Kleindeutschland and the Lower East Side, Manhattan - Notables

New York City - Lower East Side Theaters - Lower East Side Beer Halls - Streets - Kleindeutschland Notables - Peter Goehle - Catherine Furst Scharzmeier Lindemann -

Valentine Bauer and his wife Julia and brother Charles Bauer and Annie Bauer - 357 and 361 Bowery

Annie Bauer paid $666.67 to the state of New York for a liquor tax certificate on July 13, 1896 for business to be carried out at 361 Bowery and 48 East 4th street.

1876 and 1877: Thomas Reilly 361 Bowery liquors - h 224 21st street - In 1877 Edward Scully liquors at 361 Bowery home 56 First street

1880: 35-, Bowery, Valentine Bauer 28, saloon, keeper, born Bavaaria, Julia Bauer 24, wife, Emile Bauer 3, son, Julia Bauer 3/12, daughter, Charles Bauer 24, brother, bartender, born New York

1881: 48 E. 4th street, brick building

1894: Democratic Party Member Charles Bauer 361 Bowery 7th district 433

1884: Real Estate leases Viney, Charles to Valentine Bauer No. 357 Bowery 5 years, $3,000

1898 Charles Bauer 361 Bowery (Valentine Bauer was at 357 Bowry)

1898: Directory of liquor tax holders listed: Annie Bauer 361 Bowery, Charles 811 6th ave and Julia 359 Bowery

1898: March 1, LOTS 210and 202 Map of Section A Vyse estate: Valentine Bauer to Julia Bauer

1900: Chas Bauer liquors 361 Bowery

1900: 6th ave., Chas Baur Head M 44 Germany, married 16 years, imm 1873, hotel proprietor, Mary Baur Wife F 37 New York, 5 children 4 living, George Baur Son M 14 New York, Phillip Baur Son M 10 New York, Herbert Baur Son M 7 New York, Atmound Baur Son M 0 New York, Herman Votsck Servant M 30 Switzerland, servant, bar keeper, Patrick Collins Servant M 51 Ireland, servant, John Byrns Servant M 22 New York, servant, domestic servant, John Sheen Lodger M 37 Germany, broader, Louis Rosse Lodger M 34 Germany, broader David Ellis Lodger M 44 New York, broader William Dwyer Lodger M 55 New York, broader August F-Nke Lodger M 28 Germany, broader F--Ricka Nultz Lodger F 74 Germany, broader Julius Hamilton Lodger M 35 Penn, broader

1905: Vauer, Valentine, age 54 orn Germany, hotle keeper, Julia, wife, age 47, Ottilia daughter age 21, sales lady dry goods, and Martha daughter age 20

1906: Annie Bauer 361 Bowery 46 E. Forth st (Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York)

1908: Charles Bauer Washington Heights Bottling co.

"The Washington Heights Bottling Co, has been organized and incorporated with $15,000 capital, by Charles Bauer, 361 Bowery, A. D. Ward, 3m St. Nicholas Avenue, and James Page." (Carbonic Acid: Engineering; Chemistry, Construction as Applied ..., Volumes 7-8)

1917 Charles 361 Bowery

1915: Bauer Annie 361 Bowery (Annual Report of the State Commissioner of Excise)

1919: Ernest C. H. Bauer 361 Bowery New York (Legislative Documents, Volume 5)

1879: Valentine Bauer, Marriage 17 Apr 1879, Manhattan, New York, USA, Spouse: Julia Reiff, Certificate Number: 2025

Valentine Bauer Marriage 17 Apr 1879 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age 27 Birth Year (Estimated) 1852 Birthplace Steinbach, Rhine, Bavaria, Gy Father's Name Philip Bauer Mother's Name Jacobina Schneider Spouse's Name Marie Reiff Spouse's Gender Female Spouse's Age 23 Spouse's Marital Status Single Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1856 Spouse's Birthplace New York City Spouse's Father's Name Gerhard Reiff Spouse's Mother's Name Marie Katharine Koppen

Death of Valentine: Valentine Bauer 17 Aug 1926 Queens, New York, Age 74 Marital Status Unknown Birth Year (Estimated) 1852 Father's Name Fred Mother's Name Josphine Snyder Spouse's Name Julia Bauer

1883: Charles Bauer Event Type Marriage Event Date 30 Aug 1883 Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Event Place (Original) Manhattan, New York Gender Male Age 27 Marital Status Single Birth Year (Estimated) 1856 Birthplace Steinbach, Rhinessfalz, Gy. Father's Name Philip Bauer Mother's Name Jacobina Schneider Spouse's Name Mollie L. Meltz Spouse's Gender Female Spouse's Age 20 Spouse's Marital Status Single Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1863 Spouse's Birthplace New York City Spouse's Father's Name George Meltz Spouse's Mother's Name Fredericka Althuber

1888: Charles Bauer Event Type Death Event Date 05 Apr 1888 Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Residence Place New York, N.Y. Gender Male Age 3 Marital Status Unknown Birth Year (Estimated) 1885 Birthplace N.Y. City Burial Date 06 Apr 1888 Burial Place Lutheran Cemetary Cemetery Lutheran Cemetary Father's Name Charles Bauer Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Name Mollie Bauer Mother's Birthplace N.Y. City

1893: Herbert Bauer Event Type Birth Event Date 28 Oct 1893 Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Gender Male Race White Father's Name Charles Bauer Father's Birthplace Germany Father's Age 37 Mother's Name Mary Meltz Bauer Mother's Birthplace New York Mother's Age 30

Abraham Gaydoul

Abraham Gaydoul, born in 1838 in Germany, operated a Beer Hall on the Lower East Side.

Birth: Abraham Gaydoul, Gender: mannlich (Male), Event Type: Taufe (Baptism), Birth Date: 22 Nov 1838, Baptism Date: 2 Dez 1838 (2 Dec 1838), Baptism Place: Dieburg, Kr u. Rohrbach, Hessen (Hesse), Deutschland (Germany) Father: Daniel Gaydoul, Mother: Maria Gaydoul, City or District: Dieburg, Kr u. Rohrbach, Parish as it Appears: Rohrbach, Page Number: 16;


Marriage: Abraham Gaydoul, age 21 or older 8 Jun 1861 Richland, Ohio, USA Spouse: Katharine Banen, over age 18 or older Film Number: 000388738

1872: Abraham Gaydoul 435 E 15th New York, New York, USA Publication Title: Goulding's Business Directory of New York, 1872-73

1880: East 12 Street, Abraham Gaydoul 41, 1839 Hesse Darmstadt, beer saloon, Catherene Gaydoul 40, Hesse Darmstadt Margaret Gaydoul 17, seamstress, George Gaydoul 16, eployee of office brokers, Mary Gaydoul 15 Charles Gaydoul 13 Catherine Gaydoul 6 Louise Gaydoul 4 William Gaydoul 2, children all born New York

1880: Abraham Gaydoul 531 12th Residence Place: New York, New York, USA Occupation: Beer Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1880

1882: Bonfort's Wine and Spirit Circular, Volume 19 - mortgage to A. Gaydoul 531 E 12th st.


