GENERAL SLOCUM DISASTER
June 15, 1904

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On June 15 1904 the excursion boat, SS General Slocum, caught fire on the East River of New York City. The boat was carrying about thirteen hundred people, mostly women and children, on an picnic outing from St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 6th Street and Second Avenue. The wind was very strong, fanning the fire until it was out of control. The life preservers and hoses were rotted. The victims could neither put out the fire nor jump overboard safely. Most of the crew and passengers were burned to death or drowned when they jumped into the river to escape the flames. The grief stricken German American community of Kleindeutchland never recovered. It is said that most left the Lower East Side and moved away, many to Yorkville, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

More than 1,000 people died that day, making it New York City's worst disaster until September 11, 2001.


Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 1904


Post card collection of Maggie Land Blanck

I had this post card image for a number of years. In March 2009 Bob Alexander wrote that he had a version of the same postcard. In his version he was able to make out that the paddleboat on the right side was the Gen. Slocum.


Image shared by Bob Alexander March 2009


Image shared by Bob Alexander March 2009


Postcard collection Maggie Land Blanck

Bob's email spurred me on to seek other images of the General Slocum. This view of the New York Harbor shows Ellis Island behind the General Slocum. In July 2013 J T Chiarella pointed out that the building on the right is "Pier A". It still exists today.


Collection Maggie Land Blanck

The General Slocum


Collection Maggie Land Blanck

"The stricken General Slocum sinks into the Long Island Sound"

Printed on back;

General Slocum Disaster

1904 Flaming Horror on a Death Ship

June 15, 1904, dawned as one of those rare summer days that make New York City seem full of promise. And the Sunday School children of St. Mark's Lutheran Church were glad, because the Rev. George Haas had planned their annual picnic for that day. The children, their parents and their teachers were to board the steamship General Slocum, which would take them up Long Island Sound to Locust Grove on Huntington Bay. There they would eat lunch, play games, and have a great time.

The General Slocum, a typical excursion steamer of the day, had been built of wood in 1890. There were over 1,300 people aboard her as she pulled away from lower Manhattan at 9:40 A.M. The vessel steamed northward up the East River into the western end of the Long Island Sound. At 10:20, just 40 minutes after the Slocum had left her pier, fire broke out. A northerly breeze swept the flames rapidly toward the ship's stern, where the passengers huddled in terror. Capt. Willam Van Schaick beached the blazing steamer, now an inferno, on North Brother Island*, where her stern lay partly submerged in 30 feet of water. Many men, women and children were drowned as the leaped over the sides into the water; hundreds more died in the burning furnace of the hull when the hurricane deck collapsed. In all, 1021 were lost — making this one of the worst catastrophes in maritime history.

The entire nation was shocked, by the tragedy. President Theodore Roosevelt formed a special commission to investigate the disaster; there was also a New York coroner's inquest and a federal grand jury investigation. In the end it was found that the General Slocum's life preservers and fire-fighting equipment were not only inadequate but old and worn out, though they had recently been approved by government inspection. But it is doubtful than many lives would have been saved even if they had been new, since the fire spread through the old wooden hull so rapidly that few would have had time to outfit themselves before leaping into the water. The investigations did, however, lead to more stringent rules governing the inspection of passenger vessels.

A monument to the unidentified dead from the General Slocum still stands in the Old Lutheran Cemetery** in Middle Village, Long Island. Th hulk itself was raised and rebuilt as a coal barge called the Maryland which was lost in a storm off Sandy Hook***, New Jersey, on December 3, 1911.

* North Brother Island in the East River between the Bronx and Rikers Island was the site of Riverside Hospital an institution for the isolation of people with quarantinable diseases such as smallpox and typhoid fever. It is now uninhabited and and off limits to the public.

Karen Lamberson wrote in October 2014:

**Now Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery

***"And the barge, according to Clive Custler, who dived the wreck, was lost off Atlantic City (Brigantine) not off Sandy Hook which is probably fifty miles north of Atlantic City."


Collection Maggie Land Blanck

Printed on back:

"On a sunny June morning in 1904, the General Slocum, an excursion boat, sailed from Manhattan's Third Street pier, bound for Long Island. Aboard the steamer was a local church group looking forward to a day of picnicking and fun. But just minutes after the Slocum left its dock, black smoke began pouring from the ship. Hay and cans of oil had somehow ignited in a supply room, and fire roared through the steamer. The burning of the Slocum proved to be one of the worst disasters on water in American history; 1,021 people — mostly women and children — were killed.

One error after another contributed to the day's tragedy. The ship's captain had not trained his crew to handle a fire. Lifeboats, tied to the ship with wire, could not be launched. Aging fire hoses burst when the water was turned on, and rotted life preservers sank like weights. Many people jumped overboard to escape the spreading flames and drowned.

The disaster shocked the nation, and President Theodore Roosevelt, ordered an investigation. As a result, a federal commission recommended that all new ships be built of steel and have fireproof wall.

The Slocum appears to have been somewhat of a ill fated vessel. See SS General Slocum

Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

Map showing the Course of the Burning Steamer


Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

The Fire in Proress — Scene after the Collapse of the Hurricane-deck


Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

The Steamer "General Slocum" Sinking off North Brothers Island after the Fire


Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

A View of the "General Slocum" on fire off North Brother Island.

"As soon as word was received of the disaster, fireboats were at once hurried to the scene, where they attempted to put out the fire aboard the steamer and to rescue those who were imprisoned on her. At the moment the vessel went aground the hurricane-deck gave way, throwing many passengers, women and children, into the flames below, where rescue was impossible."

Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

"View of the River Front, showing Bodies cast up on the Shore"


Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

"Hospital Surgeons and Nurses attending the Injured"


Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

"Another View of the Beach where the Bodies of Victims were Laid Out"


Collection Maggie Land Blanck, Harper's Weekly June 25, 1904

"Some of the Survivors, who were provided with Blankets from the Hospital on the Island"


New York Library, digital Collection — Temporary morgue 1904 Gustav Scholer papers Catalog Call Number: MSS 89M31 Digital ID: PS_MSS_CD8_108

New York Times

New York Library, digital Collection — Dock at E 26 St. June 15, 1904 Gustav Scholer papers Catalog Call Number: MSS 89M31 Digital ID: PS_MSS_CD8_108

New York Library, digital Collection — Burial of the 'unidentified' 'Gen. Slocum' disaster June [15, 1904] : Corner Ave. A & 6th St. Gustav Scholer papers Catalog Call Number: MSS 89M31 Digital ID: PS_MSS_CD8_106

Courtesy of The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA

The wreck of the General Slocum


New York Library, digital Collection — Cemeteries - Lutheran Cemetery - Queens. 1910 Digital ID: 731344F

The General Slocum Disaster Monument, Lutheran Cemetery Queens*

Erected by the Organization of
General Survivors and the Public,
in the Memory of the 61
Unidentified Dead Who Lost Their
Lives on the Steamboat Gen.
Slocum on June 15, 1904.
IN MEMORIAM

*In September 2010 Judy Gumaer Testa informed me that the name of the cemetery has been changed to Lutheran All Faith Cemetery, Glendale.


Photo collection Maggie Land Blanck

The General Slocum Disaster Monument, Tompkins Square Park, New York City

This fountain in memory of the victims of General Slocum disaster was erected in 1906 on the north end of Tompkin's Square Park.


Transcription of the articles on the Slocum disaster in the Brooklyn Eagle by Mimi Stevens at

BROOKLYN GENEALOGY INFORMATION PAGE

GENERAL SLOCUM DISASTER Brooklyn Daily Eagle - June 15, 1904


List of Victims of the General Slocum

Number of people dead - 938

Number of missing - 93

Number of injured - 179

As listed in "New York's Awful Steamboat Horror" 1904.

No of identified dead 863, Missing 61, Injured 267, Uninjured 140 for a total of 1,331 according to the 1905 Annual City Report. The report noted that the 1,331 people represented 622 families of which 170 or 27 and a half precent had moved since June 1904.

In 1904, Charities: The Official Organ of the Charity Organization Society ..., Volume 12 stated

"The excursionists were mainly women and children, only nine male heads of families having been known to be lost, and in comparison with the appalling loss of life there was comparatively little loss of property. "

and
"One hundred and twenty men lost their entire family by the disaster. Of these twenty-nine lost wife only; thirtynine lost wife and one child; thirty-two wife and two children; ten, wife and three children; three, wife and four children; and one, wife and five children; two widowers lost each two children, and one widower four children, while the remaining three of the 120 men left alone as the result of the disaster lost other relatives with whom they were living. Twenty-one men, whose wives and one or more children were lost, were left with one child under fourteen, and eleven others were left with more than one small child, having lost wife and one or more children."

On Saturday June 18, the first mass funeral was held for twenty-nine unidentified and charred bodies - 18 adults and 11 children.

On June 23 there was a second burila of 50 unidentified dead - 32 adults and 18 children. On June 25 an additional 12 unidentified bodies were buried - 2 adults and 12 children.

On June 30 an additional 6 unidentified bodies wer buried - 2 adults, three children and one of body parts.

Arrangements were made for the careful designation of the number and location of the burials in the event that the bodies would need to be disinterred. A sectional drawing was made and each coffin contained a plate with a number on it. Clothing was removed before the body was buried and placed in a box that matched the number on the coffin. Within sixty days of the burials 37 bodes were thus identified and disinterred to be reburied by their family.


The Abesser Family

Henry Abesser was an electric bell hanger and locksmith with a small shop at street level on 4th street. In 1904 he and his wife, Amelia, had three children, Emma, Kate and Henry. He lost his wife, Amelia✟ and son, Henry✟, age 6. Emma age 10 and Kate age 8 survived. Both were briefly in Lebanon hospital. Henry Abesser remarried in 1905 but does not appear to have had children by the second marriage. He stayed on 4th street until at least 1915. Kate Abesser took a "business" trip to Dresden, Germany in 1915.

Marriage 1: Amelia/Emilie/Mary

Emilie Wiegand, Sept 10, 1893 Manhattan (NYC Index)

Children:

  1. Emma

    Emmy E. Abesser BIRTH DATE: 5 Apr 1894 BIRTH PLACE: New York, New York CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 16224

  2. Katie

    Katherine Abesser BIRTH DATE: 24 Oct 1896 RECORDED BIRTH YEAR: 1896 BIRTH PLACE: Kings, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 42271 S

    Kate Abesser born 24 October 1896 applied for a passport no occupation was listed but the reason for the trip was "business", She stated that she left New York on August 30, 1910 and was sojourning in Dresden, intending to return to the United states within two years, age 18k 5 ft 1 inches, brown eyes, dark brown hair, dated July 7, 1915 Dresden Germany.

    Kate Abesser ARRIVAL DATE: 18 Oct 1915 BIRTH DATE: 24 Oct 1896 BIRTH LOCATION: New York AGE: 18 GENDER: Female PORT OF DEPARTURE: Rotterdam PORT OF ARRIVAL: New York, New York SHIP NAME: Rijndam, address 128 E 4th Street

  3. Henry✟ circa 1898

1900: Avenue B, Henry Abbasar 34, plumber, married 8 years 3 children 3 living, "Mary" Abbasar 30 Katie Abbasar 6 Annie Abbasar 4 Henry Abbasar 2

1903: Henry Abesser Locksmith and Bell Hanger, 128 E 4th New York, New York, USA New York, New York, City Directory, 1903

1904:

June 16 1904, Mrs. K Abesser, Kate age 8, and Henry Abesser age 4, and Emil, age 11, all of 128 E 4th street listed as missing. Mrs. Abesser and Henry were among the dead identified on June 19, 1904.

GENERAL SLOCUM DEAD: Abesser, Amelia, age 36, and Henry age 6 both of 128 E 4th street.

Abesser, Emma age 10 and Katie 8 both of 128 E. 4th street were listed at Lebanon Hosptial .

1904 New York City Death Index: Abesser, Amelia, age 37, June 15, 1904, Henry age 6, June 15, 1904 Bronx.

Find a Grave: Henry Abesser DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx County, New York, USA CEMETERY: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery BURIAL OR CREMATION PLACE: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA MOTHER: Amelia Abesser

1905 City Report: Abesser, 128 E. 4th street, Amelia age 36, dead, Henry age 6 dead. Kate and Emma uninjured.

1905: Marriage of Henry Abesser, January 4, 1905 Manhattan, to Bertha Petruck

1905: Naturalization, Abesser, Henry, U. S. District Court, New York, April 27, 1905, 128 E 4th Street, NYC electrician born Nov 28, 1870 Germany arrived New York October 1892.

1905 Census: 4th street, Abesser, Henry, head, age 35 born Germany store, Bertha, wife, 36 born Germany, Emma daughter age 10, Katie daughter age 8.

1910: 130 E 4th street, Manhattan, Henry Abesser 39, married 5 years, immigrated 1890, electrician own shop, Bertha Abesser 40, 0 children 0 still living, immigrated 1900, Emy Abesser 16 Katy Abesser 14

1915: 4th Street, Manhattan, Abesser, Henry, 45, Germany locksmith, Bertha, wife, 46 Germany, Emma, daughter age 21

1944: Bertha Abesser died Jul 15, 1944 Manhattan

No death listed for Henry.


Kate Abesser from her 1915 passport application


The Adickes (Addix/Addicks/Adieckis) Family

Ernest Adickes had a candy store on Ave A. He and his wife Annie (nee Stuve) had 5 living children in 1904. The Adickes children: John, Margaret, Martha, Mary (Anna), and Ernst, ranging in age from 16 to 5 were accompanied on the Slocum excursion by their grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Stuve, age 65. Two Adickes children, John✟ (16) and Margaret✟ (12) died. (On some later lists Margaret was listed as Margaret Heidekamp age 13 years - an adopted daughter.) Annie age 8 year and Ernst age 5 were injured and were hospitalized. Ernst, age 6, was a Lincoln Hospital and Annie, age 8 was at Flower Hospital. Margaret Stuve, 65, was at Lincoln. Martha✟, age 10 [11], was listed as missing. She was not listed among the dead but she was not listed in the 1910 census. It can be assumed that she was among the unidentified dead. In the 1910 census Annie Adickes said she had 9 children of which four were still living. The Adickes moved to New Jersey before 1907. The had two additional children: Catherine c 1907 and Herman c 1909. Margaret Stuve, age 80, was still living with the family in 1920.

Ernst Adickes married Anna Stuve the daughter of Margaret Stuve. They had: John✟ (c 1888), Margaret✟ (c 1892) (adopted), Martha (c 1894), Mary/Anne (c 1895), Ernst (c 1899) Catherine (c 1907), Herman (c 1909). John and Margaret died in the Slocum disaster.

1895: Anna Mary Adickes, Gender: Female, Birth Date: 12 Dec 1895, Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: Ernst Adickes Mother's Name: Anna Stuve Adickes, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00508-6 , System Origin: New_York-ODM , GS Film number: 1322326

Mrs. Stuve, the grandmother, took the child on the Slocum outing. She survived and was listed at Lincoln Hospital as
"Mrs. Mary (or Maggie) Addix" 49 Ave A, shock. She was also listed as Margaret Stuve, Grandmother, age 65, at Lincoln Hospital.

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904, Injured, Addix, Mrs. Maggie 49 Ave A shock Lincoln Hospital.

June 16, listed as missing: Addicks, John 16, Martha 10, Annie 7, Ernest 5, Amelia 75 all of 49 Ave A.

Listed as injured:

  1. Addix, Mrs. Maggie, 49 Av A shock Lincoln Hospital
  2. Unknown (last name), Girl 7 years old, first name Annie, lives at 49 Ave. A. Burns on face and hands, Lincoln Hospital was with her mother and three sisters, but could not tell her last name. Others were lost.
  3. At Lincoln Hospital, Attics, Ernie, age 8, 49 Avenue A.

Listed as missing June 18, 1904: Addick, Margaret age 11, 49 Avenue A

June 18, 1904 Newly Identified dead: Addicks, Margaret, age 12, of No 49 Avenue A

Later listed as dead were:

  1. ✟ADDICKS, Margaret, 12 years, of 49 Avenue A - dead

  2. ✟ADDICKS, John, 16 years, of 49 Avenue A, (died)

  3. ✟Margaret Heidkamp 13, adopted child (died)

Listed as Missing:
  1. ADDICKS, Martha, 10 years, of 49 Avenue A, (missing) (She was definitely the daughter of Ernst and Anna Adickes). John age 15 and "Martha" age 11, were listed as dead in a later list.
  2. ADDICKS, Mary, 9 years, of 49 Avenue A (She was definitely the daughter of Ernst and Anna Adickes)
  3. ADDICKS, Amelia, 75 years, of 49 Avenue A (???)

Listed in a Hospital:
  1. ADDICKS, Annie, 7 years, of 49 Avenue A, (Flower Hospital) She was listed later as Addicks, Annie, age 8, 49 Ave. A
  2. INJURED: Addicks, Ernest, age 4, 49 Ave A. and Annie, age 8, 49 Ave A. - ADDICKS, Ernest, 5 years, of 49 Avenue A, (Lincoln Hospital)
"Mrs. Addicks" was rescued (this was actually Mrs Stuve, the grandmother):
"The first person that I saw was Mrs. Addicks, who keeps a candy store at No. 53 Avenue A, and she called me by name, and I went over and helped her by keeping her chin above water and towing her a little. She got to shore all right and was not much hurt. She threw her arms around my neck and kissed me."

Testimony of Charles Schwartz, Jr., machinist's apprentice, eighteen years old.

History of the General Slocum Disaster, J. S. Ogilvie

No listing under NYC death index for Addicks/Adickes in June 1904. John "Adrickes", age 15, June 15, 1904 #3647 Bronx

1894 directory: Ernest Adickes, 1894, 49 Ave A, Candy, New York, New York, City Directory, 1894

1900: 49 Ave. A. Ernst Adieckis, 37, born Germany, Candy Store, Annie wife, age 33, John son 10, Martha daughter 5, Annie daughter 4, Ernst son 3, Stuve, Margaret, mother in law, age 50, Stuve, Richard son age 24, ice cream, Heidkember, Maggie, border, age 6, adults born Germany, children born New York.

After the tragedy (and before 1907) the Adickes moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey. The had two more children born in New Jersey: Catherine c 1907 and Herman circa 1909.

1910: Village of Ridgewood, Bergen, New Jersey, Ernest Adicks 46, married 23 years, born Germany, immigrated 1880, manufacturer confectionaries, Anna M Adicks 43, 9 children 4 living, born Germany, Anna Adicks 15, born NY, Ernest Adicks 11, born NY, Catherine Adicks 3, born New Jersey Herman Adicks 1, born New Jersey, [1 3/12], Margaret Steve 71, mother in law, born Germany, widow, 6 children 3 living, Edward Adides 35, cousin, confectioner

In 1915 Ernest Adickes, son of a confectioner who had a store on Ridgewood Ave., summoned the police concerning a burglary. There was a shoot out between the police and there buglers in which two of the buglers were shot.(June 18, 1915 Trenton Evening Times)

1917: WWI DR for Ernest Dietrick Adickes, born June 2, 1897, New York address 173 - Ridgewood Av. Ridgewood, Radio Laboratory, customs service, Navy Yard, New York, nearest relative his father, blue eyes lit brown hair.

1920: Ridgewood, Bergen, New Jersey, Ernest J Adickes 58, confectioner own store, born Hanover, Germany, Anna Adickes 54, born Hanover, Germany, Ernest E Adickes 21, Catherine M Adickes 13, Herman J Adickes 10, Margaret Stuve 80, mother in law, born Hanover, Germany.


The Albrecht Family

Joseph Albrecht of 210 E 10th street was on the Slocum with his wife, Selma age 44, and his daughter Martha age 9 (also listed as age 14). Joseph survived and was listed as "taken home". Selma✟ died. Martha age 9 was uninjured. They had other children who do not appear to have been on the Slocum that day. This included Lillian who was age 8 in 1905. Joseph did not remarried. The family moved uptown to Amsterdam ave by 1905.

Jun 16 1904 NY Times - Joseph Albrecht of 210 E 10th street was on the upper deck with his wife and daughter, Martha age 14, when there heard a boy shout that the chairs were on fire. Martha ran off to find a girl friend. Sensing the boat was doom Mrs. Albrecht went in search of her daughter. That was the last Joseph Albrecht saw of his wife until he identified her body in the morgue. He climbed over the rail and slid down the deck post intending to reach the lower deck. He was pushed overboard by the crowd. Just as he went over he saw his daughter jump. Hundreds were jumping or being pushed into the water. He did not see his daughter after that.

June 16 1904: N Y Times - Missing Albrecht, Martha 14, 201 E. 10th street - DEAD Albrecht, Mrs. Selma age 44, 201 E10th st, identified by her husband.

1905 Dept. of Welfare: Albrecht, 201 E 10th street, Joseph 50 "taken home", Martha "9" uninjured, Selma age 44 DEAD

1900: Manhattan, Joseph Albrecht 44,* Superintendent leggings, Selma Albrecht 43,*, married 19 years 5 children 5 living, Clara Albrecht 17,* Bruno Albrecht 16,* William Albrecht 9, Martha Albrecht 4, Lillian Albrecht 3, *born Germany, immigrated 1890

1905: Amsterdam ave., Joseph Albrecht 52, delicatessen, Clara S Albrecht 21, teacher P.S., Brus J Albrecht 20, teacher P. S., Willie F Albrecht 15, Martha W Albrecht 10, Lillie M Albrecht 8

1925: Bronx, Joseph Albrecht 72, landlord, Clara Albrecht 38, teacher school, Martha Albrecht 26, housework

1930: Bronx, Joseph Albrecht 76, reitred Clara Albrecht 45, teacher public school, Martha Albrecht 33, none

Question: Was Lillian on the boat with them in 1904?


The Anger Family

Charles Anger was the assistant superintendent of the Sunday School at St. Marks. He was on the Slocum with his son, Charles age 30, and and his daughter-n-law, Minnie Bernius Anger age 29. Charles✟ senior and Minnie✟ perished. Charles junior a widower and his mother, Elizabeth, were listed in the 1910 Census at 62nd street. Charles junior died in 1913. Elizabeth was listed as a widow in the 1920 census.

Charles Anger 357 62nd street, age 52, born Germany and Minnie age 29 were listed among the dead in the 1905 City Annual Report.

Charles age 30 was listed as uninjured.

1880: 6th ave. Charles C. Anger 28, tailor, born Hanover, Elizth. Anger 30, born England, Charles A. Anger 6, William N. Anger 2, Clarlie Anger 29, cousin, tailor's apprentice

They were listed twice in 1880.

1889: Charles Fredk. Henry Anger Spouse Wilhelmine Bernius 30 Aug 1899 Manhattan, New York, New York Father's Name: Chas. A. Anger Mother's Name: Bessie Williams Spouse's Father's Name: George J. Bermius Spouse's Mother's Name: Louisa Heiderbach (LDS)

1900: 357 62nd street, Anger, Chas. head, 56 tailor, Eliza, wife, 49, 3 children 2 living, born England, Chas, Jr, son, age 24, tailor, Mary d. in law, age 22, 0 children, William, C-----, niece, age 22, Anger, Can't read, father, 82, Williams Can't read, "m-in-law", 38, (born 1862, England) 6 children 1 living

1910: 357 East 62nd street, Anger, Elizabeth, age 59, widow 3 children 2 living, born England, own income, Charles F, son age 34 widowed, chauffeur private family, plus two boarders.

1913: Charles F. Anger Birth Date: 1875 Death Date: 1913 Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA

1920: Elizabeth Anger, age 69 born England, 357 E. 62nd street


The Armand/Armond Family

Andrew Armand, a cabinet maker, married Anna P Haller on August 1, 1895. They had Stella circa 1896 and Lillian✟ in 1903. Anna Armand and her daughters were on the Slocum excursion with Annie's mother-in-law also named Anna. The two Annas and Stella survived. Lillian died. Armand, Staella, age 8, of 334 E 6th street was listed as uninjured. The Armands moved to the Bronx before 1910. Although Annie Haller Armand was only only 27 in 1904 the Armands did not have additional children after the tragedy. Stella Armand married Alfred Kraitzer in 1916 and had two sons before 1930.

In Lincoln Hosptial:

  1. Armand, Mrs. Annie, twenty seven, 334 East 6th street, shock and burns.

  2. Stella Armand, age 8, 334 6th street, shock and burns to arms and body

  3. Armand, Anna age 48, 334 East 6th street shock and burns.

  4. Listed among the missing were "Armond" grandmother and gandchild 334 E 6th street.

INJURED: Annie Armond, 27, 334 E 6th street

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904 Armand, Mrs. Annie 334 6th ave, shock in Lincoln Hospital. Armand, Stella same address, burns on arms and body, Lincoln Hospital.

Dead: ✟ARMAND, Lillian, 14 months, of 334 Sixth street (Birth: Armand, Lillian, Apr 12 1903, 16946)

1900: 123 7th street, Andrew Armand, 27, cabinet maker, both parents born Germany, Annie Armand, 23, Stella Armand, age 3, all born New York.

1910: Bronx, Andrew J Armend 36, cabinet maker, shop Anna Armend 32, 3 children 1 living, Estelle Armend 13

1915: Bronx, Andrew J Armand 42, cabinet maker, Anne Armand 38, Stella Armand 19, stenographer, George Hopfe 32, border

1916: Stella Armand GENDER: Female MARRIAGE DATE: 25 Mar 1916 MARRIAGE PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA SPOUSE: Alfred Kraetzer CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 1059

1917 WWI DR Andrew Ja Armand, born April 29, 1873, cabinet maker own business, wife, Anna Armand 424 E 149the street, N Y C, medium build, medium height, blue eyes black hair

They were also listed in the 1920 and 1925 censuses in the Bronx.

The censuses indicate that Andrew born circa 1873 was the son of Andrew and Anna Armand. Anna listed as age 48 in Lincoln hospital must have been his mother.

1930: Alfred Kraitzer 34, salesman woodwork, Stella Kraitzer 33, Kenneth G Kraitzer 10, Warren A Kraitzer 8

1936: Andrew J Armand 63 DEATH DATE: 4 Jul 1936 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 6628

1880 Census: Andrew Armand 45, carpenter, born Italy, Anna M. Armand 29, wife, born England, Christena Armand 12, Sarah Armand 11, Andrew Armand 7, Carrie Armand 5, children born New York


The Armbrust/Ambrust/Armhurst Family

Frederick Armbrust (variety of spellings) was a glass cutter. He married Barbara Salter in 1878. In 1904 they were living at 166 4th street. Three of their children and Mrs. Armbrust appear to have been on the excursion. Mrs. Armbrust✟ [Barbara age 45 born Austria] and their daughter, Edna✟, age 6, died in the disaster. Two daughters, Mammie [Mary] age 12 and Florrie age 9 were uninjured. "Mary" age 12 was listed at Lebanon Hospital and Florence, age 9 was listed at Lincoln Hospital. By 1910 the family was still on 4th street. Ferdinand Armbrust, age 54, had not remarried by 1910.

Edna Ambrust, age 6, of 166 E 10th st was originally listed as missing

Mamie and Florrie had at some point received swimming instruction from a teacher. By remembering to keep their heads up and not swallowing water they stayed afloat until a boat rescued them. Florrie suffered burns.

SLOCUM DEAD: "Ambrust", Mrs. "Kate", age 45, 166 E. 4th street - Armbrust, Barbara age 45 of 166 Fourth street, identified by husband, Ferdinand (Brooklyn Eagle 16 June 1904) _ Barbara Armbrust DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: New York, USA CEMETERY: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery BURIAL OR CREMATION PLACE: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA

MISSING, June 16, "Ambrust", Mamie, age 13, and Edna age 6, both of 166 E. 4th street

MISSING: June 17, "Ambrust", Mamie, age 15, 166 E 4th street.

"Ambrust", Mamie, age 12 and Florrie age 9 both of 166 E 4th street were listed among the uninjured.

Marriage: Barbara Salter June 16, 1878, Manhattan (Index)

Children:

  1. Barbara
    Barbara Armbrust Gender: Female Birth Date: 15 Nov 1878 Birthplace: 6th St 510, New York City, New York Father's Name: Ferdinand Armbrust Mother's Name: Barbara Salza Armbrust
  2. Lotty c. 1879

  3. Julia c 1885,

  4. Katie c 1887

  5. Mamie c. 1891

  6. Florena E. Armbrust BIRTH DATE: 20 Jul 1894 BIRTH PLACE: New York, New York CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 32402

    Marriage: ???? NAME: Florence Armbrust GENDER: Female MARRIAGE DATE: 24 Jun 1916 MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA SPOUSE: John J Stelzle CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 14943

  7. Edna✟

1880: 6th street, Frederick "Armbrust" 24, glass cutter, born Switzerland, Barbra Armbrust 21, born New York, Lottie Armbrust 1, born New York

1892: Ferdinand Armbrust 1892 166 E 4th New York, New York, USA Cutter New York, New York, City Directory, 1892

1899: 4th Street 166, 25x96 William W Astor to Ferdinand Armbrust and wife, $17,000

1900: 4th Street, Ferdinand Ambrust 43, married 22 years, born Germany, imm. 1873, glass cutter, Barbara Ambrust 41, 7 children 6 living, born Germany, imm 1866, Lotty Ambrust 21, Julia Ambrust 15, Katie Ambrust 13, Mamie Ambrust 8, Florence Ambrust 5, Edna Ambrust 2, all children born NY, Mary Solten 78 servant.

1904 NYC Deaths: "Armbrust" Barbara, age 45, Edna age 6

1905: E 4th street, Ferdinand Armbrust 49, mirror silverer, born Germany, in US 37 years, Julia Armbrust 20, daughter, Mary Armbrust 13, daughter, Florence Armbrust 10, daughter

1910: 166 4th street, Armbrut, Ferdinand, head 54, wid Germany, immi. 1873, glass cutter, glass, Margo ??? daughter age 18, laborer printing firm, Florence daughter age 15, laborer _eck factory


The Bahr Family

August M. Bahr was born in Germany in 1854. He immigrated to the US circa 1883 where he married Lisa Beber. They had Ida in 1891 and Lillie circa 1897. Ida✟, Lillian✟ and Lisa✟ all died in the Slocum fire. The bodies of Ida and Lillie were identified but that of Lisa was not. The whereabouts of August Bahr after 1904 is unknown.

Ida Augusta Bahr 08 Oct 1891 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: August Bahr Mother's Name: Lise Beber
1904: Listed as dead: Ida age 12, Lillie age 7 or 424 E 9th street. Listed as missing Lizzie, age 32. Ida Bahr was identified by Jun 16. Lillie Bahr age 7 was listed as missing on June 19.

Growing list of the Dead: BAHR, Mrs. LOUISA, 32 years old, 424 East 9th St, June 17, NY Times. However, she was still listed among the missing and unknown dead buried at Lutheran Cemetery in 1905.

1900: Naturalization, Bahr, August M Aug 1, 1900, 424 E 9th st NYC, Tailor born Nov. 11, 1854, Germany

1900: 424 E 9th street, August Bahr 45, born Germany immigrated 1883, tailor, Louisa Bahr 28, immigrated 1887, married 10 years 2 children 2 living, Ida Bahr 8, daughter, Lillian Bahr 3, daughter

1904: Ida O Bahr age 12 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3344

The deaths of Ida and Lillie Bahr were listed in the NYC death index in the Bronx, June 15, 1904. Lizzie [Louisa] was not listed. Ida and Lillie Bahr were buried in Lutheran All Faiths Middle Village. It is presumed that the unidentified body of Lisa Bahr was also buried in Lutheran.


The Balser/Balzer and Fickbohm Family

Nicholas Balser age 56, a "pharmacist", of 422 E 8th street was on the trip with his wife, Amelia, 46. They were joined by a friend Maria Fickbohm, 40, of 91 Ave. D, (the wife of Peter Fickholm a saloon owner) and the Fickbolm children, Marie 14, Ernest 12 and Fredrick 9. The Fickbolm servant Kate Cibilski, 18, was also with them. Amelia✟ died. Nicholas remarried and moved to Brooklyn.

NY Times June 16, 1904: Nicholas "Belser" of 422 East Eighth street, was employed by the "Dock Department". He went to the pier at the foot of 3rd street in search of his wife and child. They had all been together on the boat but had become separated sometime before the fire started. Nicholas was on the upper deck. He used his penknife to try and cut away one of the life boats but was unsuccessful as they were attached with wire. He climbed down from deck to deck until he reached the lower deck and then jumped and swam to shore. (NY Times June 16, 1904)

1870: Marriage Nicolaus Balzer to Friederike Linder 17 May 1870 Event Place: Madison Street German Presbyterian Church, New York (LDS)

1871: Friedrich Balzar born 16 April 1871 to Nicholas Balzer and Friedrike Linder Madison Street, German Presbyterian (LDS)

1872: Elise, 03 Nov 1872 to same parents.

1874: Freida "Balser", 27 Dec 1874 to same parents.

1886: Marriage Nicolaus Balzer to Amelia C. Kneip 02 Mar 1886 Manhattan, New York, New York Father, Heinrich, Mother, Marie Seelmann, Spouse's Father, Jacob Spouse's Mother, Sophie Fischer

1893: Fritz Balzer, age 23, son of Nicholas Balzer and Fronden Re Linder married Emma Frohmiller age 18 in Manhattan on 20 August 1893. (LDS)

1900: E. 7th street, Nic Balzer 51, born Bavaria, bone dealer, Emelia Balzer 42, wife, married 14 years, 0 children 0 living.

1905: 422 8th street, Nicholas Balzer, age 56, born Germany, laborer

1905 Dept of Public Welfare: Balzer, 422 E. 8th street, Amelia age 46 DEAD, Nicholas 57 taken home - no listing for a child. No listing under Kneip.

1910: Brooklyn, Balzer, Nicholas, age 61 marriage 3, married 4 years, hostler, stable, Annie, wife age 47 marriage 2, 1 child 1 living

1915: Nicolas Balzer 65, Annie Balzer 52

1920: 1920 Brooklyn South 9th street, Nicholas Balzer 71, night watchman, Anna Balzer 56, wife, Henry Kneib 32, step son, asst supt., "converyer", Grace Kneib 30, daughter in law, George Kneib 5, son

Fickbohm, 91 ave D - Marie 40, born Germany, Marie 14, Ernest 12 DEAD Kate Cilijsky age 18 servant, DEAD Fred Fickbolm age 10, INJURED Lebanon

Slocum Horror:

Shortly after leaving the pier, I left my wife and the Fickbohms on the middle deck. They were sitting in the bow. I took little Freddy Fickbohm on the top deck to show him the points of interest. We were approaching the island when, looking forward, I saw flames shooting up from the deck below. Unclasping my knife, I slashed at the fastenings of the life rafts nearby. But, they were secured by wire instead of rope. I told Freddy to stay with me, but when I returned he has disappeared. I then started for my party but was driven back by the flames.

The whole front part of the boat by this time was a mass of fire. For the time being, so near were we to shore that there was no panic. The passengers, mostly women and children, retreated before the flames. All thought that the boat would put into shore at once, but it seemed fully five minutes or more before she swung inshore. By this time, the scene was terrifying. Women threw their children overboard and then followed. They had no other refuge from the flames, which swept everything before them.

I rushed aft, calling to my wife, but I could not see her, and in the roar of the fire and the cries of the panic-stricken passengers, she could not hear me. I was driven back to the wheelhouse by the fire. I thought I was trapped. There was no chance for me to go farther aft, and below was the fire.

I threw myself over the railing and dropped into the water on the side farthest from land. It was then I received these burns. The water came only to my armpits, and I could have walked to the shore. When I finally emerged, I looked back and to my dying day I'll never forget the scene. Around me were scores of bodies, most of them charred and burned. I helped as many as possible of those living to the land. From the stern of the boat, where hundreds of persons were huddled fighting like mad to leap into the water, I saw dozens of women throw themselves over the side.

I searched in vain for my wife. Body after body was laid out on the shore, but hers was not among them. Then someone said that a party of women and children had been sent to the city, and a neighbor told me my wife was among them.

The Fickbohm Family

Marriage: Peter, son of Henry Nicholas Ficknohm and Anna Margaret Dorthea Sprieck marred Anna Cath. Marie Waacks daughter of Fredk Wm. Waacks and Rebecca M. 5 June 1889

1900: 284 Second st. , Pette J Fickbohm 40, saloon keeper, imm 1883 born Germany, Marria Fickbohm 36, wife, born Germany, married 11 years 3 children 3 living, Marria Fickbohm 10, Ernst Fickbohm 8, Fredrick Fickbohm 5, Dietrick Duchne 23, boarder, Auguste Grothe 21, servant

1904: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"Pathetic Scene at the Funeral of the FICHBOHMS.

The constrained grief of the neighborhood, fighting for expression which would not out, came near reaching a climax at the funeral of the FICHBORNS, in the Emanuel Chapel, at 735 Fifth street, Manhattan. The husband and father, Peter J., bereft of reason by thoughts of the loss of his wife, Maria, and their daughter, 14 years old, who bore her mother's name, has been with difficulty restrained from self-destruction.

"I cannot speak as my heart dictates," said the Rev. John C. PALMER, rector of the chapel. "It would be foolhardy. Their grief is too intense as it is without recalling sweet memories which would serve only to heighten their sorrow. Mr. FICHBOHM has attempted to make away with himself and needs careful watching until his grief has somewhat abated."

The sorrowing hundreds in the chapel broke down when they heard the sobs and moans of the distracted husband as the bodies of his dear ones were born up the aisle. Women grew pale and faint and some had to be escorted from the church before the service began. Both Mr. FICHBOHM and his wife belonged to many fraternal societies and he was a member of United Brother Lodge No. 356, F. and A.M. Representatives of all these societies attended. The Rev. Mr. PALMER conducted the service."

1909: Peter J Fickbohm 49 DEATH DATE: 6 Feb 1909 DEATH PLACE: Kings, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2569

1909: Peter John Fickbohm Died suddenly at his home, of pneumonia, after an illness of two days, age 50,he was a member of a number of German fraternal organizations. Nothing mentioned about his life or occupation other than he had been in the hotel business in Manhattan. Born in Germany. Left a widow, "Annie Lange" and a son Frederick.

1909: Probate Died 6 February 1909 - personal property $1,000 - Adelheid F. Fickbohm widow and Friederich Willhelm Fickbohm both of 835 Gates Ave Brooklyn - Peter made a will 7 July 1904 (not included in probate papers) - mentioned in the probate were Adelheid, Friedrich and Nicholas Waacks.

1910: Brooklyn, Ward 22, Adelaid W Fickbohm 28, widow, 4 children 0 living, born Germany, washing, Fred W Fickbohn 15, step son, clerk dry goods

1914: June 8, Passport Application, Adelheid Fickbohm born Blender Germany 30 September 1881 her husband immigrated to the US on the Oder from Hamburg, August 1883, and resided 26 years in the United States. Naturalized Common Pleas 14 May 1894 - His widow. age 33 5 ft 2 inches, grey eyes blond hair.

1915: Bronx, Fredrick Fickbohm head age 10 salesman, Lillian wife 20, Lillian daughter age 1

Fredrick, Lillian and Lillian show up in 1920, 1930 and 1940 in Newark NJ.


The Bandelow Family

William Bendelow was born in Germany in 1871 to Fredeick and August Bendelow. The family immigrated to New York City. William Bandelow was naturalized when his father, Friedrich W., a tailor, of E. Houston street, became a citizen in October 1891 in the Superior Court of New York City. William married Louise. They had Louise c 1900 and George circa 1901. Louise✟ and daughter Lulu✟ died in the Slocum fire in 1904. The body of George✟ was never found. William famously searched for him for months, putting adds in papers, offering rewards and contacting police stations. William Bandelow remarried in 1908. He did not have any children by his second marriage.


Pittsburgh Press December 15, 1904, Image of George Bandelow.

1900: E 5th Street, Wm Bandelow 28, cutter of clothing, born Germany immigrated 1885, Lousie Bandelow 25, wife, born Austria, immigrated 1875?, 1 child 1 living, Lousie Bandelow 6/12, daughter Josie Nedoma 15, sister, born Austria imm 1884, servant

1900-1901: Birth of George Bandelow

1904: Death Index Louisa Bandelow 29 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3439

The child, Lulu was not listed.

