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Today in Labour History

27 October 1927
Friedrich Schweppe (L)

Migrant Workers

Friedrich Schweppe (born 1839, died 27 October 1927),  a German migrant worker, was a highly estimated fireman-gang leader in the brickyard of mr Tichelaar in the Dutch village Loppersum, province of Groningen. In 1891 Schweppe received a silver spoon with inscription from his grateful employer to thank him for 25 years of loyal service.

Life stories, employment records and other data of North European migrant workers in the brickyards are documented in the database Lippische Ziegler (in German).

More info: Schweppes Spoon, Database Brickmakers in Lippe