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Frank Koester

engineer , author

Frank Koester, German engineer, author. awarded gold medal.


Koester, Frank was born on August 28, 1876 in Sterkrade, Germany. Son of Johann and Henriette (Trill) Koester.


Educated in Germany; theoretical and practical training for 10 years in Europe. Unmarried. Planned electric central stations shown at Paris Exposition, 1900, for which was awarded gold medal. Came to the United States, 1902.

Was engineer with New York Subway Construction Company, J. G. White & Company, Guggenheim Exploration Company, American Smelting & Refining Company. Consulting engineer and city planner. since 1911. Engineering expert for civic improvements, City of New York Has patented various devices in the field of power plant engineering and other lines.


Became naturalized citizen of the United States, 1911.


  • Author: Modern City Planning and Maintenance, 1914. Advisory city planner for Allentown, Bethlehem and Scranton, Pennsylvania, etc. St. lighting expert for Allentown, Scranton, etc.


Johann Koester

Henriette (Trill) Koester