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Emil Biele

Born: September 27, 1857 - Barmen, Germany
Died: May 5, 1931 - Brooklyn, New York


Emil was born in Barmen on September 27, 1857.  He was the third child of Caspar Biele and Wilhelmine Baacke.  He immigrated to the United States with his mother and siblings arriving in New York City from Bremen on the S.S. America on Dec 19, 1865. (See Ship Logs Page)   


The family settled in the lower East side of Manhattan in New York City.    


Emil married Christine A. Goertler on April 20, 1882 New York City. 


The children of Emil and Christine:   


Place of Birth

Birth Date

Frederick John Biele

Brooklyn, NY

May 24, 1887

Elsa C. Biele

Brooklyn, NY

May 1889

Herbert E. Biele

Brooklyn, NY

August 28, 1893


Emil partnered with his brother Charles F in the showcase business started by their father.  During the 1880's it was known as "C. F. & E. Biele".  He later sold out to his brother and entered the real estate business and was an early developer in the Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton areas of Brooklyn.   


Emil was a leader of the local Democratic party and served as an officer of the Seventh Assembly Democratic Club and the captain of his district.  Emil died in 1931 at his home in Brooklyn.