Weinpahl, Justice (Justus/Augustav/Gustav)
(c 1833-1900) born Prussia, Germany, India Wharf, liquor 1865-1870
Source: 1870 Brooklyn directory - liquor dealers in Red Hook
Under the heading LIQUORS (SEE ALSO ALE AND PORTER) Weinpahl, J. C., Atlantic docks c. India Wf
Justice Weinpahl born in Prussia c 1833, served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and
had a liqueur business at the Atlantic Docks on India Wharf as early as 1865. He was listed at India Wharf as
late as 1870. By 1876 he was listed at 99 President street. His home address was 97 President.
He died in
Brooklyn in 1900. None of his childen appear to have followed him into the liquor business.
Justus Weinphal's decedent, Tori Brovet,
contacted me in December 2014 and corroborated
some of the information
I had and provided some additional information.
Birth: Prussia circa 1833.
He had a brother William C. who served in the civil
War with Justus (Tori Brovet).
Marriage: Minnie (Wilhelmina) Kreuger (Tori Brovet)
1880: Harrison Street, Wm. Weinphal 50, laborer,
Minna Weinphal 45,
Emma Weinphal 12,
Wm. Weinphal 9,
Louis Weinphal 5,
Edw. Weinphal 3
Probate: 1892 Minna Weinphal of Brooklyn widow of
William C Weinphal 19 Febraury 1892, died of Dropsey of the stomach,
personal property $210.
Children: Charles Weinphal Norwich Conn.,
Mary Weinphal and Sophie Weinphal of Brooklyn, all three full age,
Emmie, age 14,
William, age 11,
Louis, age seven, Fredricka age 3 months.
Minna died in 1894. I have her death certificate, which
is partially unreadable, but I can make out rheumatism and pneumonia
among the causes. According to Green-wood Cemetery's website, a Julia
Weinpahl was buried in her plot on the same day Minna was. I can find
no other record for Julia, so I'm guessing she was a young child or
infant and buried with her mother, Minna.
Military Service Civil War:
Age at enlistment: 28,
Enlistment Date: 16 May 1861,
Rank at enlistment: Private,
Enlistment Place: Washington, DC,
State Served: New York,
Survived the War?: Yes,
Service Record: Enlisted in Company B, New York 5th Infantry Regiment on 16 May 1861,
Mustered out on 07 Aug 1861 at New York, NY.,
Birth Date: abt 1833,
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
- Matilda, c 1868, see Otto.
Died 1954 single.
- Minnie, c 1870, see Otto Died 1964, single (Tori Brovet)
- Charles, c 1872 Died 1906 (Tori Brovet). Married with several children.
Children: Edyth, Justus C, Jane
1900 Ward 22, 7th ave., Charles Weinphal 28, salesman,
Maud Weinphal 24,
Edyth Weinphal 4,
Justus Weinphal 2,
Jane Weinphal 1,
Justus Weinphal 23, brother, clerk.
1905: A.D. 07, E.D. 34, Warehouse ave., Weinpahl,
Charles, 33, clerk,
(Charles died of suicide, possibly related to financial losses.
It made the newspaper, which is how I know. I can tell from Google that he was also
involved in a court case against his brother-in-law Otto Peterson. (Tori Brovet))
Brooklyn Eagle, 7 Aug 1906: Charles Weinphal age 34,
Railroad Avenue Coney Island, employed my Dreamland, wife and six children
committed suicide at home by shooting himself.
The heat was stated as a posible cause.
"He was at one time worth considerable money and owned
several saloons on Fifth avenue" (in Brooklyn).
He had worked as a waiter for Louis Stauch. He later went to work
for Dreamland rising from a
"a place in the office."
(Note: Dreamland was an amusement park at Coney Island for 1904 to 1911.
It contained primarily freak shows.
"DEAD AMONG HIS CHILDREN
Brain of an Employee of Dreamland Affected by the Heat
Charles Weinpahl, 34 years old of 2808 Railroad avenue, Coney Island killed himself yesterday
among his six young children. He was employed
at Dreamland. About 3 o'clock in the afternoon he asked Manager Bottling for permission to
take the day off. He then went home and sat in the fornt
room by the open window. Several of his children were playing about.
Towards 5 o'clock his wife was busy in the kitchen cooking supper.
She heard the children suddenly cry out
There was the sharp crack of a shot.
She hurried in Her husband la still by the window with a bullet hole in his temple.
Coroner Hartung said that the suicide seemed due to aberration caused by the heat.
According to his brother in law Frederick Moran, Weinpahl was formerly well to do.