  1. Margaretha married Charles Pohl 21 March 1888

  2. George

    George Gaydoul - Dora Schilling Marriage 3 Oct 1888 Manhattan, New York, USA

    George Gaydoul - Louisa Alsfeld Marriage 31 Dec 1910 Manhattan, New York, USA

  3. Mary- Married Robert Ludwig 19

    Robert Ludwig 21 Oct 1903 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age 31 Marital Status Single, Birth Year (Estimated) 1872, Birthplace Franhenhof, Germany, Father's Name Frederick Ludwig, Mother's Name Louise Marmein, Spouse's Name Mary Gaydoul, Spouse's Gender Female, Spouse's Age 30, Spouse's Marital Status Single, Spouse's Birthplace Salim, OH, Spouse's Father's Name Abraham Gaydoul, Spouse's Mother's Name Catharine Bouin (LDS)

  4. Charles c 1872

    Death: Event Type 22 Oct 1927 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Residence Place Whiteston, L.I. Gender Male Age 58 Marital Status Single Occupation Watchman, Birth Date 13 Oct 1869, Birthplace U.S.A., Burial Date 25 Oct 1927, Cemetery Fresh Pond Crematory, Father's Name Abraham, Father's Birthplace Germany, Mother's Name Catherine Bonen, Mother's Birthplace Germany

  5. Catherine/Kate married Fredeick C. A. Witt 23 May 1897 / Fredrick Charles Andrew

    Fredrick Witt Marriage 23 May 1897 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Gender Male Age 23 Marital Status Single Race White Birth Year (Estimated) 1874 Birthplace N.Y. City Father's Name Conrad Witt Mother's Name Caroline Lebuck Spouse's Name Kate Gaydoul Spouse's Gender Female Spouse's Age 22 Spouse's Marital Status Single Spouse's Race White Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1875 Spouse's Birthplace N.Y. City Spouse's Father's Name Abraham Gaydoul Spouse's Mother's Name Katharina Boni... (LDS)

    Child: Florence - Flossie per death of Abraham in 1903

    Kate Gaydoul Witt had died by 1903.

    1905: 7th street, Conrad Witt 55, saloon keeper, Carolina Witt 53 Frederick Witt 31, son, bookkeeper, John Witt 28, Amelia Witt 16, Florence Witt 7, daughter

    Florence was living with her grandparents in 1910 on East 162 street, listed as "daughter". Conrad Witt was listed as a real estate broker.

  6. Louise/Lulu married Edwin Spencer 19 Nov 1905

  7. William

  8. Elizabeth

1895: A. Gaydoul & sons, PARK HOUSE 325 East 10th street, Bet. Ave a and B. New York Wines, Liquors and Lager Beer also bottles of Domestic and Improted Beers - Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs & Families supplied at the shortest notice.

1899: 10th st. s. s. No. 214 East 225 ft e of 1sr ave. 25x92 Katherine Gaydoul to Abraham Gaydoul, morts. $5,000 r. s. $15 Aug $20,000 (The Evening Post Record of Real Estate Sales in Greater New York, Volumes 1-2)

1900: 10th street, Abrham Gayoudl 62, born Germany, imm 1861, naturalized, no occupation, Catherine Gayoudl 61, 13 children 7 living, George Gayoudl 35, slaes clerk, born Ohio, Charles Gayoudl 28, saloon keeper, born Ohio, William Gaydoul 22, born New York, day laborer, Mary Gaydoul 31, born Ohio, Lulu Gaydoul 29, born New York Lizzie Gaydoul 24, born New York

1903: Abraham Gaydoul Death Date: 4 Sep 1903 Cemetery: Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium Burial or Cremation Place: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, United States of America (Find a Gravve)

Death - will - wife Katherine Gaydoul $6,000 - grandchild Flossie or Florence Witt daughter of deceased daughter, Katie Witt, $500, rest of estate to surviving children and their heirs: Margaretha Pohl nee Gaydoul, George, Charles, Mary, Lizzie and Lulu Gaydoul.

1905: Katharina "Gaytloul" widow to Paulina Abeles, Jan 3. Feb 4, 1905. 2:437-14. A $13,500-$ 17,000, nom Same propert, Margaret Pohl and ano EXRS Abraham Gaydoul to same $23,000 Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Volume 75

1910: Bronx Assembly District 33, New York, New York Elton Avenue Katherine "Gaydosh" 70 Charles "Gaydoul" 38, son, born Ohio, butcher, Elizabeth Gaydoul 32, daughter, born New York, milliner, factory, Mary Ludwig 42,daughter, born Ohio, Robert Ludwig 38, son in law, butcher

Gemunder, August and his brother George and their sons, Violin Makers

August and George Gemunder were the sons of Johann Georg Germunder violin maker to the court of Prince Hohenlohe. They immigrated to the United States in the mid 1800s. August lived and worked on the Lower East Side with a shop at 393 Bowery.

The Gemunder family

Birth of August Gemunder: 1814 Wurtenburg, Germany

Immigration: 1846 first to Springfield, Mass and later to New York City.

August Gemunder, court of common Pleas, Sprinfield Mass, Age: 38 Petition Birth Date: 22 Mar 1814 Birth Place: Ingelfingen Wintemberg Arrival date: 26 Sep 1846 Arrival Place: New York Petition Date: Oct 1852 Petition Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Petition Number: 350



  1. August 1862, he was listed as a widow in 1910, no children - died 1928

    Marriage: August M Gemunder 23 Nov 1890 Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Matilde Schuberth Certificate Number: 13744

    Matilda died in 1894.

  2. Rudolph, 1865 died 1916

    1915: Leonia, NJ, Rudolf F. Gemunder, violin maker, Edith N. Gemunder

    1916: Rudolph F Gemunder Birth Date: 9 Feb 1865 Birth Place: Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, United States of America Death Date: 8 Jul 1916 Death Place: Leonia, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States of America Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Bronx, Bronx County, New York, United States of America Father: August Martin Ludwig Gemunder

    Find A Grave

    In November 1916 August Gemunder & Sons was located at 141 West Forty-second street. The company had been in business for 50 years when Edith Naomi Gemunder sole heir of her husband's estate sued her brother-in-law August M. Gemunder, a half partner in the business. She claimed August had not given her a fair share of the business which she claimed amounted to $27,000. She wanted the business sold so it could be liquidated.

  3. Madgelena/Lena, 1870

  4. Charles, c 1870

    1905: Bronx - Chas Gemunder Head M 34y United States, piano teacher, Elizabeth Gemunder Wife F 24y United States Mary Curtis Sister-In-Law F 22y United States

    1917: Charles H Gemunder 544 W 156th New York, New York, Occupation: Music Teacher Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1917

    1925: New York census, Charles age 55 piano teacher, Cath age 45 saleslady

  5. Oscar c 1872 - died 1946

    Marriage: Oscar A Gemunder 1 Nov 1919 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, Spouse: Margaret L Blume Certificate Number: 28515

    1925: Oscar Gemunder 53, musician, Margaret Gemunder 42

Death: 7 Sep 1895 New York, New York

August Martin Ludwig Gemunder Birth 22 Mar 1814 Ingelfingen, Hohenlohekreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany Death 7 Sep 1895 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, United States of America

1870: August Gemunder 56 Henrietta Gemunder 32 August Gemunder 8 Rudolph Gemunder 5 Lena Gemunder 3 Charles Gemunder 1/12

1880: E 13th street, August Gemunder 66, violin maker, born Wurtenburg, Henerietta Gemunder 42, Hesse, August Gemunder 18, violin maker, Rudolph Gemunder 15, Lena Gemunder 13, Charles Gemunder 10, Oscar Gemunder 8, plus a servant and 5 boarders children born New York

