Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hermann Candrian Map Maker

We know that Hermann (his Swiz spelling) or Herman Candrian (Adolph Candrian's younger brother) created early auto maps of Seattle, San Francisco, San Mateo County, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Nevada. During the mid 1970's when a building in San Francisco was being torn down, one of these maps was found by a commercial realtor in-between the walls.  He knew my husband and thought that this "Candrian" was surely related to him.  At the time, since his Candrian grandparents had divorced while his father was young and then his father passed away right before he was given this map, no one seemed to know who H. A. Candrian was. 

Below is a link to one of the maps that H. A. Candrian created:


In 1880, Herman A. Candrian also created a patent for a barber chair.  http://www.google.com/patents/US233140?printsec=claims#v=onepage&q&f=false

Monday, October 17, 2011

Meet the Candrian's of Bonaduz

Lucrecia (Vinceuz and Narie-Therese's daughter), Irene, Mike, Vinzens
(Irene and Vinzens are siblings), Marie Therese Candrian .
This photo was taken in Bonaduz on May 30, 2000.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Candrian Images

These images were drawn and painted by the artist Emile L Herzinger who lived in St. Louis.  They were most likely done in the early 1880's when Adolph and Emma were newly married and living in St. Louis.  In the 1880 census, Adolph listed his profession as a music teacher. 

Emma Katherine Baenziger Candrian

Adolph Candrian

Adolph and Emma Candrian family: Irma, Olga, Janet and Lincoln

Janet Candrian (1920's?)
Janet Candrian