He inherited money and had a home in
Fifth ave and First street, Brooklyn. When he lost all he went to work in Coney Island."
(The New York Sun, 07 August 1906)
Inmates Orphans Asylum Society of
the City of Brooklyn, Atlantic ave.,
Justice Weinfahl 12,
Joseph Weinpahl 6,
Charles Weinpahl 9,
Jennie Weinpahl 10
- Otto, c 1875 Died 1949 (Tori Brovet). Single.
In 1895 Otto was a member of the Prospect Wheelmen biking club.
In the 1897 Otto raced in a two mile tandem handicap for the Logan Wheelers.
In 1900 he was president of the Logan Wheelmen.
He was also a competitive bowler.
1900 Census: Ward 22, 10th street, Matilda Weinpahl 37,
Wilhemina Weinpahl 30, millinery,
Otto Weinpahl 25, stenographer & ??
1920 Census: Brooklyn District 18, Otto Weinpahl 43, salesman,
Mathilda Weinpahl 51, sister, none,
Minnie Weinpahl 50, sister, millinery own shop,
William F Weinpahl 31, brother, wid., auditor publishing house,
Frances E Weinpahl 7, niece,
Elise A Weinpahl 6, niece.
1930 census: Otto Weinpahl 54, cannot read occupation maybe commercial salesman ------, 5517 ave N, Brooklyn,
Matilda Weinpahl 62,
Minnie Weinpahl 62
1940: Otto Weinpahl M 64 New York
sister, Mathilda Weinpahl F 72 New York
sister, Wilhelmine Weinpahl F 70 New York
1949: Death of Otto Weinpahl September 18th survived by
his sisters, Matilda, Wilhelmina, and Mrs. Otto Peterson, and
two brothers, Justus C. and William. Home 776 E 32nd street.
- Justus G. (Gus), circa 1877, see Charles above
He was a boarder age 34, in the 1910 census
(I found an article about Gus and his career as a baseball player. Looks like
he spent several years in teams in Brooklyn and Long Island, and played
for Ned Hanlon. (Tori Brovet))
- Laura M. 1879. Died 1968 (married Otto Peterson. (Tori Brovet) )
- William Fredrick (Willie) circa 1888, see Otto
Died 1977 (Tori Brovet)
Elise Augusta Brunjes (b. 1892) parents Arend Brunjes and Minnie Hupppler (Tori Brovet).
Wm F Weinpahl,
Marriage Date: 19 Apr 1911,
Marriage Place: Kings, New York, USA,
Spouse: Elise A Brunjes,
Certificate Number: 3430
Death of Elise Augusta Brunjes Weinphal,
Find a Grave
had two daughters: Frances E born 21 January
1912 in Brooklyn (Frances Weinpahl Miller
21 Jan 1912 Brooklyn Kings, New York
Apr 1978), and Elise (Elise S Chambers
[Elsie W Shields]
[Elise S Weinpahl]
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1913
Birth Place: Roselle Unio, New Jersey
Death Date: Aug 1993
Claim Date: 20 May 1975
Father: William F Weinpahl
Mother: Elise A Brunjes
Type of Claim: Duplicate request; evidence of identity only submitted.
Notes: 15 Apr 1980: Name listed as ELISE S CHAMBERS; 09 May 1975: Name listed as ELSIE W SHIELDS).
1915: Borough of Roselle, New Jersey,
William Weinpahl, 26, clerk,
Elise Weinpahl 23,
Frances Weinpahl 3,
Elise Weinpahl, 1
Otto Weinpahl 43,
Mathilda Weinpahl 51,
Minnie Weinpahl 50,
William F Weinpahl 31, Auditor Publishing house,
Frances E Weinpahl 7,
Elise A Weinpahl 6
1940: Cranford, New Jersey,
William Weinpahl 51, salesman,
Sarah Weinpahl 47
Elsie Weinpahl 26
1865 and 1866 tax: Weinphal, Justice C, India Wharf and Atlantic dock Retail dealer in liquor
1866: Excise licenses approved - "Aug. Wimbahl", India Wharf and Atlantic Dock
1867: HOUSE TO LET TO LET OR FOR SALE - A family going to Europe wish to let a furnished 3 story, high stoop
brick house, with all modern improvements flower and vegetable garden connect,
5 minutes from the ferries, 99 President St.
Note: No immigration information on either Ancestry.com or the Castle Gardens web site to indicate the
Weinpahls went to Europe and returned.
