Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. Karl Emil Nabholz was born in Reutlingen Germany, on 3 May 1856. Following the failure of his father's flax-spinning mill, the family moved to Zurich, where Karl Emil received his education. At the age of sixteen, he obtained a job in England at the Hexthorpe Railway Wagon and Ironworks, Doncaster. He subsequently worked in Barrow-in-Furness and Darlington, before becoming an assistant in the engineering department of Kennan & Sons, Dublin, in 1878. In 1882 he entered the service of the Commissioners of Irish Lights under WILLIAM DOUGLASS WILLIAM DOUGLASS . In June 1891 he was promoted to the post of assistant engineer, which he held until his death from typhoid on 24 May 1894.


All information in this entry is from Min.Proc.Inst.CE 120 (1894-95) Pt. II, 372-3.