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Hugo Haniel

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Hugo Haniel ( 1854-1896)


1896 Obituary [1]

HUGO HANIEL died on January 5, 1896, after a long illness borne with great patience. Son of the late Louis Haniel, who died in 1889, and member of a family whose name is prominent in the history of the industrial development of the Lower Rhine and Westphalia, he was born on May 25, 1854, at Sterkrade. After having been educated at the Ruhrort Realgymnasium, he devoted himself to the study of engineering from 1874 to 1877 at the Hanover Technical High School, and, after leaving fulfilled his military duties, was engaged from 1878 to 1880 in German and foreign metallurgical works.

In 1880 he entered the firm of Haniel & Lueg of Diisseldorf-Grafenberg, and exhibited great skill and knowledge in the direction of that important undertaking. He was a member of the directorate of the Gutehoffnung Ironworks at Oberhausen, the Hohenzollern Works at Dusseldorf, and the Zollverein, Rheinpreussen, Neumiihl, and Frithliche Morgensonne Collieries. On all these boards his clear insight, careful judgment, and constant solicitude for the welfare of the works and the workmen, were highly valued.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1888, and during the American meeting in 1890, and the Darlington meeting in 1893, made many friends among the English members. A portrait of Mr. Haniel with a lengthy obituary notice was published in Stahl and Eisen, vol. xvi. p. 227.


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