Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Schwarze, Norbert Henry[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26]

Male 1902 - 1966  (63 years)


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  • Name Schwarze, Norbert Henry 
    • VARIANT NAMES: Schwarze, Norman Henry; Schwartz, Norbert.
    Born 24 Jul 1902  Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [27, 28, 29, 30
    Gender Male 
    Business Address/Year 1922-1924  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    8 Front St.
    Frederick Schwarze
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1925-1927  Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Front St.
    Frederick Schwarze
    Nanaimo, BC
    Canada 
    Marriage 4 Jun 1927  Victoria, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [27, 29, 31
    Bride: Marguerite Evelyn Throup 
    • He gave his occupation as photographer on their marriage registration record.
    • Her death registration son gives her father's surname as Troupe.
    Business Address/Year 1928-1930  Courtenay, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1935-1936  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    933 W. Georgia St.
    Aber Studio Ltd.
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1937-1938  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    Business Address/Year 1939  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    2828 Granville St.
    De Graaf Photographic Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year 1940-1943  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    4255 Dunbar St.
    Du Barry Studio
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Jun-Dec 1943  Edmonton, AB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address undetermined 
    • He may not have been working as a photographer in Edmonton.
    Died 2 Feb 1966  Vancouver, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    • He resided in Nanaimo at the time of death.
    Buried 7 Feb 1966  Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery, Nanaimo, BC Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Association Schwarze, Frederick Henry (Relationship: Assistant photographer) 
    Association Schwarze, Frederick Henry (Relationship: Father) 
    Association Schwarze, Henry Frederick (Relationship: Brother) 
    Association Schwarze, Margarete Anna Gertrud (Relationship: Sister) 
    Association Du Barry Studio (Relationship: Proprietor) 
    Association Schwarze, Hildegard Ann (Relationship: Sister) 
    Association De Graaf Photographic Studio (Relationship: Co-proprietor) 
    Association Aber Studio Ltd. (Relationship: Photographer) 
    Person ID I2040  Camera Workers | S, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 22 May 2021 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Along with his mother and three siblings, he immigrated in 1913 from Germany according to the 1921 Canada census. He and his three siblings worked alongside his father, with Norbert leaving Nanaimo in the late 1920s for Courtenay where he worked for a few years. By the mid-1930s he was in Vancouver where he worked for or successively owned S.J. Aber and his studio, the De Graaf Photographic Studio and the Du Barry Studio. In Jun 1943 he moved to Edmonton, AB, and then on 20 Dec 1943 he immigrated through Sweetgrass, MT, into the U.S.; his last permanent address, according to his immigration record, was Edmonton and he gave his occupation as photographer. He ended up in California, likely San Francisco where his mother-in-law lived, took out U.S. citizenship, possibly in 1946, and then moved back to Nanaimo where he passed away in 1966.

  • Sources 
    1. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Norbert Henry Schwarze [family tree]
      URL (accessed 21 May 2021): https://www.ancestrylibrary.ca/family-tree/person/tree/152220317/person/152105479771/facts

    2. [S917] Census of Canada 1921.
      Province of BC, District no. 19, Enumeration sub-district no. 36 in Nanaimo City, p. 8, line 49

    3. [S741] WRI21, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1921).
      Nanaimo: not listed

    4. [S742] WRI22, (Vancouver, BC: Wrigley Directories, c1922), 435.
      Nanaimo: Schwarze Norbert asst photographer F Schwarze r 330 Comox rd

    5. [S809] WRI23, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1923), 359.
      Nanaimo: Schwarze Norbert asst F Schwarze r 330 Comox rd

    6. [S757] WRI24, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1924), 203.
      Nanaimo: Schwarze Norbert asst F Schwarze r 330 Comox

    7. [S758] WRI25, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1925), 209.
      Nanaimo: Schwarze Norbert photog F Schwarze r 330 Comox

    8. [S759] WRI26, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1926), 225.
      Nanaimo: Schwarze Norbert photog F Schwarze r 330 Comox

    9. [S760] WRI27, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1927), 226.
      Nanaimo: Schwarze Norman photog F Schwarze r 330 Comox

    10. [S761] WRI28, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1928), 258.
      Courtenay: Schwartz [sic] N photog

    11. [S762] WRI29, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1929), 282.
      Courtenay: Schwarze Norbert H photographer

    12. [S763] WRI30, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1930), 276.
      Courtenay: Schwarze Norbert H photographer

    13. [S764] WRI31, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1931).
      Courtenay: not listed

    14. [S766] WRIVAN33, (Vancouver: Wrigley Directories, 1933).
      Vancouver: not listed

    15. [S768] SUN34, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1934).
      Vancouver: not listed

    16. [S769] SUN35, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1935), 1378.
      ancouver: Schwarze Norbert (Marguerite) photog S J Aber r 16, 840 Nelson

    17. [S770] SUN36, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1936), 1096.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norbert H (Marguerite) photog Aber Studio h 2345 Vine

    18. [S771] SUN37, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1937), 1063.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norbert H (Marguerite) photog h 2345 Vine

    19. [S772] SUN38, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1938), 1171.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norbert H (Marguerite) photog h 2345 Vine

    20. [S773] SUN39, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1939), 983.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norber H (Margt) of De Graaf Photo Studio h 2036 E 3

    21. [S774] SUN40, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1940), 993.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norman H (Marguerite E) prop Du Barry Photo Studio h 4255 Dunbar

    22. [S775] SUN41, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1941), 1004.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norman H (Marguerite E) prop Du Barry Photo Studio h 4255 Dunbar

    23. [S776] SUN42, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1942), 1036.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norman H (Marguerite E) prop Du Barry Photo Studio h 4255 Dunbar

    24. [S777] SUN43, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1943), 1082.
      Vancouver: Schwarze Norman H (Marguerite E) prop Du Barry Photo Studio h 4255 Dunbar

    25. [S778] SUN44, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1944).
      Vancouver: not listed

    26. [S779] SUN45, (Vancouver: Sun Directories, 1945).
      Vancouver: not listed

    27. [S670] BVIPA marriage registration.
      Registration no. 1927-09-316013 (microfilm B13753); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/d3002b45-3174-4e07-9788-c02d51c18403

    28. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Registration no. 1966-09-002281 (microfilm B13276); digital facsimile URL (accessed 18 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/12336e21-81fe-4271-998f-6cbb64a80828

    29. [S832] Find a Grave (Web site).
      Norbert H Schwarze
      URL (accessed 17 May 2021): https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/170632739/norbert-h-schwarze

    30. [S924] Ancestry.ca (Web site).
      Source Citation
      The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Sweet Grass, Montana, August 1917-June 1954; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1787 - 2004; Record Group Number: 85; Series Number: A3440; Roll Number: 015
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960; 20 Dec 1943

    31. [S652] BVIPA death registration index.
      Marguerite Evelyn Schwarze
      Registration no. 1989-09-013980 (microfilm B17136); digital facsimile URL (accessed 17 May 2021): http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/9c858fad-5829-413d-88ce-66824104113b