William Bandelow was said to have lost his father, mother, brother, sister, wife and two children. (Only his wife and daughter were listed among the Slocum dead under the name Bandelow.) In December 1904 William Bandelow a clothing cutter of 87 7th street Manhattan was still seeking in vain for his son, George. He had lost his wife and little girl in the burning ship. However, he held out hope that his son had been rescued by and elderly woman who owned property at Liberty and Wynona streets. He offered a $100 reward. He spent days putting up posters with the picture of George and relating the supposed rescue of his son by the unknown woman. It was stated he did not know his wife had decided at the last minute to go on the excursion. He had returned home around noon on the 15th to find his house deserted. After hearing of the disaster he was able to identify his wife who had been burned to death and his daughter who had drown. They were buried side by side. He was unable to identify his son among any of the numerous children's bodies at the morgue. He claimed that he was fairly sure he could identify his son by his teeth. He hired men to dredge for the body and divers to search for it. Some months later Captain Berg of the United States Volunteer Life Saving Corps informed William Bandelow that he had helped rescue a boy of the age and description of young George and had put him ashore at Oak Point. William Bandelow started his hunt anew this time in the area of Oak Point, an area in the Bronx not far from Brother's Island. Even later William Bandelow's sister-in-law met a woman, a Mrs. Mary Ryan, who told her that she had met an elderly woman with a young boy that she had supposedly found wandering in the streets the day of the disaster. The elderly woman had asked the child his name but he was unable to tell her. Assuming that the child's parents had perished in the calamity she had taken the boy home to her own house. She said she owned property at Liberty and Wynona streets. Mrs. Ryan said the boy met the exact description of young George Bandelow. From that point on William Bandelow focused on finding the elderly lady with the young golden haired boy. George was described as: three years and nine months old, 38 inches tall, blue eyes, curly blond hair, upper teeth short broad and decayed, bottom teeth short, narrow and perfect, strawberry birthmark on left breast, and a large brown mole on his back, wearing a gold chased band ring on middle finger of left hand. When last seen he was wearing navy blue velvet Russian blouse, bloomer pants, a coat with four large white pearl buttons, white leather belt, blue flannel Norfolk shirt waist with white pearl buttons, white flannel drawers, black stockings, and garters and black lace shoes. William Bandelow's family was buried in evergreen Cemetery. This story popped up throughout July, August and September 1904 and was carried in several papers cross the county. In August William Bandlow went to Providence in the vain hope of finding his son. A story with an image of the boy was carried as late as December 1904.

1908: William Bandelow married Anna Sobiechowska

1910: Greenwich ave., William F Bandelow 38, 2nd marriage, cutter, cl----s Anna M Bandelow 37, first marriage, no children

1915: Pierpont ave Bronx William Bandelow 44, born Germany, pattern maker, Annie Bandelow 42, born Germany

1930: Manhattan, no address indicated, William Bandelow 58, head, born Germany, pattern maker, ladies clothing, Anna M Bandelow 57, wife, born Poland, Helena Metka 62, lodger

William Bandelow and his wife, Anna, traveled to Europe several times in the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

1960: William Bandelow born August 30, 1871 in Germany resident of 472 Brook Ave Bronx New York, died July 9, 1960 at 51 Elbestrasse Frankfurt am Main, of heart infraction. His body was shipped back to the New York for burial.

BANDELOW MARRIAGES:

Bandelow Frederic W Oct 9 1898 15256 Manhattan To Fannie Gohl

Bandelow William May 31 1896 8510 Manhattan to Anne Laugton

Bandelow William F M Jun 16 1908 11981 Manhattan to Sobiechowska Anna M

NEW YORK DEATH INDEX

Bandelow Fred 3 y Jul 21 1871 92931 Manhattan

Bandelow Auguste 1 y Sep 22 1874 187536 Manhattan

Bandelow Fred'k W 57 y May 6 1903 14304 Manhattan

Bandelow Louisa 29 y Jun 15 1904 3439 Bronx

Bandelow Augusta 70 y Aug 9 1913 23832 Manhattan

Bandelow Albert 80 y Mar 24 1943 7069 Kings

William Bendelow born 1871 was buried in Lutheran All Faith in Middle Village Queens with his parents, Fred. William born 1845 died 1903 and Augusta born 1846 died 1896.

1900: 164 E 4th street, Fredick Bandelow 54, clothing cutter, married 2 years, Fannie Bandelow 36, wife, George Bandelow 20, lithographer,

Fred'k W Bandelow 57 DEATH DATE: 6 May 1903 DEATH PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 14304


The Baumann Family

Louis Baumann, a cabinet maker, born New York to German parents, married Lena and by 1900 they had two children, Margaret and Otto. Lena✟, Margaret✟ and Otto✟ all perished in the Slocum disaster.

1887: Louis Baumann Marriage 07 Aug 1887 Manhattan Age: 26 Father Abraham, Mother, Sophia Mickaelson, Spouse Lina Louis, 18 Spouse's Father Heris Louis Spouse's Mother, Minne Raphael (LDS)

1900: 468 E 5th street, Louis Baumann 39, cabinet maker, born Russia, Lena Baumann 26, 2 children, 2 living, Margaret Baumann 2, Otto Baumann 1

1904: Listed as dead: Baumann, Magdalena age 31, Margarite age 6 and Otto age 5 of 526 E. sixth street,

NYC DEATH INDEX:

Otto Baumann 5 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3410

Marguerite Baumann 6 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3581

Magdalena was NOT listed.

1905: 6th street, Louis Baumann age 43, citizen, cabinet maker, head (by himself).


The Baumler Family

Frederick Baumler, a woodworker, was born in Germany in 1870. He immigrated to New York circa 1889. He married Margarethe Fleishmann (born in Germany S September 1866) in 1889. They had six children between 1889 and 1896. Friedrich born June 1891 died October 1891. Alfred born in 1896 died in 1898. Margarethe✟ and three children: Amelia✟, Anne✟ and Charles✟ died in the Slocum disaster. Son Frederick born in 1893 survived, married and had children. Frederick senior became a citizen in 1905. In 1906 he married Katherine Zausch. They did not have any children despite the fact that they were born quite young. By 1910 Fredrick Baumler, his wife and son, Fredrick (from his first marriage) had moved to Queens. Katherine Zausch Baumler died in 1926 and was buried with Fredrick's first family. In 1928 Fred Baumler married Lena Arneth - a widow with two children. Fred Baumler died in 1955.

Birth of Fred Baumler: Aug 2, 1870 Germany

Immigration: circa 1889

Marriage: Margarite Fleischmann

Margaret Fleischmann SPOUSE NAME: Frederik R. Baumler MARRIAGE DATE: 1889 MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, New York MARRIAGE ID: 0100030137 CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 10839

Children:

  1. Amelia✟ c. 1889

  2. Freidrich✟ born Jun. 2, 1891 Death: Oct. 16, 1891

  3. Anne✟ c. 1893

  4. Frederick c 1893

    1915: Fred Baumler 23, machinist, Katie Baumler 21, Dora (smudged) Baumler 1, daughter, George C Staedler 40,, boarder

    1920: Queens, Fred C Baumber 27, Catherine Baumber 28, Dorothy C Baumber 5 [5 9/12] , Frederick C Baumber 3 [3 9/12]

  5. Charles✟ c. 1894

  6. Alfred✟ 1896 died 1898 per tombstone.

Slocum List: Baumler, Margarite age 35, Amelia 16, Annie 11, Charles 10 - Uninjured Frederick age 11 - 433 6th street.

DEATH INDEX:

Margarita Baumler 35 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2740

Amelia Baumler 15 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3741

Annie age 12, June 15 Bronx cert #2879

Charles was NOT listed. This most likely means his body was unidentified.

1905: Friedrich Baumler 406 E. 6th street, woodworker born Aug 2, 1870 Germany was naturalized april 13, 1905 in the U. S. District court. arrived, Aug 22, 1889.

1906: Remarriage of Fred Baumler April 28, Katherine Zausch #10171 Manhattan

1910: Queens, Linden street, Baumler, Fred, head age 39, 2nd marriage, born Germany woodworker, Katherine wife age 30 marriage 1, 0 children, born New York, Fredrick son age 18, cutter pipe

1915: Queens, Linden street, Frederick Baumler 44, furniture maker, Katharine Baumler 36

1925: Lindon street, Queens, Frederick Baumler 54, machinist wood work, Catherine Baumler 46

1926: Katherine Zausch Baumler, born 2, Jun 1879 died 7 Jan 1926 buried All Faiths with first wife and children, per tombstone. (Katharine Baumler 46 DEATH DATE: 7 Jan 1926 DEATH PLACE: Queens, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 192)

Marriage 3 of Fred Baumler: Dec 22, 1928 Queens, Lena Arenth

1920: Kings, John Arneth 37, brewer, Lena Arneth 37, wife, Johanna Arneth 10, daughter, John Arneth 4, son, plus 4 roomers,

1925: Queens, Ralph street, Lena Arneth 42 John A Arneth 09 Johanna Arneth 15

1930: Ralph st, Queens, own $5,000, Frederick Baumler 59, born Germany 1st marriage age 19, immigrated 1890, machinist head furniture, Lena Baumler 47, wife age at 1st marriage 26, John P Arneth 14, son, born New York, James Sugrue 31, lodger, Peter O'Shea 22, lodger, Sebastian Schernbach 23, lodger Henry Weil 51, lodger

1955: Death of Frederick Baumler

Find a Grave:

Large Stone Lutheran All Faiths Middle Village Queens: Margarethe Baumler born Fleischmann Sept 2 1866 - died June 15, 1904 and her children Amelia Baumler (1889 - 1904) Annie Baumler (1892 - 1904) Charles Baumler (1894 - 1904) - victims of the General Slocum.

Also Husband, Fredrick (1870-1955) and Alfred (1896-1898)


The Berendt/Behrends Family

Marie Louise Osnitski was born in Germany circa 1863. She immigrated to New York circa 1888 where she married Herman Behrendt, a woodworker, born in Danzig, Germany circa 1863. They had three children: Anna, Lizzie✟ and Clara✟. Mary Louise and her three children were on the General Slocum. Marie Louise and Anna survived the Slocum diaster. Lizzie, age 10, and Clara, age 8, were lost. Marie age 40 was listed in the city record as "taken home". Annie was listed as uninjured. The family was still on the Lower East Side in 1910. Sometime before 1915 the family moved to the Upper East Side in the 80s. By 1929 they had moved to Brooklyn where Marie Behrendt died in February 1929. Herman Behrendt died in 1939. Anne Behrendt did not marry.

Birth: ????? Marie Louise Osnitzki BIRTH DATE: 12 Nov 1862 BAPTISM DATE: 11 Jan 1863 BAPTISM PLACE: Sankt Bartholomai, Danzig Stadt, Westpreussen,Prussia FATHER: Adolph Robert Osnitzki MOTHER: Louise Henriette Falk FHL FILM NUMBER: 742655

Marriage: Mary Louise Osnitsky [Odnitzke]

?????Mary O'Snitzki MARRIAGE DATE: 23 Feb 1890 MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA SPOUSE: Herman "Behnstedt" CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2611

Children:
  1. Anna 1891

    Anna Louise Behrendt 23 Jun 1891 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Herman Emanuel Behrendt Mother's Name: Marie Louise Odnitzke

  2. Lizzie✟ c 1894

  3. Clara✟ 1896

    Clara Winna Behrendt 19 Jan 1896 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York Father's Name: Herman Behrendt Mother's Name: Mary Luise Osnitzky

1900: 88 3rd Street, Herman Behrends 37, immigrated 1888, carpenter, Mary Behrends 37, immigrated 1890, married 10 years 3 children 3 living, Annie Behrends 9 Lizzie Behrends 5 Clara Behrends 4

1904: Behrendt, no 88 3rd st, Dead, Clara, 8, Lizzie 10, inured Marie, 40, uninjured Annie 13

On another list, Behrentd Mrs. Mary of 88 East Third st "missing", Lizzie age 10, of 88 E 3rd (died), Fannie age 8 of 88 E 3rd (died)

Clara Behrendt age 8 cert. #2970 Bronx DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - New York, United States of America

Lizzie Behrendt BIRTH: United States of America DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - New York, United States of America

Louise Behrendt Cert 2969 Bronx DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - New York, United States of America

Find a grave says:

Victim of the General Slocum Disaster- age 11 years old, no death cert, body not recovered or unidentified, lived at 88 Easr 3rd Street, sisters Lizzie & Clara also perished Burial: Unknown Created by: Judi Braddick. Is this Lizzie??
1904: History of the General Slocum Disaster:
Mary Behrendt of 88 East Third street "faced fire and death in attempts to find and save two of her youngest children, who had been dancing on the hurricane deck." The deck eventually fell. Mrs. Behrendt's clothes were afire and her hair mostly burned off when she finally allowed herself to be pulled off the ship. She appeared in the Alexander Avenue Police station with her hands in bandages "still on her quest for her little ones." The Anderson Avenue Police station was the closest station on the New York side of the accident.
"Annie, my eldest daughter" said Mrs. Belirendt, "was sitting with me on the upper deck, when somebody shouted 'Fire !' We all began to shout Fire! too, although I couldn't see any at that moment.

"Lizzie and Clara, 10 and 8 years old, were dancing on the deck above. I ran up there, but couldn't find them. I pushed my way down again. People were trampling down each other and screaming and fighting. It was impossible to recognize anybody.

"The smoke came over us then, too. The deck gave way and I saw my daughter Annie fall into the water. She was picked up by a boat, and for a minute I saw the other people falling into the water. Some were picked up, but others went down under the pieces of burning wood."

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904 Behrendt, Lizzie 10 years old and Fannie 8 years old of 88 3rd street. Mrs. Mary Behrendt, their mother, went to the Alexander Avenue Police Station and reported the children missing. Part of her hair was burned off and she was suffering severe injuries. while in a delirium she wandered away from the statio unobserved by the police.

1905: 88 3rd street, Herman Behrendt 41, carpenter, Mary Behrendt 41, Annie Behrendt 14

1910: Ave A., Herman E Behrendt 46, carpenter, stage, Mary L Behrendt 47, 3 children 1 living, Anna E Behrendt 18

1910, 1911: Herman Behrendt, 71 AvA, OCCUPATION: Carpenter, PUBLICATION TITLE: New York, New York, City Directory, 1910

1915: Herman Behrendt, 410 E88th, OCCUPATION: Carpenter, PUBLICATION TITLE: New York, New York, City Directory, 1915

1915: 88th street, Herman Behrendt 52, carpentry, Marie Behrendt 51, Anna Behrendt 23, dressmaker

1920: 85th street, Herman Behrendt 57, Germany, imm 1888, stage hand theater, Mary Behrendt 58, Germany, imm 1888, janitress, Anna Behrendt 28, New York, dressmaker department store

1929: Marie Behrendt 66 DEATH DATE: 14 Feb 1929 DEATH PLACE: Kings, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 4987

1930: Brooklyn, New York ave., rent $45. Herman Behrendt 66, widowed, born Germany, imm. 1888, stage hand, Anna E Behrendt 39, dressmaker, dress shop

1939: Brooklyn Eagle Obit: Herman Behrendt Old Stage Hand - 44 year veteran as a stage hand died at his home 12 Raleigh Place after a long illness. Born in Danzig, Germany he immigrated circa 1888. He lost two children in the Genreal Slocum disaster. His wife "who died some years ago" was badly burned. His daughter, Anna, who survived him "was thrown overboard and picked up". Buried Lutheran Cemetery.


The Behrens Family

In 1904 the Berhens family lived at 127 Garden street, Hoboken. On the excursion on June 14th were Alice✟ age 16, and Augusta✟ age 52. Both died. Behrens is quite a common name. I do not know what happened to Harry and Gerhard.

1900: St Marks Place, Behrens, Gerhard, 44, bookbinder, imm 1888, Augusta 45, imm 1889, 3 children 2 living, Harry F 16, imm 1889, Alice 12 imm 1889, all born Germany, and one boarder

1905 City Record: Died: Behrens, Alice 16 born Germany and Augusta age 52 born Germany both of 127 Garden Street, Hoboken

NEW YORK DEATH INDEX BRONX:

Alice Behrens BIRTH: abt 1888 DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - Bronx
Buried Flower Hill Cemetery
Alice Behrens, 1904, North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey, United States of America, Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 18643384 Cemetery: Flower Hill Cemetery

Augusta Behrens Event Place: North Bergen, Hudson, New Jersey, United States of America Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 18643413 Cemetery: Flower Hill Cemetery

Death cert #2721 Bronx, 127 Garden Street, Hoboken NJ Augusta Behrens age 52

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904 August Behrens of 127 Garden Street, Hoboken was identified at the morgue by her husband.

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904 Missing - Behrens, a daughter of "George" Behrens of 127 Garden street, Hoboken.


The Bertrand/Hertrich Family

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hertrich was born in New York circa 1859 to George Hertrich, tailor, born in Bavaria circa 1833. She married Charles A Bertrand. The had: Charles, William, Edward and Arthur. Elizabeth✟ and Arthur were on the General Slocum on June 15, 1904. Elizabeth died but Arthur was saved. Arthur Bertrand married and had a daughter Jeanne circa 1918. Charles A Bertrand remarried before 1915. His second wife's names was Bertha. Charles A. Bertrand died in Brooklyn in 1915.

1880: 2nd ave Charles Bertrand 50, barber, journeyman, rheumatism Katharin Bertrand 52 Charles Bertrand 19, driver for paper house

1880: East 13th street, George Hertrich 47, tailor Bavaria, Lizzie Hertrich 20, George Hertrich 19, works in pencil factory, Joseph Hertrich 15 Addie Hertrich 12 Michael Hertrich 10

Marriage: Charles A Bertrand to Elizabeth Hertrich

Children:

  1. Charles

  2. William 1881

    William F. Bertram, Marriage, 26 Nov 1912, New York, United States, Age: 26, Father's Name: Chas. Bertram, Mother's Name: Elizabeth Hertrich, Spouse's Name: Florence E. Myers, Spouse's Age: 25, Spouse's Father's Name: Lyman Myers Spouse's Mother's Name: Listell

  3. Edward Joseph 1884

  4. Arthur 1891

    Arthur Adam Bertrand 14 Jul 1891 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Charles Bertrand Mother's Name: Lizzie Heitrich Bertrand

    1917 WWI DR: Arthur Adam Bertrand, born July 14, 1891 NYC, not employed, married 5 ft 10 and a half inches, brown eyes, brown hair, slender

    1920: Brooklyn, Margaret Quinn 66, none Anna E Quinn 40, daughter, teacher, public school, Arthur A Bertrand 28, son-in-law, clerk, brokers, Elizabeth J Bertrand 27, daughter, Jeanne E Bertrand 2, granddaughter

    He registered in 1942 for the WWII Draft Registration. Died 5 June 1946 Queens

1904: Bertrand, 730 6th st., Lizzie, age 45, died, Arthur age 13 uninjured.

"Bertrard", Lizzie, age 45, June 15, 1904 Bronx 3438

1900: 270 6th street, Charles A Bertrand 39, truckman, born New York, married 18 years, Elizabeth Bertrand 40, married 18 years, born New York mother of 6 children 4 living, Charles A Bertrand 12, jeweler, William Bertrand 15, Arthur Bertrand 8, Michael Hertrick 29, brother in law, leather, Leopold Manheimer 40, boarder

1905: West 19th street, Catherine Bertrand 78, born Germany, in us 52 years, Edward Bertrand 21, clerk, William Bertrand 19, clerk express company

Second Marriage: Bertha before 1915

1915 Charles A Bertrand 53 DEATH DATE: 9 Mar 1915 DEATH PLACE: Kings, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 4933

1915: Probate March 30, 1915 petitioners, Charles A Bertrand 3209 Snyder ave, and Edward J Bertrand, 1318 Purdy street, Bronx, the sons of Charles A. Bertrand who died 9 March 1915, personal property $5,000 real estate $1,000. Widow, Bertha Bertrand, 85 Somers Brooklyn, children: Charles A ., Edward J., William F 17 Cumberland st. Monroe co. and Arthur A 83 Somers street Brooklyn

Edwards J. Bertrand: Online Bio

Edward J. Bertrand was born in New York City, January 26, 1884, a son of the late Charles A. and Elizabeth Bertrand. On his father's side he is of French descent, being a great great grandson of Count Henri Gratien Bertrand, one of the generals of Napoleon I and one of the Emperor's most loyal supporters. The first member of the family to come to this country was Mr. Bertrand's grandfather, who settled in the United States in 1858. His son, Mr. Bertrand's father, was for many years successfully engaged in the trucking business and also was over a very long period of years a power in local politics, having been a staunch supporter of the Democratic party and at one time a member of the New York State Senate. He died in 1916, having been predeceased by Mrs. Bertrand, who was one of the unfortunate victims, June 15, 1904, of the disaster which befell the Steamship "General Slocum" in the East River."

EDWARD J. BERTRAND


The Blohm Families

John Blohm was a butcher. He and his wife, Margaret Bechten (or Petchen) had: John W. (aka William) circa 1875, Annie✟ circa 1878, Margaret✟ circa 1887 and Dorothy✟ (Dora) circa 1889. By 1904 William was married to Annie✟ and had a daughter, Beatrice✟ about 2 months old. By 1904 Annie Blohm was married to George Smith.

The two Annies, Beatice, Margaret and Dora died in the Slocum disaster. Margaret survived and was listed in Lincoln hospital. It does not appear that John and William Blohm or George Smith were on board the General Slocum that fateful day. John William Blohm a photo engraver remarried sometime between 1905 and 1908. He had at least three children, William, Annie and Doris. By 1910 he was living in New Jersey. I do not know what happened to George Schmidt, the widow of Annie Blohm.

1905 City Record: Blohm, 18 Jackson st, Dorothea age 15, died, Margaret age 17, died

1905 City Record: Blohm, 573 Central ave, Brooklyn, Anne 28, died, Margaret age 53, injured Lincoln hospital

1880: Monroe street, John Blohm 29, butcher, Hanover, Margaret Blohm 29, Hanover, John Blohm 6, Annie Blohm 2

1900: Jackson street, John Blohm 49, butcher, imm 1865, Margaret Blohm 49, 3 children 3 living, imm 1865, Dora Blohm 11 Anna Blohm 21 Margaret Blohm 13

1900: Central Ave., William Blohm 26, photo engraver, Anna Blohm 25, no children

Brooklyn Eagle June 15, 1904

1901: Anna Blohm marriage: 28 August 1901 Manhattan father: John Blohm mother: Margaret Pechten spouse: George Smith other: Charles Smith, Doretta. They had a daughter, Beatrice, circa 1904.

1904 Death Index Bronx:

Blohm Anna 28 y Jun 15 1904 2763 Bronx

Blohm Dora 15 y Jun 15 1904 2766 Bronx

Blohm Margaret 19 y Jun 15 1904 2765 Bronx

Brooklyn Eagle List 1904:
BLOHM, Anne, 28 years, of 18 Jackson street, identified by husband, William. [Anna*]
BLOHM, Margaret, 19 years, of 18 Jackson street, identified by father, Jacob [BLUHM*]
BOHM, Dora, 18 Jackson street * [maybe this should be BLOHM, as above, same address?]

Another Brooklyn Eagle list:
BLOHM, Dora, 573 Central avenue
BLOHM, Margaret, 573 Central avenue
*BLOHM, Beatrice, 573 Central avenue

Find a Grave: Annie Blohm,

Victim General Slocum Disaster -age 28 years old, wife of Mr William Blohm. Died along with sisters-in-law - Mrs Annie Smith, Dora & Maragret Blohm. Her daughter Beatrice (2 years old) also perished "

Judi Braddick

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904 Blohm, Mrs. Anna 28 18 Jackson st identified by her husband, William Blohm at the morgue. Blohm, Margaret 19, 18 Jackson st identified by her brother, William Blohm, at the morgue.

According to the Brooklyn Eagle of June 17, 1904:

"Police Detail at BLOHM Home. Police Captain BECKER, of the Hamburg avenue station found it necessary early in the day to detail a corps of patrolmen to the BLOHM home to preserve order. Arrangements for the burial of the dead were made in all parts of the city to-day. The BLOHM home was one of those which was devastated by pestilence. The dead in his home are: Annie, his wife, 28 years old; Mrs. Annie Smith, his sister, and Margaret and Dora BLOHM, his two younger sisters. The body of little Beatrice, BLOHM's 2 year old daughter, has not yet been recovered. The family were members of St. Mark's parish. The funeral services will be held at the home to-morrow. The bodies will be interred in the Lutheran Cemetery."

Police Detail at BLOHM Home.

Police Captain BECKER, of the Hamburg avenue station found it necessary early in the day to detail a corps of patrolmen to the BLOHM home to preserve order.

Arrangements for the burial of the dead were made in all parts of the city to-day. The BLOHM home was one of those which was devastated by pestilence. The dead in his home are: Annie, his wife, 28 years old; Mrs. Annie Smith, his sister, and Margaret and Dora BLOHM, his two younger sisters. The body of little Beatrice, BLOHM, 2 year old daughter, has not yet been recovered. The family were members of St. Mark's parish. The funeral services will be held at the home to-morrow. The bodies will be interred in the Lutheran Cemetery.

DEATH RECORD: Beatrice Blohm Burial Event Place: Middle Village, Queens, New York, United States of America Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 17822894 Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery

The New York Awful Steamboat Horror

stated that 5 members of the Blohm family from Williamsburg were buried from the home of William Blohn: his wife, Anne, 28, his married sister, Mrs. Annie Smith, 24, his two year old daughter, Mildred, and his sisters Margaretta 18 and Dora 15 years old. Another child of Mrs. Smith's, 2 month old Beatrice, had not been found. Mrs. Margretta Blohm, age 53, was the only member of the family on the excursion who survived.

The throng of mourners was very large. The five bodies, each in its own casket, were taken by hearses from in front of the Blohm house to the Lutheran Cemetery. Hundreds followed.

Note: The city record of 1905 only listed Annie Blohm 28, Dorothy Blohm 15 and Margaret Blohn 17 and possibly Annie "Smith" of 180 Ave B age 30 and a child named Annie, age 1, at the same address under "Schmidt". No infants named Blohm were listed. Margaret Blohm age 52 survived and was listed at Lincoln Hospital.

1905: 573 Central Ave., Brooklyn, John Blohm, 54, "X", Margret, 54, John W. age 30, photo engraver

John William Blohm remarried sometime between 1905 and 1908.

1910: 573 Central Ave, Brooklyn, Ward 28, John Blohm 59, butcher, butcher, store, Margaretta Blohm 59, nothing listed under number of children,

1910: Jersey City, Blohm, John W, age 36, born New York, marriage 2, photo engraver newspaper, Antoinette, age 34, marriage 1, 1 child 1 living, William H son age 2

1915: 573 Central Margaret Blohm, widow, age 64, listed in Brooklyn

1930: Montclaire, New Jersey, own home, value $10,000, John W Blohm 55, photo engraver, commercial, Antoinette Blohm 54 William H Blohm 22 Anna M Blohm 16 Doris A Blohm 14.

John W. Blohm and family were also listed in Montclair in 1915, 1920 and 1940. In 1915 and 1920 Mrs. Blohm was listed as Anna.


The Boeger Family

William A. Boeger was born in the East Village circa 1866 to Killian and Barbara Boeger. He married Susan L Hannemann in 1898. They had a son, Wilbur, in 1900 and a daughter, Florence circa 1902. By 1904 the family was living on Putman Ave. in Brooklyn. Susan Boeger✟ and her two children, Wilber✟ and Florence✟, perished in the Slocum diaster. In 1905 William Boeger was living on Putnam Ave. Brooklyn with his brother, John, and sister, Anne Wichum, and her son, George. In 1907 William Boeger married Frieda Schneider. They had three children: Evelyn c 1909, William c 1910 and T. Edward c 1913.

Marriage: William A Boeger MARRIAGE DATE: 20 Apr 1898 MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA SPOUSE: Susan L Hannemann CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 6354

1900: E 147th street, William A Boager 34, clerk, Susan L Boager 27, 1 child 1 living, Wilbur Boager 6/12, all born New York

1904: DEAD Boeger, Susan L age 27, 910 Putnam ave, Brooklyn, Florence, age 3, Wilber age 5, NEW YORK DEATH INDEX: Susan L. Boeger 32 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3291

Buried All Faith Lutheran Middle Village Queens

1904: New York Times of June 16 listed: MISSING Boeger, Mrs. Susan wife of William A Boeger of 910 Putnam ave and "Burger", Susan L. "sister" of William Boeger of 910 Putnam ave Brooklyn were also listed, Boeger Wilbur age 5 910 Putnam Ave. son of William A. Boeger DEAD: Boeger Florence 3 years old 910 Putnam ave identified at Alexander Avenue Police Station by her father, William, A Boeger.

Funeral services for Florence BOEGER, will be held at the parent's home, 910 Putnam avenue to-night. The interment will take place to-morrow. The BOEGER home is still in charge of kindly neighbors, the heart broken father being absent in Manhattan searching for his dead. His wife, Mrs. Susan BOEGER, and his son, Wilbur, 4 years old, lost their lives, but their bodies have not been recovered. Mr. BOEGER has spent most of his time searching for the bodies. He left home early this morning to continue his sorrowful search between North Brother Island and the Morgue, in Manhattan.

(BDE, June 17, 1904)

1905: 910 Putnam Ave Brooklyn, Boeger, Wm., 39, bookkeeper, John brother age 35, clerk, Wichum, Annie sister, 38, George Wichum nephew, 16

1907: William A Boeger 19 Jun 1907 MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA SPOUSE: Frieda Schneider CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 15951

1910: Brooklyn Wm A Bolger 43, 2nd marriage, bookkeeper, cigar factory, Frieda P Bolger 27, 1st marriage, 2 children 2 living, Evelyn H Bolger 1 [1 11/12] Wm A Bolger Jr. 0 [3/12] Pauline Lehmann 22, servant

1920: Queens, William A Boeger 48, salesman, paper, Frieda P Boeger 36, Evelyn W Boeger 11, William A Boeger 9, T Edward Boeger 7

1930: Queens, own $12,000, William A Boeger 55, married at 32, no occupation, Frieda Boeger 47, wife, married at 26, Everlyn W Boeger 21, teacher, William A Boeger 20 T Eward Boeger 17

1940: William A Boeger 71 Freda P Boeger 57 William A Boeger 30, insurance salesman, T Edward Boeger 22, book clerk

1880 Census: 5th street, Killian Boeger 61, shoemaker, Barbara Boeger 46, Henry Boeger 19, clerk in grocery store, George Boeger 16, cigar maker, William Boeger 14, clerk in cigar store, Annie Boeger 13, John Boeger 11

1900: Annie E Wichum 31, married, 2 children 1 living, George Wichum 10, son, John Boeger 41, brother, widowed, Peter J Boeger 26, nephew, single, no occupations for any of them.

1910: Annie Wichum was listed as a widow. she died in 1917 in Brooklyn.


The Boenhardt Family

Albin Boenhardt, a waiter born in Germany, and his wife, Irma, had three children by 1904: Carl, Otto and Ella. Irma had died in 1902. Otto, age 24, died in the Slocum Disaster. Ella age 12 was listed as missing. Albin age 50 was sent to Lincoln Hospital. Carl was not mentioned in the city record of 1905 but he was listed with his father in the 1910 census. Albin Boenhardt received serious injuries in the Slocum Disaster.

1900: 208 2nd ave. Albin Boenhardt 47, head, born Germany, imm, 1887, waiter, Irma Boenhardt 32, wife 3 children 3 living, born Germany imm. 1888, Carl Boenhardt 11, son, Otto Boenhardt 9, son, Ella Boenhardt 7, daughter, private teacher, Paul Erlick 26, lodger, Norah Erlick 22, lodger, Frank Gunzales 28, lodger, Agusta Gunzales 23, lodger, Sigiesmond Debielski 55, lodger, John Mc Cabe 28, lodger, James Curtin 25, lodger, Clara Curtin 19, lodger, Fritz Heckendorf 78, lodger

1904: Boenhardt, 322 E 13th Otto age 14 died, Ella age 12 missing, Albin age 50 injured, in Lincoln Hospital.

DEATH INDEX:

Boenhardt, Walter A 2 m. Aug 7, 1894 Manhattan
Boenhardt, Irma, age 38, Nov 19, 1902 Manhattan
Boenhardt, Otto, 13, June 15, 1904, Bronx
Boenhardt, Albin a age 63, Feb 9, 1917 Manhattan

MISSING NOT ON DEATH INDEX: Ella Boenhardt age 12 (missing body never recovered or identified)

Ella Boenhardt

Otto Boenhardt

1907: Boenhardt vs. Loch was a case growing out of the distribution of funds collected by various donors for the benefit of the sufferers from the General Slocum disaster. ALBIN BOENHARDT, Plaintiff, v. JACOB W. LOCH, LOUIS W. KAUFMANN, HUGO W. HOFFMAN, EMIL C.J. KRAELING, JOHN C. HAAS and WILLIAM S. JACKSON, as Attorney-General of the State of New York, Defendants.

In 1906 there was still $9,769 in a fund set up for Slocum survivors. St Mark's church wished to retain the remaining funds. Several survives sued in attempt to get more funds. Albin Boenhardt of 322 East Thirteenth street was a surviver of the Slocum disaster. He was struck by a burning timber and blinded in his left eye. He claimed he received $180 from the the relieve fund that was set up for Slocum survivors and requests for further aid had been denied. He said he still had doctors bills. (New York Times No 7, 1908)

1908: Albin Beonhardt received serious and permanent injuries in the Slocum disaster. In 1908 he and others sued Jacob W. Loch and others. The complaint was dismissed. 1910: Manhattan, West 26th street, Alvin Boenhardt 55, widow, 55, waiter restaurant, Carl Boenhardt 21, son, Dist of Columbia, butcher, Otto Meyer 38, lodger, John Rose 40, brother, barber

1917: Albin Boenhardt death 9 Feb 1917

Carl :

1917 WWIDR, Carl Otto Boenhardt, Manhattan, New York, butcher, wife and 2 children, tall, slender, grey eyes and light brown hair, BIRTHPLACE: Washington,District of Columbia BIRTH DATE: 2 Jan 1889 DRAFT BOARD: 105

Carl O Boenhardt appears to have changed the spelling of his name to Bonhart [or Bonhardt] around 1913/1915/1918/1920. He is listed in the 1915, 1971 and 1918 NYC directories under Bonhart, butcher (or meat cutter).

Marriage 1913: Carl O Bonhardt, 12 Oct 1913, Manhattan, New York, USA, SPOUSE: Ann Welch, CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 24217


The Bohmer/Behmer Family

By 1900 Anna Bohmer was a widow with 5 children. She and her son, Emile, age 18, were on the General Slocum. Both survived with some injuries. Emile married in 1914. He and his wife had not children. He was still alive in 1940.

Emil Behmer of 306 E. 93rd street was on the upper deck. He threw some pales of water on the flames without much effect. When he tried to free a life boat he found it strapped down and so stuck with paint that it could not be unstuck. The flames eventually drove him overboard where he picked up Lizzie Ullner* of 232 Avenue A, swimming with her to the paddle wheel where they clung for half and hour before some buring timbers fell on them. They were eventually rescued by a tug and taken to Lincoln Hospital.

Anna "Bohmer" age 59 and Emile, "Bohemr age 18, both of 306 E. 93rd street, were listed among the uninjured.

However, a separate list from Lincoln hospital listed "Bohner" Emil age 18 and Annie age 59, both of 346 East 93 street with burns.

In the City record of 1905 they were listed as injured and in Lincoln Hospital.

1900: East 4th street, Anna Bohmer 52, born Germany, widow, Freda Bohmer 21, book binder, Lizzie Bohmer 28, operator, Charles Bohmer 20, printer, Minnie Bohmer 18, operator, Emil Bohmer 12, all born Germany all immigrated 1887

In 1914 Emile Bohmer married Minnie Wohltmann. He was a machinist. They were listed in the Bronx in 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, and 1940. They did not have children.

*Lizzie Ullner was not listed among the injured or uninjured.


The Borger Family

Philip Borger sold bedding. He married Pauline Flaccus in 1893. By 1900 they had two children: Philip Jr. born 1895 and Pauline born 1899. Pauline&310015;, senior, Philip✟ Junior and Pauline✟ junior all died in the Slocum diasater.

1870: Conrad Borgen M 44 Bavaria, Mary Borgen F 40 Bavaria, Andrew Borgen M 22 Bavaria, Mary Borgen F 14 New York, Jacob Borgen M 12 New York, Frederick Borgen M 10 New York, Conrad Borgen M 9 New York, Philip Borgen M 6 New York, Frederica Borgen F 3 New York, Eliza Borgen F 2 New York, Henry Borgen M 1 New York

1880: Conrad Borger 53, bedding, Mary Borger 50, Jacob Borger 23, bedding, Frederick Borger 20, bedding, Conrad Borger 19, bedding, Philip Borger 16, Frank Borger 13, Elisa Borger 12

Marriage: Pauline Flaccus born April 1, 1867 died June 15, 1904 (per tomb stone)

Philip Borger 29 Nov 1893, father Conrad mother Marie MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA SPOUSE: Pauline Flaccus CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 14824

Children:

  1. Philip Jr.✟ July 20, 1895

  2. Pauline✟ Sept 14, 1899
Both children died in the Slocum diaster. Buried Lutheran All Faith, Middle Village Queens. All listed on NYC Death indes June 15, 1904 Bronx.

1900: 325 13th street, Philip Borger 37, married 6 years, merch bedding, Pauline Borger 34, 2 children 2 living, Philip Borger 4, Pauline Borger 9/12, all born New York, Louis Lang 30, lodger

1904: DEAD: Pauline, age 37, Pauline age 5, Philip Jr age 9, 104 1st ave. Also listed 1905 city record.

1910: Brooklyn, Philip Borger 44, marriage 2, salesman drug house, Florence E T Borger 29, wife, marriage 1, 0 children Theresa Neidig 64, mother in law, 4 children 3 living, born Germany,

1925: Brooklyn, Phillip Borger 60, head, helper shipping, Fredericka Borger 53, sister, Eliza Borger 50, sister

1930: Brooklyn, Philip Borger 65, widowed, no occupation, Fredricka Borger 59, sister


The Brauer Family

Henry Brauer married Margaret Seiler. They had one daughter Jeanette. Margaret✟, Jeanette✟ and Margaret's mother, Catherine✟ Seiler all died in the Slocum disaster. I did not find Henry J. Brauer after 1904.

Henry Brauer was born circa 1863.

Marriage: Margaret Seiler (per information on death list of 1905)

1900: Henry J-- Brauer 37, born New Jersey, cutter, clothing, Margaret Brauer 30, 1 child 1 living, Genetta Brauer 1

1904: DEAD: Brauer, 107 E. 84th street, Margaret 33, Jeanette 6, Catherine Seiler 72 born Germany (mother of Margaret Bauer),

1904: Margaret Brauer listed on death index - "Kathi" Seiler 72, DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904, DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA, CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3220

1905 city record: Brauer, 107 E 84th street, Margaret L age 33, Jeanette R age 6, and Catherine Seiler age 72 (mother of Mrs Brauer noted).

1880 Census Seiler: Mathias Seiler 53, Catherine Seiler 48, Kate Seiler 16, Jacob Seiler 14, Maggie Seiler 9, Joseph Jacobs 24, Mary A. Jacobs 22


The Braun/Brown Family

Valentine Braun, teamster, married Mollie✟ Gettler. They had three children in 1904: Elsie✟ age 10, Walter✟ age 6 and Peter age 12. Peter survived and was sent to Lebanon Hospital. Mollie, Elsie and Walter perished. Peter died in 1909. I believe that Valentine remarried and moved to New Jersey where he ran a hotel in Allendale, Bergen County.

