Matzeliger, Jan Ernst, -1889Alternative names
1852, Sept. 15:
Born in Paramaribo, Surinam (Dutch Guiana) the son of a Dutch engineer and a black woman of Surinam. ca.
Landed in Philadelphia
Moved to Lynn, Massachusetts and worked in a shoe factory.
Was granted a patent on his shoe lasting invention which revolutionized the shoe industry.
1889, Aug. 24:
Died in Lynn, Massachusetts
Pan-American Exposition posthumously awarded Matzeliger the Gold Medal and Diploma
Additional biographical information on Matzeliger is documented in Kaplan's article in folder #4.
From the guide to the Jan Earnst Matzeliger Collection, Dates unknown, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)
|referencedIn||Jan Matzeliger collection, 1901-ca. 1951.||Lynn Historical Society Library|
|referencedIn||Kaplan, Sidney, 1913-. Jan Ernst Matzeliger collection, ca. 1889-1955.||Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center|
|creatorOf||Jan Earnst Matzeliger Collection, Dates unknown||Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University|
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