29 Jan 1821 1
Frankenstein, Prussia 1
Prusia 2
17 Feb 1910 1
Washington D.C. 1

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Henry Ulke 2
Age in 1860: 36 2
29 Jan 1821 1
Frankenstein, Prussia 1
Prusia 2
Male 2
Estimated Birth Year: 1824 2
17 Feb 1910 1
Washington D.C. 1
Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C. 1
Place: Washington County, District of Columbia 2
From: 1860 2
Minor Civil Division: The City Of Washington 2

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Henry Ulke

Born January 29, 1821, in Frankenstein, Germany. Studied art at Breslau; and from 1842–44 with Wilhelm Wach in Berlin. Studied with Peter Cornelius, whom he assisted with frescoes for the Alte Museum in Berlin, 1846. Joined the Revolutionary uprising of 1848, was wounded, captured, and imprisoned. Immigrated to New York, 1852. Designed banknotes. Did illustrations for Harper's and Leslie's weeklies. In Philadelphia, 1853–60. Elected to various scientific societies. Lived in Washington, D.C., 1860–1910. Opened a photography and portrait studio. Married Veronica Schultze, 1865. Visited Europe. Studied art and photography at Weimer, 1868–70. Was a member of the German Concord Club in Washington. Wrote articles on beetles (had an outstanding collection of local species) and coleoptera, published by the Smithsonian. Died February 17, 1910, in Washington, D.C.

The New York Times (New York, New York) 19 Feb 1910, Sat • Page 11

The Washington Post (Washington, District of Columbia) 19 Feb 1910, Sat • Page 5

Julius and Henry Ulke

Julius and Henry Ulke – Brothers, photographers, and natural history buffs. It was said the Ulke’s room in the Petersen house would have been unfit for the President as there were too many beetle specimens and scientific instruments cluttering up the space.

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