Marriage: Mollie Gettler

Children:

  1. Elsie✟ M born April 1, 1894 died June 15, 1904

  2. Peter V✟ born Aug 23, 1891 died May 14, 1909

    Peter Braun, 23 Aug 1891, Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, Father's Name: Valentine Braun, Mother's Name: Mollie Gettler Braun

  3. Valentine P✟ born Jan 1 1898 died June 15, 1904

    Listed as Walter in the 1905 city report.

1900: Manhattan, 125 4th street, Valentine Braun 37, teamster, married 10 years, Mollie Braun 30, wife, 3 children 3 living, Peter Braun 8, Elsie Braun 6, Valentine Jr Braun 2

1900: 4th street, Caroline Gettler 65, born Germany, widow, imm 1850, Lena Gettler 30, born New York seamstress right next to the Brauns, at 125 4th street

1904: Mollie Braum BIRTH: 7 Oct 1870 DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - New York, USA

1904 List BE: DEAD: BRAUN, Mollie, 32 years, of 233 Fifth street - GETTLER, Caroline, 65 years, of 231 Fifth street

1904 June 16, NY Times List

1905 List: Braun, 233 56h street, Mollie age 32 DEAD, Elsie age 10, DEAD, Walter age 6 DEAD, Peter age 12 INJURED Lebanon Hospital.

1905 Census: Brooklyn, Frank Mcclury 29 Alice Mcclury 26 James A Mcclury 4 Valentine Braun 40, boarder, trucker, Peter Braun 14, boarder, Katy Tacket 20, servant

Tombstone: Mollie V Braun, born October 7, 1870, died June 15, 1904, Elsie M born April 1, 1894 died june 15, 1904, Valentine P born Jan 1 1898 died June 15, 1904 Peter V born Aug 23, 1891 died May 14, 1909, Caroline Gettler born Oct 17, 1836 died June 15, 1904 Lena Gettler born Sept 26, 1866 died Sept 14, 1926

Find a Grave

Mollie Gettler Braun was the wife of Valentine Braun Sr. Mollie and her children Elsie and Valentine Jr., a/k/a Walter, and her mother Caroline Hesse Gettler died in the Slocum Disaster in 1904. Peter V. Braun was also a child of Valentine Braun Sr. and Mollie Gettler Braun. Lena Gettler a/k/a Magdalena, was Mollie's sister. Added by: Anonymous 11/01/2013

1870: Between ave A and B Gettler, Frank polish manufacturer, born New York, age 33, Caroline, age 30 born Wurtenberg, Caroline, age 8, Magdelena 2, Amalie 1

1880: 5th street, Peter "Braum", 45, driver, Magdelena Braum 45, Valentine Braum 18, driver, Sabrina Braum 15, Peter Braum 10, Kate Braum 8, Lena Braum 5

1910: Allendale, Bergan county New Jersey, Braun, Valentine J. age 46 born New York, hotel proprietor, Lucy, wife, age 28, 2nd marriage for both of them married 4 years, 1 child 1 living, Ethel, daughter, age 5, Klein, Elizabeth, mother in law, age 49 widow, 2 servants and a boarder

1930: Allendale, New Jersey, own, $25,000, Valentine J Braun 65, proprietor, Lucy L Braun 48, wife, Elizabeth Klein 68, mother in law, Anna Muller 40 Stephen Simon 36 William Huckemeyer 56


The Breda/Brida Family

Mamie✟ Breda the daughter of Gottlieb Breda died in the Slocum disaster along with her sister in law, Minnie✟ and Minnie's young 1 year old daughter, also named Minnie✟. Minnie was the wife of Emil Breda, a brother to Mamie. Emil remarried in 1905. He and his second wife did not have any children. Emil Breda died in 1917. Cary Breda, the first wife of Gottlieb, died after 1905. Gottlieb remarried in 1910. He died in 1921.


Miss M. "Brida"

Is this Minnie or Mamie Breda? If it is really "Miss" it should be Mamie.

Four members of the Breda family of 90 Ave A were listed among the dead in the newspaper lists: Mamie age 23, Minnie, age 29, Minnie age 13 months, and Thomas age 9

The 1905 City Report only listed Mamie, age 23 90 Ave. A and Minnie age 29 and Minnie age 1 both of 150 North 9th street Brooklyn.

NYC Death Index lists: Mamie 24 and Minnie 29, June 15, 1904 Bronx.

LDS: Death - Mamie Breda 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States 24 Marital Status: Unknown Father's Name: Gottleib, Mother's Name: Caroline Haug

LDS: death Minnie Breda 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, 29 Marital Status: Unknown Birth Year (Estimated): 1875 Father's Name: Herman Ehling

1900: Brooklyn, North 9th street, Breda, Emil, age 26, head, porter, Minnie wife age 24, 0 children, Ehling, William brother 34, pressman, Ehling, Ernest, brother age 20 driver

1900: 90 Ave. A, Manhattan, Gottlieb Breda 49, jeweler, Carlina Breda 50, 4 children 3 living, Oscar Breda 20, Mammie Breda 11, Henry Haug 80 boarder, baker (Note: Ancestry.com lists it under Beede)

1901: death - Name: Emil Breda 02 Jul 1901 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States 150 N. 9th. St. Male Age, 0, New Jersey Cemetery: Flour Hill Cemet, Father's Name: Emil Breda, Father's Birthplace, Germany, Mother's Name, Minnie Breda, Mother's Birthplace, US

1905: 90 Ave A., Gottlieb Breda Head M 54y Bohemia, Jewelry, Cary Breda Wife F 56 y Germany, Mina Rehrer Niece F 18 y Germany, niece, Emil Breda Son M 30 y Germany, son, porter

1917: Emil P. Breda Death 04 Feb 1917 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States 42 Married laborer Germany Burial Date: 08 Feb 1917 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Gottlieb Breda Mother's Name: Carolin Hong

Emil Alfred Breda married Sophie Goodwin July 22, 1905 in Brooklyn.

They were listed in Queens in 1910 no children

Gotleib Breda married Pauline Lustig Jan 9, 1910 in Manhattan.

1920: East 77th street, Gottlieb Breda 68, jewelry own shop, Pauline Breda 55 Clark Heinrich 34, son in law, Emily Heinrich 33, daughter

Gottleib Breda, age 70, retired Jeweler died in 1921 in Ruscombmanor, Berks, Pa. Pauline Breda died in 1935 Ruscombmanor, Berks, Pa.


The Bruning Family

John✟ Bruning, age 44, his wife, Anne✟, age 43 and their daughter Magdelena✟ age 13 all died in the Slocum disaster. Another daughter, Grace, age 14, was sent to Lincoln Hospital. Grace Bruning was taken in by relatives in Brooklyn. In 1914 Grace was driving a Huppmobile. In 1921 she married Albert Brochardt. They did not have children. They lived in Montclair, New Jersey.

The 1905 City Annual Report listed as dead: Bruning, John L. age 44, Anna E age 43 and Magdelena age 13 all of 215 E. 12th street. Grace M. age 14 injured Lincoln Hospital.

1900: 217 E 12th street, Anne G Hunee 61, 7 children 3 living, John L Bruning 40, married 11 years 2 children 2 living, flour business, Annie E Bruning 39 Grace M Bruning 11 Magdalen F Bruning 7 Emma G Reiners 35, niece

Find a Grave, Bruning Tombstone

One of the largest funeral was that of John Bruning and his family. Family and friends gathered at the large house in the early morning. The house was full of flowers and the coffins lay in the rear parlor. "over the caskets purple palls of violets were stretched".

"The great disaster to the steamer General Slocum last Wednesday, by which it is estimated that nearly one thousand people lost their lives, was brought closely home to the members of the Produce Exchange here by the loss of John L. Bruning. Mr. Bruning, his wife and two daughters were with the excursionists who were on the ill-fated steamer. Mr. Bruning had been connected with the flour business many years, having started with the old firm of Miller & Huber which was afterward succeeded by Huber & Co. Mr. Bruning remained with the successors. Mr. Bruning was 44 years of age, and leaves one daughter who was saved from the disaster." (The Northwestern Miller, Volume 58)

1908: April 19, Miss Grace Bruning won the lady's prize at the 2nd annual Arrow Athletic Club raffle held by Mr. Huner.

1909 Miss Grace Bruning wearing a turquoise gown attended a ball in Brooklyn.

1911 to 1914: Grace Bruning attended several engagement and wedding parties of her friends.

In 1915 she was the guest at Mrs. Thomas's summer home in Brightwater.

1910: Nostrand ave., John T Huner 54, manufacturer matches, Anna M Huner 52, John T Huner Jr. 31, merchant automobile, William G Huner 26, -- clerk, office, Edwin F Huner 17, Franklin Huner 15, Grace M Brunning 20, no occupation, Ema G Reiners 48, servant

1914: Grace Bruning Arrival Date: 7 Apr 1914 Birth Date: 19 Aug 1889 Birth Location: New York Birth Location Other: Brooklyn Age: 24 Gender: Female Port of Departure: New York Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Victoria Luise

1914: Grace M. Bruning of 145 Hancock street, Brooklyn owned a Hupp auto. (Official Automobile Directory of the State of New York)

1915: Nostrand ave., Brooklyn, Anna M Huner 55, match company, John T Huner 35, match company, William Huner 30, match company, Franklin K Huner 20, college, Grace M Bruning 25, niece, no occupation, Meta Andersen 27, servant

1889: Bruning Birth 19 Aug 1889 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Female Father's Name: John L. Bruning Father's Birthplace: New York Father's Age: 29 Mother's Name: Annie E. Huner Mother's Birthplace: New York Mother's Age: 28 (LDS)

1919/1920: Brooklyn Blue Book and Long Island Society Register, Miss Grace M Bruning 145 Hancock Place

1921: Grace M Brunning June 23, Kings #7645 marriage to Albert Brochardt.

1930: Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, cooper ave, own value $25,000, Albert H Borchardt 43, sales manager pumping machinery, Grace M Borchardt 40, born New York, Victoria Charzewska 24, servant

1940: Mrs. Borchardt is the former Grace M. Bruning. They were married in 1921, have no children and reside at 90 Cooper Avenue, Upper Montclair, N. J.


The Codes/Cortes Family

In June 1904 Metta Cordes✟ was a widow with 5 children. They lived on 16th street. Mrs. Cortes and two of her children, Henrietta✟, age 22 and Fritz✟, age 14, died in the disaster. Son Charles age 18 was injured. Henry (age 21) and Charles were rescued by a tug. Initially Henry did not know what had happend to the rest of the family. No mention was made of son John age 19. In 1905 Henry, John and Charles were still living on 16h street. In 1910 the Cordes brothers were still all single and still all living together on 16th street. John Cordes married Mabel K. Werner on Aug 6, 1913 (NYC Marriage Grooms index). They had a son, John. The other brothers do not appear to have married. By 1915 John Cordes was living in the Bronx.

Metta Cordes (nee Hops), widowed of Hinrich Diedrich Cordes, age 46, born Germany was listed in the 1900 census at 417 16th street with her children: Henrietta, 18, dressmaker, Henry 16, baker, John 15, clerk, Charles 13 and Fritz 10 plus three boraders. Mrs. Cortes✟, Henrietta✟, and Fritz (Fred)✟ died in the Slocum disaster. Henry was on the excursion but survived. John was listed as identifying his mother and brother Fred.

Charles was on the missing list but appears to have survived. Metta Cordes was buried in Middle Village Queens.

Henry Cordes said that he and his brother, Charles, were rescued by a tug but the rest of his family were missing.

Henry Cordes was interviewed at the morgue where he went to look for his mother and siblings. He stated that once the cry of FIRE! went up everyone rushed to the upper decks. The crowding cause the railing to give way and many were pushed into the water. As the fire ate away the supports of the deck the deck crashed taking many into the flames with it. He said the crew did try and get the life boats down and the hoses out - but it was overwhelming.

"The scene when the deck fell in was one of indescribable horror. The flames roared and licked at the people who, in their desperation leaped overboard to escape a worse death, while those who were too late went down into the hell below." (N Y times June 16, 1904
Marriage:

Children:

  1. Henrietta✟ Cordes BIRTH DATE: 3 Dec 1881 BIRTH PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 326435

  2. Henry c 1883

    Name: Henry Cordes Gender: Male Birth Date: 28 Sep 1883 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Henry Cordes Mother's Name: Meta

  3. John c 1885

    John married and had a son, John, circa 1915

  4. Charles February 1887 Name: Charles Cordes Gender: Male Birth Date: 01 Feb 1887 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Henry D. Cordes Mother's Name: Meta Hops

  5. Fritz✟
List of Victims: "Cortes": Meta, age 52, Henrietta, age 22, Fred age 14 all of 417 E 16th street.

New York City deaths, Cordes Frederick, 14, Henrietta, 22, Metta 51 June 15, 1904 Bronx

Metta Cordes BIRTH DATE: Feb 1854, BIRTH PLACE: Germany, DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904, DEATH PLACE: Bronx County, New York, USA, CEMETERY: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, BURIAL PLACE: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA, CHILDREN: Frederick Cordes Henrietta A Cordes

INJURED: Cordes, Charles F. 18, 417 E 16th st

According to a list in the New York Times of June 16, 1904 DEAD Cordes, Mrs. Maida, 55 year old 417 E 16th street MISSING Cordes, Charles, 18 Fred 14 and Etta 23 all of 417 E 16th street.

The 1905 city record listed as dead, Fredrick age 14, Henrietta age 21, Meta age 52. Henry J, age 20, and Charles, age 17, were listed as injured and then taken home.

1905: East 16th street, Manhattan, Henry Cordes 22, tailor, John Cordes 20, brother, dentist, Charles Cordes 18, brother, jewelry maker

1910: 16th street, Henry J Cordas 26, head, cutter children's wear, shop, John H Cordas 25, brother, dentist, Charles F Cordas 23, brother, bookkeeper, office Ernestine Trotme 70, boarder, Geo C Gusner 29, boarder

1917 WWI DR: Henry Cordes was at E 153 St., New York not married, medium height, slender build, grey eyes, brown hair, brother, Charles Cordes,

1917 WWI DR: Charles F Cordes, dentist, single was living at 219 1/2 St. Annes, Ave. New York, tall, medium build, blue eyes, lt brown hair.

1915: At Anns ave., Bronx, John H Cordes 30, dentist, Mable A Cordes 26, John H Cordes 7/12, Elizabeth Werner 52, mother in law

1918: Mabel A Cordes BIRTH YEAR: abt 1890 AGE: 28 DEATH DATE: 19 Oct 1918 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 8242

1920: Henry Cordes, 36, Bronx, single, bookbinder

1920: St Anne Ave. Bronx, John head, age 35, widow, proprietor, dentil office, John son age 5, Werner, Elizabeth, age 58 widow, mother in law

1942 WWII DR: Henry Cordes was living in the Bronx. He does not appear to have been married. Bookbinder.


The Deluccia Family

Lena DeLuccia of 54 7th street took her children: Rose, Frank, Agnes, and Nicholas on the Slocum excursion. Frank✟ age 9, Agnes✟ age 6 and Nicholas✟ age 2 perished. Rose, age 12, survived.

June 16, 1904: NY Times - Mrs. Giovannie De Luccia of 54 7th street was on the Slocum with her four children ranging in age from 12 years to less than a year. She returned home with her face badly burned and not remembering anything about the incident except there was fire all around. She did not know how she got in the water. She did not know where her children were. She had heard that her eldest daughter was alive and in a hospital.

Lena Deluccia, who was badly burned survived by clinging to the paddlewheel.

Dead: Deluccia 54 7th street: Agnes age 6, dead, Frank age 9, dead, Nicholas, age 2, missing, presumed dead (never found).

DEAD: DeLuccia, Agnes, 6 and Frank 8 both of 54 7th st.

Rose, age 12, in Lincoln hospital in shock.

UNINJURED: DeLuccia, --- age 31, 54 E 7th, and Rose age 12, same address

Nine persons from the tenement 54 Seventh street, in the rear of St. Mark's Church, none of them members of the congregation, went with the excursion. Only one came back.*

Mrs. Lena De Luccia, who lives on the top floor front, took her four children, ranging in age from two and a half years to twelve, for the sake of the sail. She persuaded her neighbor across the hall, a young married woman named Sophie Siegel, to join the party. Yesterday morning Mrs. Galefsky, on the floor below, decided to go, too, and took her two young children.

Mrs. De Luccia was the only one who returned.* Her hands and arms were horribly burned. She and her children, she said, were all together on the main deck, near the wheel-box, when she saw the smoke and flames forward. She picked up her baby and, with her other children, crowded to the rail. Men went around, she says, shouting that there was no danger.

Next she remembers a wave of frenzied women and children forced her overboard. She lost her baby and saw no more of her other children. Mrs. Siegel struck the water alongside of her, but she did not see her come to the surface. The Slocum's engines had stopped and Mrs. De Luccia clung to a paddle-blade. As the superstructure burned, the iron got so hot that it blistered her hands. Then a Towboat picked her up.

History of the General Slocum diaster, 1904, J. S. Ogilvie, Electronic library

Mrs. A. Galewsky (Flora age 36) and 2 children. Helen Galewski age 5 years dead list, Morris age 3 dead list. Mrs. Galewsky was on the missing list - her body was never recovered. The Galewski family were listed at 54 7th Avenue in the 1900 census : Samuel 36, born Russia, salesman, Flora 30 born Russian, Hellen 2 and Emil 1 both born in New York.

The 1900 census listed 15 families at 54 E. 7th ave including:

  1. Henry De Luccia age 35 stableman, and his wife Lina age 29, both born Italy and their children Aggie 2, Frank 5 and Rosie 8
  2. Nick De Luccia age 40, bookkeeper, Janie, wife 29 both born Italy, no children.

Mrs. Sophie (Mrs. T. age 24) Siegel (or Nagal).

The building was said to be a five story flat. Fourteen people who lived in this building were said to have died. Besides the DeLuccias, and the Galewskis (Galwiski) was Mrs. Tobias "Nagal" who was pregnant, and Mary Clow 35 - listed as identified by her husband, Alfred - her name was later given as Margaret.

NYC Death Index: Deluccia, Frank, 9 y, Jun 15, 1904 3380, Bronx, Body No. 541 - Frank DE LUCCIA, 9 years, 55 Seventh street - Identified June 12, 19-4

"In the clothing of a boy about 10 years old was a small aluminum strip, such as issue from slot machines upon the deposit of a cent. On the strip was stamped "Frank DE LUCCIA, goes to P.S."
Galewski Helen 6 y Jun 15 1904 3465 Bronx

MISSING: DeLuccia, Nicholas age 4, 54 E. 7th st.

*Rose DeLuccia, age 12, also survived.

The 1905 city records listed Agnes 6 dead, Frank 9 dead, Nicholas age 2 missing, Rose age 12 at Lincoln, and Lena age 31 uninjured.


The Deppert/Dappert/Dippert Family

In 1904 Agnes Deppert was a widow with a son, Charles. Charles had married Mary Roos in September 1902. They had a son, Charles, in 1903. Mary✟ and Agnes✟ died in the Slocum disaster in June. Charles, a widow, remarried in August 1904. Charles Junior died in 1908. Charles died before 1920. He and his second wife, Anna, do not appear to have has any children.


"Five Dead in One House.

This picture represents the crepe-hung door of a home, made desolate by the burning of the Slocum. With the exception of the father, August Dippert, who bade his wife good-bye on the morning of the disaster, the entire family was wiped out - mother, wife and three children losing their lives. " (New Yorks Awful Steamboat Horror, 1904)
The image is classic for the traditional way of announcing to anyone who walked by that there was a death in the family. However the information seems to be incorrect. There was no listing for "Dippert" although two members of the "Dappert" family died in the disaster. Agnes "Dappert" age 61 and Mary "Dappert" age 28 were listed among the dead. Charles, age "10 months", was listed on the city record of 1905 as injured and sent to Lebanon Hospital.

The name was usually spelled "Deppert".

List of the DEAD: Dappert, Agnes, 61, Mary 28, both of 328 E. 6th street.

Agnes Deppert 63 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 3332 - son Charles - buried Evergreens, Brooklyn (per Find a Grave)

Mary Deppert 28 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 3378 - buried Middle Village Queens (per Find a Grave)

1900: 328 E. 6th street, Agnes Deppert, age 57, widow, 5 children 1 living, born Germany, immigrated 1871, woolen business, Charles, 26, woolen business

1902: Marriage, Charles Deppert, to Mary Roos, 21 Sept 1902. Charles' father, Frank Deppert, mother Agnes Marfilues, Mary's father, Fredk Roos, mother, Mary Marfilues

1903: Birth: Charles Frederick Deppert 30 Jul 1903 Manhattan, father, Charles Deppert age 28 Mother Mary Ross age 27 (LDS)

1903: Deppert, Agnes & sons 328 6th street.

1904: Marriage: August 21, 1904 Charles Deppert, widower, age 29, father Franz Deppert, mother "Marfilins" to Anna Lindauer single age 31, father Charles Lindauer, mother, Weimer.(LDS)

1905: Brooklyn, Seppert, Chatles age 30, yarn salesman, wife, Anna age 32, Son Charles age 1

1908: Charles Deppert death, 5 Nov., Manhattan, 2 W 136th street, age 5 buried Evergreen, father Charles Deppert, mother, Anna Lindhann (LDS) Listed NYC Death indes age 5 years

Death: Charles Deppert - before 1920.

1920 Julius P Koepke 42, butcher, Matilda Koepke 35, Anna Deppert 43, sister-in-law, widow, Viola Koepke 13, daughter

1925: Julius Koepke 47, butcher, Matilda Koepke 42 Viola Koepke 18 Charles Lindauer 37 Anna Deppert 52, sister-in-law, housework, Louise Lindauer 72, mother-in-law

Anna Lindauer Deppert died in 1935 (LDS).


The Dersch Family

Charles Dersch, salesman, and his wife, Helen✟, had two children, Charles and Elsie✟. Helen and Elsie perished in the Slocum disaster. Charles senior became a founding member of the Slocum Survivors organization. He never remarried. He died in 1938.

1900: 76 1st ave., Charles Dersch 42, salesman, Helen E Dersch 36, Charles Dersch 14, Elsie Dersch 11

1904/05: City Report, 79 1st ave, Dersch Helen age 41, Elsie age 15 dead

1905: 79 1st ave, Charles Dersch 47, salesman malt, Charles Dersch 19, clerk bank, Susan Ichrath 59, servant

In 1905 Charles Dersch was a founding member of the Organization of Slocum Survivors.

1910:76 1st ave., Charles Dersch, age 52, widow, Manhattan Ward 17, "commercial traveler" (Note: a salesman) Mamie Hatzfelat 42, house keeper, Charles Dersch Jr 24, salesman, brewery supplies

In 1911 Charles Dersch and two members of the Slocum Survivors Association protested agains the release on parole of Captain William H. Van Schaick.

In 1913 it was stated that Charles Dersch of 229 E 49th street was a former salesman for the American Malting Company.

1930: E 72nd street, Charles Dersch 72, salesman malt, Mary Hatzfeld 63, domestic servant, Eva Barrie 80, aunt, all widowed

1938: Death of Charles Dersch sr. - Age 80 president of the Organization of General Slocum Survivors died at his home 253 E. 72nd street. He was one of the founders of the organization and he had lost his wife, daughter and niece. He was survived by a brother, Adam Dersch. Buried Lutheran cemetery.

Mrs. M. Hatzfeld was a survivor of the disaster. Note: I do not find her on the list. However, she was listed as Miss M. Hatzfeld a member of a 1906 committee of survivors who went to Washington to petition the government to pass a bill to allow the survivors to present thier claims to the Court of Claims.


The Diehl Family

George Diehl, a lithographer, and his wife, Lizzie, had three children by 1904: Josephine c 1893, Elsie c 1896 and Kate c 1901. Lizzie, her three children and her mother-in law, Katherine Diehl, were on the General Slocum excursion. Josephine Diehl survived. Lizzie✟ Diehl and her two daughters, Elsie✟ and Kate✟ died. Katherine✟ Diehl also died. Josephine broke her arm and nearly lost her own life. Josephine was sent to relatives in the Bronx immediately after the tragedy. Most likely the relative was George Diehl's sister, Pauline. George Diehl remarried before 1905. Josephine married John Raedel in 1912 and has one son, John.

Birth of Henry Diehl: c. 1846, Germany

Marriage: Catherine Wittich born c 1846 Germany.

Immigration:

Children:

  1. George c. 1867, Germany

    Marriage: 1890 February 22, father: Heinrick Diehl mother: Catharine Wittich spouse: Mary Saringer other: Joseph Saringer, Maria Weinniger

    Death of Mary Saringer Diehl:

    Marriage: "Lizzie" born c 1877

    George Diehl marriage: 8 December 1895 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Henry Diehl mother: Catharine Wittich spouse: Elise Hellwig other: ... Hellwig, Elisabeth Kuieffel

    Children:

    1. Josephine c 1893

      Josephine Diehl married Raedel John H Jan 20 1912 100 Queens R340 1443874

      They had a child in 1912 who died in 1913, Catherine

      1920: Brooklyn John Raedel 36, machinist printing press, Josephine Raedel 26 John H G Raedel 4 [4 11/12]

      1930: Still listed in 1930 in Queens.

      1940: Still listed in 1940.

    2. Elsie c 1896 died 1904

    3. Kate c - 1901 died 1904

    1900: East 3rd street: Diehl, George age 33, immigrated 1880, lithographer, Eliza wife, 30, married 8 years 2 children 2 living, Josephine, age 7, and Elsie age 3

  2. Pauline c 1884 married Charles Glenn.

1900: St Anne Ave., Bronx, Henry Diehl 55, grocery store, born German, immigrated 1878 Catharine Diehl 54, wife, 4 children 3 living, Pauline Diehl 16, daughter, Henry Hellwig 22, boarder

1905: Bronx, Charles Glenn 30, butcher, Pauline Glenn 22 Alice Glenn 1 Henry Diehl 60, father in law, widow, painter

1904:

At 200 5th street "Fred" Diehl waited for news of his missing wife and three children.

INJURED: Diehl, Josephine, age 11, 209 E 5th street.

DEAD: Diehl, Lizzie, 27, Elsie, 8 and Kate 3 all of 209 E 5th

MISSING: Diehl, Catherine age 3, 209 E 5th street.

Elizabeth Diehl was misidentified based on her dress. The body based on an inscription in a ring turned out to be that of Mrs. John Ansel.

NYC Death Index: Diehl, Katherine, age 58, Jun 15, 1904 Bronx

Newspaper list of dead: Katie age 3 Mrs. Lizzie age 34 and Elsie age 7 all of 209 5th street.

L Diehl of 516 East 5th street made the shoes of another victim, 45 year old Mrs. Hines of 97 Ave A. When the label was seen in the shoe it allowed the identification of Mrs. Hines.

Katherine Diehl Germany, age "58", DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 CEMETERY: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery BURIAL PLACE: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA

Katherina Diehl, Born Wittich, 1 Feb, 1846 died General Slocum, June 1904, husband, "Henry" Diehl born 1845 died 1919, 23 Jan

Remarriage of George Diehl: To Mary before 1905.

1905: Brooklyn, Diehl, George, 39, boarder, lithographer, Mary wife, 45, Josephine, daughter, age 12

1910: Brooklyn, Ward 28, George Diehl 44, printer, lithographer, Mary Diehl 49, 3 children 3 living, Josephine Diehl 16, Leonard Hoffman 30, son in law, Lizzie Hoffman 25, daughter, Lenora Hoffman 4, granddaughter

1920: Queens, George Diehl Head M 53 New York Mary Diehl Wife F 59 New York Anna Spiesr Daughter F 31 New York

1920: Queens, Leonard Hoffman 40, pressman, Elizabeth Hoffman 35, Leanor Hoffman 15, Ethel Gerlie Hoffman 8


The Dieckhoff Family

The Brooklyn Daily Easgle reported that the entire family of Fredrick Dieckhoff, of 121 4th ave., a driver for the Consumers Pie company was wiped out. By June 16, Fredrick Dieckhoff had identified the bodies of Annie and William.

Five members of the Dieckhoff family 121 4th Ave. Brooklyn, were listed among the dead: Catherine✟ age 42, Anne✟ 17, Mary✟ 15, Catherine✟ 13, William✟ 4. Frederick Dieckhoff a son of Frederick Dieckhoff born circa 1892, was either not on the Slocum or was not recorded as uninjured. In fact, a number of people simply walked away. In any event, he did survive and was listed with his father in 1905. He married and had several children and died in Ossining, New York in 1955. Fred senior remarried Florence

The 1905 City records listed, Anne c 17, Catherine, 43, Catherine, 12, Mary 15 and William 4 among the dead.

1905: 121 4th ave. "Deickhoff", Fred, age 45 pie baker, Fred son age 13


Identified in the Slocum Horror book as Mary "Duckhoff" "one of the first to be identified"

Both Catherines were listed in the NYC Death index, Jun 15, 1904, Bronx.

Find a Grave lists Catherine died Jun 15, 1904 Lutheran Cemetery Middle Village, Queens, children Mary and William H. It does not list the children Anne and Catherine.

1885: Johann F Dieckhoff marriage 24 May 1885 Manhattan to Katharina Dreier Certificate Number: 45489

1900: Manhattan, Fred Dieckoff 39, teamster, Katie Dieckoff 39, 4 children 4 living, Annie Dieckoff 13, Mary Dieckoff 12, Katie Dieckoff 10, Frederik Dieckoff 8

1904: Dieckhoff, Fred, age 44 widow, merchant, and Fred son age 11, both of Brooklyn returned from Bremen on the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse on October 5, 1904.

1907: Fred'K Dieckhoff, 334 2nd Brooklyn, street baker

Remarriage of Fred senior: before 1915 to Johanna

1915: 7th ave., Frederick Dieckhoff 55, janitor, Johanna L Dieckhoff 44, wife, Frederick Dieckhoff 23, chauffer, Harry Maibes 20, roomer, grocery clerk

1919: September 24, Fred Jr married Florence Kosh in Brooklyn

1920: Fred Dieckhoff 59, janitor, apartment house, Johanna Dieckhoff 49, wife, Frederick Dieckhoff 27, son, mechanic garage, Florence Dieckhoff 21, daughter-in-law, August Busing 21, boarder, John Busing 19, boarder

1925: Listed in Brooklyn

1930: John F Deighhoff 70, sponger cloth business, Johanna Dieckhoff 59 Fred Dieckhoff 37, gas station, salesman, Florence Dieckhoff 32, Florence Dieckhoff 9, Dorothy Dieckhoff 5 [5 6/12]

Johann Friedrich Dieckhoff (1860-1937) died in 1937

1940: Ossining, Westchester, New York Fred Dieckhoff 47 Florena Dieckhoff 42 Florence Dieckhoff 19 Dorothy Dieckhoff 15 Margaret Farrell 68

1955: Frederick Dieckhoff Jr BIRTH: 30 Oct 1892 DEATH: 11 Apr 1955 OTHER: Ossining, New York

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The Dittrich Family

The city record of 1905 listed Dittrich, 96 Greenwich street, Adeline✟, 35, Alfred✟ 9, Emma✟ 3, George✟ 11, Herman✟ 5 all listed as dead. George was disinterred. They were the entire family of George Ditrrich, grocer, born circa 1862 died 1931. George Dittrich was active in the General Slocum survivors association.

Find a Grave

1900: 91 Greenwich street, George Dittrich 38, grocer, Alinda Dittrich 31, married 9 years 3 children 3 living, George Dittrich 6, Alfred Dittrich 5, Herman Dittrich 8/12, Albert Sessler 18, boarder

1910: 96 Rector street, George Dittrich 47, retail merchant grocery, Emma Riess 57, sister in law, saleswoman grocery, Hellen Riess 28, niece, saleswoman grocery

1910: George Dittrich was the secretary of the Slocum Survivors Organization.

1911: George Dittrich 96 G'wich street, grocer.

1913: George Dittrich attended the annual Slocum memorial service at Lutheran Cemetery.

1924: George Dittrich attended the annual Slocum memorial service at Lutheran Cemetery.

1925: Brooklyn, 4th ave., George Dittrich 63, grocer, Helen Riess 43, niece, grocery, Emma Riess 73, sister, Norman Owens 20, lodger

1931: Death of George Dittrich senior.


The Doering Family

The 1905 city records reported the deaths of Ida✟ age age 34, Ida✟ age 11 and Gustav✟ age 9 all of 12 State street. There was a note that Ida died June 22, of submersion, burns and "pneumonia following". Edna age 6 was sent to Lincoln hospital.

August (Gustav) remarried in 1906. He and his second wife, Irma, had four children: Gertrude, Hildegarde, Irmagarde,and Lina. Edna Doering.

June 23, 1904: Mrs. Ida Dorothea Doering, wife of the Rev. George Doering, superintendent of the Lutheran Home at 12 State street died of pneumonia superinduced burns and shock. She had been accompanied on the trip by her three children: Ida, 11, George 9, and Edna 6. Ida and George had drown. Mrs. Doehing and Edna was saved.

1904: Brooklyn Eagle

"Mrs. Ida Dorothea DOERING, the wife of the Rev. George DOERING, the superintendent of the Lutheran Emigrant Home at 12 State street, Manhattan, died at midnight of pneumonia, superinduced by burns and shock. This is the third member of his family that the Rev. DOERING has lost by death as the result of the Slocum disaster."
Edna Doering was still alive in 1987 when she gave an interview about the Slocum disaster. She stated that some man had thrown her overboard. She landed on bodies and was picked up by a passing rowboat.

1900: Newark New Jersey, August Doering 37, preacher gospels, Ida Doering 29, married 10 years, 3 children 3 living, Ida Doering 7, August Doering 4, Edna Doering 2

1905: Gustav F. L. Doering clergyman born Germany, October 26, 1862 was naturalized in NY District court on March 22, 1905. Date of arrival June 19, 1885

1906: Marriage Gustav Doering 5 Jul 1906 Kings, New York, USA SPOUSE: Irma Hettrich CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 6254

1910: State Street, Gustave Doering 47, marriage 2, pastor, ---- Haus, Irma Doering 34, marriage 1, Hildegard Doering 2, Edna Doering 12, Felix Doering 8, Gertrude Doering 6

1920: Jersey City Ward 12, Hudson, New Jersey, Gustav Doering 57, Superintendent Orphan's Home, Irma Doering 41, Gertrude Doering 15, Hildegarde Doering 11, Irmagarde Doering 7, Lina Doering 5

1920: Edna Doering was a teacher in an Orphans' home in West Seneca, New York

1930: Kenderfruend Orphan Home Old Folk Home, Jersey City, Gustav Doering 67, minister, Irma Doering 52, matron, Hildegard Doering 22, Irmgard Doering 17, Lina A Doering 15, Lulu Habermann 35

1940: Belleville, Essex, New Jersey, Edna Doeing age 42, teacher, college 3 years, own, $6,500, Edna B Doering 42, head, Arthur A Sholty 39, brother-in-law, Gertrude Sholty 36, sister, Arthur Sholty 9, Dorothy Sholty 5, Walter Bissinger 23

1940: New York, Irma B Doering 62, widow, Irmgard E Doering 27, Lina L Doering 25


The Doerrhoefer (Dorhoffer/Darhaffer/Dorerfer) Family

Frederich, a cooper, and his wife, Babette Dorrhofer, lived at 121 Ave A. The Dorrhofers had five children: Lillie (1886), Kate (1890), Frida✟ (1891), Fritz✟ (1893) and Mamie (1895). Fritz and Frida died in the Slocum disaster. Mamie survived. Lillie and Kate were not mentioned in connection to the Slocum. In 1910 the family at 1643 2nd ave (near 85th street). In 1915 the family was living in the east 80s.

The 1905 city records listed Frederick age 11 and Frieda age 13 deceased, Barbara age 42, Mamie, age 9 and Catherine age 48 all injured and taken to Lincoln Hospital. I believe that the 1905 city record is the most reliable report of the disaster. There are conflicts between the city report and other reports of the time.

It was reported in the paper that "Robert" Doherfer of 121 Ave A was not a good swimmer. He and Annie Kipper, Robert Becker, and Andrew Zimmer took refuge beneath the starboard paddle bo until they were saved by a tug. No age was given for Robert. Robert was not listed among the uninjured and he was not listed with the family in 1900 or 1905.

Frieda Doherfer age 13 and Fritz age 7 of 121 Ave A were were listed among the dead.

The papers reported:

  • Barbar "Dorhoffer, 42 and Mamie age 9, Margaret "Dornhofer" age 42 all of of 121 Ave A. injured.

  • "Mamie" Dorhoffer of 121 ave A in Lincoln Hospital with burns.

  • Barbara "Dohefer" of 121 Avenue A saved by patrolman John Q. Schwing of the Alexander Avenue Station who saved five people in his boat.

  • Mrs. Barbara Dorhoffer 121 ave A in Lincoln Hospital with burns on her head, neck and arms.

  • In Lincoln hospital with burns "Dorrfler" - Margaret 42, 121 Ave A., Barbara 42, 121 Ave A, Mary age 9, Mamie age 9 both 121 Avenue A.

  • "Mamie" Dorhoffer of 121 ave A in Lincoln Hospital suffered burns on her right hand and legs.

Listed among the Dead:
Dorrhoffer, two children, no 121 Avenue a.

✟Dorrhoffer, Frederick age 11, 121 Avenue A - DORRHOEFER, Frederick, 11 years, of 121 Avenue A.

Listed among the missing:
"Dorffhager" Mrs. 40 , Fred 10, Freda 13, Mamie 8 all of "128" Ave A.

On another list of missing Dorrhofer, Freida age 13 121 Avenue A.

The "Doerhfer" family made a mistake in identifying the body of of Fritz Doerhofer of 121 Ave A. After the body was removed from the morgue and taken to the undertaker the mistake was recognized and the body was returned to the morgue. (NY Times, June 17, 1904)

The body of ✟Frida Doerrhofer 13 of 121 Ave A was identified on June 22, 1904.

In 1905 121 Avenue A was listed as a four story tenement on a lot 24.5 by 70.

Fredrich Dorrhofer married Barbara Kirchner on 04 Apr 1885 in Manhattan Manhattan, New York, New York. His parents were given as Ludwig Dorrhoefer and Katherine Bucher.

Children:

  1. Lillie c 1886

    Marriage: Freidrick Heinrich Christian Uhlemann 25 Mar 1908 Manhattan Age: 39 Father Henirick Uhlemann Mother Dorothea Homeister Spouse Magadelena Christine Doerrhoefer 22 Father Fritz Doerrhoefer Mother Barbara Kirschner

  2. Kate c 1890

  3. Frieda✟ c 1891

  4. Fredrick M. Derrhoefer✟ Birth Date: 19 Jun 1893 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Fred Derrhoefer Mother's Name: Barbara Kirchner Derrhoefer

  5. Mamie (Marie) c 1895 - she was on the Slocum and survived.

The 1900 census at 121 Ave A listed the Dorrhofer family: Fritz, age 37, wine cooper, Babette wife age 33 six children 5 living, Lillie daughter age 14, Kate daughter age 10 Frida, daughter age 9, Fritz son age 6, Mamie daughter age 5

1906: Fritz, Barbara and Mamie "Dorrhofer" got passports in 1906. Barbara Kierchnor born at Alzey 30 April 1862, Marie Dorrhofer born March 16, 1895, Fritz born Alzey 30 December 1864 immigrated from Amsterdam on or about April 25, 1884, merchant, naturalized 1892.

1910: 164 2nd ave., Fritz "Doerrholfer" 45, wine store, Barbara Doerrholfer 47, 6 children 3 living, Kate H Doerrholfer 20, Marie Doerrholfer 15

1915: East 80th street, Fred Doerrhoefer 50, wine dealer, Ballard Doerrhoefer 53, Kate Doerrhoefer 25, bookkeeping, Marie Doerrhoefer 20

1920 Census: Manhattan District 16, Dorhoffer, Frederic, age 55, wine place, Babara Dorhoffer 57, Cate Dorhoffer 30, Marie Dorhoffer 24, Frank Grubel 30, boarder

1925: Elmhrust, Long Island, Toledo street, Fritz, and Barbara Doerhoefer

1929: Fritz and Barbara Dorrhofer of Elmherst Long Island returned form Europe on the Aquitania in September 1929.

