SOVEREL, HERBERT FREMONT

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Herbert Fremont Soverel (1861-1924),  was born in 1861 at East Orange, New Jersey, son of Matthew Mathias W. Soverel (1816-1897), and Martha Maria Scofield Soverel (1829-1887). His family owned the Springdale Lake Ice Company. His family were direct descendants of John Wright (1746-), born in Scotland but came to America and fought in the Revolutionary War. 

Fig. Herbert F. Soverel correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked April 17, 1882, franked by Scott #207. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.


Fig. Herbert F. Soverel correspondence with the Chapman Brothers postmarked May 23, 1882, franked by Scott #207. Courtesy Lupia Numismatic Library, Special Collection, The Chapman Family Correspondence Archive.

In 1883, graduated Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.

In 1883, he was elected a resident member of the ANS.


He married Margaret Becker (1867-1940?). They had two daughters Agnes (1900-1994), and Lillian.


In 1890, Herbert F. Soverel began a blueprint printing company, The Newark Blue Print Company, 210 Market Street, Newark, New Jersey.

He was a member of the ANA.

The 1910 U. S. Census lists him living at 111 Garfield Place, South Orange, New Jersey.

Soverell's advertisement in the 1922 Orange City Directory.


On October 23, 1913, he sold his coin collection of 615 lots of rare copper cents and Hard Times Tokens through the Wayte Raymond, United States Coin Company, Sale #8.

He died of heart disease on July 25, 1924, at his summer home at Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.


For Bibliography see below this advertisement.


Auction :

Catalogue of a Collection of United States Cents: Including Beautiful Specimens of 1793 and the Finest 1799 Ever Offered at Auction, Together with a ... Herbert F. Soverel and Some Rare Hard Times Tokens, October 23, 1913, United States Coin Company.

Bibliography :

American Journal of Numismatics (1883) : 91
The Numismatist, November (1912) : 408
South Orange Record, July 26, 1924, obit
The Numismatist, December (1924) : 754 Obit
John Weston Adams, United States Numismatic Literature, Volume 2



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