1891: August M Gemunder 1572 Madison av New York, New York, Occupation: Mus. Insts Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1891

1891: August Martin and Rudolph joined their father, August, to form August Gemunder & Sons


"Law reports, digests, etc Action by August Gemunder, August Martin Gemunder, and Rudolph Gemunder against Isidor Hauser to recover commissions on the price of a violin alleged to have been sold by plaintiffs for defendant. From a judgment entered on a verdict in favor of plaintiffs for $525, and from an order denying a motion for a new trial"

1900: Manhattan Ave., August Gemunder 38, May 1862, musicm Rudolf Gemunder 35, Feb 1865, music, Lena Gemunder 30, Mar 1870, Oscar Gemunder 28, Jan 1872, music Hattie Swan 22, servant, all listed as single


"Able Burglars Went Past Rare Old Violins - Took Instruments worth $1,000 from Among Treasures Missed 20 Real Cremonas"
New York Times 09 Spet 1906

Avoiding a burglar alarm at August Gemunder & sons at 42 E. 23rd street two men, one long and thin the other short and fat, stole several violins worth about $1000 each but missed those worth $16,000. Gemunders showroom were on the third floor. The two men were described by the elevator boy who had seen them lurking about. The burglars forced entrance from a rear door. The news articles stated that the robbers missed 20 original Cremonas worth from $500 to $5,000 each. Instead the took four old Italian violins, two German violins and a French violin worth a total of about $1,000. The violins had easily identifiable markings and August Gemunder said he would alert all potential purchasers of quality violins with a descriptions of the stolen items. August had recently retuned from a trip to Germany where he spent the summer in Wurtemberg. He offered a generous reward for information leading to the capture of the thieves.

1910: Manhattan Ward 12, Broadway, Claremont, August M Gemunder 47, head, widowed, violin maker, Madgelina Gemunder 43, sister, Oscar A Gemunder 38, violin maker, Elizabeth Tasler 23, servant

1911: August M Gemunder, 30 Claremont New York, New York, Occupation: Violins Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1911

1917: Announcement of the termination of the copartnership of August Gemunder & Sons due to the death of Rudolph Gemunder.

1917: March 17, New York Times ad: announcing a Private Liquidation Sale by order of the Supreme Court of New York County. Old and Modern Violins, bows and accessories of August Gemunder & sons due to the death of Rudolph F. Gemunder - August Gemunder sole surviving partner.

Image courtesy of Adam Woodward, April 2018

Image courtesy of Adam Woodward, April 2018 - from a business envelope of August Gemunder.

1884: December 5, 1884 - Philip Lohges shot his brother-in-law, John Heston at 393 Bowery.

"The house, a five-story brownstone-fronted tenement house of the better class, is owned by John. Rocker, who lives on the third floor. On the first floor a projecting sign indicates the shop of August Gemunder, violin maker and repairer, who has the southern half of the store. The other half has a sign reading, "Heston, Stylish Tailor".
The two stores were separated by a thin partition and the doors to the stores opened oposite each other in a small recess. August and his sons were working in their store when a shot rang out. Yelling, several more shot and sounds of a struggle followed. The Gemunders were understandably frightened and did not enter Heston's store. Other neighbors looked out at the scene and saw Lohges locking up the store and "sauntering" off towards Fifth- street. People gathered and peering though the window saw a body lying dead on the floor. The police were summoned and they broke in the door. Heston had been shot multiple times. There were signs of a struggle. Five minutes after the shooting Lohges turned himself, a Smith & Wesson revolver and the keys to Heston's store in to the Seventeenth Precinct station. Lohges claimed he shot Heston to protect his sister, Sophie, who was Heston's wife. He claimed that Heston treated Sophie "shamefully". Sophie called her husband "grumpy and mean" and had threatened to leave her and their young son. August Gemunder testified at the trial.

NYC Death Index for Gemunder:

  1. Gemunder Henrietta 55 y Nov 3 1893 38557 Manhattan

    dob c 1838 - wife of August senior

  2. Gemunder Mathilde 27 y Dec 3 1894 38572 Manhattan

    dob c 1867 - wife of August junior

  3. Gemunder John Geo 82 y Jan 15 1899 133 Queens

    dob c 1817 - Noted violin maker - Brother of August Gemunder

    1892: Queens Long Island City Gemunder, Gorge age 75, born Germany, violin maker, Hanna 54 (59?) born germany, Otto age 20, Madeline age 18, Hugo age 16, Ida age 15.

    1899: John Gemunder 15 Jan 1899 Cedar Grove Cemetery Flushing, Queens County, New York, United States of America

    1870: Ward 17, District 10 New York, George Gemunder 54, violin maker, $4000 born Wuttenburg, Hannah Gemunder 33, keeping house born Baden, George Gemunder 11, born New York Hermann Gemunder 10, born New York Hulda Gemunder 7 Hannah Gemunder 5 Augusta Gemunder 2 Amanda Gemunder 7/12 Matalina Gemunder 62, born Wuttenburg, children all bor NYC, plus a servant

    George and his three sons: George, Herrman and Otto were violin makers.

    George senior wrote "Progress in Violin Making" in 1881. It is still in print.

    "This work exhibits a sublime confidence in himself and leaves little doubt that he was confirmed in his belief that his creations were of a class by themselves and beyond criticism or comparison with others." 1943 review in Violins and Violinist Magazine

    Portrait of George Gemunder

  4. Gemunder Edna M 11 m Aug 14 1895 28734 Manhattan

    dob c 1884

  5. Gemunder August 81 y Sep 7 1895 31553 Manhattan

  6. Gemunder Jennetta 7 m Feb 12 1898 372 Bronx

  7. Gemunder Otto 29 y Jun 10 1901 10387 Kings

    dob c 1873 - Son of George - according to an obit he died of consumption (TB) at the Brooklyn Home for Consumptives - his father George was called " a famous violin maker"

  8. Gemunder Elizabeth 28 y Jun 6 1909 17824 Manhattan

    dob c 1881

    Wife of Charles the son of August.

  9. Gemunder Matilda 49 y Dec 23 1911 3913 Queens

    dob c 1862

    Wife of George senior

  10. Gemunder George 57 y Nov 10 1915 4306 Queens

    dob c 1858 son of George

  11. Gemunder August M 65 y Mar 22 1928 8289 Manhattan

    dob c 1863, son of August

  12. Gemunder Samuel 72 y Apr 10 1932 3439 Bronx

    dob c 1860


  13. Gemunder Charles 76 y Jun 21 1946 6222 Bronx

    dob circa 1870 -- music teacher - son of August

  14. Gemunder Kathryn 65 y Jun 19 1947 6316 Bronx

    dob c 1882

  15. Gemunder Magdalena 79 y Feb 16 1947 3860 Kings

    dob c 1868

August Gemunder

Gemunder "Art" Violin

August Gemunder and sons

Carl/Charles and August Habernicht, Musicians

Carl Habernicht and August Habernicht were bandmasters on the Lower East Side.

1880: "Habenich" Carl, musician, h 127 Third

1886: Carl Habernicht 190 Third New York Musician Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1886

1887: Carl Habernicht, musician, 246 E Houston, naturalized, Superior Court NYC October 20, 1887

1888: "Carl" Habernicht musician 101 Ave A h 201 E Houston.