1929: Travel from Cherbourg to New York, Barbara Dorrhofer age 66, and Fritz, 65, 27 Sep 1929, Cherbourg, France to New York, New York on the Aquitania to Elmhurst Long Island.

1904:

New York Death Index: Doerrhoefer Freida 13 y "Sep" 15 1904 3670

Frederick "Fritz" junior not listed in 1904.


The Dreher Family

[John] Ignaz Dreher born circa 1864 and Angelika✟ Ostheim Dreher had three children by 1904: Henry (c 1892), Catherine✟ (Katie circa 1894) and Conrad✟ circa 1900. Angelika, Catherine and Conrad died in the Slocum disaster. Ignaz Dreher remarried. 1905 City Report: Dreher, Angelica 34, Catherine, 10, Conrad 4 310 E. 25th street dead. Henry Dreher was not mentioned in the city record. Either he was not on the trip for some reason or he walked away unscathed. John Ignaz Dreher remarried. His second wife, Katie had a son from her first marriage. John Ignaz and Katie had a daughter circa 1910. John Ignaz Dreher died in 1920. Henry married but did not have any children.

1891: Ignaz Dreher married 28 Mar 1891 Manhattan, New York, USA Angelina Ostheim Certificate Number: 3804, father Ignaz, mother Elizab. Hotz.

1894: 24 Oct 1894, Angelika Dreher age 25, Henry, child age 2, Catherine child age 1, Majestic to New York from Liverpool

1900: 607 E. 11th street, Ignatz Dreher 36, expressman, Angelia Dreher 31, Henry Dreher 8, Katie Dreher 6, Konrad Dreher 7/12, Henry Ostheim 25, lodger

1905: 123 Avenue A, Dreher, John, boarder, 42 furniture, born Germany, Henry age 13, born US, at school

1910: 452 36th street, John Dreher 47, marriage 2, 1 year, furniture polisher, store, Kate Dreher 35, marriage 2, 2 children 2 living, Henry Dreher 17, driver furniture store, James Daly 14, stepson, Kate Dreher 0 [7/12]

1917: WWII Draft Registration for Henry Dreher born May 17, 1891*. 444 10th ave. New York, chauffeur, single, father, mother and sister - medium height, stout build, brown eyes and hair.

*1892

1920: 444 10th ave., John Dreher Head M 55 Germany, cabinet maker, Cathrine Dreher Wife F 44 New York Cathrine Dreher Daughter F 10 New York James Daly Stepson M 24 New York, helper wagon

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1920: Death of John Ignaz Dreher - On the tombstone, John Dreher born January 1863 died October 1920

1930: ????? Brooklyn, Henry Dreher 38, chaffeur, taxi, Mary Dreher 39, wife

1940: E 19th street, Henry, age 44, chauffer, and Mary, wife age 52.

1892: Ignatz Heinrich Dreher birth 17 May 1892 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Ignatz Dreher Mother's Name: Angelica Ostheim Dreher (LDS)


The Drewes Family

Henry Drewes born c 1872 was the son of Catherine and Frederick Drewes. Catherine was a widow by at least 1888. In 1893 Henry married Emma Schard who died before 1896. He subsequently married Frieda Hookwell. By 1904 they had: Henry born 1897 and Lillian born circa 1903. Catherine✟, Freid✟, Henry✟ and Lillian all perished in the Slocum disaster. In 1905 Henry married again. He and his third wife, Mary Campbell had a daughter, Margaret c 1908.

1893: Henry J. "Drews" Marriage 03 Dec 1893 Manhattan age 21 Father Fred Drews Mother Katherine Bruns Spouse Emma Schard Age: 18 born New York City Spouse's Father Christ. Schard Spouse's Mother Johanna Smith (LDS)

Death of Emma Schard Drewes: Between 1893 and 1896.

1896: Marriage Henry J. Drewes to Alfreda Hokweld 12 Mar 1896 Manhattan Father Frederick Drewes Mother: Catherine Bruns Spouse's Father John Hokweld Spouse's Mother Frederika Steinbrenner (LDS)

1900: Catherine Drewes, widow, age 61 6 children 2 living, 54 E. 4th street, janitress

1900: 54 E 4th street, Harry J Drews Head M 28 Germany, shirt waist cutter, Freda Drews Wife F 24 New York, Henry Drews Son M 3 New York, David Hamilton Boarder M 39 England (same building but not same apartment as Catherine.)

1905: City Record - Drewes, Catherine age 65, born Germany, Freda age 27, Henry H age 7 Lillian age 2, 54 E 4th street all dead.

1905: June 29, 1905 Henry J. Drewes to Mary E. Campbell 29 Jun 1905 Manhattan Father Frederick Drewes Mother Catherine Bruns Spouse's Father Edward L. Campbell Spouse's Mother Bridge Movare (LDS)

1910: Henry J Drewes 38, Mary E Drewes 38, Margaret Drewes 2, Katie D Campbell 37, Bridget Campbell 60, Elizabeth G Campbell 35, Ella C Campbell 27, Agnes G Campbell 24

1915: Bronx, Drews, Henry Jr. salesman, 43, born Germany, Mary wife, age 44, Margaret daughter age 7

1920: Broonx, Henry J Drewes 48, order man, Horton's Ice Cream, Mary E Drewes 48, wife, Margarete Drewes 12, daughter, Bridget Campbell 70, mother in law, Elizabeth Campbell 34, sister in law, Agnes Campbell 30, sister in law

1930: Henry J Drewes 58, ice cream manufacturer, Mary E Drewes 58, Margaret Drewes 22, Bridget Campbell 78, Elizebeth Campbell 38, Charles H Mcgowan 14, nephew

1897: Birth of Henry Drewes, Henry Druwes 20 Jun 1897 Manhattan Father Henry I. Druwes Age: 24 Mother Frieda Hookwell Age: 20 (LDS)

Death of Henry J and Marry Drewes: Henry J Drewes 1872-1937 - Mary Drewes, 1871 - 1944


The Dunn, Hagnebocher and Molitor Families

The 1905 city record listed Arthur✟ age 4, Julia✟ age 27, Fannie ✟ Irvin age 33, all at 2112 3rd ave all dead. There was a note that Fannie Irvin, a friend of the family, lived with Mrs. Dunn. Mary✟ Hagenbucher, age 32, Julia's sister, also of 2112 3rd ave also died. According to LDS Mary Hagenbucher was buried in Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn. According to Ancestry she was buried in Greenwood. Mary Hagnebucher buried 1904-06-20 in Greenwood lot 20701 section 186. Julia and Arthur Dunn buried same day, same lot and section.

Newspaper accounts state Mary Hagenbucher was a clerk at the Astor Library in New York City. She was on the trip with her sisters, Mrs. Julia Dunn (and her son Arthur), Mrs Margaret Molitor (the wife of Adolph Molitor and the five Molitor children, Eva, Carl and Joseph who died and George and Arthur who survived.). See Molitor below. Molitor

Harry Dunn remarried around 1910. He was listed with his mother and new wife, Emily, in 1910. In December 1906 the deaths of Mary Hagenbucher, Fannie Irwin and Julia Dunn caused a conundrum. Each had a life insurance policy for $1,000 payable to the other. Since it was impossible to determine who died first it was impossible to determine who received the insurance money.

"Mary made her policy for $1,000 payable to Fannie, and in case the latter died before the former, then Mary's heirs were to get the money. Julia took out a policy for $1,000 and named Mary as the beneficiary, but in case Mary died before she did, then Julia's heirs were to be the legatees. Fannie secured a similar policy payable to Julia, but in the event of her death before Fannie, the latter's heirs were to inherit the amount of the policy."
The insurance company rejected the application for Mary and Julia's policies because there were no eyewitnesses to the accident. The insurance company claimed that it was necessary to prove that Mary did not die before Fannie in order for Fannie's heirs could collect on the two policies to which she was entitled. So the big question was who died first and who was entitled to the money.

Eventually the insurance company paid Mary Hagenbucher's brother, (unnamed) $1,000. The claims of the other heirs were ejected.

To further complicate matters, in 1909 Harry Dunn filed a suit against the New Amsterdam Causality company.

In 1911 The Insurance Monitor and Wall Street Review, Volume 59 reported:

"Justice Miller in writing the majority Appellate Division says that in the case of the death of two or more persons in a common disaster there is no presumption of survivor or simultaneous death. He says it is obvious that the policy was not taken out for the benefit of the heirs of the beneficiary named, and upon its face the policy was procured for the benefit first of the assured's sister and second of the assured's estate or next of kin. In the event of the beneficiary's prior death the policy was payable to the legal representatives of the assured.

The insurance company protested payment to any one on the ground that the policy insured a person against injuries sustained while riding as a passenger in a railroad car, steamboat or other public conveyance provided by a common carrier for, passenger service only. The General Slocum had been chartered for the day by a church organization and the insurance company contends that the chartered vessel did not come under the terms of the policy. The court decides that while the steamboat was especially chartered by an excursion party it was a passenger boat.

Justice Laughlin, who dissents, says the plaintiff is not entitled to recover without proving that the beneficiary died prior to the death of the insured. He agrees that there is no presumption of survivorship between persons who died in a common disaster in the absence of evidence, yet for the purpose of settling rights of property it is presumed that they died at the same time. Justice Laughlin believes that if the sisters perished at the same instant the policy passed to the beneficiary and the burden of proof that the assured survived the beneficiary is on the plaintiff.

The majority opinion says that since the representatives of the beneficiary are unable to prove that she survived, the proceeds if the policy must go to the plaintiff who is suing under the policy itself and not under a survivorship."

It was stated that on account of some "dissolute habits" Julia had decided against making her husband, Harry, the beneficiary of the insurance policy.

Harry Dunn an administrator for the estate of Julia Dunn sued the New Amsterdam Causality Company in the Supreme Court of the State of New york. Based on testimony during the trial in 1911 it would appear that Harry Dunn was not in New York City at the time of the Slocum disaster and he did not know about the insurance policy until several months after the accident.

"Mr. Dunn said that he heard of his wife's death and he came to New York and attended the funeral."

He had gone to work in Connecticut about three weeks before the accident and he was in Green Farms, Connecticut at work on June 14, 1904. He first learned of the disaster from the newspapers the day after it happened. He took the "Boston Express" and came to New York. He claimed that he did no have and "bad habits". In 1911 Harry Dunn said he was a clerk and lived at 312 West 49th street.

Additional testimony indicates that Jacob Hagenbucher sent an undertaker to the the docks at the foot of East 26th street to remove the bodies of Julia Dunn, Mary Hagenbucher and Fannie Irwin. The bodies were to be buried in Greenwood. Jacob Hagnebucher was the brother of May and Julia.

Mrs. Bertha Schwartz, a sister of Mary and Julia, and the widow of Louis Schwartz, also testified.

Testimony also indicated that Harry was the son of Emma Dunn.

Julia Hagenbucher married Harry Dunn 26 October 1899.

Birth of Arthur Fredrick Dunn: 16 February 1900 to Harry Dunn and Julia Hagenbucher.

1900: Bronx, 4002 3rd ave. Julia Dunn 23, married 1 year, 1 child 1 living, Arthur F Dunn 3/12 Mary Hegenlweber [?] 28, sister, single, Fernie Irwin 30, boarder

1910: 312 49th street, Emma Dunn 64, widow, 7 children 4 living, seamstress, dresses, Harry Dunn 37, Marriage 2, clerk Pers0don office, Emily Dunn 27, daughter in law, marriage 1 0 children 0 living.

GREENWOOD:
HAGENBUCHER EMILY 1934-01-19 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER EVA JULIA 1918-02-05 20700 186
HAGENBUCHER FREDERICK 1950-01-04 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER JACOB 1888-03-20 20700 186
HAGENBUCHER JACOB F. 1932-11-23 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER JOHN 1946-07-24 20700 186
HAGENBUCHER JOSEPHINE 1879-06-24 20700 186
HAGENBUCHER MARGARET 1886-07-02 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER MARGARET 1887-03-08 20700 186
HAGENBUCHER MARGARET 1939-09-14 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER MARY 1904-06-20 20701 186


The Ebeling/Ebling Family

1900: Alphonz Ebeling 32, 46 7th street, clerk wine house, Emma Ebeling 28, wife, 1 child 1 living, George P Ebeling 1, son

1904: Dead - 77 1st street, Ebling, Emma age 34 and George H. P. age 5

"Alfonse Ebeling also gave way to his despair to an extent that left him insane during the greater part of the day until he found the body of his wife Emma."

1898: Alphons Ebeling married Emma H. R. Tanck 15 Jun 1898 Manhattan, New York, New York Father Henry August Ebeling Mother Johanna Struve Spouse's Father Hermann Tanck Spouse's Mother Sophia Ollandt (LDS)

1899: Georg Heinrich Ebeling birth 25 Mar 1899 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Father Alfons Ebeling Birthplace: Altona (Hanberg) Age: 32 Mother Etna Janck Ebeling Birthplace: New York City Mother's Age: 27 (LDS)

1904 Sailing : November Alfons Ebeling 25 Nov 1904 Age: 38y Nationality: American Departure Port: Cuxhaven Arrival Port: New York Gender: Male Marital Status: U Citizenship Status: X Ship Name: Graf Waldersee (LDS)

1905: City record: Ebleing, Emma 34, George H. P. 77 1st ave, deceased.


The Ehrhardt Family

1905: City Record - 151 E.4th Elizabeth age 2, and Pauline age 36 both deceased clara 6 months missing and 69 1st ave Minnie age 13 deceased.


The Eimer Family

Philip Eimer, painter and paper hanger married Katie. They had Carl and george. Katie✟, Carl✟ and George✟ all perished in the Slocum disaster. Philip remarried by 1905. He and his second wife had one daughter Florence circa 1906. Philip died in 1911.

1900: Brooklyn, Philip Eimer 38, house painter, Katie Eimer 40, 3 children 2 living, Carl Eimer 9 George Eimer 7

1905: City record: Eimer, 84 Stockholm st Brooklyn, Carl P. 13, George 11 and Katie all deceased.

Remarriage: before 1905 Mary Sambach

1905: Stockholm street, Philip Eimer 39, painter, Mary Eimer 32, wife, Barbera Sambach 70, mother-in-law

Child: Florence circa 1906

1910: Stockholm street, Brooklyn, Philip Eimer 43, marriage 2, painter, paint shop, Mary A Eimer 37, marriage 2, 1 child 1 living, Florence B B Eimer 4 Paul Lindau 40, lodger

1887: Philip Eimer Marriage 14 Jun 1887 Kings, New York, USA Spouse: Catharine Bauer Certificate Number: 2162

1893: Birth of George Eimer father, Philip H mother Kathe Bauer, 17 Jan 1893 Brooklyn

1895: Eva Barbara Eimer Female 06 Apr 1895 Brooklyn Father Philip Eimer Mother Kathe Bauer Eimer - She must have died - she was not listed with the in the 1900 census.

1911 Death: Philip Eimer Death 07 Oct 1911 Queens, 407 Stanhope St., Brooklyn, Borough of Queens Age: 49 Married Paper Hanger Born 20 May 1862 Germany Burial Date: 10 Oct 1911 Burial Place: New York City, N.Y. Cemetery: Linden Hill Father Lombard Eimer Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother Katie Stite Mother's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)


The Ell Family

John Ell, electrical engineer, and his wife Tillie had John, Paul and William. Tillie✟ died in the Slocum disaster. Paul and William were badly burned. John L. was listed in 1905 as uninjured. John Ell remarried in January 1906. His second wife was a widow with several children. John Ell died in 1934. Son, Paul, died in 1906. Son, William died in 1924. Son, John born July 4, 1890, married and had three children. He died in 1971.

1900: East 85th street, Manhattan, John Ell 33, engineer stationary, Tillie Ell 30, John Ell 9, Paul Ell 7, William Ell 4

1905: City Report dead: Matilda Ell age 34, 99 1st street - Injured, Paul 11, Lincoln Hospital, William 9 Lincoln Hospital - Uninjured John L 13

John Ell age 14 was quoted in the paper on June 15, 1904. He said his mother's dress and his brother Paul's clothing caught on fire. He grabbed them and started to rush toward the side of the boat. Everyone was screaming and yelling. His mother and brother were swept away from him towards the side where people were jumping in the water. The crew was yelling at them to stay on board. John remained on board. He could not get to the side to jump. His face and hands were burned.

1904: Matilda Ell Death Event Date: 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States 34 Marital Status: Married Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Herman Schermer Father's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)

1904: October 18, Eleven year old Paul Ell and his Younger brother, Willie, who were both badly burned in the Slocum fire were among the last of the victims to leave the hospital. They returned to their home at 99 1st street to the welcome and curiosity of the neighbors. They said they had become separated from their mother. They though their mother had jumped so they jumped. They were badly burned on the face hands and back. They were almost immediately picked up by a boat. The boys were taken to Lincoln Hospital where skin grafts were taken from their backs and legs and placed on their faces and necks. Their faces looked like patchwork quilts and the doctors had rebuilt their ears.

A doctor from Lincoln Hospital said they had treated 169 Slocum patients. Only two had died in the hospital.

1889: John Ell Spouse Mathilda Schimner 26 May 1889 Manhattan Father Grasse Mother Catherine Beetz Spouse's Father Herrman Spouse's Mother Anna Koch

1890: John Michael Ell Birth 04 Jul 1890 Manhattan, Father John Ell Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 23 Mother Mathilte Schermer Ell Mother's Birthplace: New York City Mother's Age: 20 (LDS)

1892: Paul Henry Ell son of John Ell and Tillie Scherman, Aug 30, 1892, Manhattan

1906: Ell, John to Kunigunde Zimmerman Jan 27, 1906 Kings 647310

1910: Brooklyn, Woodbine street, John Ell 43, marriage 2, engineer, Cunnigunda Ell 38, marriage 2, 3 children 3 living, John Ell 20, chauffeur private family, William L Ell 14, John Zimmermann 15, step son, George Zimmermann 13, step son, Catherine Zimmermann 11, step daughter,

1915: Woodbine street, Brooklyn, Ell, John, 48, engineer factory, Connie wife 43, William C., age 19, no occupation, Zimmermann, John step son, 20 office assistant, George, step son, 16, Mathias, Andrew brother in law age 46, pressor tin factory, Mathias, Anthony, bro in law, age 46 porter hardware

John Ell, jr. married before 1915. John Ell, jr mechanic, was listed in the WWI Dr with a wife and child and an auto repair shop. He was listed in the 1930 census in Brooklyn, married to Emmy, with three children, John 14, Helen 11 and William 4. He died in Florida in 1971.

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Mathilda died in 1906 on the General Slocum. Paul born 1892 died in 1906. John Ell "Vater" born 1865 died 1934. Emmy C Ell born 1892 died 1940 John M Ell born 1890 died 1971. William Ell born 1895 died 1924.


The Eller Family

Joseph Eller, a music teacher, his wife Matilda and their daughter, Elsa were all on the Slocum excursion. Matilda✟ and Elsa✟ perished. Joseph, age 65, was taken to Lincoln hospital.

Joseph Eller was born in 1840. He was listed with his parents in 1880 - Adam age 70, musician, Margaret 69, wife, Joseph age 40 musician, Margaret 36 dressmaker, John age 28 musician, Louisa age 24 dressmaker, and Max age23 musician.

Joseph T Eller married "Margarethe" Romer May 26, 1881. Elsa Augusta Eller was born to Joseph Eller and Matilda Romer on 13 July 1888

Joseph Eller remarried in 1906. He and his second wife, Margaret, did not have any children

It was said that Joseph Eller was employed by the Metropolitan Opera company. In October 1898 he was playing the oboe with the Kaltenborn String Quartet. In 1896 he was a member of the Metropolitan Permanent Orchestra of New York City when they incorporated under New York state laws. In 1901 he was playing a solo on the English horn with the Kaltenborn Orchestra at the St. Nicholas Gardens in an all Wagner night. In 1905 Joseph Eller oboist soloed with the New York Philharmonics. He was a well known soloist who was frequently mentioned in the papers from 1891 until at least 1910.

1900: 219 E 13th street, Joseph Eller 62, music teacher, Mertilde Eller 41, 1 child 1 living Elsen Eller 12, Louis Sanders 25, lodger, John E Lockwood 62, lodger, Carl J Minsler 32, lodger, Kattie Hoffman 30, lodger

1904: City Report: Eller 219 E 13th street, Matilda age 46, and Elsa age 16 dead, Joseph age 65 in Lincoln Hospital.

1905 Marriage: Joseph Eller Marriage 10 Aug 1905 Manhattan Age: 66 Marital Status: Widowed Birth Year (Estimated): 1839 Birthplace: Gossueweldorf, Germany Father, Adam Eller Mother, Margaret Wrichuer Spouse, Auguste Adler, Age 35, Single Spouse's Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany Spouse's Father's Name: Hermann Adler Spouse's Mother's Name: Auguste Golla (LDS)

1905 Census: Jos Eller 66, musician, Aug Adler 32, "daughter", dressmaker, Benj Woyle 30, boarder, Henry Bougoff 35, boarder, Harry Stone 35, boarder, Jas Mcallister 62, boarder

1910 Census: 225 Second Ave., Joseph H Eller 71, instructor music, Auguste Eller 38, married 5 years 0 children.

1913 Passport application: Joseph Eller born Gossmansdorf, Germany June 30, 1838 and Auguste Eller, his wife, Augeste born Schoeneck, Germany March 4, 1872. Joseph immigrated to US aboard the Wursata, from Bremen, July 1, 1854. Naturalized citizen, musician.

Joseph Eller applied for a passport again in 1916. Born Gossmannsdorf, Unterfranken, Bavaria, retired musician. He applied to return to the US with his wife. He stated that in 1913 he and his wife had come to Germany for a visit of about one year. "The the war broke out" and the deferred their return to the US. He claimed to have a brother and 4 sisters with thier families still in the US and to owe a mortgage in the US. Auguste Eller applied for a passport in 1916 on her own right.

Joseph Eller played the flute and oboe.

1916: Arrival November 1, from Rotterday to New york on the Noordam, Joseph and Auguste.

1916 Death : Joseph Eller 10 November 1916

1888: Elsa Augusta Eller, born 13 Jul 1888, Father Joseph Eller, Mother Mathilda Romer Eller (LDS)


The Engelmann, Landers and Sierich Family

Louisa Englemann and Lottie Sierichs were the Landers sisters, the daughters of Charles and Jane (aks Jennie, nee Stewart) Landers.

Louisa Englemann✟, age 29 and her son William✟ age 6, of 425 E 12th street died in the Slocum disaster. Edna age 5 survived. Lottie✟ Sierich age 38 of 425 E 12th street was listed among the dead in the 1905 city record. Her son, Charles W, age 13, was listed as uninjured.

John Engelmann remarried but did not have any additional children. Edna Engelmann's birth was recorded under the name Julia Elizabeth, 13, Aug 1899 to John Englemann and Louise L Landers. She married Edward Terrill Jr. according to the Young family tree on ancestry.com. They had two sons, Edward c 1925 and William c 1940. Edna died September 10, 1992.

William Sierich and his son, Charles, traveled to Germany in 1906. William Sierich does not appear to have remarried. He died in 1918. Charles Sierich married in 1912. He had one daughter. He died in 1927.

Charles Landers died in November 1906. Jane Lander died in 1918.

1870: Charles Lander M 27 Bavaria Jane Lander F 21 New York Charlotte Lander F 4 New York Franz Lander M 0 New York

1880: Second street, NYC, Charles Lander Self M 38 Germany, driver, Jane Lander Wife F 32 New York, United States, Charlotte Lander Daughter F 14 New York, United States, works tailor, John Lander Son M 10 New York, United States Louise Lander Daughter F 6 New York, United States Henry Lander Son M 3 New York, United States Charles Lander Son M 2 New York, United States Julius Lander Son M 8 New York, United States

1885: William Sierichs son of Henry and Margaret (nee "Gerken") married Lottie Lander daughter of Charles and Jane (Jennie, nee Stewart) 18 March 1886

1895: John Nicholas Engelmann married Louisa Leonora Lander 15 Mar 1896 Manhattan Father, Friedrich Englemann, Mother, Margaretha Wickelmann, Spouse's Father, Charles Lander, Spouse's Mother, Jane Stewart

1898 birth of "William Englemann: John Fredrick William Engelmann birth 12 Mar 1898, Manhattan, Father John N. Engelmann, Father's Birthplace: Germany, Age: 35, Mother Louise Lander, Mother's Birthplace: N.Y. City Age: 23

1900: 502 E 12th street, John Engelman Head M, born December 1865, bookkeeper [?] (page partially destroyed) Louise Engelman Wife F 25 New York, 2 children 2 living, Edner Engelman Daughter F 1 New York, William Engelman Son M 2 New York

1900: 191 Ave. A, Lander Jane, "married" 10 children 7 living, Louis Lander Son M 28 New York, Henry Lander Son M 23 New York, driver teamster, Charles Lander Son M 22 New York, driver teamster, Julia Lander Daughter F 18 New York

1904: Death William Engelmann death 15 June 1904 father, John Engelmann, mother Louisa Lander (LDS)

1904:

Funerals in Grace Chapel, East Side Homes and the Bronx.

There were three funeral services in Grace Chapel, on Fourteenth street, yesterday afternoon. The funeral of Mrs. Lottie SIERICH and Mrs. Louisa ENGELMANN, two sisters, known to their friends on the East Side as the LANDER sisters, began at 3 o'clock. An Episcopal service for the dead were read by the Rev. G.W. BOTTOME, curate of the chapel and the music was rendered by a double quartet.

1904:
" JOHN" ENGELMAN'S STORY.

John Engelman, of 425 East Twelfth street, stated that he jumped from the Slocum at Ninety-second street, and that the boat was burning briskly at that time. His story was at first received doubtfully, but later was believed. He says he worked for a number of years on a New York, New Haven and Hartford Eailroad tug, and knows the shore thoroughly. He said: "I saw smoke coming up out of the hold when we were at Ninety-second street. We were right in the opening of Hell Gate and even at that time my knowledge of boat fires taught me the Slocum was no place to stay. The fire must have been going some time then. The smoke was dense. I took hold of my wife and six-year old son and we jumped. I managed to swim, with my wife resting on my shoulders, to the Long Island shore, but I have not seen my son since and I am looking for him. Engelman lost two sisters also in the disaster."

History of the General slocum

Note: His wife, Louise died.

Lottie Landers Sierich and her husband William Sierich lost a son, Henry W. Sierich age 3 in 1892.

1904:

"AMONG THOSE LOST on the General Slocum we note the name of Lottie Sierichs, 425 East 12th street, New York. This was evidently a relative of Bro. Wm. Sierichs, the 12th street bottler, and Bro. Henry Sierichs, the Rockaway Beach bottler, and we extend our earnest sympathy to them and their families."

American Bottler, Volume 2

William "Sierichs" was a founding member of the General Slocum Survivors organization.

1905: 425 E 12th street, John Engelmann 42, clerk, Edna Engelmann 5, daughter

1905: 423 E 12th street, William Sierichs Head M 48y Germany, mineral water, Charles Sierichs Son M 14y United States

1905: 427 E 12th street, Jane Lander Head F 57y United States, Charles Lander Son M 26y United States, printer, Charles Kaufmann Head M 30y Germany, grocer, Julia Kaufmann Wife F 22y United States, Mildred Kaufmann Daughter F 2y United States, Louisa Lander Niece F 15y United States

1905: Sailing Charles age 15, and William age 47, both US citizens, on the Kaiser Wm de Grosse from Bremen April 3, 1906.

1906: Passport application of William and Charles Sierichs. Chas. born 16 October 1890. Wm. born Branstadt --- ---aven, Bermany 19 April 1858. Immigrated in 1874. Occupation manufacturer. 1906: Charles C Landers age 68 died November 17, 1906, Manhattan 35213. 1910: Queens, Charles J Kaufmann 34, merchant produce, Julia Kaufmann 27 Mildred Kaufmann 7 Jane Lander 61, widowed, mother in law, Charles B Lander 31, brother in law, printer, Edna Engelmann 10, granddaughter (Note: this would be the granddaughter of Jane not Charles Kaufmann)

1912: Marriage Charles William Sierichs, 27 November 1912, Manhattan, son of Lotta Lander and William Seirichs to Anna Catherine Frese, daughter of Ferdinand Frese and Meta Ahrens (LDS) Anna Catherine Frese was also a Slocum survivor. Her sister Lillian Pfeifer died in the Slocum tragedy.

1915: Queens, John W Engelmann 51, Charles Lander 45, Julia E Lander 32, Edna Engelmann 15, Meldred Kaufmann 12

1917: WWI Draft Registration indicated that Charles Sierichs, occupation "saloon" was married with one child. He was tall, stout, with blue eyes and balding brown hair.

1918: William Seirichs died 28, February 1918 buried 2 March 1918 father Henry Sierichs mother Meta "Gertes" (LDS).

1918: Jane Landers died 21 August 1918 Queens

1920: Queens, Charles Lander 41, pressman magazine, Julia Kaufman 37, sister, Mildred Kaufman 17, niece, John Englemann 55, brother in law, carpenter, bedding co., Edna Englemann 20, niece, kindergarden teacher, city

1925: Queens, Halleck rd, Landers, Charles, head age 46, pressman, Kaugmann, Julia, sister, age 41, Kaufmann, Mildred, niece, age 22, Engelmann, John, brother in law, age 60 born Germany, realtor

1927: Obit of Charles W. Sierichs husband of Anna C (nee Frese) December 28, 1927. Buried in family vault at Lutheran Cemetery.

1930: Queens, Charles Lander 51 Julia Kaufmann 46 John Engelmann 66, brother in law, real estate, Mildred Kaufmann 27

1930: Farmingdale, Sierichs Anna C age 41 widowed, Anna D. A. daughter age 16.

1940: Death of John Engelmann, May 2


The Erdmann Family

Anton Erdmann married Margarethe (Maggie) Zeuschel in 1892. They had one daughter, Alma, in 1893. Maggie✟ and Alma✕ perished in the Slocum disaster. Anton married Wilhelmina Seidel in May 1905. They had Alma in 1906 and Fried in 1909. Wilhelmina died in 1909. Anton married Elizabeth (unknown) before 1912. They had Margaret circa 1912.

The 1905 city record listed Erdmann, 346 E 9th street Alma age 11 and Margaret age 38 deceased.

1892: Anton Robert Erdmann married Margaretha Zeuschel 12 Jun 1892 Manhattan father Anton Erdmann Mother Johanna Handke Spouse's Father Johann Zeuschel Spouse's Mother Katharina Bauernfeind

1893: Alma Erdmann 20 May 1893 Manhattan Father "Anton" Erdmann Mother Maggie Zenshel Erdmann(LDS)

1900: 346 East 9th street, Anton Erdmann 34, store keeper, Margereta Erdmann 35, 1 child 1 living, Alma Erdmann 7

1904: Maggie Erdamnn died 15, June 1904 age 38, married buried June 21, Lutheran (LDS)

Alma Erdmann born 20 May 1893 died 15 June 1904 buried Middle Village Queens, father Anton Erdmann mother Maggie Erdmann (LDS).

1905: Robert Anton Erdmann married Wilhelmina Seidel 14 May 1905 Manhattan Father Anton Erdmann Mother Johanna Handtke Spouse's Father Nicholaus Seidel Spouse's Mother Margaretha Obitz

1905: City Report, Erdmann 346 E 9th, Erdmann, Alma age 11, Margaret age 38 both dead. Find a GraveIn addition to Margareta and Alma - Wilhelmine Erdmann born May 3 1876 died 3 April 1909

1906: Alma Margarete Erdmann 31 Jan 1906 Bronx, Father Anton Erdmann Mother Wilemine Seidel

Death of Wilhelmina Erdmann 1909 per tombstone

1910: Bronx, Anton Erdmann 44, widowed, agent real estate, Alma Erdmann 4, Frieda Erdmann 1, Clare Hennier 34, servant, Margeret Seidel 23, sister in law

Remarriage of Anton Erdmann: Elizabeth

1915: Antone Erdmann 48, Elizabeth Erdmann 42, "Eleanor" Erdmann 9, Freda Erdmann 6, Margaret Erdmann 3

1925: Bronx, Anton Erdmann 59, real estate, Elizabeth Erdmann 52, Alma Erdmann 19, factory, Freda Erdmann 16 Margerete Erdmann 13 Margereta Alsenz 50, sister Fox, Mae, ---, age 44 ---

1930: Bronx, own, $21,000, Anton Erdmann 64 Elizabeth Erdmann 57 Alma Erdmann 24 Frieda Erdmann 21 Margaret Erdmann 18 Margaret Alsenz 55

1936: Death of Anton R. Erdmann age 70, 8 January 1936 Bronx 393


The Erklin Family

The Erklin family of 1028 Hudson st. Hoboken lost Theordore age 5. They were spared Anna age 32, Stephen age "7 weeks" both of whom were "taken home" and Gertrude "age 1" uninjured and Louise Gailing age 16 "nurse". Stephen was the youngest person on the Slocum.

Louise Gailing of Nutley New Jersey was in charge of the "two year old" of Mrs. G Erklin of "Nutley". Miss Gailing was on the hurricane deck when the fire broke out. She found a life jacket in "good condition". She placed the baby on her back and wrapped the life jacket around herself and the baby. Then she jumped in the water. She "could swim a little' and she headed for a tug where she and the baby were pulled aboard.

Stephen Erklin became a well known women's clothing designer.

On June 16 Mrs. Otto E. Erklin of 1028 Hudson street and three children of the same, "ages five years, two years and two months", were listed as missing.

Erklin, Theodore age 4 June 15, 1904 NYC Death Index. Listed as age 6 in the 1904 list and 5 in the 1905 list.

The 1905 city records listed Erklin, 1028 Hudson st, Hoboken, theodore age 5 deceased, Spephen age 7 weeks and anna age 32 taken home Gerdrude age 1 uninjured and Louise Failing nurse age 15 uninjured.

1900: Park ave, Otto R Erklin 26, accountant, Annie Erklin 30 Theodore Erklin 10/12

1905: Otto Erklin M 31, Anna Erklin F 31, Gertrude Erklin F 2, Steven Erklin M 1, Valara Vassa F 14

1910: Hoboken, 1028 Hudson, Otto R Erklin 36, manager, coal, Anna Erklin 36 Gertrude Erklin 8 Stephen Erklin 6 Theresa Nelson 19, servant

1920: 1028 Hudson street, Otto Erklin 46, manager, coal company, Anna Erklin 47, wife, Dorothy Erklin 17, daughter, Steven Erklin 15, son

1930: Tuckahoe, Westchester, New York, rent $95, Otto R Erklin 56, no occupation, Anna M Erklin 56, wife, Stephen B Erklin 26, designer clothes, Gertrude M Erklin 28, --- bank

1940: Stephen Erkin, age 35, designer and his mother, Anna age 70, were living in Mout Vernon Westchester.

Stephen Erkin and Gertrude Erklin traveled to Europe a number of times in the 20 and 30s.

Stephen Erklin was a women's clothing designer of some note. He designed evening wear for Saks. Gertrude Erklin went to Puerto Rico in 1928.

Otto and Anna Erklin had three children: Theodore in 1900 who died in the Slocum disaster. Gertrude/Dorothy circa 1902, Stephen circa 1904.

The child Louise Gailing saved was 2 month old Stephen Erklin who died in 1985. Stephen Erklin, SSN: 104-03-2580, 18847 Susquehanna, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, USA, BORN: 23 Apr 1904, DIED: Jul 1985

The New York Times of July 4,1904 reported on Louise Caroline "Gehling" the 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Gehling of River Road, Nutley who saved herself and a baby entrusted to her care during the Slocum catastrophe. She strapped the baby and herself in several live perservers and "leaped from the deck of the burning vessel." She was awarded a testimonial and a purse of money by the town of Nutley.

1910: Franklin ave. Nutley New Jersey Louisa Gaehling 56, Alrich Gaehling 22, daughter born Vermont, pump maker, electric wks, Louise Gaehling 21, born New Jersey, badge maker, novel, wks, Minnie Gaehling 19, badge maker, novel wks, Charles Gaehling 17, molder

Louise Gailing married Robert Joiner and had five children of her own. Their son James G. Joiner born July 30, 1923 in Belleville N. J. died October 15, 2005. He graduated Dartmouth college in 1946.

1920: Belleville, New Jersey, Robert Joiner 35, carpenter, house, Louise Joiner 30, Mildred Joiner 7, Louise Joiner 5, Robert Joiner 3, Edith Joiner 1, James Joiner 80, father

1930: own, $10,000, Robert Joiner 45, landscape gardener, Louise C Joiner 41, Mildred C Joiner 17, Emma D Joiner 15, Robert R Joiner 13, James G Joiner 6


The Feldhusen Family

Margaret Feldhusen age 47 and her son Nicholas age 12 died in the Slocum disaster. Margarets Volck[mann] married George Feldhusen, a saloon owner, in Manhattan on May 1, 1881. George Feldhusen remarried to Emilie [Amelia] (born circa 1858) before 1905. Amelia Feldhusen died in 1909. George married again to Agnes Heuser Duffelmeyer a widow in 1911.

George Feldhusen died in 1915.

1900: 50 W 8th street, Geo Feldhusen 42, saloon, Maria Feldhusen 44, Nicholas Feldhusen 8, Hulda Linderman 23, servant, Al Bethmann 22, bartender

1901: George Feldhusen, 50 West 8th street saloon 5 story brick, fire April 28, 9:59 AM

1904: City Report, 50 W 8th street, Felhusen, "Margaret" age 47, and Nicholas age 12, dead.

1905: 50 west 8th street, Geo Feldhusen 47 saloon, Emlie Feldhusen 47, wife, Pauline Helving 21, servant

1909: Death of "Amelia" A Feldhusen

1910: 50 west 8th street, George Feldhusen 52, widower, liquors, saloon, Minnie Weiss 22, servant

1911: George Delhusen, 50 W 8th street, beer

1911: George Feldhusen, widower, age 54, son of Claus Feldhuse and Dora Feldhusen married Agnes Heuser Duffelmeyer, widow, age 46, on 12 Nov 1911

George Feldhusen 12 Nov 1911 Manhattan, to Agnes Duffelmeyer Certificate Number: 26264

1915: Death of George Felhusen

1916: Agnes Feldhausen, widow, Husband died in NYC in 1915, applied for a passport, husband George Feldhusen was born in Germany naturalized in 1882.

Naturalization, George Feldhusen, milk dealer, dob Nov 12, 1857, naturalized Common Pleas Dec 4, 1882

1881: George Feldhusen marriage 1 May 1881 Manhattan to Margaretha S Volckmann Certificate Number: 1876

1884: Anna Dorathe Feldhusen 20 Jul 1884 Manhattan, Father George Feldhusen Mother Magarethe Sophia Volkman (LDS)

In the late 1880 George Feldhusen participated in the Volkfests and sharpshooters contests.


The Fetzke/Felzke/Felske Family

Frank "Felzke" lost his wife, Augusta age 38 and two children, Elizabeth 14 and Herman 8 months. One daughter, Hattie, lived but was reportedly traumatized by the loss.

Frank Felzke never remarried. Hattie married in 1916. She and her husband George Klewin did not have children.

1889: August Fetzke Marriage 9 Feb 1889 Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Augusta Tanner Certificate Number: 1718

1900: Under "Felske" 211 E. 5th street, Felzke, Frank, head age 39 married 11 years, furrier, Augusta wife, 2 children 2 living, Lizzie age 10 and Hattie age 8.

1904: Fetzke, 211 5th st, Augusta 38, Elizabeth 14, Herman C. W. 8 months dead - Hattie J 12, uninjured (City Report)

1904: Augusta Fetzke Burial 15 Jun 1904 (LDS)

Augusta Felzke Burial Ridgewood, Queens, New York, United States of America 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 18419902 Cemetery: Linden Hill Methodist Cemetery

Felske, Hattie age 12 of 211 E 5th was listed among the uninjured.

