerland. Became a naturalised British subject. Civil engineer of 23 The Grove, Hammersmith.[4]

1881 John J. Bodmer 62, civil mechanical engineer, lived in Islington with Maria F. Bodmer 55, Richard Bodmer 24, analytical chemist, Harold G. Bodmer 4[5]


1885 of Dashwood House, New Broad St, London EC[6]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. The London Gazette Publication date:1 June 1869 Issue:23502 Page:3130
  3. 1871 Census
  4. UK, Naturalisation Certificates and Declarations
  5. 1881 census
  6. Civil Engineer Lists