Jacob A. Datz house

North West Corner Church Lane and Stenton Avenue
Current Address: 945 E Church Lane



Handsome Homes of Germantown, Mt. Airy & Pelham .. Germantown: Germantown Independent Gazette, 1899. Print.



Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia. Volume 7 22nd Ward. 1899, Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co., Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1899. Plate 14.

  
Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia. Volume 7 22nd Ward. 1899, Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co., Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1899. Plate 14.

Geo. W. & Walter S. Bromley. Atlas of the City of Philadelphia. Volume 7 22nd Ward. 1889, Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley and Co., Athenaeum of Philadelphia, 1889. Plate 14.

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RESEARCH ON BUILDING


The were two fire incidents occured in 1900 and 1909 on Datz's house as shown in the Philadelphia Inquirer, one in 1900 and one in 1909.



RESEARCH ON OWNER

Boyd's city directory of 1900 not only showed Jacob A Datz's home address, but also mentioned his company name: Phila Corset Co. Datz's name appeared even in an earlier directory, Boyd's Philadelphia Blue Book for 1891, with the same Germantown address. This indicated that Datz was in the area as early as the blue book was published, and that he is one of the wealthy families that could have names appeared on the blue book.


Boyd. Boyd's Co-partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia City. Philadelphia: Boyd's Directory Office, 1900. Ebook.

According to the Census data in 1900, Jacob A Datz was born in 1850 and immirated to the US at 1865, and his parents came from Germany. According to Philadelphia City Death Certificates 1803 - 1915, Datz died in 1911 at the age of 60.

CURRENT STATUS

The current address for the site where Datz's house was located is 945 E Church Lane. According to google map street view, the house was no longer there and was replaced by rowhouses with relatively small size.


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Reference:
Germantown Stable Burned. News/OpinioN. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2, 1900. Page 1.

Fire Record of the Day. News/Opinion. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 1909. Page 2.


"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3W3-K3M : accessed 22 March 2017), Jacob Datz, Philadelphia city Ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 481, sheet 28A, family 571, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,463.


"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JK76-LJ2 : 9 December 2014), Jacob Alphonse Datz, 23 Feb 1911; citing bk 1911 p 4921, Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,405,411.


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