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Detlef Lienau

architect

Detlef Lienau, German architect.

Background

Lienau, Detlef was born on February 17, 1818 in Utersen, Germany. Son of Jacob and Lucia (Heidorn) Lienau.

Education

Attended Royal Architectural School, Munich, Germany, 1841-1842.

Career

Came to the United States, 1848. Entered partnership with architect Henry Marcotte, New York City, 1848. Designed many elaborate residences, New York City.

Designed sugar refineries for Matthiesen & Weichus, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1862, New Jersey Sugar Refining Company, 1867, Suydam Hall (1871) and Sage Library (1873) for Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Other wdrks include many office buildings, New York City, some stores, a few model tenement houses.

Connections

Married Catharine Van Giesen Booraem, May 11, 1853. Married second, Harriet Jane Wreaks, November 8, 1866. Children: August, Detlef Booraem, Cornelia, Eleanor, J. Henry.

father:
Jacob Lienau

mother:
Lucia (Heidorn) Lienau

spouses:
Catharine Van Giesen Booraem

Harriet Jane Wreaks

children:
August Lienau

Detlef Booraem Lienau

Cornelia Lienau

Eleanor Lienau

J. Henry Lienau