KAEDING, Henry B.
KAEDING, Henry Barroilhet (1877-1913) was born in San Francisco, the son of Charles V. Kaeding, one of the city's pioneer merchants, and Frances Caroline Ladd. He attended the California School of Mechanical Arts. [The seven mechanical arts were: weaving, blacksmithing, war, navigation, agriculture, hunting, medicine, and the ars theatrica.] Kaeding became interested in chemistry and mining and became a mining engineer.
Kaeding became friends with ornithologist, Chester Barlow, who led Kaeding to join the Condor Ornithological Club in 1895. In 1908 he authored the first ten-year index to The Condor.
Kaeding's younger brother was Charles Deering Kaeding (1880-1942), and he too collected in Lower California.
Kaeding died in Los Angeles on June 13, 1913. He was 36 years old.
Kaeding Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa kaeding), a petrel in Lower California, is named in his honor.
Henry B. Kaeding =  Mary Catherine Hubbard
- 1. Katherine G. Kaeding (1901-1985)
- 2. Helen Elizabeth Kaeding (1902- )
- 3. Margaret E. Kaeding (1905-1983)
Kaeding collected on:
- ISLA GUADALUPE (1897)
- ISLA NATIVIDAD (1897)
- ISLAS SAN BENITO (1896, 1897)
- ISLA SAN GERONIMO (1897)
- ISLA SAN MARTIN (1897)
- ISLA TODOS SANTOS (1897)
- 1903. Kaeding, Henry B. Bird Life on the Farallone Islands The Condor 5(5):121-127, September-October, 1903
- 1905. Kaeding, Henry B. Birds from the West Coast of Lower California and Adjacent Islands The Condor 7(5 ):134-138, September-October, 1905
- 1913. Mailliard, Joseph Henry B. Kaeding The Condor 15(6):191-193, November-December, 1913
In the News~
February 1897 [The Nidiologist 4(6):67]: “Mr. A. W. Anthony has sailed from San Diego on a five months collecting cruise in Mexican waters. He will visit this time a number of islands in the Gulf of California. He is accompanied on the expedition by Richard C. McGregor of Palo Alto and H. B. Kaeding of San Francisco. Some excellent work no doubt will be accomplished.”
November 29, 1900 [Santa Cruz Sentinel]: “An interesting incident connected with the wedding of Henry B. Kaeding and Mary C. Hubbard, formerly of Santa Cruz, at Nagasaki, was that the wedding ring was made of pure gold with no alloy. One-third of the gold came from Chitabalbe, one-third from Taibaworie, and one-third from Kuk-song-dong, the three gold producing mines of Korea. The gold was bought by the groom, who hammered it into ring shape. He then took it to Nagasaki where it was trued and polished. It had a handsome dead gold finish and was the size of two ordinary wedding rings.”
|Isla Guadalupe||H. B. Kaeding||WFVZ||March 25, 1897||WFVZ-76049||Oceanodroma macrodactyla||Eggs|
|Isla Natividad||C. D. Kaeding||CAS||April 9, 1897||CAS-43408||Puffinus opisthomelas||Birds|
- 1897. KAEDING, H. B. In Mexican Waters. Success of the Anthony—Kaeding—McGregor Expedition “ ...'Under date of April 10, writing from Natividad Island, he says: 'Today I collected over a hundred sets with parents of Black-vented Shearwater, the eggs heretofore unknown.' ” The Nidologist 4(9):109 May 1897
ISLAS SAN BENITO
|Islas San Benito||C. D. Kaeding||CAS||July 22, 1896||CAS-43468||Oceanodroma melania||Birds|
|Islas San Benito||C. D. Kaeding||CAS||July 22, 1896||CAS-43469||Oceanodroma melania||Birds|
|Islas San Benito||C. D. Kaeding||CAS||July 24, 1896||CAS-43466||Oceanodroma leucorhoa chapmani||Birds|
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|Islas San Benito||C. D. Kaeding||WFVZ||May 2, 1897||WFVZ-204594||Sula sula||Eggs|
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|Islas San Benito||C. D. Kaeding||CAS||July 12, 1897||CAS-43444||Oceanodroma microsoma||Birds|
ISLA SAN GERONIMO
|Isla San Geronimo||H. B. Kaeding||CAS||March 15, 1897||CAS-43077||Ptychoramphus aleuticus aleuticus||Birds|
|Isla San Geronimo||H. B. Kaeding||CAS||March 15, 1897||CAS-43085||Ptychoramphus aleuticus aleuticus||Birds|
ISLA SAN MARTIN
- 1897. KAEDING, H. B. In Mexican Waters. Success of the Anthony—Kaeding—McGregor Expedition “ ...'Reached San Martin's yesterday morning and found about the same birds, besodes Ospreys, etc. Tooa a few sets, six of them Ospreys. There being no trees they nest on the ground every ghundred yards or so, but it is too early. There are two Pelican rookeries here, one of them one and a half miles long by a mile broad, and you can't lay down a six-foot stick anywhere without striking a nest or two.' ” The Nidologist 4(9):109 May 1897
ISLA TODOS SANTOS
- 1897. KAEDING, H. B. In Mexican Waters. Success of the Anthony—Kaeding—McGregor Expedition “ ...Writing from San Martin's Island on March 13, he [H.B. Kaeding] says: 'Our first stop was at Todos Santos Island, but we didn't get anything very rare. The first take I made was a set of three and both parents of Bald Eagle, and then I laid in a basket full of Heerman's Gulls, Black Turnstones, Black and Frazar's Oyster-catchers. I got fifteen Black Turnstones with one shot.' ” The Nidologist 4(9):109 May 1897