1906: August Fetzski Death 18 Jul 1906 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Gender: Male Marital Status: Unknown (LDS)

1910: 6th street, Frank Felzke Head M 48, widow, Germany, tailor, Hattie Felzke Daughter F 18 New York Louise Haggenswet Housekeeper F 37 Germany

1915: Frank tailor, age 54, Hattie, age 23, bookkeeper, and Louse Hagenbucher border age 42, tailoress

1916: Marriage of Hattie Felzke March 1 to George L Klewin, #5282 Manhattan

1920: Louise Hagerbruck head age 47 and "brother" Frank Felzke, widower, age 57.

1920: George Klewin 31, clerk, cable office, Hattie J Klewin 28

1930: Bronx, George L and Hatty J

1940: Frank Felzke age 79 widower, and Louisa Hagenbruch age 68 boarder, Manhattan

1940: George L Klewin 52 Hatty Klewin 48

1942: Frank Felzke 18 Dec 1942 Manhattan 11 St. Marks Pl. Residence Place: Age: 81 Widowed Occupation: Tailor Birth Date: 17 Mar 1861 Birthplace: Ponsmun, Germany Burial Date: 21 Dec 1942 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery Father Frederich Felzke Mother Emelia Richter Germany Spouse's Name: Elizabeth (LDS)

1944: Death,

Hatty Klewin Age: 53 Death Date: 11 Oct 1944 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 21724

1889: Augusta Tanner Female 9 Feb 1889 Manhattan Spouse: August Fetzke Certificate Number: 1718


The Firneisen/Ferneisen Family

The Firneisen family of 40 7th street appear to have been very lucky. All of the immediate family members on board that day survived. Liste in the 1905 city report under "Ferneisen"; Emma age 33, Henry 10 and Marie 7 were sent to Lincoln Hospital. William F age 8 was uninjured.

Mrs. Firneisen and two of her children were saved by Patrick Lynch of the NY fire Department. Engineer Patrick Lynch of the New York Fire Department, saved 45 lives during the Slocum disaster. In 1916 he was presented with a gold medal by the congress of the United States for his bravery in assisting Slocum victims. Lynch was off duty the day of the disaster. He was about to go for a swim when off East One Hundred and Forty first street at the East River when he saw the blazing Slocum steaming upstream. He commandeered a row boat and tried to assist those jumping off the burning Slocum. The row boat was too small be of much assistance so Lynch persuaded Capt. John L. Wade of the tug boat Wade (which was in the area) to take the refugees that were in the row boat. He returned to the burning ship where he was "half a hundred women and children holding on" to the paddle wheel. He got another row boat full of women and children and took them to the Wade. He repeated his trip many times.

"Detective Sergeant Henry C Firneisen owes Lynch the safety of his wife and two sic children. When Firneisen heard that the Slocum was ablaze he rushed almost hysterically to the scene, and to his joy, found Lynch had saved those dearest to him.

Firneisen presented Lynch with an inscribed gold chain and watch.

(Suburbanite Economist Chicago Illinois, 16 June 1909)

Marriage 1893: Henry G. Firneisen to Emma C. Dieterich 18 Jan 1893 Manhattan, New York, New York Father Germann Mother Anna Lorey Spouse's Father's Name: George Spouse's Mother's Name: Therese Binder

Children:

  1. Henry Georg Firneisen Birth Date: 21 Oct 1893 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Henry Georg Firneisen Mother's Name: Emma Diderich Firneisen

    In 1920 Census, Staten Island

    1917 Staten Island, salesman, married

    1920: Staten Island, Henry Firneisen 27, salesman, Florence V Firneisen 27, Virginia Firneisen 3, [3 1/12] Virginia Meise 49, mother in law

    1928: Henry George Firneisen Plaintiff or Defendant: Defendant Date of Action: 21 Dec 1928 Place of Action: Bronx, New York Other Party: Florence Virginia Firneisen Volume Number: 9 Page Number: 223 File Number: 8445 Location: The Office of the Bronx County Clerk

  2. William Fredrick Firneisen born 25 Jun 1895 Manhattan Father Henry Georg Firneisen Mother Emma Christine Firneisen

    Married Helen Elizabeth Campbell William F Firneisen MARRIAGE: 10 Mar 1923 - Manhattan

    1917: Enlisted in November 1917 at Fort Slocum New York

    1925: Queens William Firneison 29, --- salesman, Firneison 27, Helen, Firneison 01, William Jr.

    Died 1951 William F Firneisen BIRTH: 25 Jun 1895 DEATH: 21 Jan 1951 OTHER: Port Washington, New York

  3. Marie c 1897 per 1905 census and Slocum uninjured list. - Married Anthony Chomas and had a daughter Grace

1902: Henry C Firneisen was made detective sergeant In November 1902. He was described as oen of ex-chief Byrnes' right hand men and regarded as one of the best detectives on the force. 1905: 7th street, Henry G "Firneisen" 43, detective sgt., Emma C Firneisen 34 Henry G Firneisen 11 William F Firneisen 9 Marie T Firneisen 8

1896: Mary Terese Ferneisen, born 15 December to Henry Ferneisen age 34 and Emma Deiterich age 25 (LDS).

1910: Henry G "Firnrisen" age 48, died October 10, Manhattan 31599

1915: Firneisen, Emma g. widow of Hy G95 E 10th street.

1930: Queens, Anthony J Chomas Head M 32 New York, treasury razor, Marie T Chomas Wife F 33 New York, Grace M Chomas Daughter F 7 New York, Emma C Ferneisen Mother-in-law F 59 New York, mother in law, widowed.

1940: Queens, Anthony Chomas Head M 43 New York, Maria Chomas Wife F 43 New York, Grace Chomas Daughter F 17 New York, Emma C Firneisen Mother-in-law F 69, widowed, New York

1904: City Report 40 7th ave. Ferneisen, Emma 33, Lincoln Hospital, Henry 10, Marie 7 both Lincoln Hospital - Uninjured William F. age 8


The Fittig/Fettig Family

1901: Peter Fettig to Christina Schott 16 Apr 1901 Manhattan Father Carl Fettig Mother Charlotte Horst Spouse's Father Konrad Schott Spouse's Mother Christina Schott

1902: Elisa Julia Christina Fettig born June 25, 1902, father Peter Fettig mother Chrsitina Schott

1903: Peter Fettig was naturalized.

1904: City Report, 120 2nd ave. Christian 32, Elsa 2 Peter age 43 all dead.

Christina and Elsa were disinterred.

Find a Grave Christina Schott Fettig.

Peter Fettig was the Chairman of the Poor Committee of St. Mark's church.

June 18th the body of Peter Fettig was identified his wife, child and niece were still missing.


The Fickbohm Family

Jun 16, 1904: NY Times - P. J. Fickbohm a saloon keeper at 7th street and ave D reported the loss of his wife, three children and a servant girl. Later in the day the bodies of two of his children were taken to his house at 91 Ave. D.

It was widely reported that the first body identified at the morgue was that of Mrs. Marie Fickbohm, the wife of Peter J Fickbohm an Ave D liquor dealer, who identified his wife's body. He was reported to still be looking for the bodies of two of his children. He had found young Fred badly burned at Lebanon Hospital.

See the Balser Family above. Balser

The 1905 city record listed among the dead: Fickbohm, 91 Ave D, Marie age 40, Marie age 14, Ernest age 12 and kate Cibilsky age 18 servant. Fred age 10 was taken to Lebanon Hospital.

Naturalization of P. J. Fickbohm: Peter Jacob Fickbohm Common Pleas, May 14, 1894, 90 ave D, NYC, merchant, born Germany, arrived US August 1883

Marriage: Peter, son of Henry Nicholas Fickbohm and Anna Margaret Dorthea Sprieck, marred Anna Cath. Marie Waacks daughter of Fredk Wm. Waacks and Rebecca M. 5 June 1889

Children:

  1. ✟Marie born circa 1890

    Died in the Slocum Fire

  2. ✟Ernst born circa 1892

    Ernest A. Fickbohm BIRTH: 30 Apr 1892 - New York, New York

    Died in the Slocum Fire

  3. Fredrick/Freddy born 1894

    Frederick W. Fickbohm BIRTH: 1 Jul 1894 - New York, New York

    Frederick Fickbohm, Birth Date: 1 Jul 1894, Manhattan, New York, USA, Certificate Number: 29070

    Fred Fickohm age 9, 91 Ave D was listed with the injured.

    Fred Fickbohn married, had one daughter Lillian and lived in New Jersey in 1920, 1930 and 1940.

1900: 284 Second st. , Pette J Fickbohm 40, saloon keeper, imm 1883 born Germany, Marria Fickbohm 36, wife, born Germany, married 11 years 3 children 3 living, Marria Fickbohm 10, Ernst Fickbohm 8, Fredrick Fickbohm 5, Dietrick Duchne 23, boarder, Auguste Grothe 21, servant

1904: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"Pathetic Scene at the Funeral of the FICHBOHMS.

The constrained grief of the neighborhood, fighting for expression which would not out, came near reaching a climax at the funeral of the FICHBORNS, in the Emanuel Chapel, at 735 Fifth street, Manhattan. The husband and father, Peter J., bereft of reason by thoughts of the loss of his wife, Maria, and their daughter, 14 years old, who bore her mother's name, has been with difficulty restrained from self-destruction.

"I cannot speak as my heart dictates," said the Rev. John C. PALMER, rector of the chapel. "It would be foolhardy. Their grief is too intense as it is without recalling sweet memories which would serve only to heighten their sorrow. Mr. FICHBOHM has attempted to make away with himself and needs careful watching until his grief has somewhat abated."

The sorrowing hundreds in the chapel broke down when they heard the sobs and moans of the distracted husband as the bodies of his dear ones were born up the aisle. Women grew pale and faint and some had to be escorted from the church before the service began. Both Mr. FICHBOHM and his wife belonged to many fraternal societies and he was a member of United Brother Lodge No. 356, F. and A.M. Representatives of all these societies attended. The Rev. Mr. PALMER conducted the service."

1904:
Death: June 15, 1904 Marie "Fickbohn" age 43, Bronx cert. # 2861 - Death: Mamie Fickbohm 15 June 1904 age 40 41 Ave D (Find a grave)

"Fichbohn", Marie age 14 Bronx cert. # 2862

Death: Ernest Fickbahm age 12, cert # 3677 Bronx. (Find a Grave) [Not listed in NYC Death Index]

Marriage of Peter Fickbohn: It was said he left a widow, Adelheid/Annie, at his death in 1909.

1909: Peter J Fickbohm 49 DEATH DATE: 6 Feb 1909 DEATH PLACE: Kings, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2569

1909: Peter John Fickbohm died suddenly at his home, of pneumonia, after an illness of two days, age 50, he was a member of a number of German fraternal organizations. Nothing mentioned about his life or occupation other than he had been in the hotel business in Manhattan. Born in Germany. Left a widow, "Annie Lange" and a son Frederick.

1909: Probate Died 6 February 1909 - personal property $1,000 - Adelheid F. Fickbohm widow and Friederich Willhelm Fickbohm both of 835 Gates Ave Brooklyn - Peter made a will 7 July 1904 (not included in probate papers) - mentioned in the probate were Adelheid, Friedrich and Nicholas Waacks.

1910: Brooklyn, Ward 22, Adelaid W Fickbohm 28, widow, 4 children 0 living, born Germany, washing, Fred W Fickbohn 15, step son, clerk dry goods

1914: June 8, Passport Application, Adelheid Fickbohm born Blender Germany 30 September 1881 her husband immigrated to the US on the Oder from Hamburg, August 1883, and resided 26 years in the United States. Naturalized Common Pleas 14 May 1894 - His widow. age 33 5 ft 2 inches, grey eyes blond hair.

1915: Bronx, Fredrick Fickbohm head age 10 salesman, Lillian wife 20, Lillian daughter age 1

1917 WWI Draft Registration, Newark New Jersey, Fredrick William Fickhohm age 22 60 Hawthorne Ave. Newark, born July 1, 1895 New York City, forrman at Kalt and Stephens, 56 Begilow Street, married, wife and child, tall, slender, grey eyes and light hair

Further Records: Fredrick, Lillian and Lillian show up in 1920, 1930 and 1940 in Newark NJ.


The Filskow Family

Antonia Filskow age 44 of 170 E 4th street, and her daughter Meta age 20 survived the Slocum disaster and taken to Lebanon hospital.

1905: 170 E 4th street, Charles Filskow 45, tailor, Antonia Filskow 45 Otto Filskow 18, silversmith, James Tyroler 30, boarder, waiter

1930: Bronx, Karl Felskow 69 Antonia Felskow 71, visiting nurse, nursing home, Jens C Johsen 63

1909: Harry John Podzuweit 15 Aug 1909 Manhattan Father Gus Podzuweit Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 31 Mother Meta Filskow Podzuweit Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 25

1910: Gus and Meta Helen and Harold in Brooklyn

1920: Gus and Meta in Detroit with Harold age 10 and Helen age 14

1930: Detroit, Gus Padzerweit Head M 51 Germany Meta Padzerweit Wife F 46 Germany Helen Padzerweit Daughter F 24 New York Harry Padzerweit Son M 20 New York Meta Padzerweit Daughter F 8 Michigan

1938: Gus Podzuweit bartender, died 17 May 1938 Bronx, wife, Meta.

1940: Bronx, Meta Podzuweit Head F 54 Germany, widowed, Harry Podzuweit Son M 31 New York Meta Podzuweit Daughter F 18 New York

1960: Pennsylvania death Mata Amalie Podzuweit [Mata Amalie Filskow] Age: 76 Birth Date: 5 Feb 1884 Birth Place: Germany Death Date: 3 Mar 1960 Death Place: West Bradford, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Father Name: Karl Filskow Mother Name: Antoinette Borwinski Spouse Name: Gustav Podzuweit Certificate Number: 25242

1940: Bronx, Carl Filskow 79 Antoinetta Filskow 80 Jens Johansen 73, lodger

Antonia Filskow died in 1942, Bronx, 30 January


The Finkenagle/Fingeragel/Finglenagle and the Geissler/Gissler Family

Three members of the Fingeragle/Finglenagle family were listed among the missing. Katie✟ age 34, Clara✟ age 8, William✟ age 6. Kate age 12 suffered injury and was taken to Lebanon hospital., Mary✟ age 10 was identified among the dead, buried and then disinterred. The family lived at 439 E 6th street.

This was one of the largest number of missing persons in one family.

Mary "Finkenagel" 439 6th street age 10 cert No 3608.

William Finkenagel's body was never identifed. Death certificates were not issued for Katie, Clara and William Finkelnagel.

1891: Marriage of John Finkenagel and Catherine Wernborn, 15 June, father Peter mother Marie Weller.

1900: 439 6th street, John Finkenagel 32, coal peddler, Katie Finkenagel 30, Katie Finkenagel 8, Mary Finkenagel 6, Clara Finkenagel 4, William Finkenagel 2

Same address Gissler, Christopher, head widow, 1 child 1 living, Louis, son age 54, 3 children 3 living, lithographer, Mimmie wife age 39, 3 children 3 living, Louis son age 5, Lillie daughter age 2, Ella daughter age 1

The NY Times reported that in addition to the Finkelnagels at 439 6th street, Mr. Geisler of the same address lost his wife and two children while Mr. Finkenagle lost his wife and three children. They were still missing on June 19 and Mr. Finkenagel's mind "seemed to give way".

Anna "Grissler" age 35, of 439 E. 6th street, Lillie "Greissler" age 7 and Ella "Geissler" age 5 all of the same address where also among the missing.

A "Geisler" child, "a young boy", told reporters that he did not think his mother would return as the last he had seen of her she refused to jump overboard and was standing beneath the place where the deck collapsed. He was knocked overboard and was thrown into the water where a man pulled him to shore.

Note: I do not know who this young man could be as Louis Geissler age 10 of 439 6th street was listed among the dead.

It would appear that these two mothers of small children, living in the same building for a number of years were friends who went on the excursion together and died together along with their young children. One child Katie Finkelnagel age 12 survived. She was listed on the uninjured list.

In 1905 the City Record of the disaster listed Mary Finkenagel age 10 as disinterred. Kate age 34, Clara 8 and William 6 were listed as missing. Kate age 12 suffered injury, shock or submersion and was sent to Lebanon hospital. It listed Geissler Louis age 10 as identified dead, Ella 5, Lillie, 7 and Minnie age 35, as missing.

1905: 5th street, Finkenagel, John coal dealer, head, age 35

1910: 5th street, John Finkenagel 42, widowed, retail merchant coal, Catherine Finkenagel 18

1915: 2nd ave, Finkenagel, Pete, age 32, wagon driver, Minnie [?] wife age 25, Louis daughter age 9 Cary daughter age 7 John son age 4, Freda daughter age 3 and Katherine niece age 23, cigar maker

1919: ????? Marriage Catherine Finkenagel July 12, 1919 Kings #8567 to Felix Girardy

John Finkenagel died 7 February 1925

1906: Marriage, Louis Geissler 10 Mar 1906 Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Louisa Brauneck Certificate Number: 6624

1911: Louis Geissler, lithographer h. 544 E 87th street.

1925: 544 E 87th street, Geissler, Louis, age 78 [?] artist, Geissler, Louis, wife, age 58

1927: Death of Louis Geissler, buried Middle Village Queens

1956: Louise Geissler born 1869 nee Brauneck same grave as Louis


The Fischer Family

The Fischer family lived at 108 1st avenue. Henry Fischer lost his entire family: his wife, Emma✟ age 30, two daughters, Edna✟ age 6 and Lillie✟ age 4 and a servant Barbara✟ Hegyi age 20.

Henry Fischer remarried in August 1905 and had one son, Henry in 1910. The family remianed on 1st ave until at least 1920. By 1930 they were living in the Bronx. Henry Fischer died in 1939.

1900: 110 1st ave., Henry Fischer 33, upholsterer, Emma Fischer 26, married 4 years 2 children, 2 living, Edna Fischer 2, Lillie Fischer 1, John Schwartzkopf 40, boarder, Charles Dotzbacher 28, boarder

1904/5: City Report dead: Fischer 108 1st ave., Edna age 6, Emma age 30 Lilli age 4 and Barbara Hegyi age 20, servant

1897: Marriage Henry Fischer 27 Jan 1897 Manhattan 30 Father Christian Fischer Mother Catharine Rosenblatt Spouse Emma Dorzbacher Age: 22 Spouse's Father Henry Dorzbacher Spouse's Mother Lena Schmitt (LDS)

1897: Birth, Emma Edna Fischer 08 Nov 1897 Manhattan Father Henry Fischer Age: 30 Mother Emma Dorzbacher Fischer Age: 23 (LDS)

1900: Birth Lillian Fischer 15 Mar 1900 Manhattan Father Henry Fischer Age 33 Mother Emma Doerzbacher Fischer Age 25 (LDS)

1905: Marriage Henry Fischer Marriage 03 Aug 1905 Manhattan Age: 38 Widowed Father Christian Mother Katherine Rosenblatt Spouse's Name: Theresa Trass Age: 37 Single Spouse's Father Henry G. Trass Spouse's Mother Theresa Bauer (LDS)

1910: 108 [?] 1st ave. Henry Fischer 43, marriage 2, proprietor bakery, Theresa Fischer 41, marriage 1, 1 child 1 living, Henry C Fischer 0 [2/12], Gertrude Schlegel 39, lodger, Clifford R W Schlegel 9, lodger, Mary Harris 19, servant,

1920: Manhattan, 105 1st ave, Henry Fischer 52, messenger, bank, Theresa Fischer 51, Henry E Fischer 9, Gertude Schlegel 49, sister, Clifford W Schlegel 18, nephew

1930: They were in the Bronx

1939: ????? Henry C. Fischer Death Date: 24 May 1939 Cemetery: The Evergreens Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA


The Fischler Family

In 1904 the Fischler family lived at 314 9th ave. Antonia✟ age 6 and Hertha✟ age 7 perished. Their parents, Edmond and Alice, do not appear to have been on the excursion with them. Edmond and Alice continued to live on the Lower East side until at least 1916. Despite being young enough, they did not have any more children after the deaths of their daughters , Hertha and Antonia.

1893: Marriage Edmund Fischler 25 Jun 1893 Manhattan to Alice Jonck Certificate Number: 8040

1900: 443 6th street, "Edmund" Fischler Head M 41 Germany, married 7 years, 2 children 2 living, bartender, Alice Fischler Wife F 29 Germany, Hertha Fischler Daughter F 4 New York, Tony Fischler Daughter F 2 New York

1904 Death: Antonia Fischler 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 6 Burial Date: 21 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father "Emil" Fischler Mother Alisa "Youk"

1904 Death: Hertha Fischler 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 8 Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father Daniel Fischler Mother Alice Donk Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1905: 314/16 9th street, Edmund Fischler Head M 46y Germany, lunchman, Ellis Fischler Wife F 34y Germany

1910: E. 9th street, Edmund Fischler Head M 50 Germany, chef saloon, Alice Fischler Wife F 39 Germany, 2 children 0 living, Ida Kahn Boarder F 22 Russia, boarder, Clemens Martins Boarder M 42 Germany, boarder

1911: Edmond Fischler 305 E9th Occupation: Chef Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1911

1916: 778 2nd ave., Edmund Fischler New York, New York, USA Restaurant Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1916

1922: Edmund Fischler BIRTH: abt 1860 DEATH: 14 Apr 1922 - Queens


The Foelsing Family

Henry Foelsing lost his wife and all four of his children on June 15, 1904.

Henry Foelsing married Emile/Amelia Moschen/Mosecher. They had: William Fredrick, 13 November 1887, Elizabeth circa 1889, George Ferdinand, 12 November 1894, and Ferdinand Henry, 21 January 1897

Amelia✟, William✟ Elizabeth✟, George✟ and Fredinand✟ all died in the Slocum disaster.

1900: 1914 Third ave., Henry Foelsing 40, cannot read occupation, may be "painter" Amelia Foelsing 30, 4 children 4 living, William Foelsing 12, Elizabeth Foelsing 10, George Foelsing 5, Ferdinand Foelsing 3

1904 City record: Foelsing 1914 3rd Ave., Elizabeth 16, Ferdinand 8, Amelia 35, George B. 10 deceased.

1910: Bronx, Frederick J Weiss 42 Anna Weiss 34 Frederick P Weiss 17 Howard D Weiss 9 William E Weiss 5 Harry W Weiss 4 Henry Foelsing 51, widowed, boarder, painter, job work,

1913: Henry Foelsing, Age: 54, Death Date: 12 Feb 1913, Death Place: Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 1014


The Folke/Folks Family

Dora Folke, born in Germany circa 1829, was on the General Slocum with her son, Ludwig age 41 and daughter in law, Anna, age 50. Dora✟ and Ann✟ died. Ludwig, age 41, survived and was taken to Lebanon Hospital. Ludwig remarried in 1905. He was still living on the Lower East Side in 1916. Ludwig died in 1919.

1899: Marriage Ludwig Folke 04 Feb 1899 Manhattan, N Age: 36 Single Birthplace: Bremen, Germany, Father Ludwig Folke, Mother Doris Zimmermann, Spouse Anna Balsam Age: 45 Widowed Birthplace: Gleiwitz, O.S., Gy. (LDS)

1900: 257 Ave B., Ludwig Folke 37, cigar maker, Annie Folke 37, 0 children, married 2 years, Dora Folke 73, widowed, mother, 1 child 1 living

1904: Folke, 257 Ave B, Annie "50"* and Dora 75 dead - Ludwig age 41 in Lebanon hospital.

*should be "40".

1904: Death - Dora Folks 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 75 Father Valentine H. A. Zimmermann Mother Dorethea E. Bernhardt (LDS)

1905: 257 ave. B, Louis Folke, cigar maker

1910: 257 Ave. B., Ludwig Folke 46, marriage 2, 5 years, cigar maker, Mary Folke 42, marriage 1, 0 children

1919: Death Manhattan 6 March, 1919

1899: Marriage to Anna Balsom mother Dorothea Zimmermann

1905: Marriage to Mary Lightfoot, mother Dorothea Zimmerman, father Ludwig

1916: Ludwig A Folke 257 At B Occupation: Cigars Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1916

1919: Death, Ludwig A. Folke New York birth: 8 October 1863 Germany death: 6 March 1919 burial: 8 March 1919 father: Ludwig A. Folke mother: Dorothy Zimmermann (LDS)


The Foster Family

Maggie Foster✟ age 59 of 79 Ave A. perished.

According to Find a Grave Maggie Foster was a widow in 1904.


The Frech/Freck Family

Eddie Freck 13 of 409 5th street returned home alone and told how he had been saved. He had been with his brother, Charlie, 14, on the lowest deck when Charlie told him the boat was on fire. The fire was all around so they jumped off the boat. Eddie though Charlie was a better swimmer but for some reason Charlie went down and Eddie couldn't get to him. Eddie was pulled out by a man in a "little" rowboat who also rescued two or three women. The boatman also pulled in the body of a baby. He went after two other people who where "fighting" in the water, but did not get to them in time. Eddie was put ashore and took a "car" back home. He then returned to the morgue to look for his brother but did not find him.

Eddie was the son of Henry Frech and his wife Annie. Annie had died before 1900 leaving four partially orphaned sons, Henry Jr., Charlie, Eddie, and John. Henry senior and his three remaining sons, Henry junior, Eddie and John moved to Carlstadt New Jersey by 1910. Henry senior did not remarry. Eddie married and had at least two children.

1905 Dept of Public Welfare: Freck, 409 5th street, DEAD Charles, age 14, INJURED Edward, age 13 Lincoln

Marriage of Henry Frech to Annie Winter

Children:

  1. Henry Jacob Frech, 24 March 1883 per WWI Dr, barber, father Henry Frech.

  2. Charlie Edward Frech✟ 02 Jan 1890 Manhattan Father Henry Frech Mother Annie Winter Frech

  3. Edward, June 1891/2

  4. John circa 1895

Death of Annie Frech: - before 1900 - ??? Annie Frech Age: 40 17 Oct 1896 New York, New York Certificate Number: 35224

1900: Manhattan, 101 Ave D. with the Hartmeyer family, Jacob age 59 and Mary age 52 and their children Frech, Henry, bother in law, age 500 widowed, cigar maker, Henry Jr nephew, age 17, barber

1900: 104th street and Manhattan ave., Society for the Relief of Half Orphaned and Destitute Children: Freck, Charles, born Jan 1890 age 10, Edward, born June 1891 age 8, Freck, John born July 1894 age 5

1910: Carlsbadt, Henry Frech Head M 59 New York, widow, cigar maker, Henry J Frech Son M 27 New York, barber, Edward Frech Son M 18 New York, printer, John Frech Son M 16 New York

1915: Carlstadt Borough, 1 district, Bergen, New Jersey, United States Henry Frech M New York Edward Frech M New York John Frech M New York (no image available)

1917: Edward G "Frech", dob 17 June "1892", born NY, printer Carlstadt NJ, married, wife and father, medium height, Medium build, blue eyes brown hair.

1920: Carlstadt, Bergen, New Jersey Henry Freck 70, widowed, born Bavaria, Edward Freck 28, compositor, Ida Freck 24, wife, Ruth Freck 2, [2 4/12] Edward Freck 0 [5/12]

1942 WWII DR: Edward George "Frech" dob June 17, 1891, New york, residence 51 Hackenstreet East Rutherford NJ, wife, Ida May, employee New York Post.


The Ferdenand Frese/Freese/Fresse Family

Ferdinand Freese, 50, his wife, Meta, 48 and their daughter Anne age 15 were on the excursion and survived. They were sent to Lebanon Hospital. Another daughter, Lillian Pfeifer, the 18 year wife of Charles Pfeifer, died. Ferdinand Frese and Meta moved to Coney Island Ave. In 1926 they were living with Chales Pfeifer and his new family. Daughter Anne Frese married Charles William Sierichs in 1912. Charles Sierichs was also a surviver of the Slocum disaster. His mother, Lottie, had died in the debacle.

City Report: Listed

  • Anne 15 to Lebanon, Ferdinand age 50 to Lebanon Meta 46 to Lebanon all of 509 Houston st,

  • Listed Anna Frese, age 20, of 426 E 15th dead, Meta age 48 to Lebanon and Albert age 16 uninjured.

Newspaper reprots listed:
  • Fresse, Anna 15 of 509 Houston street, Lebanon Hospital
  • Fresse, Elle 43 of 509 E Houston Lebanon Hospital
  • Fresse, Fred 50 509 East Houston
  • UNINJURED: Freese, Albert, 16, 426 E 15th street
  • INJURED: Freese: Ferdinand, age 50, and Annie age 15, Mangin and Houston streets, also Meta age 44 or 509 Houston st. and Meta 48 of 426 15th street
  • Listed as Freese, Ferdinand, age 50, Annie, age 15, and Meta age 44, of Mangin and Houstin or 509 Houston.

Brooklyn Eagle:
Mrs. Charles E. PFIFER, wife of Policeman Charles E. PFIFER, attached to the Vernon avenue station, was lost. Her body was identified this morning at the morgue. Mrs. PFIFER is the daughter of Frederick FREESE, a saloonkeeper in East Houston street, Manhattan, and who is also a director of the Consumers Brewing Company of this borough. Mr. and Mrs. FREESE with another daughter, were on the excursion, and at the time of the outbreak were engaged in looking in the engine room of the boat. Mrs. PFIFER had stepped away, and while the FREESE family were saved, she was killed. The unfortunate woman was to have celebrated the first anniversary of her wedding to-day.

June 16, 1904

City record: Pfeifer, Lillian M age 18, 937 Bedford ave Brooklyn - deceased

1882: Marriage Ferdinand Frese 18 May 1882 Manhattan Spouse: Meta Ahrens Certificate Number: 12627

Children:

  1. Lilly Amalia Bertha Freese 10 Feb 1886 Manhattan Father Ferdinand Freese Age: 32 Mother Meta Ahrens Age: 25 (LDS)

    1903: Charles Pfeifer 17 Jun 1903 Manhattan Age: 28 Single Race: White Father Charles Pfeifer Mother Matilda Bergel to Lillie Frese Age: 17 Father Ferdinand Frese Mother Meta Ahrens

    1904: Lillian Meta Frese Pfeifer Burial Middle Village Birth Date: 10 Feb 1886 Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 18552151 Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (LDS)

    Find A Grave

  2. Annie Catherine Frese, 09 Oct 1888, Manhattan father Ferdinand, mother Meta (LDS)

    Marriage - Charles William Sierichs 27 Nov 1912 Manhattan Age: 22 Father William Sierichs Mother Lotta Lander to Anna Catharine Frese Age: 24 Father Ferdinand Frese Mother Meta Ahrens (LDS)

1925: Brooklyn, Coney Island Ave., Ferdinand Frese 71, Meta Frese 63, Charles Pfifer 50, son in law, police sergeant, Dorothy Pfifer 46, daughter, Charles Pfifer 16, Charles, Alfred Pfifer 13, son

1925: Ferdinand Frese Death 20 Dec 1925 Brooklyn, Married Race: White Occupation: Hotel Manager Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 24 Dec 1925 Cemetery: Lutheran Father Wigand Frese Mother Unknown Spouse Meta Frese (LDS)

Meta and Albert Frese

1905:416 E 15th street, Frese, Meta, age 49, William age 19, clerk, Albert, 17, porter

1910: Manhattan E 17th street, Meta K Frese 54, none, Chas W Frese 24, retail merchant grocery, Albert F Frese 22, clerk publishing house.

1915: 2nd ave ave A, Meteor Frese 59, William C Frese 29, grocery clerk, Albert Frese 27, office man

1920: Avenue A., Albert Frese 32, cashier, Meta Frese 64, widow,

1925: Avenue A. Meta Frese 69 Albert Frese 37, cashier

1930: Brooklyn, E 10th street, Albert Fresse 42, cashier, factory, Mida Fresse 74


The Fritz Family

Alma (geb Kammer) Fritz age 47 and Catherine (geb. Fritz) Gieser, age 25, of 1225 Park ave both died. It was noted that Catherine was the daughter of Mrs. Fritz.

1874: Marriage - George Fritz to Alma "Raemmer" 05 Sep 1874 Manhattan Father Ludwig Fritz Mother Elise Roding Spouse's Father Edward "Kaemmer" Spouse's Mother Minna Rube (LDS)

1875: Karl Fritz son of George Fritz and Alma "Kaemmer" 22 April 1875 (LDS)

1900: E 87th street, Fritz, George, age 48 married 26 years, saloon keeper, Alma, wife, age 43, 4 children 2 living, "Edward" son age 18, collector

1900: Henry Wm Gieser to Katharine Fritz 11 Jan 1900 Manhattan Father Henry Gieser Mother Christine Roewer Spouse's Father George Fritz Spouse's Mother Alma "Kaewmer" (LDS)

1900: Bronx, Henry Gieser Head, clerk, M 31 New York Catherine Gieser Wife F 21 New York 1905 Walters ave., Theodore Herschmann 45, clerk, Eva Herschmann 42, wife, Cristina Gieser 75, Mother in law, Henry Gieser 33, b in law, Helen Gieser 34, s in law

Henry Gieser died in 1925 in the Bronx. Henry W Gieser - Age: 55 Death Date: 11 Jun 1925 Death Place: Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 4195

"Edmund" Fritz born 188- died 1968 per tombstone at Find a Grave for Alma Kammer Fritz and Catherine Gieser, 1904.

Edward Fritz Marriage 27 Feb 1904 Manhattan, Age: 22 Single Father George Fritz Mother "Alina Kaeewaier" to Hannah Scherer Age: 20 Single Father Jacob Scherer Mother Elizabeth Roeslein


The Fulling Family

Matilda age 29 and Edmund age 1 of 110 W 129th street were very lucky. The both escaped uninjured. There servant Servant, Clara Olsen age 16 was also "taken home".

Matilda Klenen married Henry Fulling in 1901. They had one son, Edmund in 1903. Apparently the experience on the General Slocum did not scare them away from water travel and Edmund and Matilda Fulling took many ocean voyages in the 1920 and 30s.

1901: Henry Fulling Marriage 10 Jun 1901 Manhattan, Age: 26 Single Father Henry Fulling Mother Anna Schnitker to Matilda Klenen Age: 26 Single Spouse's Father Louis Klenen Spouse's Mother Meta Meyer (LDS)

1903: Edmund Henry Fulling 29 Apr 1903 Manhattan Father Henry F. Fulling Age: 30 Mother's Name: Mathilda Klenen Age: 2 - (LDS)

1915: Eastchester, Henry F Fulling 42 Matilda Fulling 40 Edmond H Fulling 12 1920: Eastchester, Westchester, Henry F Fulling Head M 45 New York, merchant paper and twine, Matilda Fulling Wife F 44 New York, Edmund Fulling Son M 16 New York, Anna Fulling Mother F 75 Germany

1921: Rosalind from St John's via Halifax, arriving July 16 1921, Fulling, Henry age 48, Matilda age 46, Edmond age 16, Erkling Stephen age 17, brother, born Hoboken, Erkling Gertrude, 18 sister, born Hoboken, Kleanan, Meta age 1-, niece, born New York except where noted.

1925: Death of Henry F. Fulling age 52 at Tuckahoe New york on December 28, 1925. Husband of Matilda, father of Edmund, son of Anna s., buried Woodlawn.

Matilda Fulling and Edmund Fulling traveled extensively in the 1920s and 30s - Hawaii, Florida, Europe

1940: Tuckahoe, Edmund H Fulling 36, college 5th year, own, $20,000, botanist, Margarita Fulling 32

Edmund Fulling died in White Plains in 1875.


The Galewski/Galweski Family

Flora, age 36 the wife of of Samuel Galweski and two of heir children Helen and Morris, died in the Slocum accident.

1905 Dept of Public Welfare city report: Galewski 54 7th street, DEAD Helen 6 and Morris 3 MISSING Flora 36 (according to articles in the paper Flora's body was never recovered.)

1904: The June 17 NY Times reported the death of Mrs. Anna Galweski, age 64, of 54 7th street as one of those lost in the Slocum disaster. She was said to hair "as white as snow" and be a favorite of all the children in the neighborhood. She was known as "Mother Galweski". She would take a group of children to Tompkins Park where she would tell them "beautiful stories". In her honor the children hung steamers of crepe and white flowers at her usual park bench seat. (New York times Jun 17, 1904)

Note: The city report does NOT include any information on Ann Galweski.

NY times Missing list June 17:

GALEWSKY, Flora, 36 years, of 54 Seventh street
GALEWSKY, Morris, 3 years, of 54 Seventh street [Morris on died list?]
GALEWSKY, Helen, 6 years, of 54 Seventh street

See DeLuccia who were at this same address.

1900: 54 7th ave., Galeweski, Samuel, head, age 36, born Russia, salesman, imm 1888, Flora, wife, 30, born Russia, Hellen daughter, 2, Emil son, age 1, children born New York

1904: NYC Death Index Bronx Galewiski, Morris 3 and Helen 6. - Burial Mount Hope Cemetery Brooklyn

1904: July, 26, Samuel Galewski, born October 22, 1862, of 19 E. 101 st became a US citizen in the District Court in Brooklyn.

1904: July 27, Samuel Galewski, merchant, dob October 22, 1862 Tomashow, Russia, immigrated 1888, applied for a passport.

1905: Sam Galewski, age 43, widow, American Citizen, arrived from Antwerp, on the Kroonland on 20 June 1905


The Gallagher Family

John Gallagher lost his wife, Veronica✟ age 32, a son Walter✟ age 9 and a daughter Agnes✟ 9 months. His 11 year old adopted daughter, Catherine Uhlmeyer Gallagher survived and was taken to Lincoln hospital. She died in 2002. I do not know what happened to John Gallagher.

Newspapers:

  • DEAD: Gallagher: Veronica, 34, 424 E. 32nd, Walter age 9, Agnes 9 months same address.
  • UNINJURED: Gallagher, Katie age 11, 424 E 32nd. The 1905 list says she was sent to Lebanon hospital.

City Report: Dead: Agnes 9 months, Veronica 32, Walter 9, Kate age 11 to Lebanon.

1900: 116 E 7th street, John Gallagher 26, clerk, Veranker Gallagher 26, 3 children 3 living, Katie Gallagher 3, Walter Gallagher -, Eddie Gallagher 1

According to her obit in the New york Times:

"Catherine Uhlmyer was born in Manhattan on April 4, 1893. Her father died before she was a year old, and her mother married John Gallagher. His last name became hers.

....

Catherine Gallagher first lived with her grandparents, then with an aunt and uncle. She dropped out of school at 13, and at 20 she married Thomas Connelly, a truck driver."

1899: Edward Gallagher Birth 07 Oct 1899 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Father's Name: John Gallagher Father's Birthplace: N.Y.City Father's Age: 25 Mother's Name: Veronica Ottinger Gallagher Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 26 (LDS)

1903: Agnes Gallagher Birth 19 Sep 1903 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Father's Name: John Gallagher Father's Birthplace: N.Y. City Father's Age: 29 Mother's Name: Veronica Attinger Gallagher Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 30 (LDS)

1904: Veronica Gallagher Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States Age: 32 Married born Germany Burial Date: 19 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Calvary Cem Father's Name: Martin O. Hinger Mother's Name: Regina (LSDS)

Catherine Gallagher was one of the longest survivors of the Slocum disaster. She died in 2002 age 109. She had: 12 children, 27 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Catherine Connelly, 109; Escaped Slocum Fire

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The Gassman Family

Michael Gassman and his wife, Henrietta, lost all of their children on the Slocum. Frank✟, 11, Michael✟, 5, and Minnie✟ age 7, all died while their mother Henrietta, age 41, survived and was taken to Lincoln hospital. Michael Gassman died in 1923. Henrietta Gassman died in 1930.

1904: City Report - 128 4th street, Frank J. 11, Michael J. 5, Minnie L 7 dead - Henrietta age 41 to Lebanon hospital.

