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Albert J. Jehle

Albert Joseph Jehle was born in Switzerland on February 27, 1917, the son of Mary and Albert J. Jehle Sr. The family emigrated to the US in 1923 and settled in Philadelphia where Albert Sr. found employment as a sheetmetal worker. Albert Jr. received his undergraduate degree from Yale in 1935 and his Master's Degree in 1937 (lettering in basketball), then worked in Philadelphia as a lab technician. He remained in Philadelphia at least as late as 1958, but later lived in Yardley and Langhorne, Pennsylvania. He patented a hypodermic needle assembly in 1993.
He was also the engineer for construction of the original walkthrough heart design at the Franklin institute in Philadelphia. The exhibit cost $40,000 to build, mostly of wood and papier mache, and opened to the public in 1954.

On January 10, 1972, a notice published in the Bucks County Courier Times stated that "mineralogist Albert Jehle will speak on ‘Jade'…sponsored by the Bucks County Earth Society." Judging by the prices marked on his labels, it appears that he was a parttime dealer in mineral specimens.

He died at the age of 92 on September 9, 2009, in Holicong, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Social Secrity Death Index.
U.S. Federal Census 1930.
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