1870: Weinpahl, J. C. Atlantic Docks c India wf
1868: Two rooms on the top floor of 97 President street "To Let"
1869: Justus Weinpahl
Residence Year: 1869
Street Address: President
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1869
1872, 1873: Weinpahl, Augustus, C. liquors, 117 Beekman, N. Y., home 79 President street.
1876, 1877: 99 President street, liquors.
1880 Census: President street Justice Weinpahl 47, liquor born Prussia,
Minnie Weinpahl 34,
Matilda Weinpahl 12,
Minnie Weinpahl 10,
Charles Weinpahl 8,
Otto Weinpahl 5,
Justice Weinpahl 3,
Laura Weinpahl 1
Fifth ave n w cor Carroll st 20x92 h&L Eliza Smith widow to Justus C Weinpahl $17,000
1892 Census: Brooklyn, Ward 22, E.D. 16 "Paul" Weinpahel age 59, Germany, liquors,
Charles 20, perfumery, Otto 17, metal,
Justes, 15, Harry 11, Willie 3, Mathilda 24,
Minnie, 22 Laura 13
1894: Death of Minnie Weinpahl - 1894 - Weinpahl Minna 47 y Apr 22 1894 5920 Kings -
buried Greenwood. See Marriage above.
Weinpahl - sSnday April 22 Minna beloved wife of Justus C Weinpahl in her 48th year 369 Second street, Brooklyn
In 1896, Justus married Charlotte H W Meyer in Hoboken.
In October 2018 Paula Meyer wrote that she was a descendent of Charlette J. W. Meyer Hommert
and her first husband Alex Hommert.
U. S Dutch Reformed Church Hoboken, Marriage Records, Pastor Dr. Johann Rudolph
9 July 1896 Weinpahl & Meyer [verh. Hommert] Charlotte J. W. H.
*8 February 1833 Erfurt,
Meyer [vehr. Hommert] Charlotte J W H
& Weinphal Justus Carl
*3 June 1832 Westfalen
Knocke Fr. Lillie
Hoboken Pfarrhaus 6 p. m.
Justus Karl Weinphal of Brooklyn born 8 February 1833 in Erfurt son of karl and Julia
born N--le to Charotte J. W. Hommert born Meyer 3 June 1832 in Westfallen, to Karl Drietes and Caroline born
nee _irt--- witnesses Karl Weinphal and Lille Knocke 9 Oct 1896
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
German Evangelical Church
1898: SEVENTH AVE s.w. cor Second St. 20x80 Richard S Hager to Justus C Weinpahl mort $12,000
Justus C. Weinpahl
Birth Date: abt 1833,
Death Date: 4 May 1900,
Death Place: New York, New York,
Certificate Number: 8912,
He died in 1900.
I don't know if there was infighting over his will. I found a copy of it
on FamilySearch, and it seems pretty boilerplate. My great-grandfather W F was
only 12, still a minor, so he is provided for in it. Given the
many notices about the will that appeared about it in the papers,
I suspect there might have been a protracted struggle.
"Justin" Weinphal a member of Clarence D. MacKenzie
Post No. 399(?) died at his late residence 369 Second Place last week May 13, 1900.
He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery. Grand Army News.(BE)
Weinpahl, On May 4, 1900 at his residence 369 Second Street Justus C. Weinpahl in his 68th year.
July 1900 any one having claims against Justice Weinpahl was asked by Charlotte Weinpahl and the court
to state their claims.
Charlotte Weinpahl was listed in the Civil War Pension Index as the widow of Justus (Gustave) Weinpahl.
1900: Probate - Justus C Weinpahl - died May 4 , 1900 -
petitioner Charlotte J Weinpahl - property value real estate, $5,000 personal
thirty -------- person entitled to any portion of the estate:
Charlotte J Weinpahl, 369 Second Street widow,
William F Weinpahl, same address son,
Laura M Weinpahl same address daughter,
Justus C Weinpahl, same address son,
Charles H Weinpahl 500 Second Street, son,
Justus C Weinpahl 500 Second street, grandson
Benjamin Wingrove 492 Broadway Long Island City, Queens no relation.
Also listed were Mathilda Weinpahl a daughter at 495 10th street,
Wilhelmina Weinpahl a daughter same address, Otto Weinpahl same address son,
all of full age and sound mind "except" Henry C and William F. "infants"
Will was made April 12, 190 - not included in probate papers.
There was a basement apartment at 97 President in 1902.