1893: Birth Nov 17, Franz of Michael and Henrietta Zinckgraf

1900: 128 E 4th, Michael Gassman Head M 38 New York, barber, Hattie Gassman Wife F 38 New York, 3 children 3 living, Frank Gassman Son M 7 New York Minnie Gassman Daughter F 3 New York Michael Gassman Jr. Son M 1 New York

1910 Queens Michael Gassmann 47, clerk county club office, Henrietta Gassmann 47, 3 children 0 living

1920: Brooklyn, Michael Gassmam 57, clerk city hall, Henrietta Gassmam 57

Michael Gassman died 22 April 1923 Brooklyn

Henrietta Gassmann died 26 March 1930 in Queens

1930: Mrs. Henrietta Gassman, 67, a survivor of the General Slocum Disaster died at her home 1130 92nd ave., Jamaica of heart trouble following a long illness. None of her immediate family were still living at the time of her death.

Michael Gassmann to Henriette Zinckgraf 1888 Manhattan, New York, New York Marriage ID: 0000029770 Certificate Number: 12284


The Geissler Family

Louis Geissler age 10 of 439 6th street died. His mother Minnie, age 35, and his siblings, Ella 5 and Lillie 7 were never found. This constituted the entire family of Louis Giessler, a lithographer. Louis Gissler married Louisa Brauneck in 1906. He died in 1927.

1900: 439 6th street, Christina Gissler Head F 83 Germany, widowed, 1 child 1 living, Louis Gissler Son M 55 Germany, lithographer, Minnie Gissler Daughter-in-law F 40 Germany, 3 children 3 living, Louis Gissler Grandson M 6 New York, Lillie Gissler Granddaughter F 3 New York, Ella Gissler Granddaughter F 1 New York

1904: City Report - 439 6th st., Dead Louis Geissler age 10 (Louis Geissler BIRTH: abt 1894 DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - Bronx and Louis Geissler Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States Age: 10 Father's Name: Louis Geissler Mother's Name: Minnie Geissler LDS) - Missing, Ella age 5, Lillie age 7 and Minnie age 35

1886: Louis Geissler to Minnie Hofofensack 10 Jun 1886 Manhattan Father Louis Geissler Mother Wilhelmine Schwarz Spouse's Father Wm. Hofofensack Spouse's Mother Barbara Welker (LDS)

1887: Christophine Barbara Geissler Birth Date: 23 Nov 1887 Manhattan Father Louis Geissler Mother Minnie Hopfensack (LDS)

1890: Louise Geissler 17 May 1890 Birthplace: Manhattan, Father Louis Geissler Mother Minna Hopfensack(LDS)

1906: Louis Geissler married Louisa Brauneck 10 Mar 1906 Manhattan, New York, New York Father Louis Geissler Mother Christophene Schwartz Spouse's Father Christian Brauneck Spouse's Mother, Mary Noll (LDS)

1905: Real estate record - 6th street no 439 E 6th street

1915: E 87th street, Geissler, Louis age 60 artist, born Germany, Louisa wife age 47 born Canada

1917: Renewal of Lease for, of Premises at 439 E' 6th St ., Manhattan. ... the building; lessor, Louis Geissler:

Street Cleaning Departmen -- Renewal of Lease for, of Premises at 439 E 6th St., Manhattan.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller Presented the iouowmg report on the following resolution: May 11, 1917. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund. The Commissioner of the Department of Street Cleaning, ---- munication to your Board under date of January 17, 1917, requests a ---- lease of the store floor of the premises 439 East Sixth Street. Boroug of Manhattan occupied as a section station, for a period of three Years from June --- as at an annual rental of $600 and otherwise upon the same terms and -- contained in the existing The Comptroller ..... recommended a renewal of this lease for a term of three years romt was 3D. 1914, at an annual rental of $600, the same as now asked, etc., etc. etc. Lessor, Louis Geissler

Proceedings, 1916

1920: Louis Geissler 70, no occupation, Louisa Geissler 51

1921: That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay to Louis Geissler, 544 East 87th street, Borough of ... 336 East 6th street, Borough of Manhattan, for use of the Department of Street Cleaning for a period of three years

1925: Louie Geissler 78 Louise Geissler 58 Main Brauneck

Death of Louis Geissler 1927 buried Lutheran All Faiths Queens


The George Gerdes/Gerter Family

George Gerdes lost his wife, Christina, age 28, in the Slocum accident. Henrietta Gerdes of the same address also died.She was most likel the sister of George Gerdes.

George Gerdes remarried circa 1908. They did not have children. Christina Gerde age 28, and Henrietta Gertes age 27 of 341 Rivington street died.

1900: Petition for naturalization, NAME: George Gerdes BIRTH: 2 May 1869 - Wulodorf Germany CIVIL: 19 Jul 1900 - New York, New York

1904 city report : 341 Rivington Christina age 28 Henrietta age 27 both dead

Christina wife of George Gerdes grocer, Rivington street born Von Harten 22 March 1876.

1904: The city listed "Gerter" on the death records of Christina and Henrietta.

1910: Rivington and Mangus street George Gerdes 40, grocer, Marriage 2, Kate Gerdes 35, marriage 1, 0 children

1914: Brooklyn, Passport application, wife, Katie, George born Wulsdorf, Hanover May 1869, immigrate October 1883, naturalized.

1915: Brooklyn, George Gerdes 46, milk man, Kate Gerdes 46

1920: Brooklyn, George Gerdes 50, laborer dairy, Katie Gerdes 44

1930: Queens, George, retired, and Katie listed in Queens own home $9,000.

George Gerdes born 1869 died 1930.

Katherine Gerdes born 1875 died 1952

Find a Grave Christina Henrietta, George and Katharina were all buried in the same grave.


The Henry Gerdes Family

Henry Gerdes age 80 and his wife, Margaret Geredes, age 60, of 430 Kosciosko st Brooklyn died. Henry Gerdes was a soap manufacturer. He was the oldest male to die on the Slocum. Margaret Gerdes was long standing members of St. Mark's.

City record: 430 Kosciusko St Brooklyn Gerdes, Henry age 80 dead, Margaret age 60 dead

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Gerdes: Anna geb Otterstedt 1828-1871, Gesche geb Ottersteadt 1839-1889, Henry Jr. 1876-1901, Henry sr. 1823 to 1904 Emma Gullman beb Gerdes 1874-1922 [?]
Marriage of Henry Gerdes and Anna/Gesina:

Children:

  1. Menia c 1864

  2. Henrietta circa 1866 - married Christian Diedrich Postel 06 Nov 1889 daughter of Henry Gerdes and "Catherine Ollerstedt"

  3. Emma born 1874, to Henry and Gesina, married Fredrick Gullman died December 15, 1933, 30 Pilling st, father Henry "Gordes", mother Gesina Otterstedt

    Frederick Gullmann Death 13 Jul 1933 Brooklyn Age: 72 Married Retired Pile Driver Birth Date: 23 Sep 1860 Burial Date: 17 Jul 1933 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father Christopher Gullman Mother Sophie Helmlein Spouse Emma Gullman

  4. Henry b 1876 died 1901

Death of Anna Gerdes: 1871

1880: Henry Gerdes 56, soap manufacturer, Guseina Gerdes 40, Menia Gerdes 16, Henrietta Gerdes 14, Emma Gerdes 6, Henry Gerdes 4

1889: Death of Gesche Otterstedt Gerdes born 1839 buried Middle Village Queens.

Marriage of Henry Gerdes to Margaret: circa 1890.

1900: Brooklyn, Henry Gerde Head M 68 Germany, retired soap manufacturer, Margaret Gerdes Wife F 57 Germany, married 10 years, 3 children 1 living, Henry J Gerdes Son M 24 New York, bookkeeper elevator, Emma Gerdes Daughter F 26 New York. Bohlman, -enice step daughter, age 29

1904:

"Many friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Margaret GERDES, 60 years old, which was conducted this afternoon from her late home at 430 Kosciuscko street. Mrs. GERDES, who was formerly a member of St. Mark's Church was in the habit of attending the excursion and lost her life in the disaster by drowning."

(BDE, June 17, 1904


The German[n] Family

Catherine F age 17, Frieda F 15, and Friedericka age 39 of 315 18th streed died. Willaim German married Fredericka Kruetsch/Kraefsch in 1886. They had Katherine in 1887 and Freda circa 1889. H German died in December 1908.

1886: Marriage William Germann 16 Sep 1886 Manhattan Age: 29 Single Race: Birthplace: N. Y. City Father' Frederick Germann Mother H... Spouse's Name: Fredericka K... Age: 21 Single Spouse's Birthplace: N. Y. City Spouse's Father's Name: K... Spouse's Mother's Name: Catharine Fa... (LDS)

William German 16 Sep 1886 Manhattan Spouse: Fredericka Kraefsch Certificate Number: 60845

1887: Katherine Frederika German born 04 Jul 1887 Manhattan Father William German Mother Frederike Kruetsch (LDS)

1889: Frederike Francisca German Birth 09 Jun 1889 Manhattan Father Wilhelm German Mother Frederike Kretch German (LDS)

1892: Death age 34, 1 August 1892

1904: City Report, German 315 E 18th street, German, Catherine F 17, Frieda F 15, Friedericka 39 all dead

Frieda and Catherine are listed in the NYC Death Index June 15, 1904. Freidericka is listed under Fredericka Germann age 46.

1904: Fredriecka Germann Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 46 Widowed Occupation: House Wife Birthplace: U.S. Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Greenwood Father's Name: Ludwig Kraisch Father's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)

GREENWOOD CEMETERY :

GERMAN CATHERINE 1908-12-16 32821 143
GERMAN FRIEDA M. 1908-12-16 32821 143
GERMAN WILLIAM H. 1908-12-16 32821 143
GERMANN FREDERIKA 1908-12-16 32821 143
Note: Despite the difference in the years of death all of this family was buried in Greenwood in 1908. It would appear that they were re-interred. Why? And who did it?

The Gerstenberger Family

Annie age 32 and Ricard age 39 of 147 W 3rd street were listed as dead in the city record. A note stated "All of the family lost." Richard Gerstenberger was born circa 1866. He owned Central Hall at 147 West 32nd street where the funeral of he and his wife, Annie, was held. Representitives of over a hundred labor unions attended. They had no children and the estate valued at over $250,000 was "in the hands of the public administrator." The bodies were not immediately recovered and Richard's body was held for burial until Annie's body was found.

1889: Marriage 1, Richard Gerstenberger 03 Nov 1889 Manhattan, Age: 24 Single born Volkmannsdorf, Germany Father Gottfried Gerstenberger, Mother, Carolina Koerner, Spouse, Helena Schroeder, age 36, Single Spouse's Birthplace: Neiss, Dusseldorf, Germany Spouse's Father, Henry Schroeder Spouse's Mother, Elizabeth Schliaber (LDS)

Death of first wife:

1897: Richard G Gerstenberger, hotel keeper, Passport application dob 20 August 1866, Folkmanadorf, Germany,

1897: Richard G Gerstenberger, landlord, US citizen, 22 Jul 1897 Port of Departure: Bremen Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Lahn

1900, 2nd marriage: Richard G. Gerstenberger, Spouse Anna Ottilie Veouel, 09 May 1900, Bronx, New York, Father, Gottfried Gerstenberger, Mother, Carolina Korner, Spouse's Father, Karl Veouel, Spouse's Mother, Otillie Kopp (LDS)

1904: City Report - Gerstenberger, 147 W. 3rd Annie age 32, Richard age 39 - note says "All of the family lost."

1904: Richard Gerstenberger Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 38 Married Occupation: Saloon Keeper Birth Year 1866 Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 26 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran (LDS)


The Gibbons Family

In 1904 the Gibbons family was comprised of father, Thomas, mother, Mary and children, Mary, Margaret (Maggie), Ella, Francis, Thomas and Catherine. The city record listed dead, Margaret Gibbons age 14, missing, Ella Gibbons age 12, uninjured Thomas Gibbons age 42 - all of 225 5th street. Not listed by the city record but listed by the Slocum disaster book were: Mary age 40, Mary 15, Frank 9, Thomas 7 and Catherine age 4 all of 225 E. 5th street. It is possible that they simple walked away and were not recorded.

1904: June 17, Thomas Gibbons of NO 225 E 5th street reported to the Slocum relief committee and "visited the same day, no evidence of need of immediate relief being found". Mrs. Gibbons later said that she needed assistance showing a bill for $106.50 to which was credited $50. The committee paid the balance.

Newspapers and other sources listed:

  • DEAD, Gibbons, Margaret 225 5th street, Mary and Ella all of same address no ages given Brooklyn Daily EagleJun 17, 1904

  • NYASH book:
    listed under dead - Gibbons, Ela, age 11, Margaret 13 both of 225 E 5th street

    Uninjured - Gibbons, Thomas age 42, Mary 40, Mary 15, Frank 9, Thomas Jr., 7 and Catherine 4 all of 225 E. 5th street.

Note: Mary, Mary, Frank, Thomas and Catherine were NOT listed by the city record in published in 1905. It is possible that they simply walked away and were not recorded.

1900: 225 E 5th street, Gibbons, Thomas age 39 born England, plasterer, Mary wife born Ireland age 37 6 children 6 living, Mary daughter age 11, Maggie age 9, Ella age 7, Francis son age 5, Thomas son age 2, Catherine age 3 months, Francis, brother in law age 35, clerk

1910: Ward 12 Manhattan can't read street, Thomas Gibbons 48, born Wales, plasterer, buildings, Mary Gibbons 46, wife, 6 children 4 living, janitor, Mary Gibbons 21, daughter, bookkeeper, jewelers, Francis Gibbons 15, son, typesetter, printing, Thomas Gibbons 13, son Catherine Gibbons 10, daughter

1915: Bronx Thomas Gibbons 53, Mary Gibbons 50, Francis Gibbons 20, Thomas Gibbons 17, Catherine Gibbons 15


Margaret Gibbons

Thomas Gibbons married Mary Gorman.

Children:

  1. Mary (May) c 1889** married Justus Zimmerman and had a son, John ci 1915.
  2. Maggie (Margaret)✟ c 1890
  3. Ella✟ 1889 - missing
  4. Francis c 1895*
  5. Thomas c 1898*, **
  6. Catherine c 1900*, **
* In 1915 census with their parents in the Bronx.

** in 1920 cesnus with mother, Mary in Bronx.

1920: Bronx Mary Gibbons Head F 55 Ireland, widow, Thomas Gibbons Son M 22 New York, operator print shop, Catherine Gibbons Daughter F 19 New York, bookkeeper, binding, Justus Zimmerman Son-in-law M 29 New York, lather buildings, May Zimmerman Daughter F 30 New York, bookkeeper, office, John Zimmerman Grandson M 5 New York


The Gieseler/Giessler Family

Edith Gieseler age 19 of 201 Ave A was listed among the dead - Lean, age 43, was taken to Lincoln Hospital and William, age 16, was uninjured. Lena and William both died in 1909.

1900: 201 ave A., Lena Giesler Head F 39 Germany, married, 3 children 3 living, "Ida" Giesler Daughter F 16 New York, ladies underwear, "Rosie" Giesler Daughter F 14 New York, William Giesler Son M 13 New York, Theodore Pirk Boarder M 40 Russia

1904: Edith Gieseler 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York Age: 18

1909: Lena Gieseler Age: 48 Death Date: 29 Mar 1909 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 9869

1909: William Giessler Death 17 May 1909 Manhattan 84 7th St. Age: 21 Single Elevator-man Burial Date: 20 May 1909 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father Albert Mother Lena


The Giessmann Family

Lena Giessmann of 114 E 4th street age 16 died in the Slocum disaster. Her mother, Christine, age 47 died in Lincoln hospital on June 30, 1904 of erysipelas (a skin infection frequently caused by A Streptococcus bacteria). In 1904 Lena was the only surviving child of Moritz and Christine Giesmann. They had already lost Fried born 1885 died 1890 and August born 1891 died 1896. Moritz Geismann remarried in December 1904. By 1905 he was at 51st street and by 1905 he was in Queens.

1884: Marriage 12 Aug 1884 Manhattan Age: 28 Single Birthplace: Germany Father August Moritz Giessmann Mother Maria A. Mueller Spouse Christine Ritter Age: 25 Single Birthplace: Germany Spouse's Father Carl Ritter Spouse's Mother Caroline Engel (LDS)

1900: 114 E. 4th, Moritz Giessmann 43, janitor, Christiana Giessmann 42, Lena Giessmann 11, Emil Jahrig 40, boarder

1904: City Report, Giessmann, Lena age 16 and Christine age 47 both dead. It was noted that Christine Giessmann died in Lincoln Hosptila on June 30 of erysipelas

1904: Moritz Giessmann Marriage 08 Dec 1904 Manhattan, Age: 48 Widowed Germany Father August Moritz Giessmann Mother Auguste Muller Spouse's Name: Elise Kock Krautwurst Age: 40 Widowed Spouse's Birthplace: Germany Spouse's Father's Name: Christopher Kock Spouse's Mother's Name: Christine Holzen (LDS)

1905: E 51st street, Moritz Giessmann 48, at home, Elise Giessmann 40, Rose E Giessmann 16, daughter, cashier

Moritz M Giessmann 1910 8 E51st New York, Occupation: Janitor Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1910

By 1912 they family moved to Queens as indicated by the city directories.

Moritz Giessmann died in Queens in 1921.

Find a Grave He was buried with his first wife, Christine and his daughters, Lena who died in 1904 and Frieda born 1885 died 1890 and Augusta born 1891 died 1896.

Elsie and Rose were listed in the 1930 and 1940 censuses in Queens. Elsie Giessmann died in 1948.


The Gillis Family

George and Charles Gillis, ages 16 and 13 appear to have been on the General Slocum without their parents. The Gillis family lived at 512 5th street and included father, Charles, a saloon keeper, mother, Josephine, and children: Otto, Frank, Charles✟ and George✟. Josephine Wagele/Wyckly Gillis died in 1908. Charles Gillis died in 1921.

1880: Charles Gillis 25, peddler, born New York parents born Hesse Darmstadt, Josephine Gillis 24

1880: Otto Gillies 20 Jul 1880 Manhattan Father Charles Gillies Age: 26 Mother Josephine Wagele Gillies Age: 25 (LDS)

1900: 512 5th street, Charles Gillis 46, saloon keeper, Josephine Gillis 43, 5 children 4 living, Otto Gillis 19, Frank Gillis 15, Charles Gillis 11, George Gillis 9

1908: Josephine Gillis 01 Dec 1908 Bronx, 53 Married Housewife Burial Date: 03 Dec 1908 Cemetery: Lutheran Ceme. Father Stephen Wragle Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother Caroline Fry Mother's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)

1910: Bronx, Charles Gillis 56, widowed, operator real estate, Frank E Gillis 25, "brother", machinist marble company, Bessie Gillis 30, "sister in law", 0 children

1904: 512 5th street DEAD Charles age 16, and George age 13

1920: Charles Gillis Head M 66 New York, widowed, retired, Frank E Gillis Son M 36 New York, - o-ker US gov. Bessie Gillis Daughter-in-law F 39 Ireland Charles J Gillis Grandson M 9 New York Gladys Gillis Granddaughter F 1 New York

1921: Charles Gillis died 2 May Bronx.


The Goetz Family

Edward Goetz lost his wife Catherine✟ (geb. Kramer) age 28 and son Albert✟ age 2. His son Edward✟ age 5 was listed as missing.

The tombstone only lists Katie Goets geb Kramer and Albert born Sept 25, 1901 died June 15, 1904. Edward's body was never identified.

Edward Goetz remarried in 1905 and had a daughter, Agnes, in 1906. It appears the second marriage ended in divorce in 1927.

"Edmund" Goetz of 80 1st ave was allowed $100 by the Slocum relief committee although the undertakers bill was only $54.50 for one member of his family, the amount of the other member was not filed.

1897: Kate Kramer 26 Sep 1897 Marriage Place: Manhattan, Spouse: Edward Goetz Certificate Number: 14789 1901: Richard Albert Goetz 26 Sep 1901 Manhattan, Father Edward Goetz Age: 26 Catherine Kramer Goetz Age: 25

1905: Marriage Edward Goetz 30 Apr 1905 Manhattan, Age: 30 Widowed Schaulkaw, Huringia Father Richard Goetz Mother Ida Glaser to Ottilie "Bothe" Age: 31 Single born Schlegel, Silesia Father Anton Bothe Mother Louise Kliche (LDS)

1906: Second Ave., Edward Goetz 30, butcher, Oleala Goetz 31 Jacob Schillinger 28, boarder, jeweler

1906: Child Angnes Louisa Fota Goetz 17 Sep 1906 Manhattan, Father Edward Goetz, Birthplace: Schalkaw, Germany Age: 31 Mother Ottilia "Bupati" Goetz Birthplace: Schlegel, Schlessinger Age: 32 (LDS)

1915: W 146th street, Edward Goetz 39, alien, butcher, Otelia Goetz 40 Agnes Goetz 8

1920: 146th street, Manhattan, Edward Goetz 41, Otteleia Goetz 37, Agnes Goetz 13

1925: Bronx, Edward Goetz 49, Adelia Goetz 50, Agnes Goetz 18

Divorce Edward Goetz: Or civil case. Edward Goetz defendant 25 Feb 1917. Bronx other party Ottilie Goetz

1930: Bronx, Otilia Goetz 56 Agnes Goetz 23, bookkeeper, butcher store.


The Goss and Zeidler Families

Gertrude Goss age 27 and Mary Goss age 59 of 97 7th street died in the General Slocum disaster.

Adolf Goss married Marie✟ ---, they had Gertrude✟ circa 1876, Anna✟ c 1880 (married Conrad Zeidlen[r] in 1902) and Ruby circa 1881. Anna and Conrad Zeidlen had Ruby✟ born circa 1902.

1900: Adolph Goss 46, paper hanger, Mary Goss 50, 3 children 3 living, Gertrude Goss 24, daughter, Amie Goss 20, daughter, Ruby Goss 19, daughter, all born Germany,

1902: Anna Goss daughter of Adolf and Marie Goss married Conrad "Zeidlen" son of Joseph and Emma Zeidler, 27 March 1902 in Manhattan

1900: Chrystie street Joseph Zeidler Head M 77 Germany, tailor, Emma Zeidler Wife F 62 Germany Sophia Zeidler Daughter F 37 New York, dressmaker, Frank Zeidler Son M 30 New York, painter, Rosa Zeidler Daughter F 23 New York, dressmaker, Conrad Zeidler Son M 22 New York, printer, Lillie Zeidler Daughter F 18 New York

1910: Emma Zeidler Head F 71 Germany, widow, Sophia Zeidler Daughter F 39 New York, operator vest factory, Rosie Zeidler Daughter F 36 New York, operator straw hats, Conrad Zeidler Son M 32 New York, widower, wagon driver paint store, Lillian Zeidler Daughter F 24 New York, no occupation, Henry Fincke Lodger M 33 Germany, lodger,

1904: Goss, 97 7th street, Mary age 59, Gertrude 27, Dead

1904: Anna C "Zeidler" No 123 E 108 street, Anna age 25 and Ruby age 2 died in the Slocum disaster.


The Greenhagen Family

June 16, 1904: Ernest Greenhagen of 176 Lewis street age 14 was "one of the small boys who escaped uninjured". He jumped straight from the lower deck onto a tug. A woman grabbed at him just has he went over. He saw her jump into the water but she went "down at once"

1905 Dept of Welfare list: Greenhagen 176 Lewis st - Ernest Greenhage age 14 "take home"

1880: John Greenhagen 30, truck driver, Henrietta Greenhagen 25, Henry Greenhagen 8, John Greenhagen 6

1900: 176 Lewis street, John Greenhagen 50, collector, liquor, Henrietta Greenhagen 45, 7 children 7 living, Charles Greenhagen 22, driver, Edward Greenhagen 18, roofer, Harry Greenhagen 17, son, Earnest Greenhagen 10, son, all born New york

1905: 176 Lewis street, John Greenhagen 55, salesman, born Germany, Henretta Greenhagen 49, Charles Greenhagen 27, driver, Edward Greenhagen 23, roofer, Earnst Greenhagen 15 office boy, Edna Greenhagen 12

Death of John Greenhagen: May 16, 1906, Manhattan age 56.

1910: Wrong page comes up on ancestry.com - they list, however, Manhattan Ward 11, Henretta Greenhagen 54, widowed, Charles Greenhagen 32, Edward Greenhagen 29, George E Greenhagen 22, Edna Greenhagen 17, John W Deck 23, John Craig 5

In 1930 Henrietta Greenhage age 75 widow and her son Charles age 53 were living in Brooklyn.


The Gress Families

The Adam Gress family lived at 134 7th street in 1904. Lost were Barbara✟ age 36, George✟ 8 and Lillian✟ age 10 months.

According to his marriage record Adam was the son of Michael Gress and Margarethe Franz.

The Otto Gress family lived at 134 7th street., Lost in the disaster were: Clara✟ age 12, Elisa✟ age 40, Otto✟ age 43, and Walter✟ age 13

1894: Marriage, Adam Gress to Barbara Schaefer 15 Jul 1894 Manhattan Father Michael Gress Mother Margaretha Fanz Spouse's Father Adam Schaefer Spouse's Mother Eva Schaefer Roeth (LDS)

1899: Mary Elizabeth Gress Death 10 Oct 1899 Manhattan, Age: 0 Father Adam Gress Mother Barbara Gress (LDS)

1900: 526 6th ave., Adam Gress 30, painter, Barbara Gress 32, 4 children 1 living, George Gress 4

1900: Otto Gress 39, wig maker, Eliza Gress 36, 2 children 2 living, Walter Gress 9, Clara Gress 8

1904: City Report, 526 6th st. Barbara 36, George 8, and Lillian 10 months dead.

1904: City Report, 134 7th street, Gress, Glara 12, Elisa 40, Otto 43, Walter 13 - Dead Barbara, Lillian and George Gress Burial 1904 Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Most Holy Trinity Cemetery (LDS)

1915: 1st ave., Gress, Adam age 45 painter, wife Barbara, age 43, Steuer Gertrude 16, step daughter, William step son age 14

1920:1st ave., Adam Gress 50, alien, painter, Babara Gress 47, wife, Oswald Steuer 19, son, laborer unemployed, Edward Dabritz 22, son-in-law, plumber house, Gertrude Dabritz 21, daughter, Florence Dabritz 1 grandaughter

1925: 1st ave., Adam Gress 54, painter, alien, Barbara Gress 52, alien, William Steuer 25, son, chauffer


The Grewe/Gravey/Galevsky/Graves Family

The city record listed the Grewe family at 54 7th street. Decease were William H✟ age 16, and Fredrick W. J.✟ age 14. Anne M. age 45 was taken to Lincoln hospital.

June 16, 1904: NY Times Mrs. A. "Galevsky" of 54 7th street was missing as were her two children. The neighbors were also searching for Mrs. Sophie Siegel of the same address who had gone on the trip despite her doctors orders.

June 17, N Y Tribune Mrs. "Gravey" of 54 7th street found her son, Fred age 14. On the arm of a friend and "weeping bitterly" she went in search for her other "boy".

June 17, Brooklyn Eagle List: Graves, Fred of 54 7th street DEAD

The 1904 list includes: Grewe, Henry 16 and Frederick 14 both of 54 E 7th street

The 1905 list includes: Grewe, William H. age 16 and Fredeirck W. J. A 14 both of 54 7th street.

The 1905 Dept of Welfare listed the "Grewe" family at "54 7th ave" under "G".


The Grolke/Gralke/Groekl/Grulke Family

Julius Grolke lost his wife and two daughters: Agnes✟ age 10, Emily✟ age 48, Olga✟ age 14 all deceased 345 E. 15ht street. In 1920 he was in a home for the aged. He died in 1925.

1891: Olga Groelke Birth 08 Apr 1891 Manhattan Father Julius Groelke Mother Emilie Kreger Groelke (LDS)

1900: Julius Gralka Head M 52 Germany, jewelry peddler, Amelia Gralka Wife F 46 Germany, Olga Gralka Daughter F 10 New York, Agnes Gralka Daughter F 6 New York

1904: City Report, Grolke, 345 E 15th street, Agnes age 10, Emily age 48, and Olga age 14, dead. 1905: Julius Grölke 24 Jun 1905 Age: 59 Married Residence: New York Ethnicity/Nationality: USA (American) Occupation: Kaufmann (merchant) Ship Name: Batavia Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Dampfschiff Zwischendeck - there was someone with him but I cannot read the name, relationship or age.

1920: Home for the aged, Isabella Home, 140th street, Manhattan, Julius Groelcke, inmate, age 73, widow, immigrated 1884, born Germany, no occupation,

1924: Julius Groelke BIRTH: abt 1846 DEATH: 7 Dec 1924 - Manhattan


The Gross Family

Gustav Gross of 90 1st ave., lost his wife, Emma✟ age 43, and five year old son Bruno✟ Gross in the Slocum disaster. Three other children Freda Gross, age 21, George Gross age 13, and Curt Gross age 11, were listed as uninjured. Gustav Gross remarried in JUly 1905. He died in 1919.

I do not know what happened to Freida born circa 1883. George Gross married and had one daughter, Emma. Curt Gross married.

1900: 90 1sr ave., August Gross 49, baker, Emma Gross 39, George Gross 8, Zurt Gross 7, Bruno Gross 1, Lizzie Kropur 16, servant, Anna Marges 23, servant,

1904: 90 1st ave., Bruno age 5, Emma age age 43 dead - Freda 21, George 13 and Curt 11 uninjured

Bruno Gross Death Event Date: 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 5 Father Gustav Gross Mother Emma Rachman (LDS)

1905: Gustav Gross Spouse Bertha Neff 18 Jul 1905 Manhattan Father Gustav Gross Mother Hen...Ner Rotton Spouse's Father Josef Beresh Neff Spouse's Mother, Anna Willsmayer (LDS)

1910: 120 2nd ave., Gustav Gross Head M 59 New York, baker, bakery store, Beather Gross Wife F 50 New York, G George Gross Son M 19 New York, baker, B Curt Gross Son M 18 New York, baker

1915: Augustan Gross 64, Bertha Gross 52, Curth Gross 22

1917: Curt Gross born December 23, 1892, chauffer, wife, no children.

1919: Gustave Gross Death 04 Sep 1919 Bronx, Age: 68 Marital Status: Unknown Father Gustave Gross (LDS)

1920: Bronx, Bertha Gross Head F 56 Bavaria Germany George Gross Son M 29 New York, manager bakery ----, Margaret Gross Daughter-in-law F 27 New York, Emma Gross Niece F 4 New York

1920: E. 51st street, Curt Gross Head M 27 New York, chauffer, Gertrude Gross Wife F 24 New York Gertrude Durich Boarder F 24 New York, boarder

1925: George G Gross 34, baker, Margaret Gross 33, Emma Gross 10, Bertha Gross 63, mother, William Clemens 21, lodger

George Gross was also listed in Queens in the 1930 census, baker, with Margaret and Emma.

1963: Death of Curt Gross born December 23, 1892.


The Growald Family

The Growald family of 56 7th street lost, Elsie✟ age 10 and Fred✟ age 12. They were the only Growalds listed in the city report. Their parents Emil and Jenny had two other children by 1904; Hilda and Olga. Circa 1903 they had another daughter Martha. And in 1913 the had yet again another child, Sigbert. Emil Growold died in 1919. Martha and Bert were living with their mother, Jenny, in 1940.

1900: 328 5th street, Emil Growald 40, huckster, born Austria/Russia, Jennie Growald 33, 4 children 4 living, Frederick Growald 8, Elsa Growald 6, Sigmund Growald 3, Hilda Growald 1

Jenny Growald age 2-, Elsa 11 months, and Fritz age 3 yrs, all born Austria, immigrated 9 Nov 1895 on the Patria from Hamburg

1904: City Report 57 7th, Elsie age 10, and Fred age 12 90 1st ave dead - Find a Grave has images of Fred and Elsie.

1905: 129 second ave., Emil Growald 45, fruit dealer, Jennie Growald 44, Hilda Growald 6, Olga Growald 4, Martha Growald 2

1910: Second ave., Emil Growald 50, canvasser, candy store, Jennie Growald 48, Hilda Growald 11, Olga Growald 9, Martha Growald 7

1915: E 78th street, Emil Growald 55, Germany, salesman, Jennie Growald 52, Hungary, Hilda Growald 16, US, Olga Growald 14, US, Martha Growald 12, US, Siegbert Growald 2, YS

Emil Growald died at age 55 in the Bronx in 1915.

1920: E. 85th street, Jennie Growald 57, widow, Hilda Grawald 21, stenographer, Alga Growald 19, stenographer, Matha Growald 16, stenographer, Berth Growald 7

1930: Jennie Growald Head F 68 Poland, Hilda Growald Daughter F 27 New York, Martha Growald Daughter F 25 New York, Bert Growald Son M 17 New York

1940: West 182nd Street, Jennie Growald 77, Bert Growald 27, Martha Growald 36

Jennie Growald died at age 81 in 1943.

Hilda Growald, daughter of Emil Growald applied for a passport in 1916. She listed her occupation as a business manager on business to Holland.

Olga Growald daughter of Emil Growald and Jenny Epstein, was married in September 1919 to Emanuel Alexander. He was 12 years older than she. They were listed in the 1930 and 1940 census - no children

Find a Grave

Death of Bert Growald: Bert Growald Born, 27 Sep 1912 DEATH: 8 Feb 2004 - Shelburne, Chittenden, Vermont, USA CIVIL: New York, Bert Growald dob, 27 Sep 1912 New York, New York Residence Place: Shelburne, Vermont Death Date: 8 Feb 2004 Death Location: Inpatient Death Place: Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Father: Emil Growald Mother: Jenny [Jenny Epstein] Cause of Death: Fall Manner of Death: Accident Veteran: Not applicable Date Filed: 08 Feb 2004 Vital Event Type: Certificate of Death


The Gruben Family

The Gruben family of 420 E 17th street lost Carrie✟ age 13, Emma✟ age 40 Mary ✟ Beneke 30 (Note: sister of Emma)

1900: According to LDS Mary Beneke's father was J. "L." Beneke.

1900: E 17th street, John H Beneke Head M 65 Germany, liquor dealer, Caroline Beneke Wife F 66 Germany, Mary Beneke Daughter F 26 New York - Same building as the Greenhagens.

1900: Hoboken, Monroe street, Fredrick Gruben 35, fisherman, Emma Gruben 32, Carrie Gruben 9

1905: E 17th street, John F Beneke 70, no occupation, Caroline Beneke 71

Beneke Deaths: Beneke, John L born 1833/5, died 1905, Caroline born --- died Apr 1909, Louis born 1867 died 1901, Mary A born 1874 died June 15, 1904.

1880: John L. Benneoke 45, saloon keeper, Caroline W. Benneoke 46, Ida Johana Benneoke 18, Emma Benneoke 16, Louis Benneoke 12, William Benneoke 10, Christoph Benneoke 8, Mary Benneoke 6

1889: Friedrich Gruben to Emma Beneke 25 Sep 1889 Manhattan, Father, Friedrich, Mother, Louise Schutt, Father John L. Mother Caroline (LDS)

1904: William C Beneke and employee of the City dock Department was at the morgue searching for his sisters, Mamie Beneke, age 28, and Mrs. Emma Gruber and her daughter Carrie.


The Grunewald Family

Richard✟ age 5 buried as unknown and "Amelia"✟ age 35 missing both of 257 ave. B.

1904: Richard Grunewald Burial Middle Village, Queens, New York, United States of America Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 18738174 Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (LDS) date of birth 27 January 1899

Find a Grave - Photo included Father Richard "Greenwald" mother, "Katherine Doyle"


The Grunning Family

1904: City Report: Charles✟, age 4, Helena✟ age 8 months, Henry C✟ age 6 and Helena✟ age 29, 45 7th street, all dead. Charles and Helena 8 months were listed as disinterred.

Henry Grunning did not remarry.

1900: 45 7th street, Dora Piening Head F 43 Germany, 3 children 2 living, Oscar Piening Son M 28 Germany, conductor rail road, Helena Gurning Daughter F 26 Germany Henry Gurning g son, M 2 New York Henry Bartholdus Lodger M 55 Germany, Rudolph Baetcke Lodger M 48 Germany, Henry "Guerning" Son-in-law M 31 Germany, provisions dealer

1906: Passport application Henry Grüning dob 2 May 1869 Otterndorf Prov Hannover, Germany Age 37, Passport Issue Date: 28 Jun 1906, provisions dealer, 188 6th ave.

1907: Henry C Gruening 22 Feb 1907 US citizen arriving from Bremen on the Fredich der Grosse to New York

1910: Otto Hahn 39, proprietor cafe, Henry Gruning 43, widowed, proprietor cafe

1915: Henry Gruning age 46, saloon keeper

1921: Passport application: Henry Gruning dob 2 May 1869 Otterndorf, Germany Age 52 Passport Issue Date: 21 Jun 1921 Residence: New York, New York Father Name: Christopher Gruning


The Louis Haag/Hoag Family

Louis Haag and his wife, Haag 210 E 14th street: DEAD Emma✟ 9, William✟ 14, Wilhelmina✟ 12

June 17, New York Times - Willie Haag was identified by his father, Louis Haag described as an"elderly man". Louis Haag was born circa 1861 so he was 43 at the time of the Slocum tragedy. He was accompanied by his wife and another elderly man. Two daughters were still missing. Upon identifying the son, the mother repeated "It's Willie" several times and then "her mind gave way" and she was taken to Bellevue.

June 17, New York Tribune: Mrs. Louis Haag of 210 East 14th street "heedless of the throng around her, gently stroking the white face and crumpled hands, murmuring unintelligible endearments in German" while her husband paced up and down. Mr. Haag's brother was with them and explained that the two daughter were still missing.

The Slocum "Horror" book lists: Hoag, Wilmur 12, William 14, and Emma 9 all of 210 E 14th street.

The New York City Death index lists Emma, 9, William 14 and Wilma 12 under "Haag"

1904: NY Times July 17, Louis "Haas" of 210 E. 14th street asked the Slocum Relief committee to pay the undertakers bills amounting to $218. No decision was made because he had insurance for those killed of $248.50.

1904: Emma Haag Bronx Age: 9 Burial Date: 19 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery Father Louis Father's Birthplace: Hungary

1904: Wilma Haag 15 Jun 1904 210 E. 14th St. Age: 12 Burial 22 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father Louis Haag Father's Birthplace: Hungary Mother Susie Bretschneider Mother's Birthplace: Hungary (LDS)

1887: Marriage: Louis Haag to Susanna Backschneider 18 Sep 1887, New York, New York Father Wilhelm Haag Mother Barbara Kociane Father Martin Backschneider Mother Maria Fabri (LDS)

1890: Willi Alois Haag 01 Sep 1890 Manhattan Birthplace: Oestreich Age: 29 Mother Sussanne Brettschnerder Haag Birthplace: Oestreich Age: 27

1891: New York, New York, USA Father Aloys Haag Mother Susanne Brettschneider Haag (LDS)


The Emerich and Susie Haag/Hoag Family

Emerich Haag lost his wife, Susannaϭ and his daughter Ella✟. His daughter, Aranka, age 20, was injured and taken to Lincoln hospital. Her injuries may have kept her from working outside the house. While here sister, Gisela, was employed through the years all of the census show Aranka without an occupation. There were two sons, Emerick jr and William. Emerick jr married. William was still single at age 30 in 1920.

Gisella and Aranka did not marry. Emerick senior did not remarry.

Ella✟ Haag age 13, Susie✟ age 48 born Hungary of 158 1st ave both dead. Aranka Haag of the same address age 20 at Lincoln Hospital

Per Find a Grave Susie Haag was identified by her "son", Emerich.

1889: Ville Haag Male Birth Date: 01 Mar 1889 Manhattan, Father Emerich Haag Mother Zosuzsorno Saher Haag

1904: Ella Haag Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 13 Burial Date: 21 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father Emerich Haag Father Hungaria Mother Susie Sacles Mother's Birthplace: Hungaria

1905: St Mark's Place, Emerich J Haag 48, tailor, Gisela Haag 23, furrier worker, Aranka Haag 21, housework, Emerich Haag 20, engraver, William Haag 16, at school

1910: St Mark's place, Manhattan, Emerich Haag 53, widow, tailor, Gisela Haag 28, fitter, Aranka Haag 26, none, Emerick A Haag 24, photo engraver, William Haag 21, no occupation

1915: New York, Haag, Emerich head age 58, born Austria, mens tailor, Gisela ditto of Emerich, daughter, age 33, Aranka age 31, daughter, William son age 26, engineer

also Emerick Haag age 29, photo engraver and his wife Helen age 28.

