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Ernest William Bohle

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Ernest William (Ernst Wilhelm) Bohle (c1872-1953) of J. A. Phillips and Co

c1872 Born in Bergneustadt, Germany, the son of Frederick Wilhelm Bohle and his wife ida

1896 March 25th. Married at Edgbaston to Esther Elizabeth Wood. EWB is describes as a merchant and the son of Frederick Wilhelm Bohle.

Formed partnership with John Alfred Phillips making brakes and pedals for bicycles.

1908 August. Became naturalised British subject

1910 Partner with Henry Charles Church in J. A. Phillips and Co; Bohle was in charge of the works, Church was responsible for sales.

1911 Living at 45 School Road, Moseley, Birmingham: Ernest William Bohle (age 39 born Germany), Manufacturer of Cycle Fittings - Employer. with his wife Esther Elizabeth Bohle (age 41 born Birmingham) and their daughter Dora Bohle (age 11 born Knowle, Warks). Two servants.[1]

1953 September 2nd. Died, of dale house, 52 Russell Road, Moseley. Probate to Anna Augusta Bohle and Dora Lee, both widows and Frank Douglas Clough, accountant.

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  1. 1911 Census