Karl Moritz Immisch (1838 - 1903)

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Birthplace: Niederschmon, Germany
Death: Died in London, England
Cause of death: Heart
Occupation: Inventor, watchmaker, Electrical engineer
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About Karl Moritz Immisch

MORITZ IMMISCH ~ 1838-1903 ~

VICTORIAN INVENTOR & PIONEER ~ ENGINEERING & INVENTION ELECTRIC MOTORS, DYNAMOS, ETC. (ENGLAND)

. "The World has lost one of the earliest Pioneers in the development of Electric power. A born Inventor; his mind teemed with ideas. Ahead of his time" ~ As stated in one of the obituaries (Electrical Review, 25th September 1903)

From National Archives: Immisch, Karl Moritz (1838 - 1903) Engineer

SUMMARY OF (KARL) MORITZ IMMISCH'S LIFE, WORK & INVENTIONS

Moritz Immisch was born 'Karl Moritz Immisch' on 12th March 1838 in Niederschmon (near Querfurt, Germany) - the son of August Christian Von Immisch (& Anna Regina), of Thuringia, Germany. After graduating from university he moved to London/England in the early 1860s, and later married a young English lady Emma Welch at St John's Church, Marylebone, London, England, in 1876. [Moritz's brother Bernhard Theodore Immisch also came to England - marrying and settling in Hull - and was an engineer.]

In one of his obituaries it stated - 'As an employer, his decease will be regretted by the many men who passed through the Malden Works, and who - scattered all over the world - will think kindly of this large-hearted burly man, unapproachable today, yet ready tomorrow to appreciate merit and loyalty'. 'The world has lost one of the earliest pioneers in the development of electric power. A born inventor; his mind teemed with ideas..'.(ref. The Electrical Review, Vol.53. No.1348, Sept.25, 1903 ~ Moritz Immisch's Obituary)

Although Moritz was originally German and raised in the German church, his English wife Emma was an Anglican and their children (who were born in England) were British subjects and members of the Church of England. It thus came as no surprise that Moritz himself became eventually a British subject after being officially naturalised in 1896. (National Archives Catalogue HO 144/393/B21138). [London residence][1]

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Karl Moritz Immisch's Timeline

1838
March 12, 1838
Germany
1876
1876
Age 37
London, England
1879
1879
Age 40
1881
1881
Age 42
Owthorne, York, England
1903
September 20, 1903
Age 65
London, England