Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Adam Hilger

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John Adam Hilger (1839-1897), scientific instrument maker

1839 Johann Adam Hilger was born in Darmstadt, Germany[1]

1859 Arrived in London from Rotterdam[2]

Briefly worked for Leon Foucault in Paris.

Formed a partnership with his brother Otto. [3]

1871 Johan A. Hilger 32, living in Whitechapel, a Philosophical Instrument maker, with his daughter, Pauline J M Hilger 5, his wife, Margaret F. Hilger 27, and his brother, Otto Hilger 21[4]

1874 Established business as Adam Hilger[5].

1881 Philosophical instrument maker, employing 8 men, living in Tottenham Court Road, London with his wife Celine Hilger 36 and daughter, Martha Hilger 10 months[6]

1891 Optician, living in St Pancras with Celine Hilger 42, Martha Hilger 10[7]

1897 Died in Brighton[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. Alien Arrivals
  3. Science Museum [1]
  4. 1871 census
  5. The Times, 10 March 1959
  6. 1881 census
  7. 1891 census
  8. National Probate Calendar