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Richard Z. Goehle Personal Papers and Esenwein & Johnson Records

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Goehle, Richard Z. (Richard Zacharias)

17 boxes

(8.5 linear feet)

English

German

The records of personal papers of Richard Z. Goehle and family between 1852-1966, and the architectural firm of Esenwein & Johnson represents the accumulated archives of the firm between 1891 and 1966.

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Collection Details

Richard Z. Goehle was the business manager of the Buffalo architectural firm of Esenwein & Johnson. He was the son of Carl August Goehle (1836-1917), a teacher and musician who emigrated from Germany in the 1850's and settled in Buffalo, where he resided for many years on Genesee Street. The elder Goehle and his wife Augusta had ten children besides Richard. Much family correspondence in Series I/Subseries A contains letters by those family members or references to them. The children of Carl and Augusta are listed below: Mrs. John Knuebel (husband of Rev. John Knuebel) Thelma (Mrs. Henry C. Gram; husband employed by Coca-Cola Company, Cleveland, Ohio) Hulda (Mrs. Peter Maul; husband was a judge) Hugo (Cedarburg, Wisconsin) Alfred (Principal , Buffalo School 15) Otto (physician, Cleveland, Ohio; wife, Mary after 1941 Richard Z. (Business manager, Esenwein & Johnson) August E. Agnes Hedwig Emma.

Richard Z. Goehle's personal papers, which make up over half of this collection, indicate that he lived on Main Street in Ebenezer (in the town of West Seneca) and owned property in that area as well as in Canada. Kathleen F. Bell, a secretary at Esenwein & Johnson, became Richard Z. Goehle's wife.

Personal correspondence and financial records of Richard Z. Goehle, including bills, receipts, bank records and papers concerning Canadian property; Goehle family papers, including correspondence, notes, and account books of Carl A. Goehle, 1852-1917, and notebooks of Hulda and August Goehle, ca. 1882-1894; and financial records of Camp Acres Poultry Farm (Ebenezer, N.Y.). Also, records of the architectural firm of Esenwein & Johnson, including job contracts, specifications and plans, 1898-1940; records concerning lease of office space in Ellicott Square Building, 1897-1926; partnership with B. Frank Kelly, 1932; and bank records, employee tax records, account books and ledgers, 1910-1942. Includes plan of marble mosaic floor for Ellicott Square Building, designed by James A. Johnson and W.W. Kent, 1930.

This collection is arranged in two series: Within each series the files are subdivided into subseries.
I. Papers of Richard Z. Goehle and Family
II. Esenwein & Johnson Records

Collection Access & Use

The Richard Z. Goehle Personal Papers and Esenwein & Johnson Records, 1852-1942 (bulk 1882-1942), are open for research.

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Buffalo History Museum before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Mss. C68-3, Richard Z. Goehle Personal Papers and Esenwein & Johnson Records, 1852-1942 (bulk 1882-1942), Research Library, Buffalo History Museum.

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series I.: Papers of Richard Z. Goehle and Family

Arrangement: Series I is divided into six subseries:

Subseries I.A.: Correspondence,

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Box-folder: 1.1


Date: 1894-1905

Box-folder: 1.2


Date: 1911-15

Box-folder: 1.3


Date: 1916-17

Box-folder: 1.4


Date: 1918-19

Box-folder: 1.5


Date: 1920

Box-folder: 1.6


Date: 1931-1933

Box-folder: 1.7


Date: 1934

Box-folder: 1.8


Date: 1935-1936

Box-folder: 1.9


Date: 1937-1938

Box-folder: 1.10


Date: 1939-1940

Box-folder: 1.11


Date: 1941-1942

Box-folder: 1.12


Date: 1941

Box-folder: 1.13


Date: 1954

Subseries I.B.: Financial Records,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically within chronological periods.

Box-folder: 2.1


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.2


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.3


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.4


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.5


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.6


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.7


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.8


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.9


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 2.10


Date: 1915-1919

Box-folder: 2.12


Date: 1915-1919

Box-folder: 2.13


Date: 1915-1919

Box-folder: 3.1


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 3.2


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 3.3


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 3.4


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 3.5


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 3.6


Date: 1894-1914

Box-folder: 3.7


Date: 1920-1924

Box-folder: 3.8


Date: 1920-1924

Box-folder: 3.9


Date: 1920-1924

Box-folder: 4.1


Date: 1920-1924

Box-folder: 4.2


Date: 1920-1924

Box-folder: 4.3


Date: 1925-1929

Box-folder: 4.4


Date: 1925-1929

Box-folder: 4.5


Date: 1925-1929

Box-folder: 4.6


Date: 1930-1934

Box-folder: 4.7


Date: 1930-1934

Box-folder: 4.8


Date: 1935-1939

Box-folder: 4.9


Date: 1935-1939

Box-folder: 4.10


Date: 1935-1939

Box-folder: 4.11


Date: 1935-1939

Box-folder: 5.1


Date: 1940-1944

Box-folder: 5.2


Date: 1940-1944

Box-folder: 5.3


Date: 1940-1944

Box-folder: 5.4


Date: undated

Box-folder: 5.5


Date: 1938-1939

Box-folder: 5.6


Date: 1894-1905

Box-folder: 5.7


Date: May 8, 1946-Nov. 9, 1949

Box-folder: 5.8


Date: Jan.-Sep. 1939 and Oct. 1947-Jan. 1950

Box-folder: 5.9


Date: 1939

Box-folder: 5.10


Date: 1947-1948

Box-folder: 5.11


Date: 1949-1950

Box: 6


Date: 1949-1950

Subseries I.C.: Camp Acres Poultry Farm Records,

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by payee.

