30 January 2009

Carl Hustedt

Today's photo is a postcard of Carl Hustedt, his name is written on the back but that's all the information there is. I have found a Carl Hermann Hustedt who is a likely contender.


  • Subject: Carl Hustedt
  • Date: Unknown
  • Photographer: E P Short, 35 Derby Rd, Nottingham
  • Found: UK

Hustedt seems to be an uncommon name in the UK, there are only 29 instances of that spelling on FreeBMD and some of those are the same people. In the 1901 census there are just four families with that surname. One of them is Carl Hermann Hustedt aged 9 son of Zillah Thirza, living in Notthinghamshire. Further research shows that Zillah Thirza Voce married Edmund Leopold Hustedt in 1887 in Nottinghamshire. Zillah & Edmund had two sons, Leopold Edmund 3qtr 1890 and Carl Hermann 3qtr 1891, both at home in 1901.

Edmund Leopold Hustedt was born in Berlin, Germany on 19 Apr 1853 and baptised 12 Jun 1853, son of Johann Heinrich Christoph Hustedt and Johanne Rosalie Mathilde Voigts. Edmund was a piano tuner in 1891, no record of him in earlier UK census, he died on 24 Sep 1896. I can find no Hustedt family in the 1911 census index.

The only information I could find about the photographer was that he took another photograph in 1915 so perhaps operating in the early part of the 20th century. Which does fit with the above photo of Carl being taken perhaps 1920 or so.

International Genealogical Index


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