1894: "Chas" Habernicht musician h 170 7th

1894: Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Up the American Rhine - The magnificent fast sailing steamer MAGENTA regular Sunday Morning Excursion commencing July 1st to Newburgh - Landing at Yonkers, West Point, and Cold Spring, new Iona Island, Leaves Jewell's wharf Brooklyn at 8:30 A. M., W. 10th st , NY 9:10, W 22nd st 9:25, 129th st at 9:55, Habernicht's Fourth Regiment Military Brass Band in choice concert. 50 cents entire grand excursion, June 30, 1894

1895: "August" Habernicht, Jr. Orchestra headquarters Tompkins Square Hall 134 E. Seventh st Near ave. A. residence 170 E. 7th street, office 196 E 7th Music for all occasions office hours 6 to 7 P. M.

1897: July 4, Some Brooklyn residences celebrated July 4th with fireworks and "the strains of patriotic music" provided by Habernicht's Military Band.

1900: 118 7th street, Carl Habernicht 54, Musician born Germany, born 1846, Minnie Habernicht 53, 1 child 1 living, married 27 years, Charles Habernicht 27, musician, born 1873

1901: Death - Carl Habernicht, Age: 54, 26 Nov 1901 Death Place: New York, New York, Certificate Number: 35061

Carl Habernicht Event Type Death Event Date 26 Nov 1901 Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Address 118 - 7th St. Residence Place New York City, N.Y. Gender Male Age 54 Marital Status Married Race White Occupation Musician Birth Year (Estimated) 1847 Birthplace Germany Burial Date 29 Nov 1901 Cemetery Holy Trinity Father's Name Habernicht Father's Birthplace Germany Mother's Name Habernicht Mother's Birthplace Germany(LDS)

1902: Music - Habernicht, August J - 131 Av. B

1903: Orchestras - Habernicht, August J - 131 Av. B

1905: Ave. B, Habernicht, Julia, head, age 61 born Germany, August son age 31, musician

1905: Music in the Park in Tompkins Square Park August J Habernicht bandmaster at 8:00 Jul 11, 1905 (NYT)

196: Musicians - Habernicht, August 131 av B

1910: 131 ave B, Juliana Habenicht 67, widow, 4 children 1 living August Habernicht 36, musician, performer

1911: Tompkins Square Park July 10 1901 at8 P. M. August J Habernicht's Military Band Program. Prelude - Star-Spangled Banner

1. Grand March "Under Freedom's Banner" F. Nowowicski
2. Overture "Morning, Noon and Night" Suppe
3. Waltz -"Wedding of the Winds" Hall
4. Fantasia Gems of Stephen Foster" Tobani
5. Selection "Bohemian Girl" Balfe
6. Concert March "Pettibone's Compliments" H. Bellslead, Jr.
7. Medley Overture "All Alone" Harry Von Tiller
8. Selection "Lohengrin" Wagner
9. Characteristic "Hebrew Rights" Habernicht
10. Deux Temps "My Dream of U. S. A." Hallet
(Annual Report Department of City Parks)

1916: Julia Habernicht 131 Av B New York, New York, USA Widow of Charles Habernicht

1930: E. 58th street, Habernicht, August J age 56 born New York, single, musician theater (note born circa 1874)

The Hassey/Haise Family - Real Estate, Lawyers and Notaries

The Hassey family were lawyers, notaries and real estate agents.

August Hassey (1820-1903)

Birth: circa 1820, Glowitz, Prussia (per passport application of his son William in 1922)

Immigration: October 1851 from Hamberg (per 1922 passport application of his son, William)

August Haise, Arrival date: 29 Nov 1851, Birth Date: abt 1821, Age: 30, Gender: Male, Ethnicity/ Nationality: German, Place of Origin: Germany, Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany, Destination: United States of America,, Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Rhein

Naturalization: Common Pleas NYC February 21, 1859 (per 1922 passport application of his son, William)

August Hassey, 43 Ave B, Record Type: Oath Oath Date: 21 Feb 1859 Oath Place: New York, New York, New York, USA

Marriage: Matilda Corona Heese born circa 1827


  1. Charles born Mexico circa 1847 - In 1860 census.

  2. Rosa circa 1851 born in Mexico per her marriage record

    Marriage: To Hugo E. Constant Date 23 Sep 1871 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age 22 Birthplace Demmin, Prussia, Father's Name Carl Constant Mother's Name Bertha Prungs, Spouse's Name Rosa Anastasia Hassey, Spouse's Gender Female, Spouse's Age 19, Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1852, Spouse's Birthplace Mexico, Republic of Mexico, Spouse's Father's Name August Hassey, Spouse's Mother's Name Mathilde Caroner

    Hugo Constant Gender: Male Marriage Date: 23 Sep 1871 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Rose Hassey Certificate Number: 6961

    In 1871 Hugo Constant was listed as a real estate broker 11 Ave A. In 1872 he was listed as a lawyer. In 1874 he his home address was Brooklyn.

  3. Edward circa 1854

    Marriage: Edward Hassy 06 Feb 1879 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Gender Male Age 26 Marital Status Single Birth Year (Estimated) 1853 Birthplace New York City Father's Name August Charles Hasse Mother's Name Matilda Heese Spouse's Name Mary Martin Spouse's Gender Female Spouse's Age 25 Spouse's Marital Status Single Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1854 Spouse's Birthplace Portorico, W. India, Spain Spouse's Father's Name Martin Martin Spouse's Mother's Name Mary Amann (LDS)

    Marriage: 1884 Edward F Hassey Gender: Male Birth Date: abt 1856 Birth Place: New York Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1884 Marriage Place: Rutland, Vermont, USA Marriage Age: 28 Card Type: Groom Father Name: Augustus Hassey Mother Name: Matilda Hesse Spouse Name: Anna C Simons

    1910: W. 75th street, Edward F Hassey 52, lawyer, own office, Anna C S Hassey 52 Delia Murray 39, servant, Elizabeth Fleming 22, servant

    Children: None per 1910 census

    Death: Rutland, Vermont, Edward F Hassey Age: 71 Born 26 Sep 1855, New York, USA, Death Date: 10 Oct 1926, Death Place: Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, USA Cause of Death: Family Physician Knowle Father: August Hassey, Cerebral Apoplexy, arteriosclerosis

  4. August Carl Arnold Hassey Age: 0 Birth Date: 10 Feb 1858 Baptism Date: 7 Aug 1858 Baptism Place: New York, New York, USA Church: Madison St German Presbyterian Church Father: August Carl Hermann Hassey Mother: Mathilde Corone Heese

    Passport Application 1885:

    1888: Graduated Columbia Law School

    Passport: 1898, February 18, 1898, August C. Hassey, born 10 February 1858, address 14 2nd street, NYC, attorney, 5 feet 10 inches, eyes greenish grey, hair brown mustache.

    Death 1898: August Hassey Birth Date: abt 1858 Age: 40 Death Date: 1 May 1898 Death Place: New York, New York Certificate Number: 11829

    Buried Green-wood Cemetery Brooklyn

    August C Hassey owned real estate in the city. In 1886 he paid $36,000 for a four story stone front house on 14th street.

  5. Emil circa 1863

    Marriage: Emile A Hassey Gender: Male Marriage Date: 1 May 1892 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Emma Zingsheim Certificate Number: 5361

    1900: 157th street, Emil A Hassey 37, lawyer, Emma Hassey 35 Amelia Jastroph 63 Vermina Stochow 82

    1905: E. 15th street, Emile A Hassey 42, lawyer, Emma Hassey 40 Malines Hanenmann 56

  6. William July 8 1872

    Living at 17 West 123rd street in 1905

    William age 57 single, no occupation, was listed in the 1930 census at West 124th street,

1860: 4th District, 11th Ward, Manhattan August Hasseiy M 38 Prussia, real estate broker, $400, Mathilda Hasseiy F 32 Prussia Rosa Hasseiy F 8 Mexico Edward Hasseiy M 4 New York August Hasseiy M 2 New York Charles Hasseiy M 13 Mexico

1870: Norfolk between Hester and Grand, August Hassey 50, real estate broker, born Prussia, Matilda Hassey 42, born New York, Rosa Hassey 18, Edward Hassey 14, August Hassey 12, Emil Hassey 7, children all born New York, alos Constant, Hugo age 21, born Prussia (no occupation. He married Rosa in 1871.) New York Ward 10 District 5 (2nd Enum), New York, New York

1879 249 East 40th street, a three story high stooped, brown stone was the residence of Dr. John P. Ermentraut, Medical Director of the Tompkins-square Homeopathic Dispensary. Dr. Ermentraut and his family lived on the first floor and basement. It was also the residence of August Hassey, Esq., widower, and his sons, Edward and August, who lived on the second and third floors. The building was owned by August Hassey senior. On a Saturday night in January 1879 Edward Hassey "in a nearly helpless condition, was staggering through the hall." He made so much noise that he woke Dr. Ermentraut. Edward raised "the alarm of fire". There as a lot of smoke. In the middle of the staircase between the second and third floors was a smoldering fire of "several pieces of very dry willow-wood well saturated with kerosene". Arson was suspected, perhaps pointing to the Hassey's housekeeper. (New York Times)

1880: East 4th street, August Hassey 59, widower, lawyer, Edward Hassey 26, lawyer, August Hassey 22, lawyer, Emil Hassey 17, law student, William Hassey 8 and two boarders, servants

1882: "That August Hassey be and he is hereby appointed a Commissioner of Deeds in and for the City and County of New York, in place of Edward F. Hassey, resigned." (Proceedings of the Board of Aldermen, Volume 166)

1887: August Hassey Notary Public City and co. of New York

1891: Law Offices of August Hassey, Edward F. Hassey, August C. Hassey, Emile Hassey 11 Ave. A, New York December 30, 1891

1894: August, notary, 11 Ave, A, h 14 2nd, August C. lawyer, 11 Ave, A & treas 482 E 19th st h 14 2nd, Edw'd F lawyer 11 Ave A h 46 W. 75th, Emil A, lawyer 11 Ave. A home 305 E 118th

October 1, 1900 "Grief-Crazed at the Death of Lawyer August Hassey, Woman Tries To Drown Herself" Alice Bolt, a middle aged women was saved by a policeman as she tried to drown herself in the North River at the foot of 15th street. She claimed to have met August Hessay shortly after she moved to the city from Bar Harbor, Maine 15 years before. Alice insisted she wanted to die and was sent by the court to Bellevue for evaluation. August Hassey, Junior had died two years before the attempted suicide. His father, August senior, nearly 80 year old and bed ridden by a sunstroke he suffered the summer of 1899, lived at 14 Second street. He had two surviving sons, Edward, F. and William who had a law practice at 11 Avenue A. (New York Times)

A September 30th article stated Alice was 39 years old. She claimed she had been living on the the east side "with a common law husband who was a lawyer" and had recently died.

1900: East 2nd street, August Hassey 79, real estate agent, widowed, born Germany, imm 1852, William Hassey 29, lawyer's clerk, son born 1872 Willhemina Rackstroh 50, servant

1903: Death of August senior, March 16, 1903 (per passport application of his son William in 1922)

August Hassey Age: 81 Birth Year: abt 1822 Death Date: 16 Mar 1903 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 8744

GreenWood Cemetery:
HASSEY AUGUST 1903-03-199563 89+
HASSEY AUGUST C .1898-05-039563 89
MATILDA 1875-09-169563 89+
HASSEY WILLIAM 1938-05-319563 89+
*HASSEY WILLIAM A. 1869-04-169563 89+

*William August Hassey Event Type Death Event Date 14 Apr 1869 Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Gender Male Age 7 Marital Status Unknown Birth Year (Estimated) 1862

The Lichtenstein Brothers

Lichtenstein Brothers were cigar manufacturers. The company was founded by Benjamin Lichtenstein. They employed large numbers of workers in their factories but also employed large numbers of women and children who worked in their tenement apartments. The tenement workers made a cheaper grade of cigars and were paid much less than the factory workers. The child cigar makers were the subject of many child labor studies along with mine workers, cotton pickers, mill workers, newsboys and others. Families lived and worked with the tobacco in the same crowded tenement apartment. Lichtenstein & Bros. was the second largest manufacturer of cigars in New York city in 1875.

The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 1 stated that there were about 25 houses occupied by tenement workers in 1873. By 1875 there were 78. A campaign to end tenement cigar worker was opposed by the cigar makers, especially Lichtenstein Bros. & Co.

See Children of the tenements


"At the outset of the investigation a secretary of a cigarmakers' trades union in the city of New York entered a tenement-house owned by Lichtenstein & Co., cigar manufacturers, and was proceeding to interrogate the inmates, who are mostly Bohemians, when he was forcibly ejected. He had his assailant arrested, and on the trial before Police Justice Powers, the Cigar Manufacturers' Association, through their counsel, sought to show that the complainaiit was not empowered to enter any factory without the permission of the owner. In this the police justice concurred, and dismissed the case."

(1885 Annual Report, Volume 2 By New York (State). Department of Labor. Bureau of Statistics, New York (State). Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Benjamin Lichtenstein (1840-1897)

Birth: 1839 Bavaria


"BENJAMIN LICHTENSTEIN, merchant, was born in Hollstadt, Bavaria, Aug. 16, 1839. His father was Salome Lichtenstein, a merchant. Educated in New York city, the young man served as errand boy and clerk in various stores, beginning with a salary of $1.25 per week. In 1862, he ventured to engage in the wholesale jobbing of tobacco and cigars in New Orleans and met with excellent success, but illness caused him to abandon business in the South and he started a manufactory of cigars in New York city under the name of Lichtenstein Bro's & Co. Energy, determination and business skill brought him rapidly to the front. He is now president of The Consolidated Cigarette Co. and a trustee of The Lichtenstein Bro's Co. His means have been judiciously invested in real estate, which is constantly growing in value and is already worth about a million dollars. He owns 13 and 640 Broadway, 442-6 10th street, and 135-141 Avenue D, free of incumbrances. He lives quietly, is a member of the Freundschaft club, and is a worthy man. Nov. 29, 1863, he married Sara Katten of New Orleans and has six children: Salome K., Alexander, Melvin, Eleanor, Stella and Harry Everett Lichtenstein." (America's Successful Men of Affairs: The city of New York edited by Henry Hall)
Note: 13 Broadway is near the Battery. 640 Broadway is on the south east corner of Broadway and Bleeker street. 442-6 10 street was a tenement between ave B and C. 135-141 Ave D was a tenement between 9th and 10th streets.

Marriage: Sarah Katten


  1. Solomon circa 1864 in Lousiana


    "Solomon B. Lichtenstein, traveling manager for the United Cigar Manufacturers Co., and well known in this city and throughout the country in connection with the cigar industry, died last Friday of heart disease, at the Hotel Netherland, Fifty-ninth street and Fifth avenue, in his forty-seventh year. Mr. Lichtenstein was born into the cigar industry, being the son of "Moses" Lichtenstein, founder of the firm of Lichtenstein Bros. & Co., who were prominently connected with the trade a number of years ago.

    Mr. Lichtenstein was married to Miss Harriet Brussel, who died three years ago, and he is survived by a son, a daughter, three brothers and four sisters. (Tobacco Leaf, Volume 45)

    He was buried in Salem Fields Cemetery. He was the supervisor of the factories of United Cigar Manufacturing in Harrisburg, Pa. and an expert in purchasing leaf.

  2. Alexander circa 1866

    1910: 529 bedford ave., Brooklyn Henry May 64, butcher wholesale, Sophie May 56 Mitchel May 31 Ella May Lichtenstein 35, daughter, Alexander Lichtenstein 44, son in law, cigars, born Louisiana, Allen B Lichtenstein 13 Emma Meyer 26, servant, Margaret Reinhardt 26, servant

  3. Melvin circa 1868

    With his mother in 1900, single

    1918: Melvin Lane, Marriage 1 Jul 1918, Marriage Manhattan, New York, Spouse: Ingelborg Kann, Certificate Number: 33331

    1921: Passport application - Melvin Lane native of United States, and wife iNgeborg O. Lane born sweden, Melvin born New York 10 October 1868 to Benjamin Lichtenstein, born in Germany, deceased, immigrated circa 1843, had gone to Europe in 1889 and from 1913 to 1914, permanent adress 38 W 56th street, occupation, artist, to go to Italy, France and Switzerland to study, sailing on the Canopic from New York. 5 ft 9 inches grey eyes gray hair.

  4. Eleanor circa 1869

    Eleanor Lichtenstein, Marriage 8 May 1890, Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA, Spouse: Jacob Mayer, Certificate Number: 5359

    1905: West End Ave., Jacob W Mayer 41, manager, Eleanor Mayer 35, Jack Wilbur Mayer 11, Two servants

    Jacob was listed as a theatrical manager in 1910

  5. Stella circa 1876

  6. Henry Everet circa 1888

    1930: West 78th street, Henry Lichtenstein 42, Insurance, Elsie Lichtenstein 38, Jane Lichtenstein 18, Ben Lichtenstein 16, Leola Lichtenstein 13, Liza Sedlmeyer 29

    1942: Henry Everett Lichtenstein Age: 54, Insurance Agent for Mass. Protective Co., Birth Date: 30 Mar 1888 Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA 244 West 56th street, NY, New York, New York, USA, Mrs. Benj Lichtenstein,

1870: New York Ward 19, 302 E. 79th, Benjamin Lichtenstein 31, tobacconist, Sarah Lichtenstein 25, Solomon Lichtenstein 6, born Louisiana, Alexander Lichtenstein 4, ditto Melvin Lichtenstein 2, born New York Eleanor Lichtenstein 1, ditto

1874: The workroom of Lichtenstein Bros, No 268 Bowery measured 90x33 and usually held about 120 workers. (New York Department of Health)

1876: New York Directory - Lichtenstein, Benjamin, segars, 268 Bowery h 208 E 79th. Lichtenstein, Moses, segars, 268 Bowery h 123 E 84th. Also listed Lichtenstein, Abraham segars, 164 Chatham h 34 Bowery - A Lichtenstein & Brother Manufacturer of the Elk and Onward Brands of Segars and dealers in leaf tobacco 34 Bowery Lichtenstein Brothers & Co.

(Abraham was Benjamin's brother.)

1876: LICHLTENSTEIN BROTHERS, segars, 268 & 270 Bowery

1877: June 11, "The cigar packers, who are the aristocracy of the cigar trade, are in trouble. Lichtenstein Brothers, of Second Avenue, have reduced the prices paid to their packers from 10 to 50 cents per 1,000 cigars. A packer can pack from 2,000 to 9,000 cigars a day, according to the brand, and it is upon the skill of the packer in arranging the cigars in the box to tempt the eye that the success of the manufacturer in great measure depends. The packer had a different union from the "makers".

1877: October 16, A joint committee of German, Bavarian and English speaking cigar makers unions asked for higher wages. When the request was denied about 5,000 male and female cigar workers across the city went out on strike. This included around 700 workers from Lichtenstein The strikers held a meeting at Concordia Hall at 28 Avenue A.

1878: Lichtenstein brothers had patents on cigars, cigarettes, chewing and smoking tobacco (Commissioner of Patents Annual Report)

1879: The Lichtenstein Bos & Co. had a trade mark for "El Falcon" cigars.

1880: East 79th street, Benjamin Lichtenstein 40, Bavaria, Mfg. Of Cigars, Sarah Lichtenstein 34, born Missouri , Solomon Lichtenstein 15, attends college, born Louisiana, Alexander Lichtenstein 13, born Louisiana, Melvin Lichtenstein 11, born New York, Eleanor Lichtenstein 10, born New York, Stella Lichtenstein 4, born New York, and three servants

1895: The National Telephone Directory By American Telephone and Telegraph Company listed Lichtenstien, Bros Co. Cigar M'frs 38th and First ave. NO. 38th st 4.


"As one of the prominent cigar manufacturers in this city, we are earnestly opposed to the proposed amendment to the Schedule F of the "Wilson bill fixing an ad valorem duty of 75 per cent on tobacco in its raw state and 100 per cent on manufactured tobacco and cigars. Such an enactment would result disastrously to the tobacco-growers and utterly annihilate the cigar manufacturing industry of this country" (Numerous publications)
"In February, 1895, defendant, The American Tobacco Company, acquired from the Consolidated Cigarette Company, a New York corporation long successfully engaged in interstate and foreign commerce in leaf tobacco and manufacturing products thereof (especially cigarettes) at New York City, and in selling, dealing in, and distributing the same throughout the United States and abroad in competition with defendants, all its business of manufacturing cigars and cigarettes and of selling and distributing the same throughout the United States, together with the good will and the exclusive right to use the corporate name, by giving therefor, greatly in excess of real values, $288,485.34 cash. Benjamin Lichtenstein, Adolph Moonelis, Solomon K. Lichtenstein, Alexander Lichtenstein, and Henry Moonelis, all the stockholders in vendor corporation, agreed with the vendee not to engage in the manufacture or sale of cigars or cigarettes.

This plant was permanently closed shortly after its acquisition." (Transcript of Record ... Supreme Court of the United States ..., Volume 1)

1897: Probate of Benjamin Lichtenstein,
Left household furniture, plate, printed books, jewelry, art etc to his beloved wife, Sarah. Mount Sinai Hopsital $25,000. Hebrew Benevolent and Orphan Asylum $25,000, Montefiore Home for Chronic Invalids $25,000. Hebrew Technical Institute $25,000, to wife Sarah and sons Solomon K, Alexander, Henry Everett, and Melvin various stipulations, to brother, Abraham (and/or his wife Elisa) $2,000 annually, to his brother Michael Greenspecht $2,000 annually, to his faithful servant Mary Degnan $30 per month, everything else to his wife, Sarah until her death of remarriage. At her remarriage (if it occurred) one third of his estate annually and two thirds to his surviving children. Listed his children: Solomon K Lichtenstein, Alexander Lichtenstien, Eleanor Mayer, Melvin Lichtenstein, Stella Lichtenstein, and Henry Evertt Lichtenstein,

1900: 36 W 72nd street, Sarah Lichtenstein 56, 7 children 6 living, Melvin 31, son, artist, Stella 24 Harry E 12, born 1888 and five servants

Conrad/Konrad Scheig

Conrad Scheig was a furniture manufacturer located at 33 First street, Manhattan. He died in 1874.

33 First street is near 2nd ave.

1850: Conrad Schaig 28, cabinet maker, Margaret Schaig 25 Louisa Schaig 3 Mina Schaig 0 Margaret Schaig 16, Conrad Creamer 60, laborer, Justice Messroan 21, cabinet maker born Germany, John Messroan 23 cabinet maker born Germany, Charles Schaley 23 cabinet maker born Germany, Louisa Simring 20 cabinet maker born Germany, William Engart 24 cabinet maker born Germany, John Downhower 20 cabinet maker born Germany, William Sherrit 19 cabinet maker born Germany, Frederick Seeglen 23 cabinet maker born Germany, John Miller 22, cabinet maker born Germany, Conrad Bookmoyer 30 cabinet maker born Germany, William Hoffman 22 cabinet maker born Germany

1860: Conrad Scheig cabinet maker $5,000: 25,00 ft mahogany $3,300 - 10,000 ft walnut $400 - 1,200 ft rose wood $500 - 25,00 ft pine wood $1,500 - 5,000 ft ash wood $200 - 12,000 ft wht wood $700 50 lbs glue $1,250 varnish and other --- $1,000

1863: 33 First street, owner Conrad Scheif - builder Uhl & Zach, September 1 - 5 floors 55 ft high 25 feet wide brick factory

1868: The Trow City Directory - Scheig, C and Co, (Conrad Scheig, Henry Guth Sc Edward Schnhert) 33 First

1870: Conrad Scheig 48, retl merchant, $20,000 $2,500 Hesse Darmstadt, Margt Scheig 46, Saxony, Minna Scheig 20, Augusta Scheig 17, Emily Scheig 18, three servants

1870: Find a Grave - Conrad Scheig Death Date: 19 Sep 1870 Cemetery: Green-Wood Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America Spouse: Elinor J. Jensen, Children: Louisa Kercheis, Wilhelmina Scheig Miller, Emilie Marguerite Wurster

1870: left house, land and estate to his wife Margarete, a house on the north side of 71st street between 2nd and 3rd aves. to each of his daughters upon their marriage,

1874: "Wood working establishments located so as to Endanger Neighboring buildings in case of fire" - No 33 First street, (rear) six story brick 22x60 cabinet manufactory - recommended improvement Iron shutters on side - Proceedings of the Board of Assistant Aldermen of the City of ..., Volume 135

1891: Margaret Scheig 241 E 48th New York, New York, USA Widow of Conrad Scheig Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1891

1899: Mrs. Emily Wurster, age 47, the wife of former mayor Fredrick W. Wurster of Brooklyn died at her home at 170 Rodney street. She left 6 children. April 21, 1899

Fredrick Wurster owned and iron foundry.

1903: Eva Margaretha Scheig Birth 24 Jan 1824 Germany Death 17 Nov 1903 Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, United States of America

1903: In her will Margaretha Scheig widow of Conrad Scheig left her estate to her daughters: Wilhelmina wife of John Miller, Emily wife of Fredrick Wurster, and Augusta Betjeman wife of John Betjeman. Each of her two granddaughters, Wilhelmina Miller and Emily Wurster. Her piano to her daughter Augusta. got $1,000. (Her will must have been outdated as her daughter Emily died in 1899.)

1922: New York Times 02 April, 1922, Partition Sales by order of heirs of Conrad Scheig, Dec'd, N. E. corner First Av. & 2nd st (known as 32-34-36-38 First Ave.) To be sold separately and as a whole, four 5 story brick tenements, with stores and to four story brick rear tenements. Sizes about 25x90 irreg. each

SCHEIG CONRAD 1870-09-21 1039529+
SCHEIG EMMA 1857-01-04 1039529+
SCHEIG EVA M. 1903-11-19 1039329+
SCHEIG WILLIAM A. 1856-12-28 1039529+
WURSTER EMILIE 1899-05-10 30178197+
WURSTER FREDERICK 1947-03-21 30178197+
WURSTER FREDERICK W. 1917-06-27 30178197+

William Sierich

William Sierich sold bottled water.

1895: Ad in the journal of the Dauntless Pleasure Club Vol1. No 1 New York January 1895 circulation 5000
Wm. Sierich's bottles of Mineral Water, Genuine Ginger Ale etc. 421 East 12th street Bet. 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave, New York.
1886: William Sierichs - 511 E. 17th - home 174 Orchard New York, New York, USA Occupation: Waters Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1886

1894: William Sierichs 425 B 12th New York, New York, USA Occupation: Waters Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1894

William Sierich was born circa 1858/62 in Germany.

William Sierich's wife, Lotte, died in the General Slocum Disaster of 1904.

City record: Sierichs, Lottie age 38, 425 E 12th DEAD Charles age 13 uninjured.

Lottie✟ Sierichs was born a Lander. According to Find a Grave her husband William was "Wm Sierichs Bottler of Mineral Waters, Genuine Ginger Ale, etc of 421 E 12th Street"

They had one son Charles who survived the Slocum. William Sierich does not appear to have remarried. He died in 1918.

Charles Sierich traveled to Europe with his father in 1906. He married in 1912. He had one daughter. He died in 1927.

1886: William Sierichs 18 Mar 1886 Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Lottie Lander Certificate Number: 67187

1889: William Sierichs was selling soda Water, root Beer, and "other beverages" in his own bottles marked "Wm. Sierichs" or WS".

1898: William Sierichs held a liquor tax certificate.

1900: 425 E 12th street, William Seirichs 42, soda water, Lottie Seirichs 34, married 14 years, 3 children 1 living Charles Seirichs 9

1905: E 12th street, William Sierichs 48, mineral water, Charles Sierichs 14

1906: William age 47, and Charles Sierichs, age 15, US citizens, 11 Apr 1906 Bremerhaven to New York, New York Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse,

1910: 425 East 12 street, William Sirichs 52, manufacturer mineral water works, Charles Sirichs 19, son, Annie M Lewisohn 38, servant

1912: Charles W Sierichs 27 Nov 1912 Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Anna C Frese Certificate Number: 28569

1912: Willian Sierichs purchased the plant of C. d. Seegers at 348 W 44th street, His own plant was at 421 E 12 street.

1917: Charles Sierichs Brooklyn Kings New York New York born 8 Oct 1890, saloon, wife and child Knickerbocker ave.

1918: William Sierichs Age: 59 Death Date: 28 Feb 1918 Death Place: Kings, New York, USA Certificate Number: 5045

1918: William Sierichs age 59 a retired mineral water manufacturer died at his home 433 Kickerbocker ave, Brooklyn on Thursday NY Times March 2, 1918

1918: Probate Charles W Sierich, 433 Knickerbocker Ave. legacy unknown, over ten thousand in real estate and about five thousand in personal property, Julius Sierich, brother of the deceased, life insurance $6,000, Harry Sierichs, brother of the deceased, Home for the Incurables, 183rd street, Manhattan, life insurance $6,000, Lutheran Cemetery $3,000

1930: Farmingdale, Nassau, New York Anna C Sierichs 41 Anna D A Sierichs 16

Mike's Bottle Room Great Collection of beautifully photographed old bottles.

