Widmann, Johann Jakob

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Widmann, Johann Jakob Gender: M
born on 30 January 1799 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Heilbronn, Germany, 49n08, 9e13
Timezone LMT m9e13 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 10°20' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°43 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°30'

Johann Jakob Widmann (His paper machine factory in Neckargartach)


German businessman, an entrepreneur who founded the German paper machine industry. From 1830 to 1850, he had more than 50 paper machines built to his own design and set up throughout Europe. His model was also successfully copied by others. Widmann founded the Widmann paper machine factory in the Widmann valley in Neckargartach, which was later named after him. He emigrated to America on 22 August 1849 after the bankruptcy and foreclosure of his property. He died there in 1876.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



  • Social : Begin Travel 22 August 1849 (Emigrated to USA)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1876

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (Heilbronn, 1799, page 217): "geb. . 30 Janr früh 4- Uhr" (born 30 January at 4 o'clock in the morning).


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator