Elias Marken Recher

Elias Marken Recher

Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
Death 14 Apr 1887 (aged 58)
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
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In the death of Mr. E. M. Recher, which occurred on Thursday night of last week, April 14, our town has lost one of its most amiable, honorable, and highly respected of its citizens, and it has elicited an almost universal expression of sympathy and regret.

Born in Wolfsville, Frederick County, in December, 1828, he married in 1856 Miss Mary Wolf of that place, and removing to Hagerstown opened a photographic establishment, which he conducted with skill to the time of his death, and which for the present is continued by his oldest sons, of whom four survive. These are his only remaining children, two sons and a daughter as well as his wife preceding him to the grave from the same cause which ended his own life--consumption.

Mr. Recher was not only a respected member of society but was connected with the Knights of Honor and the Royal Arcanum, from which associations his sons will receive at once the handsome sum of $5,000, in addition to other insurance investments. A committee from each of these societies attended the funeral on Saturday afternoon. Religious services, conducted by Rev. J. W. Santee, assisted by Rev. J. S. Keiffer, were held at his late home and his remains were deposited in Rose Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers were William Gassman, Harry Schriver, J. M. Bayer, J. C. Hoffman, W. H. McCardell and M. S. Barber.

Published in the Hagerstown Mail 22 Apr 1887; reprint courtesy of Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, Md.

Note: E. M. Recher took many well-known photographs of battlefield sites at Antietam, as well as portraits of officers and soldiers. His battlefield views were taken as stereographs and have been published widely in works dealing with the Civil War in western Maryland. A younger Hagerstown photographer, B. W. T. Phreaner, learned his trade in Recher's employ.

Steven Recker's "Virtual Antietam" includes five examples of stereoviews by Recher.

He also made many stereoview photographs of western Maryland scenery, including PenMar Park, in the employ of the Western Maryland Railroad, but his bread and butter, in addition to stereoviews, was studio portraiture in the form of cartes de visite and cabinet card photographs.

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