William Sierich - with an example of one of his bottles

General Slocum Disaster 1904

Morris Steinschneider

The Steinschneider Family manufactured and sold umbrellas and canes

1890: Umbrellas, Steinschneider, Morris 1472 Fisrt ave.

1895: M. E. Steinschneider was selling umbrellas and canes at three locations: 438 Broadway between Howard and Grand, 36 Fulton street, under U. S. Hotel, and 73 First Ave. between 4th and 5th streets.

He advertised umbrella repairs with imported silk only for $1.

1885: Declaration 10 August 1885, New York

1900: 73 First Ave., Manhattan, Morris Steinschneider 41, born Austria, umbrella manufacturer, Bertha Steinschneider 36, wife, 6 children 4 living, Max Steinschneider 14, William Steinschneider 11, Frederica Steinschneider 4, Richard Steinschneider 2, Emil Steinschneider 28, brother, bookkeeper

1900: Steinschneider's Umbrellas 73 First ave between 4th and 5th streets

1905: Bronx Morris Steinschnieder 46 Bertha Steinschnieder 39 Max Steinschnieder 19 William Steinschnieder 16 Freda Steinschnieder 9 Richard Steinschnieder 8

1905: Umbrellas and Canes Steinschneider's Umbrellas are the BEST English Gloria 98c, Taffeta Union $1.50, Pure silk Serge $2.50, London Smoke $3.25, Recovering with Imported Silk $1. All repairs, 15c. 124 Fulton cor. Nassau Basement

1910: Bronx, 2098 Valentine ave., Morety Steinschneider 50, manufactorer of umbrellas, born Austria, Bertha Steinschneider 43, 8 children 5 living, William Steinschneider 20, none, Richard Steinschneider 12, Frieda Steinschneider 14, Lillian Steinschneider 3, Amanda Novani 38, seervant


M. Steinschneider, umbrella maker and retailer, 27 Maiden Lane, whose failure was announced last month, has effected a settlement with his creditors at 25 cents on the dollar. His liabilities were about $3,000 and assets about $800. The business is being continued by another party, who it is understood furnished funds for the settlement. Mr. Steinschneider is managing the business for him (Luggage and Leather Goods, Volumes 33-34)

1916: City directory, Steinschneider, Emil, sec-tres Niemeyer Process Co h 2599 Briggs ave, Max umbrellas 102 Fulton h 748 E 9th st, Moritz, mgr M Steinschneider Inc. H Hastings, NY, M. inc (NY) Aaron H Haskell pres Harry Siefel sec-treas umbrellas 27 Maiden Lane

1918: M. Steinschneider, 152 Fulton St.. Umbrellas, Parasols and Canes

1920: Yonkers, South Broadway, Moritz Steinschnieder 60, no occupation, Bertha Steinschnieder 55, Frieda Steinschneider 24, Richard Steinschneider 22, umbrella, own business, Lillian Steinschneider 13

1921: December 12, W.J. Russell and Tinsley May leased the middle store on Maiden Lane, in the new Lawyers Mortgage Companies Building, corner of Nassau Street, for a term of years at a rental of $70,000, to M. Steinschneider, Inc., dealers in umbrellas and leather goods(New York Times( 1921: Steinschneider, Mortiz, age 62 1921 Bronx #1525

1930: Hastings on Hudson, Westchester, New York, USA, Washington ave, no 49, William Steinschneider 40, Vice President General Mgr Industry: Chemical, Isabel Steinschneider 46, Beatrice Steinschneider 10, Barbara Steinschneider 7, Lawrence C Smith 24, stepson Constance C Smith 21, stepdaughter, Isabel Smith 19, step daughter

Find a Grave: Moritz Steinschneider Birth Date: 15 May 1859 Birth Place: Austria Death Place: United States of America

Sons of Moritz Steinschneider:

  1. Max March 28, 1886 took over the family business, married moved to Brooklyn, no children

  2. William circa 1889,
    In 1910, Zinsser hired William Steinschneider, a professional chemist recently graduated from Columbia University. Steinschneider worked with Zinsser for 24 years as general manager and vice president, lived in the village, married the granddaughter of Jasper F. Cropsey, and served as village mayor from 1934 to 1945. (Hastings-on-Hudson By Hastings Historical Society)
  3. Richard 12 Aug 1897 - went to Columbia, married moved to Rockville Centre, Nassau, New York, had a family owned luggage business, died 1966

NYC Death Index: Steinschneider, Malvina, 21 d, Apr 2, 1887, 597220, Manhattan

Steinschneider, Charlotte, 2 d, Apr 27, 1888, 13388, Manhattan

Steinschneider Katie, 58 y, Apr 5, 1917, 11698, Manhattan

Steinschneider, Mortiz, 62 y, Mar 6, 1921, 1525, Bronx

Steinschneider, Emil, 60 y, Oct 28, 1931, 6881, Queens

Steinschneider, Berth, 77 y, Apr 24, 1941, 4094, Bronx

Steinschneider, Max, 56 y, Dec 5, 1942, 24245, Manhattan

Columbian - Columbia University Yearbook 1910

Aschhoff & Fricke

Aschhoff & Fricke were photographers with a studio at 50 Bowery aove the Atlantic Garden.

William Fricke was born in Germany circa 1843.

1874: Aschhoff & Fricke (Henry Aschhoff & William Fricke) 50 Bowery

1875: Henry Aschhoff 50 Bowery, h 237 Fifth New York, New York, USA Occupation: Photos Publication Title: Goulding's Manual of New York and General Statistical Guide, 1875

1877: Fricke William, photographer, 50 Bowery

1889: William Fricke 50 Bowery New York, New York, USA Occupation: Photographs Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1889

1890: Photographs William Fricke, 50 Bowery, Trow City Directory

1890: William Fricke 36 Van Duzer T Staten Island, New York, USA Occupation: Photographer Publication Title: Staten Island, New York, City Directory, 1890

1902 - 1906: Fricke, William, photographer, 109 2nd Ave., New York, NY (1902) (1906) City Directories

1900: 109 2nd ave., William Fricke 56, widowed, born Germany, photographer, born Sept 1843, immigrated 1872, naturalized, William H Fricke 20, clerk lawyer's office, born Oct 1879, Lizzie Bock 25, servant

1905: 109 2nd Ave., Manhattan, Fricke, William, age 62, born Germany, photographer, Annie wife, age 38, William son age 25, clerk

1910: Death - William Fricke 16 Oct 1910 Bronx, New York, New York, United States, Age 67, Marital Status Married, Occupation Photographer, Birthplace Germany, Burial Date 19 Oct 1910, Cemetery Fresh Pond Cremation, Father's Name Ludwig Fricke, Father's Birthplace Germany, Mother's Name Charlotte, Mother's Birthplace Germany

Harry Howard - Photo by W. Fricke - 1893

As indicated by online antique photograph sales William Fricke was active as a photographer during the Civil War or shortly thereafter.

Aschhoff & Fricke photographers 50 Bowery above the Atlantic Garden, New York

Photo courtesy of Adam Woodward, April 2018

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