|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
Frederick Erdman was born in Pennsylvania around 1791. He became noted engineer and builder, working on the construction, repair, and expansion of the Fairmount dam and water works. He also built at least four water works systems.
Erdman died April 4, 1862 in Philadelphia.
|Frederick Erdman's Water Works Experience|
|Philadelphia||PA||1820-1821||Worked on Fair Mount water works and expansions in 1840-1841 and
|Lancaster||PA||1836-1837||Designed and built water works|
|Harrisburg||PA||1839-1841||Designed and built water works
|Frederick||MD||1844-1845||Designed and built new water works|
||Designed and built water works|
||Designed new water works, which were too expensive
1823 Report of the Watering Committee to the Select and Common Councils of the City of Philadelphia. Read January 9, 1823
Page 10: Fair Mount water works. Mr. Frederick Erdman, the carpenter, also deserve particular notice, fo rhis part of the work, which has been most faithfully done, and to our entire satisfaction.
of the Works and Annual Report of the Chief Engineer of the Water
Department of the City of Philadelphia, February 9, 1860.
Pages 23-24: Of all the persons who ever engaged upon the construction of these works, there is probably not one now living, except Mr. Frederick Erdman, who was again employed upon their enlargement during the last summer.
1862 Frederick Erdman grave
of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical
Sketches, by J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope
Page 745: Towers, Michael. in the years 1841-43 he was engaged in the reconstruction of the Fairmount dam, Philadelphia, - a work undertaken by himself and Frederick Erdman, a master-builders of considerable note in his day.
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