Box-folder: 6.1

A

Box-folder: 6.2

B

Box-folder: 6.3

C

Box-folder: 6.4

D

Box-folder: 6.5

F

Box-folder: 6.6

G

Box-folder: 6.7

H

Box-folder: 6.8

I-K

Box-folder: 7.1

L

Box-folder: 7.2

M

Box-folder: 7.3

N-O

Box-folder: 7.4

P

Box-folder: 7.5

Q-R

Box-folder: 7.6

S

Box-folder: 7.7

T-V

Box-folder: 7.8

W

Box-folder: 7.9


Date: 1919

Box-folder: 7.10


Date: 1919

Box-folder: 7.11


Date: 1919

Subseries I.D.: Records Concerning Canadian Property,

Box-folder: 7.12-7.13

Records Concerning Canadian Property

Date: 1927-1939

Subseries I.E.: Goehle Family Papers

Inclusive Date: 1856-1930

Some items in German.

Box: 8


Date: 1884-1901

Box-folder: 8.1


Date: 1883-1886

Box-folder: 8.2


Date: 1856-1860

Box-folder: 8.3


Date: 1862-1863

Box-folder: 8.4


Date: 1863

Box-folder: 8.5


Date: 1882-1917

Box-folder: 8.6


Date: 1887-1888

Box-folder: 8.7


Date: circa 1906

Box-folder: 8.8


Date: August 9th to 23rd, 1930


Date: 1852-1863

Box-folder: 9.1


Date: [1890-1893]

Box-folder: 9.2


Date: 1895-1897

Box-folder: 9.3


Date: ca. 1882

Box-folder: 9.4


Date: 1889-1890

Box-folder: 9.5


Date: undated

Box-folder: 9.6


Date: undated

Box-folder: 9.7


Date: undated

Subseries I.F.: Photographs, Plans, and Personal Papers,

Box-folder: 9.8


Date: undated

Box-folder: 9.9


Date: undated

Box-folder: 9.10


Date: undated

Box-folder: 9.11


Date: 1918

Series II.: Esenwein & Johnson records,

Arrangement: Series II is divided into five subseries:

Subseries II.A.: Job Specifications, Contracts, and Plans,

Arrangement: Alphabetical by job name.

Box-folder: 10.1


Date: undated

Box-folder: 10.2


Date: 1940

Box-folder: 10.3


Date: 1898

Box-folder: 10.4


Date: 1928-1929

Box-folder: 10.5


Date: 1930

Box-folder: 10.6


Date: 1933

Box-folder: 10.7


Date: 1907

Box-folder: 10.8


Date: 1912

Box-folder: 10.9


Date: 1914

Box-folder: 10.10


Date: 1938

Box-folder: 10.11


Date: 1926

Box-folder: 10.12


Date: 1920-1921

Box-folder: 10.13


Date: 1939

Box-folder: 10.14

Summer-Linwood Medical Building: Financial and contract booklet (9 cc.)

Box-folder: 10.15


Date: 1932- 1934

Box-folder: 10.16


Date: 1906

Subseries II.B.: Legal papers

Box-folder: 11.1


Date: 1897-1926

Box-folder: 11.2


Date: 1897-1931

Box-folder: 11.3


Date: 1932

Subseries II.C.: Financial Records,

Arrangement: The files in subseries C are further divided into four categories: , , , and .

Subseries : Bank records

Box-folder: 11.4


Date: 1891-1901

Box-folder: 11.5


Date: 1898-1904;

Subseries : Tax and Social Security records

Box-folder: 11.6


Date: 1937-1938

Box-folder: 11.7


Date: 1937-1941

Subseries : Ledgers and account books

Box: 11


Date: 1910-1931

Box-folder: 12.1


Date: 1921-1928

Box-folder: 12.2


Date: Nov. 1931-Sept. 1933

Box-folder: 12.3


Date: Oct. 1933-Aug. 1935

Box-folder: 12.4


Date: Sept. 1935-Dec. 1936

Box-folder: 12.5


Date: 1933-1937

Box-folder: 12.6


Date: 1937-1938

Box-folder: 12.7


Date: 1939-1942

Box-folder: 13.1


Date: 1931-1942

Box-folder: 13.2


Date: 1931-1942

Subseries : Time books

Box-folder: 13.3


Date: 1897

Box-folder: 13.4


Date: 1910-1931

Box-folder: 13.5


Date: 1939-1942

Box-folder: 13.6


Date: 1940-1942

Subseries II.D.: Correspondence, Printed Matter, and Financial reports,

Inclusive Date: 1925-1930

Box-folder: 13.7


Date: 1929

Box-folder: 13.8


Date: ca. 1925

Box-folder: 13.9


Date: 1927-1930

Subseries II.E.: Job Card Files,

Box: 14

Job files, alphabetical by job name; cards record job descriptions and charges for architectural services.

Box: 15-17

Contractor files, alphabetical by job name; cards record contractors involved and their charges (and sometimes office costs). Two alphabetical series.