1920: Scarsdale Emerich Haag 53, retired, Gisela Haag 38, file clerk, Aranka Haag 34, no occupation, William Haag 30, mechanical engineer

1925: Scarsdale, Haag, Emerick head 69 born Hungary, Gisella daughter age 42 born Hungary, Arnaka daughter age 40 born Hungary


The Haas Family

Reverent George Haas was the pastor of St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran church on E. Sixth street between 2nd and 3rd avenues.

"One of the most musical pastors in the Lutheran Church is Dr. George C. F. Haas of St. Mark's German Church, on Seventh Street." (NY Times, December 10, 1905)

In 1904 the family included the Rev. George Haas, his wife, Anna✟, and their two children George age 19 and his sister Gertrude✟ age 13, the Reverent's sister, Emma Haas age 35. Nineteen year old George Haas did not go on the excursion. At home he was reached by telephone and told that his parents, two aunts and a sister had perished. In fact, his father and aunt , Emma Haas, had survived but many other family members perished including his grandmother, mother, sister, and aunt.

City record: Anna S age 46, Gertrude age 13 (disinterred), Dead - E. J. Hansen, age 70 (mother of Anna S Haas) missing - George C. F. age 50 to Lincoln Hospital - Emma age 35 to Lincoln Hospital

Newspaper listings: DEAD: "Hana" Haas age 46 64 E. 7th street - Gertrude Haas age 13 64 E. 7th Ave. The Rev. George C. F. Haas and his sister, Emma Haas survived.

Mrs. William B. Tetamore, of No. 1741 Bushwick ave Brooklyn, the sister of Mrs. Haas, was identified by Dr. George H Semken, the family physician by "surgery marks" from an operation he had performed. City Report: Tetamore 1471 Bushwick ave. BKl. Sophia E. w. age 31 dead. The notation on the identification of Mrs. Tetamore would indicate that her face was not recognizable.

Marriage 28 Jun 1898 Marriage Place: Manhattan, Spouse: Sophie E W Hansen Certificate Number: 10432 - William Bell Tetamore to Sophie Elizabeth Wilhelmine Hansen 28 Jun 1898 Manhattan, Father John W. Tetamore Mother Elizabeth Martin Spouse's Father's Name: Otto Ernst Hansen, Sr. Spouse's Mother's Name: Johanna Elizabeth Prins

1904: Death of Sophie Hansen Tetamore and Herbert child (per find a grave) Herbert Tetemore age 3 listed as missing. Sophia Tetamore 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 30 Father's Name: Otto Hansen (LDS)

Birth: Herbert W Tetamore 9 Dec 1900 Montclair, Essex Co , New Jersey Father Wm B Tetamore Age: 26 Mother Sophie Hansen Mother's Age: 26 FHL Film Number: 494246 (LDS)

1906: William B Tetamore 11 Jul 1906 Marriage Place: Manhattan Spouse: Emma Louise J Haas Certificate Number: 17472

1930: Newton Mass, William B Tetamore age 54, vice president china glass, Emma Tetamore 60, born Pennsylvania

William Tetemore died in 1937.

The Haas house became a center for spreading the news about the disaster. 1858: Anna Catharina Sophia Hansen Christening 31 Jul 1858 Christening Place: FIRST GERMAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RIVINGTON STREET,NEW YORK,NEW YORK,NEW YORK Birth Date: 17 Jun 1858 Father Heinrich Hansen, Mother Anna M. Georg

Marriage of George Haas senior and Anna Hansen: 1883 per Find a Grave

Children: Geoge, Gertrude

The Reverend married a second time in May 1906. His bride was Clara Holthusen, the daughter of John Holthusen, the sexton of St. Mark's church.

1905: Seventh street, George C F Haas 50, minister, George C O Haas 22, son, teacher, Emma Haas 26, sister, housework, Louise Weathernazel 38, boarder, Sophie Tietge 21, servant

1910: 136th street, George C Haas 55, minister church, marriage 2, Clara M Haas 31, marriage 1, three years, George C Haas Jr 26, teacher college, Emma C Duehlmeyer 28, servant

1920: 312 Manhattan Ave. New York , George C F Haas 65, clergyman, Clara M Haas 41, George C O Haas 36, con--- government

1920: Brooklyn, William B Tetamore Head M 46 New York, organist church, Emma L J Tetamore Wife F 51 Pennsylvania

1920: Marriage - George Christian Otto Haas 01 Jul 1920 Manhattan, Age: 37 Single Race: White Father Geo. C.F. Haas Mother Anne Hansen to Florence M. Blake Age: 32 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Birthplace: Bethany, Pa Spouse's Father Alfred O. Blake Spouse's Mother Mary Sampson

1924: Divorce of George Haas junior. 1927: Death of George Haas Rev George Christian Frederick Haas SPOUSE: Anna S Haas BIRTH: 5 May 1854 DEATH: 29 Sep 1927 - Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA OTHER: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA

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1930: George C.O. Haas Marriage 26 Nov 1930 Manhattan, Age: 47 Marital Status: Divorced Father George C.F. Mother Anna S. Hansen to Beulah Evelyn Thompson Fiess Spouse's Age: 48 Widowed Spouse's Birthplace: Roxbury, New York Spouse's Father Charles E. Spouse's Mother Nellie E. Brooks


The Hardekopf Family

The Hardekopfs lived at 342 Rivington street. Meta✟ age 40 died Henry age 15 was brought to Lincoln Hospital.

Meta was the second wife of Edward Hardekopf. They married in 1903. Henry born c 1889 was the son of Edward Hardekopf and his first wife, Adeline.

Edward Hardekopf married for a third time in October 1905. The family still lived on Rivington street in 1910. Henry Hardekopf married in 1929 and had a daughter, Betty in 1931.

Marriage: Edward Hardekopf to Adeline Schneppel 19 October 1882

Children:

  1. Henriette Dorothea Hardekopf 19 Apr 1887 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father: Edwin Hardekopf Mother: Adelina Schueppel

  2. John Henry "Haidekopf" 20 January 1889 father Edward mother Adeline Schneppel

Death: Adeline Schneppel Hardekopf 5 April 1900

1903: Edward Hardekopf married Anna Meta Schnepel 02 Apr 1903 Manhattan Father John Hardekopf Mother Maria ... Meyer Spouse's Father Henrich Schnepel Spouse's Mother Margarethe Bellmer (LDS)

1904: City Report 343 Rivington, Meta Hardekopf age 40, dead, Henry age 15 uninjured

1900: Monroe street, Edward Hardekopf, widow, 50, milk dealer, Dora Hardekopf 12, Henry Hardekopf 10, Matildia Schniple 28, sister

Marriage: Edward Hardekopf to Matilda W. Fickbohn, 9 October 1905

1910: 343 Rivington, Edward Hardekopf, marriage 3, 4 years, 60, wholesale milk dealer, Mathilda Hardekopf 51, 0 children, Dorothea H Hardekopf 22, office assistant furniture, Harry D Hardekopf 21, driver fruit wagon

1915: Buswick Pky, Brooklyn Malilda W Hardekopf 57 Dorothea H Hardekopf 28, step daughter, office wood paper co. Henry D Hardekopf 26, step son, tr----,

1920: Bushwick Prkwy, Mathilda Hardekoff 62, Dorothea H Hardekoff 32, daughter, clerk bank, Henry Hardekoff 31, son, trucking

1929: Henry Hardekopf Marriage Event Date: 25 Sep 1929 Manhattan, Age: 40 Marital Status: Single Birthplace: New York City Father, Edward, Mother, Lena Schnepet, Spouse May Sutherlund Age: 32 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Father Donald Spouse's Mother Elizabet Bond (LDS)

1937: Matilda W. Hardekopf Death 03 Dec 1937 Queens, 10111 86 Ave. Age: 79 Widowed Housewife Birth Date: 21 Oct 1858 Birthplace: New York City Burial Date: 06 Dec 1937 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery Father: Peter W. Fickbolm Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother: Margaret Von Bergen Mother's Birthplace: Germany Spouse's Name: Edward Hardekopf (LDS)

1940: Henry Hardekoff Head M 51 New York May Hardekoff Wife F 51 New York Betty Hardekoff Daughter F 9 New York

1942: WWII DR for Henry Hardekopf


The Harms Family

June 17, New York Times - Jennie Harms who worked at Dreamland, Coney Island, was seeking the bodies of her brother Herman who lived at 312 E 14th street and her parents who were visiting from Troy, New York.

"The girl identified the body of her mother in the afternoon, but the other two bodies had not been found up to late last night."
The Harms parents did not die on the Slocum.

Tombstone Find a Grave - Lutheran all Faint: HARMS Herman born 24 Aug 1884 died June 15, 1904 "oper des General Slocum die trauermdenheltern" Also: Richard J Harms born 24 September 1857 died May 6 1926 Ida P Harms born 14 Aug 1864 died Dec 12, 1943

Herman Harms is not on any of the later Slocum dead lists under "H". He was listed by the New York Times - HARMS, HERMAN. 18 years old, of 312 East I4th St.

No listing under "Harms" in the NYC death index.

Not listed on the 1904 City Report.


The Hartman Family

1904: City Report: Hartman, Mary M. T.✟, age 45 Margaret✟ 15 dead, 309 E 10th street, Clara age 11, Lincoln Hospital

Clara and her mother and sister jumped into the water together. However, upon hitting the water they were separated. When her body was found it was presumed that Clara Hartman was dead. She was laid out at the Alexander Avenue Police station and her body was tagged. Several hours later she moved or vomited and it was realized that she was still alive. She was then taken to Lincoln hospital.

"Perhaps the most remarkable case in the many appalling experiences of those who were on the Slocum was that of Miss Clara Hartman, who was picked up for dead, was towed behind a boat for several miles, was wrapped in a tarpaulin, was tagged and then recovered consciousness. It is now believed she will recover."

San Francisco Call, Volume 96, Number 17, 17 June 1904

1880: Marriage - Jacob Hartmann Jr. 11 Sep 1880 Manhattan Age: 23 Race: White Father Jacob Hartmann Mother Elisabetha Held to Mary Wittmer Age: 22 Father Franz Wittmer Mother Clara Gahr

1900: 7th street, Jacob Hartmann Jr. Head M 43 New York, clerk, Mary Hartmann Wife F 42 New York, Jacob Hartmann Son M 19 New York, student, Mary Hartmann Daughter F 17 New York, student, Margaret Hartmann Daughter F 12 New York, Clara Hartmann Daughter F 8 New York

1904: NYC Death Index Hartman, Margaret age 15, Jun 15, 1904 and Mary M. t. Hartmann age 46, Jun 15, 1904

1906: Death - Jacob Hartmann 23 Jun 1906 Manhattan NO. 346 E 6 ST Age: 49 Widowed Occupation: CLERK Birth Year (Estimated): 1857 Birthplace: New York Burial Date: 25 Jun 1906 Burial Place: MANHATTAN, NY Cemetery: LUTHERAN Father's Name: Jacob Hartmann Father's Birthplace: GERMANY Mother's Name: Elizabeth Held Mother's Birthplace: GERMANY

1934 : Death - Jacob W. Hartmann 04 Jan 1934 Brooklyn 162 8th Ave. Age: 52 Married Occupation: Professor of German Burial Date: 07 Jan 1934 Cemetery: Fresh Pond Crematory Father's Name: Jacob Hartmann Mother's Name: Mary WitmenMother's Birthplace: New York Spouse's Name: Marrie Hartmann

At the time of the Slocum disaster, Jacob W. Hartmann was a tutor in German at the College of the city of New York.


The Hartung Family

The Magnus Hartung family of 342 E 21st street suffered heavy losses. Among the dead were: Carmelia✟ age 13, Clara✟ age 10, Elsie✟, age 6, Francis✟ age 18 and Louisa✟ age 47. Minnie age 14 was taken to Lincoln hospital and Harry age 16 was uninjured.

Magnus Hartung remarried in September 1905.They had a son, Walter circa 1908.

Minnie Hartung, age 49, was still living with her father in 1930. Henry Hartung married and had a son, Everett. Henry Hartung died in California in 1945.

1879: Julianno Magnus O. Hartung marriage: 27 April 1879 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Heinrich Hartung mother: Friedricke Ritter spouse: Louisa Steiert other: Edward Steiert, Johanne Herberger

1880: St. Marks Magnus Hartung 24, tailor, Louise Hartung 23, Minnie Hartung 6m

1889: Harry Louy Hartung birth: 1 January 1889 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA father: Magnns Hartung mother: Louisa Steiert Hartung

1900: 342 E 21st street, Mgnus Hartung 44, tailer, Louise Hartung 42, Minnie Hartung 20, saleslady Francis Hartung 1, Harry Hartung 1, Milly Hartung 8, Clara Hartung 6, Elsie Hartung 2

1904: City Report, 342 E 21st street, Carmelia, 13, Clara 10, Elsie 6, Francis 18, Louisa 47 dead - Minnie injured 24 Lincoln Hospital - Harry 16 uninjured

Milie, Clara and Elsie were buried in Greenwood cemetery in the same plot.

1905:342 E. 21st St. Magnus Hartung 49, tailor, Minnie Hartung 25 Harry Hartung 16, office boy

1905: Magnus Oscar Hartung, marriage: 12 September 1905 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Henry Hartung mother: Frieda Ritter spouse: Amalie Friedericke Bradtke other: Franz Bradtke, Friedericke Kranz

1910: 442 2nd ave., Magnus Hartung 54, tailor shop, marriage 2, Amelia Hartung 34, marriage 1, 1 child 1 living, married 4 years, Minie Hartung 30, Harry L Hartung 21, Walter M Hartung 2

1915: Westwood Bergen co. New Jersey Henry Hartung was still living with them. (LDS)

1920: Westwood, N J, Magnus Hartung 63, tailor shop, own, Amelia Hartung 44, Minnie Hartung 40, Walter M Hartung 12

1930: Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey Jefferson Ave own $10,000, Magnus Hartung 70, tailor, Amelia F Hartung 54 Wilhelmenia Hartung 49 Walter M Hartung 22

1930: Los Angeles, California, Harry L Hartung Head M 41 New York, real estate salesman, Grace Hartung Wife F 58 Virginia, Everett Hartung Son M 17 New York

1944: Marriage Harry Hartung 29 Jun 1944 Event Place: Los Angeles, California, United States 55 Birth Year (Estimated): 1889 Father Magnus Hartung Mother Louise Stiert Spouse Regina Jueneman Age: 43 Spouse's Father Henry Jueneman Spouse's Mother Ana Blissenbach (LDS)

Death: Harry Lewis Hartung born 01 Jan 1899 New York died in Los Angeles 7 July 1945.

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GREENWOOD:
HARTUNG AMELIA 1935-03-07 24731 202
HARTUNG CHARLES 1885-01-19 24731 202
HARTUNG CHILD OF M. 1884-07-22 24731 202
HARTUNG CLARA 1904-06-23 24731 202
HARTUNG ELSIE 1904-06-20 24731 202
HARTUNG FREDERICK 1944-04-29 24731 202
HARTUNG JOHANNA L. 1887-01-10 24731 202
HARTUNG LOUISA 1904-06-22 24731 202
HARTUNG LOUISE O. 1895-01-17 24731 202
HARTUNG MILLIE 1904-06-20 24731 202


The Hauff Family

Matilda✟ Hauff age 14 of 142 3rd street died as did the housekeeper, Katie✟ Blusch age 25, Agnes Hauff age 11 was taken to Lincoln hospital.

According to Find A Grave, Matilda (Tillie) Hauff's parents were Fredrick, a butcher, and Amelia Galler Hauff. She had several siblings including: Fred, jr. Elizabeth, Frank, Caroline, Amelia, Albert, Charles, Fredrick, Agnes (who survived the Slocum disaster) Theodore and Louisa.

The New York times reported that Frederick Blausch, a cabinet maker, had a premonition that his daughter Catharine age 23 woud die on a fire on a boat. The night before the Slocum disaster, Mr. Blausch of Laurel Ave, Stapleton S. I. claimed he dreamed his daughter went on an excursion and he could see the vessel in flames and hear his daughter's cries for help. It was said that two members of the Hauff family were saved and one was missing.

1900: 142 E 3rd street, Fred H Hauff 46, provisions, Amelia Hauff 41, 12 children 5 living, Lizzie Hauff 19 Carrie Hauff 14 Charles Hauff 11 Tillie Hauff 9 Agnes Hauff 7

1900: Amalia Hauff Age: 42 Death Date: 14 Oct 1900 Death Place: New York, New York Certificate Number: 31991

1905: Fred Hoff 51, butcher, Lizzie Hoff 25, daughter, Caroline Hoff 19, daughter, Agnes Hoff 12, daughter

1910: 142 3rd street, Fred W Hanff 56, butcher, Agnes Hauff 17, daughter, Elizabeth Blusch 25, cousin,

Frederick Hauff died in 1914

1915: Caroline Hauff 28, teacher Agnes Hauff 22, sister, housework


The Havemeyer Family

Emma S.✟ Havemeyer age 36 and Ernest F. W.✟ age 7 died in the Slocum disaster. The family lived at 1499 1st ave.

1880: Ernst Friederich Wilhelm Havemeyer to Anna Klink 28 Oct 1880 Manhattan Father Adolph Havemeyer Mother Hiline Wedemi... Spouse's Edward Klink Spouse's Mother Christiana Kloffel (LDS)

1887: February 21, Christiania "Havenmeyer" Father, Ernest F. W. Havemeyer Mother, Christiania Klink

1889: Marriage - Ernst F. W. Havemeyer to Emma Sophie Brandt 17 Dec 1889 Manhattan Father Adolf Havemeyer Mother Helene Wedemeyer Spouse's Father Charles Brandt Spouse's Mother Johanne Behr(LDS)

1890: Friedrich Wilhelm Havemeyer 15 Oct 1890 Manhattan, Father's Name: Ernest F. W. Havemeyer Mother's Name: Emma S. Brandt

1900: 1499 1st ave., Ernest Havemeyer 42, milk dealer, Emma Havemeyer 32, married 10 years 5 children 3 living, Laura Havemeyer, 5 Gustav Havemeyer 4 William Havemeyer, 3 Martin Wolbers 25, boarder, Anmee Hocash 40, servant, August Hocash 4, boarder

1904: 1499 E 12th street, Emma S 36, Ernest F. W. age 7 dead -

1904: Ernest F.W. Havemeyer Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx "4" Father Ernest F.W. Havemeyer Mother Emma De Brandt (LDS)

1905: Ernest F W Havemeyer Gender: Male Marriage Date: 27 Nov 1905 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Maria B Graff Certificate Number: 25876

1906: Ernest F W Havemeyer 1499 1st Av New York, New York, USA, milk dealer

1910: 26th street, William Weisbarth 24 Hilma Weisbarth 20 Hilma Weisbarth 1 [1 6/12] Gustav Havemeyer 14, office boy, publishing co., Ernest F W Havemeyer 53, lodger, widowed, retail milkman delivery

1920: Ernst Havemeyer 59, married, laborer, stable, Nora Havemeyer 23, daughter, bookkeeper, Gus Havemeyer 21, son, none

1920: Ernest Havemeyer Manhattan 302 E. 12 St. Age: 63 Marital Status: Married Occupation: Watchman Birth Date: 03 Dec 1856 Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 08 Feb 1920 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Adolph Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Helen Mother's Birthplace: Germany


The Heckert Family

Peter Heckert, a butcher, born in Germany was married to Eva. They lived at 82 Ave A. Eva Heckert was on the trip with her children Annie, age 11, Maggie age 9, Cecelia age 6 and Julia age 8 months.

Eva 32, Julia 8 months, Annie 11, Maggie 9 and Cecelia 6 all of 88 Ave A where on a listed of UNINJURED. Julia✟ age 8 months and Annie✟ age 11 both of 88 Ave a were the list of DEAD

The 1904 city records confirmed that anna K age 11 and Julia age 8 months died. Eva age 32 and Margaret age 9 were sent to Lincoln Hospital and Cecelia age 6 was uninjured.

Peter and Eva Heckert had several children after 1904. Conrad circa 1906, Henry circa 1908 and Anne circa 1919

Marriage: Eva

Children:

  1. Annie✟ c 1893

    Died June 15, 1904 Bronx - Listed as a victim age 11, 88 Ave A

  2. Margaret (Maggie) c1896

  3. Cecelia c.1898

    Cecelia married Harry Reisenfeld and died at age 54 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Her obit stated that she had been a surviver of the Slocum disaster. She had been a member of the General Slocum Survivors Association. She was survived by two sisters, Margaret Hummer and Anne Kahn and two brothers, Conrad and Henry.

  4. Peter✟ c 1900

    Died age 3 1903

  5. Julia c 1903 ✟

    Listed as a victim 88 Ave A

    Not listed New York Death index 1904

  6. Conrad c 1906

  7. Henry c 1908

  8. Eva claimed 8 children 4 still living 1910. The four were: Margaret, Cecelia, Conrad and Henry.

  9. Anne circa 1914 - per 1915 census

1900: 82 Ave A., Peter Heckert Head M 33 Germany, butcher, Eva Heckert Wife F 30 New York, married 7 years 4 children 4 living, Annie Heckert Daughter F 7 New York Margaret Heckert Daughter F 5 New York Cellia Heckert Daughter F 3 New York Peter Heckert Jr. Son M 0 New York

1904: 88 Ave A., Ann K age 11, Julia 8 months dead - Eva 32, and Margaret age 9, injured, Lincoln Hospital, Cecelia age 6 uninjured

After 1904: The Heckerts had three more children after 1904 - Conrad, Henry and Anna

1910: Peter Heckert Head M 43 Germany, Eva Heckert Wife F 39 New York, Margaret Heckert Daughter F 15 New York, Celia Stephani Heckert Daughter F 12 New York, Conrad Heckert Son M 4 New York, Henry Heckert Son M 2 New York

1915: Peter, 49, Margaret 20 daughter, Eva, wife, 44, Cecelia age 17, Conrad 10, Henry 7 and Anna age 2

1930: Peter Heckert Head M 63 Germany, Eva Heckert Wife F 59 New York, Conrad Heckert Son M 24 New York, Henry Heckert Son M 22 New York, Anna Heckert Daughter F 17 New York

1940: Queens, Eva Heckert Head F 69 New York, Henry Heckert Son M 32 New York

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The Heckmann Family

In 1904 the Heckman family was living at 525 E 12th street. Catherine✟ Heckman, age 24, Lillian✟ age 5 and William✟ age 3 all perished. Lillian was disinterred.

Otto Heckmann remarried circa 1905. He hand his second wife, Elizabeth had several children including Evelyn, Matilda, Cecelia Otto and Barbara.

1900: Yonkers, Otto Heckman Head M 29 Germany, baker, Katie Heckman Wife F 20 New York, Lillie Heckman Daughter F 1 New York

1901: William Otto Heckmann pe: Birth 29 Jun 1901 Manhattan Father Otto Heckmann born Germany Age: 30 Mother Katie Frank Heckmann born New York 21 (LDS)

1904: City Report, 525 E 12th street, Dead Heckman, Catherine, 24, Lillian 5 (disinterred) and William 3

1904: Lillian Heckmann Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father' Otto Heckmann Father Germany Mother Katie Frank Mother's Birthplace US (LSDS)

1905: 525 E 12th street, Otto Heckman 34, baker

1907: Matilda Louise Hickmann Birth 15 Dec 1907 Manhattan Father's Name: Otto Hickmann Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 36 Mother's Name: Elizabeth Nehrbass Hickman Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 31

1910: 168 1st ave., Otto Heckman 39, marriage 2, 5 years, boarding house keeper, Elizabeth Heckman 33, marriage 1 2 children 2 living, Evelyn Heckman 3, Matilda Heckman 2, and boarders (all the boarders were bakers working in a bakery shop) Conrad Beren 43, Johan Beren 47, Anthony Polowski 48, Charls Dittman 50, Charls Rudolf 57, Harry Kenepp 21, George Pashinski 39, Robert Schwart 73, William C Nichol 34, August Mayer 42

1920: Manhattan, Otto Heckmann Head M 49 Germany, Elizabeth Heckmann Wife F 44 New York, Evelyn Heckmann Daughter F 13 New York, Matilda Heckmann Daughter F 12 New York, Celia Heckmann Daughter F 7 New York, Otto Heckmann Son M 6 New York, Barbara Heckmann Daughter F 3 New York

1930: Kings, Otto Heckmann, Head, 59, Germany, own $8,500 Dahl Court, widow, baker, Evelyn Heckmann, Daughter, 23, New York, Cecelia Heckmann, Daughter, 17 New York, Otto Heckmann Son 16 New York, Barbara Heckmann Daughter 13 New York, Henry Heckmann Son 9 New York, Louis Van Hove Son-in-law 23 New York, Mathilda Van Hove Daughter 22 New York, Lucille Van Hove Daughter 0 New York

1948: Otto Heckmann Death 09 Jun 1948 Brooklyn, 18 Dahl Court Age: 77 Widowed Occupation: Baker Birth Date: 08 Feb 1871 Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 12 Jun 1948 Cemetery: St Michael's Cem Father's Name: John Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Genevieve Hekmann Mother's Birthplace: Germany Spouse's Name: Elizabeth


The Hedenkamp Family

In 1904 the Hedenkamp family was at 805 6th street. Lost in the disaster were Frank✟ age 8, John✟ 55, Margaret✟ age 11. Margaret age 50 was taken to Lincoln hospital.

It appears that several of their children were not on the excursion with the rest of the family. There is no mention in the records of Henry, Marie and Johanna who were listed with the family in the 1900 census. Henry, Marie and Johanna were alive when Margareth Henednkammp Hollwedel died in 1914.

Henry Hedenkap was listed in the 1915 census.

Margaret Hedenkamp remarried in 1908. she died in Brooklyn in 1914.

John D. Hedenkamp, son of Henry Hedenkamp and Henietta Heine, married Margaret Klocke/Klacke/Kloke/Kluger daughter of Henry Klocke and Margaret Seller in January 1876. They had Henry c. 1877, John in 1880, Marie Margarethe in 1881, John in 1884, Johanna Sophia in 1887, and Frank in 1896.

Johanna Sophia Hedenkamp married Dietrich Bernard Gristede in 1908. They had Dorothy in 1909.

1880: Rivington Street, John Hedenkamp 31, house carpenter, Maggie Hedenkamp 25, Henry Hedenkamp 3, Annie Hedenkamp 2, John Hedenkamp 1m

1886: John D Hedenham, 334 Rivington, builder

1899 to 1903: 805 6th street, Carpenter

1900: 805 6th street, single family, John Hedenkamp 51, carpenter, Margarette Hedenkamp 46, 8 children 5 living, Henry Hedenkamp 23, carpenter, Marie Hedenkamp 18, Johanna Hedenkamp 12, Margrett Hedenkamp 7, Frank Hedenkamp 4

1904: 805 6th street, Frank age 8, John age 55, Margaret L 11 dead - Margaret age 50 Lincoln Hospital

1908: Marriage Christopher Hollwedel to Margaretta A. Kloke Hedenkamp 08 Nov 1908 Bronx Father Henry Hollwedel Mother Gesdie Adelhaid Botcher Spouse's Father Heinrich Kloke Spouse's Mother Margarette Soller

1914: Margarethe Adelaid Hollwedel Death 29 Apr 1914 Brooklyn Age: 59 Marital Status: Widowed Birth Date: 11 Jun 1854 Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 01 May 1914 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem Father's Name: Heinrick Klocker Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Meta Solles Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Probate: Margareth A. Henedkamp Hollwedel died 29 April 1914, petitioner Henry Hedenkamp, real property $5,000. personal property $400. Henry Henedkamp Post Road, Scarsdale, son, Marie Hedenkamp Robinson 5614 15th street, Brooklyn daughter, and Johanna Hedenkamp Gristede Scarsdale daughter

1915: Scarsdale, Westchester, Diedrich B Gristede 42, Johanna S Gristede 28, Dorothy M Gristede 5, Margaret J Gristede 2, Henry Hedenkamp 38

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Heilshorn

George✟ Heilshorn age 3 and Margaret✟ age 33 perished in the Slocum disaster.

1899: Georg Heilshorn Age: 41 Spouse's Name: Margarethe "Heitmann" Spouse's Age: 29 Event Date: 28 Jan 1899 Event Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey

1900: Heilshorn, George age 41, married 1 year, bartender, "Mary" wife age 29, 0 children

1901: George Christopher "Halshorn" Birth Event Date: 29 Sep 1901 Manhattan, Father George Halshorn Father's Birthplace: Germany Age: 42 Mother Marguereth "Heidman" Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 29

1904: Heilshorn 181 Waverly place, George age 3, Mararet age 33 dead

George Heilshorn, father, George, mother, Margaret "Hutmann" died June 15, 1904 buried June 23, 1904 (LDS).

1904: Georg Heilshorn 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, 181 Waverly Place Age: 3 Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father's Name: George Heilshorn Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Margaret Hutmann Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1905: George Heilshorn Gender: Male Marriage Date: 3 Aug 1905 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Bertha M Loefgen Certificate Number: 16708 - George Heilshorn to Bertha Maria Loefgan 03 Aug 1905 Event Place: Father's Name: Christopher Heilshorn Spouse's Father's Name: August Loefgan Spouse's Mother's Name: Ludenig

George Heilshorn Marriage 03 Aug 1905 Manhattan Age: 46 Widowed Birthplace: Ritterhude, Hanover Father's Name: Christopher Heilshorn Mother's Name: Boys Spouse's Name: Bertha Loefgan Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: 38 Spouse's Marital Status: Widowed Spouse's Race: White Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1867 Spouse's Birthplace: Cusehaven, Germany Spouse's Father's Name: August Loefgan Spouse's Mother's Name: Ludenig

??? 1906: ??? death, George "Hailshorn" age 47 Manhattan

There are not a lot of records for the name:

George Heilshorn marriage Adele Mehrtens 8 Nov 1888 - Manhattan


The Family of John Christoper and Bertha Heins

The city record listed at 397 E 4th street, dead Frank✟ Heins, uninjured Bertha age 46, Georeg age 15, Theodore age 15

1884: Marriage John Christopher Heins to Bertha Heins 27 Nov 1884 Manhattan Father Albert Heins Mother Margaret Luedes Spouse's Father Hermann Hahn Spouse's Mother Marie Heins (LDS)

1900: 397 E4th street, John C Heins 56, no occupation, Bertha Heins 40, 6 children 4 living, Frederick Heins 20, Theodore Heins 11, George Heins 11, Frank Heins 7, Mary Butt 21, servant, Margaret Hines 15, servant

1910: 397 E. 4th, John Heines Head marriage 2, 25 years, 66 Germany, no occupation, Bertha Heines Wife marriage 1, 6 children 2 living, 52 Germany George E Heines Son 20 New York, roofer tinsmith, Theodore B Heines Son 20 New York, electrician

1920: 4th street, John C Heinz 75, saloon keeper, Bertha Heinz 62, Theodore Heinz "20" (should be 30), bartender, Helen Luby 28, [20] servant, Margeret Huntenberg 31 boarder, restaurant waitress

1922: Marriage Theodore "W." Heins 3 June 1922 33 single, son of John C and Bertha Heins, to Minnie E Boog widowed, age 28, daughter of Edward and Lizzie (geb.) Heinrich

1930: 55 Lewis street, Bertha Heins widowed own $7,000

Next listing is for Theodore Heins.

1930: Theodore Heins Head 40 New York, restaurant, Minnie Heins Wife 38 New York, Theo Heins Jr. Adopted son 18 New York

Theodore, Minnie and Theodore jr. were also listed in 1940.

1904: Heins, 397 E. 4th street, Frank age 11, deceased - Bertha 46, George 15, and Theodore 15 uninjured

1945: Death of George Heins, tavern keeper, born 19 May 1889 NY, father, John, mother, Bertha, spouse, Matilda, died 16 December 1945 Manhattan burial 19 December 1945, Lutheran, residence Jersey City, Hudson, NJ


The Family of Henry Heins

Henry Heins, grocer, born Germany circa 1864 lost his wife and three daughters in the Slocum disaster - Annie✟ age 40, Henrietta✟ age 10, Ida✟ age 14 and Margaret✟ age 7.

1904: June 15, Heins 300 Front street, Annie age 40, Henrietta age 10, Ida age 14 Margaret age 7, all deceased.

1890: Feb 27, 1890 Annie Mer Hansing daughter of Herman Hensing and Maria Londermeyer, to Henrich Heins son of Carsten Heins and Anna Marie Brand (LD)

1900: Henry street, Henry Heins 36, grocer, Annie Heins 36, 4 children 3 living, Ida Heins 9, Etta Heins 6, Margarete Heins 3, Annie Handlman 25, servant, Martin Heins 29, brother, grocer

1904: Margaret Heins age 7, Ida Heins age 14, Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx 300 Front St. Burial 22 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father Henry Heins Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother Annie "Hensing" Mother's Birthplace: U. S.

The body of Margaret Heins was found floating in the East River eight miles from North Brothers Island and just a block from her home on Front street.

June 23, The Graphic Nashville, North Carolina (and other papers all over the country) reported that on Friday the body of an 8 year old girl washed up on shore at the foot of Clinton street. The neighbors identified it as that of daughter of Henry Heinz, of Front street. The girls mother, Anna, was among the dead. The body had apparently floated down the river from North Brothers Island to a block away from the girl's home.

On June 17 the New York Times reported that the body found furthest for the scene of the disaster was that of Margarete Heins, age 6 of 300 Front street. The body had drifted 8 miles and was picked up by a New Haven Railway tug near Clinton street not far from the child's home. Henry Hines had located the bodies of his wife, Annie and his twelve year old daughter, Henrietta at the morgue. Elsie and Margarete were still missing when he left the morgue at the urging of friends. A short while after he left the little girls's body was brought in. According to the article the child was known as Margie.

1904: Henry Heins of 300 Front Street, New York City made a passport application in Hoboken, State of New Jersey, Henry Heins, born Godenstedt, Germany, 29, September 1864, immigrated on the Main 16 June 1881, resided in the US from 1881 to 1904 at New York, naturalized N Y 21 October 1886, merchant, age 40, 5 feet 7 inches, mustache, blue eyes, black hair

October 25, 1904.

It may be him who was listed as Henry Heins age 40, US citizen on the Kronprinz William from Bremen, January 3, 1905.

1905: 312 Front street, Frederick Pope 43, Helen Pope 38, William H Pope 15, Henry Heins 40, boarder, proprietor, Martin Heins 30, boarder, clerk, John L Smith 35, William Ronan 50, Paul Lahade 46

In 1905 Martin Heins of 300 Front street, Manhattan, made a passport application in Hoboken, N. J.

1904: DEATH INDEX NYC: Ida "Heina" 14 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3485


The Heinz Family - Connected to Peters, Ludemann, Schoenemnann

Mrs. Johanna Heinz, age 44, of 97 Ave A and her children, Louise 20, George 16, Henry 12, Dina 10 were on the Sloucm excursion. George and Henry survived. Johanna and her two daughters, Louise and Dina perished. Johanna✟ and Louise ✟ were listed among the dead and Dina✟ was listed as missing. Henry was sent to Lincoln Hospital and George was "take home".

Others who perished and were connected with this family were: Mrs. Peters, age 28, and her daughter Lillian, age 1, of 126th st., Mrs. Hannah Ludemann, age 45, of Smith St., White Plains, John Schoenemann, 18, and Elsie Schoenemann, 15, of 946 Home street. Mrs. Ludeman's children, Hannah 17, Fred 18 and John 16, who were also on the excursion, survived.

Newspaper reports initially stated - Heinz, 97 Ave A. DEAD Johanna 44, born Germany and Louisa 20 born New York Dina 10 MISSING Henry 12 Lincoln Hospital, George 17 taken home. Listed as injured: George Heinz age 17, 97 Ave A and Henry Heinz age 12 of the same address were listed among the injured.

June 16, 1904: George "Heinze" "18" of 97 Avenue A asserted that the deckhands and employees of the Slocum acted cowardly. He claimed when the panic started they did nothing to try and calm the hysteria but immediately jumped overboard. The Captain and several others in uniform did remain on the upper deck.

George jumped in the water and headed towards Brothers Island which was about 50 yards away - "it seemed an awful long swim with one's clothes on". He spotted a young girl of six or seven floating near him and calling for her mamma. He made an effort to grab her but the currant was too strong. He was pulled in at the island by a man with a garden rake. His mother, brother and two sisters were missing.

Another articles says seventeen year old George Heinz of 97 Ave A was pulled ashore at North Brother Island by someone extending a rake to him. He claimed the deckhands on the Slocum were grabbing all the good life preservers and pushing women and children aside to do so. George became separated from his mother and sister and was forced overboard by the flames. He was a considerable distance form the shore but managed the swim. At one point he caught a little girl with light hair and blue eyes wearing a brown dress with a string of beads around her neck. But the current was strong and he could not hold on to her.

June 17, 1904: The New York Times of June 17 reported that two friends of Mrs "Hines" of 97 Avenue A "found her body so badly burned they could not recognize a single feature, but a shoemaker whose name was found on the inside of one of her shoes made the identification." Later the identification was confirmed by her husband "by the fillings in her teeth". Mrs. "Hines's sons, George 16 and Henry 12 survived. But as of June 17 two daughter's Louisa age 20 and "Dinal" age 10 had not been found.

1900: 97 Ave A, Henry Heinz 60, oyster dealer, Johana Heinz 37, Louiese Heinz 16 George Heinz 12 Henry Heinz 9 Deaner Heinz 6 Maggie Heinz 25, boarder,

1905: Manhattan 97 Ave A Henry Heinz 64, oyster house, George Heinz 18, book keeper, Henry Heinz 14

1910: 149 Ave. A, Henry Heinz Sr 69, own income, George Heinz 23, clerk drug house, Henry Heinz Jr 18, clerk insurance co.

Henry Heinz owned the Oyster House at 97 Ave. A.

13-year-old Henry Heinz was stricken dumb after escaping the ship (NY Times).

Deaf Mutes Journal June 23, 1904:

BOY STRICKEN dumb Henry Heinz 13 years old escaped from the disaster "in some way or other" however, he was not able to speak since his rescue.
"He had been though dead until yesterday noon, when he walked into his home, at No. 97 Avenue A., and tried to tell his father and brother the story of his adventures, but he could utter nothing but inarticulate sounds." It was said he had been struck dumb with horror."
George had escaped by swimming to shore where a farmer with a rake pulled him ashore. He then tried to return to the water to try and drown himself in his emotional agony. He remembered seeing a little boy with golden curls looking up to heaven as he watched in dismay the boy was consumed in flames his face melting like wax. For George everything went black and he felt himself going "down, down, down" in the water. Mrs. Heinz's body was identified by her husband in the morgue on June 22. The two girls were still missing.

Other relatives with the party were: Mrs Peters, an aunt, who was still missing, Mrs. Hannah Ludemann of White Plains, an aunt and her two sons who was all rescued rescued by a tug, John Schoenemann, an uncle still missing.

1904: Indianapolis News - Jun 17, 1904 Henry Heinz age 12 was dumb due to the ordeal he went through. He and his brother George stood on the middle deck until it became too hot. Then they jumped into the water. Henry held the paddlewheel and was rescued by a man in a tug. George declared that his mother and aunt had been robbed of diamonds and valuable jewelry. He said his mother had a valuable diamond brooch and his aunt had two diamond rings which were missing after the bodies were found.

1916: November 17, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Henry Heinz, age 76 "one of the oldest oyster and chop house proprietors in New York City, died at Bellevue Hospital from arterio sclerosis. He was interred in the Slocum memorial plot in the Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife and two daughters who were victims of the Slocum disaster. He was survived by his two sons, George and Henry. The family were all members of St. Mark's and all, except the father, where on the ill fated trip. George and Henry were saved after "narrow escapes". "George leaped overboard and swam to North Brother's Island, where he was helped ashore and Henry clung to a paddlewheel of the burning steamboat until rescuers arrived in a row boat." Henry Heinz senior was born in Darmstadt, Germany to Antony and Marie Heinz. He was one of a family of 14 children. He came to NY in 1865 ad settled on Essex street "where he established a small chop house". He later moved to Ave A and 6th street and maintained an oyster and chop house there for 35 years. He hard been in declining health "ever since his triple bereavement" and "which almost unsettled his reason then and for some time after."


