FREDERICK JOHN HINNERS - An important owner of garages in The Bronx is Frederick John Hinners, who was born
September 19, 1884, at No. 1882 Park Avenue, New York City. He is of German antecedents. John Frederick Hinners,
his father, was born November 5, 1851, in Hanover, Germany, and came to New York at fourteen years of age. He established
in 1882 a grocery at No. 1882 Park Avenue, and this business he conducted successfully until his final retirement
from active life in 1888. He enlisted in the National Guard of the State, July 21, 1879, and served for five years
in the Second Battery, First Division. He died July 8, 1909. Margaret Bruck Hinners, the mother of Mr. Hinners,
was born in New York City on November 10, 1861, and died August 1, 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Hinners are the parents of
two children: Frederick John Hinners, of whom further, and Harold Bruck Hinners, who lives in Pelham.
Frederick John Hinners was educated in the schools of New York City. He was graduated from Public School No. 85
in 1899, and attended the Morris High School for three years. He sold newspapers while he was at school, taking
a station at the lower end of The Bronx, and was one of the first newsboys there. Leaving school, he worked for
the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. Meanwhile he took up electrical engineering at the Cooper Union
Institute. He continued to work for the railroad until 1907, when he engaged in electrical engineering and contracting
on his own account. This continued until 1912, when Mr. Hinners opened the Mott Haven Garage Company, Incorporated,
with the third garage in The Bronx south of One Hundred and Forty ninth Street. Mr. Hinners is president of this
company; he is vice president and general manager of the Garage Supply Company; and part owner of the Mott Haven
Sales Company. He finds his most pleasurable is in traveling and sight seeing. He s vice president of the Associated
Garage Proprietors of New York State; a member of The Bronx Grand Jury, and of the Business Men's Protective League,
and of the Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church at One Hundred and Thirty seventh Street and Brown's Place.
Mr. Hinners was married, June 10, 1908, in The Bronx, to Anna Katherine Marie Indorf, daughter of John P. Indorf,
a grocer, now living in retirement; and of Marie Dora (Luderman) Indorf. Mr. and Mrs. Dinners are the parents of
one son and one daughter: Herbert Frederick, born March 2, 1911; and Dorothy Marie, born July 13, 1919, and died
November 10, 1923. The business address of Mr. Henners is No. 279 East One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Street. His
house address is No. 3332 Eastchester Road, The Bronx.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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