J. A. LEBKUECHER
Julius A. Lebkuecher, formerly mayor of Newark, N. J., died May 13, 1913, in his home, at No. 160 Clinton avenue, that city, after five years of illness from a complication of diseases. He was born in Baden, Germany, on February 9, 1844. He learned the jewelry trade and in 1869 he and his cousin, Mr. George Krementz, formed the jewelry manufacturing firm of Krementz & Company.
In 1894 Mr. Lebkuecher was elected mayor of Newark on the Republican ticket, having been selected as a compromise candidate by warring factions of the party.
He was a member of the Newark Board of Trade, vice president of the Union National Bank, director of the Franklin Savings Institution and director of the Fourteenth Ward Building and Loan Association. He was a member of the Essex Club, Oriental Lodge of Masons, Royal Arcanum, Arion and Eintracht singing societies and German Pioneer Society. A wife and two sons, Messrs. Frank A. and Carl L. Lebkuecher, survive him.
Source: The Metal Industry - June 1913