1903: County Court, Kings, Metropolitan Life Insurance co.
against George H Magill and Sarah J Magill his wife Richard S Hager and Clara
Louise Hager his wife;
Charlotte J Weinpahl and Benjamin Wingrove as executors of the will and testament of
Justus C Weinpahl deceased;
Charlotter J Weinpahl widow of Justus, William F Weinpahl, Laura W Peterson wife of Otto F Peterson,
Justus C Weinpahl,
Charles H Weinpahl , Matilda Weinpahl, Willhelmia, Otto, Hanry C Weinpahl, only children of Justus Weinpahl
and more including spouses and grandchildren.
April 24th 1903 (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
1906: Charlotte Weinpahl, U S citizen,
Arrival Date: 25 Sep 1906
Birth Date: abt 1832
Port of Departure: Bremen
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Kronprinz Wilhelm
1910 Census: 18th street, Ward 22, Brooklyn,
Charlote J Weinpal F 77y widow, 5 children 2 still living,
Lilly E Knoke F 45y New Jersey
Fredrick Knoke M 19y New York
Liley Knoke 51
Charlatte Weinpahl 83, mother
18th Street, Brooklyn,
Charlotte Weinpahl 87, widow, none,
Lillian Knoke 55, daughter, seamstress
In Greenwood Cemetery:
WEINPAHL CHARLES 1906-08-09 28530 204 (Weinpahl Chas 34 y Aug 6 1906 15734 Kings)
WEINPAHL ELISE A. 1918-11-02 28530 204 (Weinpahl Elise A 26 y Oct 30 1918 26918 Kings)
WEINPAHL JULIA L. 1894-04-25 28530 204
WEINPAHL JUSTUS C. 1900-05-07 28530 204 (Weinpahl Justus C 67 y May 4 1900 8912 Kings)
WEINPAHL MATILDA E. 1954-03-27 28530 204
WEINPAHL MINNA 1894-04-25 28530 204 (Weinpahl Minna 47 y Apr 22 1894 5920 Kings)
WEINPAHL OTTO M. 1949-09-21 28530 204
WEINPAHL WILHELMINE 1964-07-20 28530 204
Weinpahl, Carlotta, Death: Jan., 1926
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 8899, Section 127
WEINPAHL CHARLOTTE HOMMERT 1926-01-19 8899 127
Weinpahl Charlotte H 93 y Jan 16 1926 1388 Kings
Maiden Name: Hommert,
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1832,
Birth Place: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany,
Death Date: 16 Jan 1926,
Death Place: Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America,
Cemetery: Green-Wood Cemetery,
Burial or Cremation Place: Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America
Why is she not buried with the rest of the family? The step mother!!
NYC DEATH INDEX
Weinpahl Caroline 1 m May 1 1870 2907 Kings
Weinpahl Margaret 63 y Apr 2 1937 8020 Kings
Weinpahl Marjorie L 10 m Apr 25 1904 8913 Kings (WEINPAHL MARJORIE L. 1904-04-27 21562 D)
Weinpahl Mary L 83 y Apr 11 1942 7663 Kings (WEINPAHL MARY L. 1942-04-14 21562 D) (WEINPAHL
WILLIAM 1882-02-22 21562 D)
Weinpahl William 60 y Jan 17 1932 1299 Kings (WEINPAHL WILLIAM CHARLES 1932-01-21 37346 129)
Weinpahl Wilhelmina C 85 y Jan 4 1921 469 Kings (WEINPAHL WILHELMINA C. 1921-01-07 21562 D)
Weinpahl William - Feb 20 1882 2292 Kings
In March 1901 369 Second Street was listed as a two story stone front house.
More from Tori Brovet
Otto, Tillie, and Minnie never married. Instead they shared a house together.
My mother remembers hearing W F talk about Tillie and Minnie, and I think she
may have met them once.
More on Charlotte Meyer Hommert Westpahl:
He never mentioned Charles, or the fact that he had lost both parents so young.
W F eventually married my great-grandmother, Elise Augusta Brunjes (b. 1892).
Her parents were Arend Brunjes and Minnie Huppler.
Elise died in 1918, of pneumonia related to the Spanish influenza epidemic.
She left two young daughters: Frances and Elise (my grandmother).
1855: New York Ward 6,
Alexander Hommert 27, porter,
Charlotte Hommert 25
1860: Hoboken Ward 2,
Alexander Hommert 32, porter, Prussia
Charlotte Hommert 28
Louisa Hommert 3, New Jersey,
Llerdera Hommert 8/12. New Jersey
1875: City directory, 211 Willow, Hoboken,
Charlotte Hommert, widow of Alexander
Allen Street, New York,
Charlotte Hommert 48, widowed, born Westphalia,
Louisa Hommert 23, seamstress,
Lilly Hommert 15,
and three lodgers