The Hencken Family

Charles D. Hencken age 18, and Lucy G Hencken age 41 perished in the General Slocum disaster. Lucy G age 15 was taken to Lincoln Hospital. The family was listed at 169 So. 2nd street, Brooklyn

1883: Charles Hencken 29 Mar 1883 Manhattan to Lucy Bringmann Certificate Number: 31670 - Chas. Hencken to Lucy Bringmann 29 Mar 1883 Manhattan Father's Name: Chas. Hencken Mother's Name: Sophie Wilkens Spouse's Father's Name: Diedrich Bringmann Spouse's Mother's Name: Gesine Volkens

1900: Manhattan, 395 E 4th street, Charles Hencken 42, saloon, Lucy Hencken 35, Sophie Hencken 15, Charles Hencken 14, Lucy Hencken 11

Charles D. Hencken and Lucy G Hencken died Jun 15, 1904 were buried in Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale, Suffolk co.

"Funeral of Boy Hero. The HENCKEN family at 169 South Second street will conduct funeral services over the remains of Charles HENCKEN, the 18 year old son, who lost his life after saving Anna FREESE of Houston street, Manhattan. The mourning family delayed the funeral in hopes that the body of his mother, Mrs. Lucy HENCKEN, might be recovered. The family, including the daughter, Lucy, 15 years old, who was saved through the efforts of August LUTJEN, Jr., were together on the upper deck when the panic came and were separated during the mad rush. Nothing was seen of Mrs. HENCKEN and it is not certain whether her body is in the river or pinned in the wreckage of the steamer. Members of the family have closely examined the unidentified dead but have been unable to find any trace of the missing woman." (BDE, June 17, 1904)
The History of the General Slocum disaster called Lucy Hencken age 15 of 162 South Second Street Brooklyn an example of "childish heroism". When the fire started Lucy left her mother on the hurricane deck believing she would be save there and went in search of her brother, Charles. She found three babies lying on a floor in danger of being trampled. She carried the babies ne by one to her mother. And then returned to the search of her brother. Before she could reach him the fire intensified. She retreated to the upper deck where she could no longer find her mother or the babies. Unale to remain on the burning boat any longer she jumped and was saved by the tugboat Theo.

June 15, 1904, BDE

"Brooklyn Woman Saved, but Lost Her Relatives

Later information proved that this person who was rescued by the Theo was Miss Lucy HINCKEN of 169 South Second street, Eastern District. She was pulled out of the water by William MAJOR of the Theo, and was taken directly to the hospital at North Brother Island, suffering from immersion, and half crazy over the loss of her mother, Lucy, and her brother Charles, both of whom also lived in the Eastern District. Lucy regained sufficient composure later to tell her story to an Eagle reporter. It was as follows:

"I was in the boat with my mother and brother. We had been invited by some friends to go on the excursion. We were all together when the boat took fire. The first intimation we had of it was by the shouting of the people, the smoke that came from the front of the boat and the panic.

"My mother was not very well and I took her up on the very top deck, where I put her in a corner near the back of the boat, where I thought she would be save. I had lost sight of my brother Charlie in the meanwhile, and I ran back to see if I could find him and to discover, if I could, a way to get off the boat.

Woman Tried to Save Three Little Children

"The captain seemed to be running her to the land then. When I got down to the deck below I saw three little babies lying on the floor. They had been trampled on by the people. I don't know how I did it, but I gathered the little babies and carried them to where my mother was. Then I went back to find Charley. I caught sight of him once, but then I lost him again, and the crowd drove me up to where the fire was burning.

"I must have lost my head. I do not know what I did, but I think I started for my mother, but couldn't find her. She was gone, and so were the three babies. Maybe I went to the wrong part of the boat, but I could not find them. It was awful. People were running all over and did not seem to know what to do.

"Charlie was gone, mother was gone, and there was nothing for me, so I thought I would jump overboard. I could not swim. I didn't want to swim. All I wanted was to die. But I was taken off and put in a boat and carried here. I think Charlie and my mother are both dead."

Another report on the family under the name HENKEN:
"Daughter Rescued, Mother and Brother Lost Another house of mourning was that of Mrs. Lucy HENKEN, at 169 South Second street. Mrs. HENKEN was accompanied by her son, Charles, 19 years old, and her daughter, Lucy, 15 years old. The latter was rescued after she had been forced to leap overboard, by a young man who sustained her in the water until both were rescued. She does not know the name of her rescuer.

The body of the son Charles was identified in the Morgue, but Mrs. HENKEN is missing. The rescued girl was credited in the early news of the disaster yesterday with having saved the lives of two children, but this she denies. She was searching for her mother and brother during the panic, when she was forced to leap into the water by the young man. She was taken to the Lincoln Hospital, but was able to return home last night. She was still suffering from the shock this morning."

and further on in the same article
"The HENCKEN family at 169 South Second street will conduct funeral services over the remains of Charles HENCKEN, the 18 year old son, who lost his life after saving Anna FREESE of Houston street, Manhattan. The mourning family delayed the funeral in hopes that the body of his mother, Mrs. Lucy HENCKEN, might be recovered. The family, including the daughter, Lucy, 15 years old, who was saved through the efforts of August LUTJEN, Jr., were together on the upper deck when the panic came and were separated during the mad rush. Nothing was seen of Mrs. HENCKEN and it is not certain whether her body is in the river or pinned in the wreckage of the steamer. Members of the family have closely examined the unidentified dead but have been unable to find any trace of the missing woman."
1905: Brooklyn, South Second street, Charles Hencken 47, retired, George Steuer 23, son in law, lumber, Sophie Steuer 21, daughter, Lucy Hencken 16, daughter

Marriage: Between 1905 and 1910

1910: Brooklyn, 169 South Second street, Charles Hencken 52, marriage 2, saloon keeper, liquor store, Mary Hencken 48, wife, marriage 1 0 children, Lucia Hencken 20, daughter

1915: Oyster Bay, Hencken, Charles, age 58, retired by himself

1920: Oyster Bay, Charles Hencken 61, retired, widow, Lucy Schoof [Should be Schaaf MLB] 30, daughter, Henry Schoof 32, son-in-law, grocery, Lucila Schoof 3

1930: Oyster Bay: Henry "Schaaf" 43, proprietor lumber business, own $15,000, Lucy Schaaf 41, Lucile Schaaf 14, Edward Schaaf 8, Charles Hencken 72, father-in-law

1940: Henry Schaaf 53, own $6,000, lumber own business, Lucy Schaaf 50, Edward Schaaf 18, Victor Miller 30,son in law, Lucille Miller 23, daughter, Jane Ann Miller 1

Charles Dietrich Hencken was born 25 Nov. 1885 to Charles Hencken and Lucy Bemckmann (LDS)

The estate of Charles D Hencken died 1904 was probated without a will, the petitioner was his father Charles Hencken on behalf of himself and Sophie and Lucy the sisters of Charles - value of personal property $300.

Lucy G Hencken did have a will. Her real property was valued at $6,500.

According to the marriage of Lucy Gesine Henckeman in 1913, Lucy Henckman was born Lucy Bringman.

1934: February Charles Hencken father of Mrs. Sophie Steur and Mrs Lucy Schaaf died at Central Park, Long Island


The Henrich Family

Theresa Henrich age 16 and Amelia Henrich age 18 perished on the General Slocum.

1880: William Henrich 28, butcher, Carolina Henrich 25 William Henrich 3 Carrie Henrich 2 George Henrich 1m

1900: 170 4th ave. William Henrich Head M 48 Germany, butcher, Caroline Henrich Wife F 48 Germany William Henrich Son F 24 New York City Carry Henrich Daughter F 22 New York City George Henrich Son F 20 New York City Margreta Henrich Daughter F 19 New York City Frederick Henrich Son M 17 New York City Amilia Henrich Daughter F 15 New York City Teresia Henrich Daughter F 12 New York

1904: Tessie Henrich Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 16 Burial Date: 22 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father's Name: William Henrich Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Carrie Engelhardt Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1905: Bronx, William Henrich 53, butcher, Carrie Henrich 50 William Henrich 28 Frederick Henrich 21

1915: William Henrich 62, Caroline Henrich 60, Frederick Henrich 31, George Henrich 34, Charles Henrich 12

1920: Bronx, William Henrich 67, Foreman Industry: Paint Mills Caroline Henrich 66 Fredrick Henrich 33 Charles Henrich 16

1925: Bronx William Henrich 72 Caroline Henrich 69 Fred Henrich 40 Charles Henrich 22

Find a Grave

William Henrich born Nov 1852, died April 1928 - Caroline born October 1863 died 1935.

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The Henzler Family

The Henzler family of 154 1st ave lost Augusta age 11, and Amelia age 18. Jacob jr. age 8 was sent to Lebanon Hospital. Amelia's body was disinterred.

1900: 1st ave., Jacob Henzler 48, plumber laborer, Augusta Henzler 42, Emilia Henzler 13, Hulda Henzler 10, Mary Henzler 9, Augusta Henzler 7, Jacob Henzler 4

1905: 154 1st ave., Jacob Henzler 55, plumber laborer, Hilda Henzler 17 Mary Henzler 14 Jacob Henzler 9 Andrew Burrow 66, boarder, plumber laborer

1910: E. 15th street, Jacob Henzler 60, laborer street work, Maggie Henzler 59, 5 children "0" living, Marie Henzler 18, telephone company, Jacob Henzler 14

1915: Queens, John Schmidt 31 Hilda Schmidt 25 Marie Schmidt 8 John Schmidt 0 Marie Henzler 24 Jacob Henzler 19, brother, in law

1917: At the time of his 1917 draft registration Jacob Henzler born August 20, 1895 stated that he had a physical disability eyes and weak heart. He was single and employed as an electrician.

1930: Jacob Henzler Head M 34 New York, electrical supplies, Elizabeth W Henzler Wife F 33 Germany, Alvina M Henzler Daughter F 5 New York, Constance G Henzler Daughter F 5 New York

Jacob Henzler was also listed in 1940.


The Herman/Hermann/Hurmann Families and Otto Veit

Catherine✟ Herman age 52 and Lucy✟ Herman age 21 both of 168 1st ave perished as did Elsa✟ Herman age 3, Emily✟ Herman age 25 George✟ Herman age 2 all of 410 5th street.

Also lost was Lena✟ Veit age 28 and her daughter Rosa✟ age 1 both of 151 E 9th street.

Lucy and Lena were the daughters of George and Catherine Herman. Elsa was the wife of their son, Henry Hermann. The only survivors of the Herman family were son Henry who died a few years later in 1908 and Otto Viet the widower of Lena. Otto Veit was a policeman at College Point. He remarried circa 1909 and he and his second wife Dorothy had four children, two boys and two girls. Otto Veit died in 1958,Mp>

1880: 3rd ave., George Hermann Self M 40 France, keep bakery, Catharine Hermann Wife F 28 Germany, Catharine Hermann Daughter F 8 New York, United States, Henry Hermann Son M 6 New York, United States, Lena Hermann Daughter F 3 New York, United States, Rosa Hermann Daughter F 1 New York, United States, Lena Hermann Mother F 72 France, Emil Spizberg Other M 27 Germany, baker, Caroline Young Other F 19 New York, United States, boarder,

1899: Marriage, Henry Herrmann 17 Sep 1899 Manhattan, Age: 24 Single Father: George Herrmann Mother: Katy Wagner Spouse: Emily Toth Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1879 Spouse's Birthplace: Hungaria Spouse's Father's Name: John Toth Spouse's Mother's Name: Susanne Wass

1900: 168 1st ave. Kate Hermann 48, widowed, 6 children 3 living, Henry Hermann 25, salesman flour, married 0 years, Lena Hermann 23, Lucy Hermann 16

1902: 29 April, Marriage of Lena Hermann daughter of George Hermann and Cath. Wagnen to Otto Viet so of ... Viet and Elisabeth Ebers

The marriage was announced in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Patrolman Otto Veit of the College Point police station married Miss Eleanor Hermann of Manhattan . Lucy Herman, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and William Veit, brother of the groom, was best man.

1908 Death: Henry Herrmann 21 Aug 1908 Bronx 461 E. 185 St. Age: 33 Occupation: Baker Burial Date: 23 Aug 1908 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery Father's Name: George Herrmann Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Catherine Wagner Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Remarriage of Otto Veit: Circa 1909 to Dorothy Williams.

1910: Queens, Otto Veit 35, marriage 2, 1 year, policeman city, Doreathy Veit 25, 1 child 1 living, Francis Veit 0 [10/12]

1915: Veit, Otto, age 41 patrolman, Dorothea wife, age 31, Francis son age 5, Helen daughter age 4 Dorothy daughter age 2, Chas. Wm age 12 wks.

1916/1917: Otto Veit was married as "Mrs. Otto Veit" of College point was listed as a surviving child of Mary williams age 72. In 1916 Mrs. Otto Veit of 125 14th street gave a party for her daughter, Dorothy age 2.

1920: 14th street, Queens, Otto Veit 45, patrolman, Dorothea Veit 36, Francis Veit 10, Helen Veit 8, Dorthea Veit 5, Charles Veit 4

1930: Otto Veit Head M 56 New York Dorothea Veit Wife F 45 New York Francis Veit Son M 20 New York Helen Veit Daughter F 18 New York Dorothy Veit Daughter F 16 New York Charles Veit Son M 14 New York

1940: Hempstead with wife Dorothy and child Helen

1958: Death of Otto Veit of Hempstead.


Wilhelmina Hessel and her daughters, Catherine Moth and Christina Schnitzler

Deceased - Wilhelmina✟ Hessel age 63 of 801 E 147th street, wife of Kasper Hessel. Wilhelmina's daughters, Catherine Muth (and her children) and Christina Schnitzler (and her daughter Catherine age 5), were also on the excursion that fatfeul day. Catherine✟ age 36, Catherine✟ age 5, Lizzie✟ age 10 and Christina✟ Muth age 8 all of 785 E 14th street died. Christina✟ Schnitzler age 28 and Catherine✟ Schnitzler both of 10 Gouvereur Place died.

Anna✟ E Muth age 62 of 1254 Lexington ave also died.

Conrad Muth jr. age 10, of 1254 Lexington, injured and taken to Lincoln hospital. John Muth age 36, and John Jr age 3 both of 785 E 14th street taken to Lincoln Hospital

John Muth remarried. Edward Schnitzler, the widower of Christina Hessle Schnitzler also remarried.

According to the 1870 and 1880 census Wilhelmina Hessel was born in Hesse Darmstadt.

1870: Kasper Hessel 33, shoemaker, Wiblema Hessel 28, Anna Hessel 8, Katharine Hessel 4, John Hessel 2, Kasper Hessel 2/12

1880: Casper Hessel 43, works at shoes, Wilhelmina Hessel 37, Anna Maria Hessel 18, Kattie Hessel 15, Christina Hessel 3, Clara Hessel 2, Augusta Hessel 6m

1900: 6th street Casper Hessel 63, tailor, Minnie Hessel 58, tailoress, married 40 years, 10 children 4 living, Clara Hessel 22, tailoress,

1900: Frank Wm. Schmidt 30 Aug 1900 Manhattan Father's Name: Gottlieb Schmidt Mother's Name: Catharine Schneitzler Spouse's Father's Name: Caspar Hessel Spouse's Mother's Name: Minnie "Rollar"

1904: Wilhelmina F. Birth Date: 11 Jun 1841 Birth Place: Germany Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Death Place: New York, USA Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA Children: Catherine Hessel Muth, Anna Christine Hessel "Schnitzler" (Find A Grave)

1905: Ave. B. Frank Schmidt 33, motorman, Clara Schmidt 27, neckware, Casper Hessel 69, f in law

Children of Kasper and Minni Hessel

  1. Anna 1861 married Montag died 1943

    Anna Montag Death 26 Dec 1943 New York City, Queens, 39 West 12 Road Age: 82 Widowed Birth Date: 19 Oct 1861 Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, U.S.A. Burial Date: 28 Dec 1943 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Casper Hessel Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Willemina Roller

  2. Katherine✟ c. 1866 married John Muth - died in Sloucm disaster 1904

    John Muth Katie Hessel 07 Feb 1892 Manhattan Father's Name: John Muth Mother's Name: Elizabeth Anne Koch Spouse's Father's Name: Caspar Hessel Spouse's Mother's Name: Minna Roller

    Children: Lizzie ✟, Catherine✟ Christine✟ and John circa 1907 survived the Slocum.

    1900: E 5th street, John Muth Head M 32 New York, cloth cutter, Katie Muth Wife F 32 New York, 3 children 3 living, Lizzie Muth Daughter F 7 New York, Christenia Muth Daughter F 4 New York, Katie Muth Daughter F 1 New York

    John Muth remarried and had a child by his second marriage. See Muth below.

  3. John circa 1868

  4. Kaspar ci 1870

  5. Christina✟ c 1877 - married Edward Schnitzler - died in the Slocum disaster

    Edward Schnitzler Marriage 10 Apr 1898 Manhattan Age: 23 Single Father's Name: Paul Schnitzler Mother's Name: Catharine Gramer Spouse's Name: Christine Hessel Spouse's Age: 22 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Father's Name: Casper Hessel Spouse's Mother's Name: Wilhemenna Roller

    1900: E. 122 street, Edward Schwitzler 25, policeman, Christina Schwitzler 23, Kate Schwitzler 11/12

    Find a Grave: Christian Schnitzler 1876 [?] - 1904, William Schnitzler 1864 - 1883 - Katie Schnitzler 1899 to 1904 - Katherine Schnitzler 1841 to 1905. Edward Schnitzler 1874 to 1932.

    1904:

    The funeral of Mrs. Edward SCHNITZLER and her 5 year old Katie was held yesterday afternoon in their home at 10 Gouverneur place, in the Bronx. Gouverneur place is a short street between Washington and Park avenues, and , although there were no other funerals there, the sympathy of the neighbors was shown in the presence of half-masted flags over every door. Theses two victims were in a party of fourteen of Mrs. SCHNITZLER's relatives, four adults, and ten children, who were lost on the Slocum. None of the bodies of the other twelve have been recovered. The services ere conducted by the Rev. Hugh HOUSTON, pastor of the Centenary M.E. Church, and consisted of prayer and the reading of the Methodist burial service over each body. The interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery, at Middle Village, L.I.

    Brooklyn Archives

    Remarriage of Edward Schnitzler: Before 1910 - Edward Schnitzler 20 Feb 1908 Bronx Spouse: Marie Appel Certificate Number: 322

    1910: Edward Schustzler 35 Marie Schustzler 35 Edna M Schustzler 0 [6/12]

    1915: Manida st., Edward Schnitzler 40, policeman, Marie Schnitzler 40, Edna Schnitzler 5, daughter

    1916: Edward Schnitzler 643 Manida New York, Occupation: Police Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1916

    1930: Lakewood, NJ, own $17,000, Edward Schnitzler 55, born New York Marie Schnitzler 55, New York Edda M Schnitzler 20, born New York, Arthur Geller 45, lodger

    Policeman Edward Schnitzler of the Brooklyn Squad goes by the name of " Hard-Luck Schnitzler " by his comrades because of the misfortunes he has had. His first wife and three children were lost in the General Slocum disaster. Yesterday he was almost killed by a trolly car while on duty. He had stepped out of the way of one car and walked directly in front of another. He was struck by the wheels and crushed against a supporting pillar. The motorman, Michael Allen, applied the brake as hard as he could, stopping the car when Schnitzler's body was within five inches of the wheels. He was removed to the Hudson Street hospital where it was said that his condition was serious."

    Essentials in journalism: a manual in newspaper making for college classes By Harry Franklin Harrington, Theodore Thomas Frankenberg, 1912

  6. Clara c 1878 married Frank Schmidt -still alive in 1905

    Frank Schmidt Marriage 30 Aug 1900 Manhattan Age: 27 Single Race: White Father's Name: Gottlieb Schmidt Mother's Name: Catharine Schneitzler Spouse's Name: Clara Hessel Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: 23 Single White Spouse's Father's Name: Caspar Hessel Spouse's Mother's Name: Minnie Rollar

  7. Augusta - 1879: November 7, Augusta Wilhelmina Hessel born to Kasper Hessel and Wilhelmina "Zies".

1911: Caspar Hessel Age: 75 Death Date: 26 Apr 1911 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 14427

Anna Muth --- wife of John Muth 9 March 1842 - Kate muth --- wife of John muth 24 Feb 1867 and thier dear children Lizzie geb May 7, 1893, christina geb 24 October 1895, Katie geb Octobe 1 1893 the General Slocum 15 June 1904 John Muth husband and father, geb 9 Aug 1843 died 28 Sept 1892 - Whilimina muth geb 27 Jan 1875 died 11 Feb 1876, Henry Muth beb 16 October 1871 died 27 Feb 1895 (Tombstone, Find a Grave)

1870: New York John Muth 29, tailor, Prussia, Anna Muth 28, Prussia, John Muth 6, James Muth 4, Cooney Muth 2


The Hetterich[k] Family

420 E 15th street, Hetterich Adolph✟ age 8 months, Emil✟ age 3, Lizzie✟ age 30, Robert✟ age 6 all died.

John Hetterich, butcher, born circa 1873 in Germany, lost his wife and three small children.

1900: 15th street, John Hetterick 27, butcher, Elizabeth Hetterick 26, Robbert Hetterick 2

1904: Hetterich, Adolph 8 months, (disinterred) Emil 3, Lizzie, 30 and Robert 6 420 15th street

They were buried with Emma Schmidt born 1872 and Erna born 1903. - also listed as victims of the Slocum. Find a Grave

Emil Hetterich birth: 1901 U.S. death: 15 June 1904 Bronx burial: 19 June 1904 father John Hetterich, mother Lizzie Eckhardt (LDS)

1910: ????? Jersey City, John Hetterich 38, butcher shop, Lillian Hetterich 28, Lillian Hetterich 3, Helen Hetterich 2, [2 6/12] Alice Hetterich 0, [11/12] Louise Olnhausen 55, mother in law

1920:

1930:

1904: Emil Hetterich 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 3 Burial Date: 19 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Evergreen Cem Father's Name: John Hetterich Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Lizzie Eckhardt Mother's Birthplace: U.S. (LDS)96

NYC Death Index: Emma Schmidt age 25, Erna H Schmidt 5 months.


The Heuer Family

Dorotheaϩ Heuer age 39, Dora✟ age 7, Herman✟ age 9 and Mary✟ age 17, all of 129 division street, dead

Adolph age 24 uninjured.

Herman Heuer born circa 1862 lost his wife, Dorothea and three of his children. A fourth child, Adolph born circa 1890, survived uninjured. Herman Heuer remarried in 1907. Adolph Heuer married in 1916 and had a daughter circa 1919 and a son circa 1928.

1886: Hermann Heuer birth: 1861 marriage: 20 June 1886 Manhattan, father: Chr, mother: Marie Barnier, spouse: Dora Langeloh, other: Cl Peter, Anna C. Timm

1900: 129 Division, Herman Heuer, 52 --- goods, Dora Heuer, 35, 4 children 4 living, Mary Heuer, 12, Adolph Heuer, 10, Herman Heuer, 5, Dora Heuer 3 (ancestry listed them under "Hewer")

1904: 129 Division street, Dorothea age 39, Dora age 7 Herman 9 and Mary - all dead - Adolph 14 uninjured

1904: Adolph Heuer said he was on the promenade deck with his mother, brothers and sisters when the fire started.

"I ran aft and got on a camp chair." He said, "and tried to get the life preservers down. I tried to pull down about twenty of them, but only got one down. The others fell apart in my efforts, the straps tore from them, and the granulated cork fell over me. A woman took the life preserver from me and I jumped overboard and was picked up by a tug. My mother, brothers, and sisters, six of them in all - were lost."

January 25, 1905 NY Times

1905: 129 Division street, Heuer, Herman age 44 merchant, beer pump, Adolph son age 15

1907 Marriage: Herman Heuer marriage: 28 August 1907 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Christian Heuer mother: Maria Bannier spouse: Emma Pfurr other: Cornelius Voss, Charlotte Spindler

1910: Hempstead, Herman H Heuer 48, plumber, beer pumps, marriage 2, Emma Heuer 40, marriage 2, 1 child 1 living, Adolph Heuer 20, son, plumber beer pump, Elna C Plues 12, step daughter

1916: Adolph Heuer, August 4, 1916 age 25, father Herman Heuer, mother Dora Langeloh, to Elizabeth Louise Buscher age 23.

1917: WWIDR - Adolph Heuer 12 February 12, 1890, married.

1920: Hempstead, Nassau, New York Adolph Heuer 27, Instrument Maker, Factory, Elizabeth Heuer 27, Dorothea Heuer 1 [1 6/12]

1930: own $12,000, Adolph Heuer 39, builder, houses, Elizabeth Heuer 37, Dorathea Heuer 11, Adolph Heuer 2 [2 11/12]

Find a Grave


The Heyrich Family

1904: Katherine Heyrich✟ age 50 423 E 16 dead, "Benjamin" age 12 to Lincoln Hospital.

Joseph Heyrich, the widower of Katherine Heyrich, remarried in 1905. Jspeh and his second wife also named Katherine did not have any children of their own. They moved to New Jersey before 1920. Joseph Heyrich died in New Jersey in 1928. Benjamin (aka Bernhard) married but does not appear to have had children.

1891: Birth "Bernhard" Heyrich 05 Dec 1891 Manhattan Father Joseph Heyrich, Mother Katie Trump Heyrich (LDS)

1900: 426 16th street, Joseph Heyrich 45, engineer, Katie Heyrich 45, 5 children 1 living, "Benjamin" Heyrich 7

1905: Marriage Joseph Heyrich marriage: 11 January 1905 Manhattan, father: Bernhard Heyrich, mother: Katharine Zimmermann, spouse: Christine Rubel Heimerle, other: Leonhard Rubel, Christine (LDS)

1905: 423 E. 16th Heyrich, Joseph, 57, born Germany, engineer, Christine wife, 43, Bernhartd, son 13, at school

1920: Warren st, Phillipsburg Ward 6, New Jersey, Joseph Heyrich 65, dyer, silk mill, Christiana Heyrich 57, Bernard Heyrich 28, born New York, warper, silk mill,

1930: Bernard Heyrich 38, warper silk mill, Anna D Heyrich 37 Christina Heyrich 68

1940: Bernard Heyrich 48 Anna D Heyrich 47 Christiana Heyrich 77

Find a Grave Joseph Heyrich -- 1854 to Apr 28, 1928 Katherine wife of Heyrich ---- 1854 June 15, 1904 excursion boat Slocum, Phillipsburg Cemetery Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, USA


The Hiller Family

Christiana Hiller age 66 and Gottfried Hiller age 64 both died on the General Slocum.

Gottfired Hiller was the sexton of St. Mark's church. He was among the dead who were identified on Jun 20, 1904.

William Hiller wrote to the paper on 6 July 1904 saying that he succeeded in identifying his mother's body almost immediately but was not able to find his father's body for some days. He thanked those who helped him for their kindness and courtesy.

1869: Gottfried Hiller New York, Marriage birth: 1840 Grafenhausen Kwnig, Wurtemberg, Germany marriage: 25 April 1869 Brooklyn father: Gottlieb Hiller mother: Barbara Vugle spouse: Christina Klink other: Jacob Klink, Kathi Hrohlig (LDS)

1880: Ludlow street, Gottfried Hiller 38, wheelwright, born Wurtenburg, Christina Hiller 40 William Hiller 7

1900: 100 Ave A, Gotfried Hiller 59, grocer, Christiana Hiller 64, 5 children 1 living, Fredericka Nagle, wd, female, 55, s. in law 0 children

1904: 404 6th st., Hiller, Gottfreid age 64, Christiana 66 both died


The Henkel/Hinkel Families

Lillian Hinkel age 8 of 227 7th ave. was listed as missing. Her brother, Gustave jr. age 12 was uninjured. No adults were listed with them.

1900: 227 7th ave., Gustafe Henkel 39, baker, Lena Henkel 29, wife, Frederick Henkel 10, Gustave Henkel 6, Lillie Henkel 4

1917: Gustav Hinkel Jr, born July 4, 1892, married with a child - clerk - living in the Bronx.

1930: Gustave A Hinkel 37, accountant water meter co., Victoria P Hinkel 37 Robert G Hinkel 14 Katherine Heyl 80, mother in law

1940: listed in Hampstead.


The Hoffman Families

1904:

Hoffmann, Cecelia✟ 27, Edna✟ 2 and Raymond✟ 4 of 336 New York Ave., Jersey City - all dead

Hoffman 321 E 9th street - Erna 15 uninjured - deceased Florentine✟ Multer 59 grandmother of Erna.

Hoffman 72 2nd st Sophia✟ 53, deceased - Fred 24 Uninjured

Hoffmann 1394 Washington ave Bronx Elizabeth✟ 55 and Mary✟ 29 deceased -

1899: Raymond W Hoffman 5 Feb 1899 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father Ernest Hoffman 22 United States Mother Celia Workman 23 United States FHL Film Number: 494244 (LDS)

1900: Jersey City, Ernest Hoffman 22, bookkeeper, Cecilia Hoffman 23, Raymond W Hoffman 3/12

Edna Hoffman Burial 1904 Jersey City Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Affiliate Record Identifier: 18019973 Cemetery: Holy Name Cemetery(LDS)

1900: 73, 2nd street, Wm Hoffman 49, brewer, Sophia Hoffman 47, Otto Hoffman 23, silver plate, Frederick Hoffman 20, paper cutter, Frank Hoffman 18, clerk


The Holler Family

1900: 338 E 6th street, Barbara Holler 55, wid, 11 children 3 living, Francis Holler 19, ladies belts, Paul Holler 14, electrician, Adolph A Engel 21 boarders, Jacob Engel 32

1904: 338 E6th street, Barbara Holler age 56 deceased "perished along with her 15 months old grandson John" Per Find a Grave.

"The funeral services of Barbara HOLLER and her 15 months old grandson John were conducted by the Rev. W. W. GILLIES, rector of the Epiphany Chapel on Stanton street, at the residence of the son and father, at 338 Sixth street. Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery."

The Holthusen/Halthusen/Halphusen Family

As reported by the NY Times John "Halphusen", age 58, was the sexton at St. Marks. He was on the boat with his daughters, Mina "age 12" and Clara "age 10". He placed his daughters on the top of the paddle box and kept them there until the tug Sumner picked all of them up. He stated that the crew seemed very disorganized and unfamiliar with the life rafts and lifeboats.

This would be John Holthusen, whose daughter Clara was 25. Mina was actually Wilhelmina Hayden age 23 a "stepdaughter" of John Holthusen.

Every family in St. Marks lost immediate family except that of John Holthusen wh was the sexton of the church and the principle of the school. Mr. Holthusen and his two daughters were save through "what they consider a miracle". (NY Times June 26, 1904)

Miss Ida Hayden, a stepdaughter of John Holthusen, Superintendent of the St. Mark's parish school, stated that all of a sudden everyone was rushing to the starboard side of the boat. The railing gave way and hundreds of women and children and a few men fell into the water "which was black with human forms packed so densely that we might have stepped out and walked over them as on a floor." Most of those in the water did not know how to swim and appeared to make little effort "to save themselves form sinking." There were no life boats and almost no one had on a life jacket. The life jackets ripped open and cork was spread all around the deck. The tug Sumner threw a rope to the Holthusens and pulled them onto the tug.

John Holthusen made comments to the press on several occasions regarding the Slocum. The Chicago Tribunes of June 16, 1904 quoted him as saying the crew was badly disciplined. He claimed it was only too plain they had never had a fire drill, that the fire hose was of the poorest quality, the couplings were worn and the water poured out of the joints, and the hoses, in the end, were absolutely useless.

1880: 6th street, John Holthusen Self M 35 Germany, teacher, Clara Holthusen Wife F 32 Germany, Adolph Holthusen Son M 6 New York, United States, Charley Holthusen Son M 4 New York, United States, Clara Holthusen Daughter F 1 New York, United States, John Holthusen Son M 8 New York, United States

1900: John Holthusen Head M "45" (must mean 55) Germany, teacher language, Gesina Holthusen Wife F 52 Germany, 5 children, 3 living, Clara Holthusen Daughter F 21 New York Wilhemina Hayden Boarder F 20 New York

1905 Dept of Public Welfare list: Holthusen, "138 and ave"John age 57 and Clara 25 uninjured - Hayden, 138 Ave A, Wilhelmina L age 23, uninjured

The pastor of St. Mark's, the Rev. George Haas lost his wife and a daughter in the Slocum disaster. He married a second time in May 1906. His bride was Clara Holthusen, the daughter of John Holthusen.


The Horway Family

Carl✟ age 1, Della✟ age 5 and Johanna✟ age 31 all of 313 2nd ave perished.

Johanna's widower, Charles, a butcher, remarried in 1907 and had a son, Arthur in 1908.

1897: Charles Horway Johanna Beck 28 Feb 1897 Manhattan Father John Horway Mother' Sasanne Joschkew Spouse's Father's Name: John Beck Spouse's Mother's Name: Christiane Kraine (LDS)

1900: Bronx, Charles Horway 30, butcher, born Hungary, Johana Horway 27 Adela Horway 1

1904: 313 E. 9th, Horway, Carl age 1, Della age 5 Johanna age 31 deceased

1905: Manhattan, Charles Horway, butcher born Hungary age 35

Marriage 1907: Charles Horway to Amelia Kopp 10 Jun 1907 Manhattan Father John Horway Mother Lusanne Jaszko Spouse's Father's Name: Peter Kopp Spouse's Mother's Name: Amelia Limon (LDS)

1908: Arthur Horway 07 Dec 1908 Manhattan Father Charles Horway Mother Amelia Kapp (LDS)

1910: Charles Horway 41, born Hungary, butcher store, marriage 2, Amelia Horway 26,marriage 1, 1 child 1 living, Arthur Horway 1 [1 3/12]

Death: Charles Howway

1920: West Hoboken, N. J. Peter Kopp 62, Amelia Kopp 63, Amelia Horway 3, daughter, widow, Arthur Horway 11, grandson


The Hotz Family

Anna B Holz age 27 and Martha W. B age 11 lost their lives in the Slocum disaster. In 1904 the family lived at 319 5th street.

William age 8 was taken to Lincoln Hospital.

The widower Frederick Holz remarried. His second wife was Lousie. 1891: Frederick W. Hotz to Anna B. Tanck 20 Jan 1891 Manhattan Father Fred Hotz Mother Elise Katherine Schafer Spouse's Father Hermann Tanck Spouse's Mother Sophie Ollanett (LDS)

1895: John William Hotz 27 Nov 1895 Manhattan Father Fredrick William Hotz Father's Birthplace: New York City Age: 34 Mother Annie Tanch Mother's Birthplace: Age: 29 (LDS)

1900: 319 5th street, Frederick W Hotz 38, book keeper, Anna B Hotz 33, Bertha M W Hotz 7, William J Hotz 4, David Bemark 40, boarder

1904: 319 5th street, Hotz Anna B. 27 and Martha W. B. age 11 deceased - William age 8 to Lebanon Hospital

1904: M. W. Bertha Hotz Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 11 Burial Date: 21 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father Frederick W. Hotz Father's Birthplace: U.S. Mother Annie B. Tauck Mother's Birthplace: U.S. (LDS)

1905: Sutton Place, Herman Tauck 67, retired, Sophie Tauck 60, Herman Tauck 29, Chas Tauck 26, Bertha Tauck 21, Edward Tauck 23, Theresa Hoch 27, lodger, Wm Hotz 9, nephew,

1910:

1915: E 90th street, Fred W. Hotz age 54 bookkeeper, Louisa H 49 wife.

1915: July, 27, Passport application, John William Hotz, electrician, born 27 November 1895 son of Fred William Hotz furniture business.

1918: According to his WWI Draft Registration John William Holz was living in New Brighton, England

1918: March 23 from Liverpool, Hotz, John William age 22, born November 27, 1893 New York to 177 E. 90th street, New York

1920: E. 90th street, Frederick W Hotz 58, bookkeeper, furniture store, Louise H Hotz 52, John W Hotz 24, electrician marine

1930: Little Falls, N. J., J William Hotz 34, electrician, Nellie Hotz 37, Alma L Hotz 11, Ann E Hotz 6, Jane M Hotz 0 [3/12]

1930: Ridgefield Park Bergen N.J. Fred W Hotz 68, bookkeeper, own $11,000, Louise H Hotz 61 Charles R Klatthaar 38, r son, sheet iron worker, Katherine Klatthaar 27, daughter in law

1942: John William Hotz Birth Date: 27 Nov 1895 Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Residence: Passaic, New Jersey, USA, spouse Nellie Hotz, Little Falls N. J.

1904: Frederick Hotz of 319 5th street and several others met with the mayor to complain against the Acting Secretary of the General Slocum Relief Committee for what the claimed were arbitrary methods and lack of tact. (NY Times, August 4, 1904

1906: F. W. Hotz was a member of the Slocum Relief Committee when they went to Washington, D. C. to petition the government to adjust the award of damages claimed against the steamship company.

1912: Fred W. "Holtz" was the vice president of the Slocum Survivors association in 1912

Frederick W. Hotz of 319 5th street was the secretary of the "organization of The General Slocum survivors". Monument to the "General Slocum" Unknown Dead

Fred W. Hotz died in May 1933. Louisa H. Hotz (geb Koker) died in 1947. Both buried Middle Village Keens, Lutheran Cemetery.


The Iden Family

Grace✟ Iden age 5, Henrietta✟ Iden age 10 and Minnie✟ Iden all of 100 E 4th all perished. As did Mary✟ Zabilansky age 20, listed as a servant of the Iden family who died on pneumonia November 9, 1904.

Anna age 12 was taken to Lincoln hospital and Henry age 20 was listed as uninjured.

1885: Henry Albert Iden 17 Feb 1885 father John H Iden mother Meta Wetgen Iden (LDS)

1900: 100 4th street, Harry Iden 48, grocer, Mabel H Iden 43, 5 children 5 living, Henry A Iden 15, business college, Anna G Iden 8, Henritte M Iden 5, Minnie H A Iden 3, Grace M Iden 1, Lena Lahomann 24, servant, Lena Dunkhase 20, servant, Gustave Frenderberg 23, servant, grocery clerk, Henry Nolte 17, servant, grocery clerk, Louis Egger 16, servant, grocery clerk

1904: 100 4th street, Iden, Grave age 5, Henrietta age 10, Minnie age 8 Mary Zabilansky (died November 9, 1904 of pneumonia), servant age 20 all deceased - Anna age 12, injured Lincoln Hospital - Henry age 20, uninjured

CLINGS TO BOAT WITH FIANCEE, In the last boatload to be saved from the burning steamer were Henry Iden, nineteen years old of No. 100 East Fourth-st and his sweetheart, Miss Amelia Swartz, of No. 141 East Third st. Iden lost his four sisters, Annie aged twelve, Etta, nine, Minnie, seven, and Grace, five. Miss Swartz was hysterical with grief over the loss of her mother, Mrs. Louisa Swartz; her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Swartz, and her aunt, Mrs. Christina Burkhardt, and her -- year old daughter. Mrs Burkhardt's son Adam, eight yeare old was saved. Miss Swartz and I went to the rail" said Iden. "We saw a lot of people waving their arms at us. We stayed close by the rail where it wasn't so hot until the steamer was grounded. Then we Jumped into the water. I couldn't swim with Miss Swartz so we held on to the boat. It got so hot in two or three minutes I had to keep ---- her to keep her hair from being burned, and had to duck myself. We were finally saved by a towboat, but not before our faces had been blistered and our eyebrows burned off."
1905: 100 4th street, Manhattan, John H Iden 54, grocery, Meta Iden 47, Henry Iden 20, worker, Anna Iden 13, Beck J Shiermen 47, help, Louis Eggers 21, help, John Wiewerts 19, help, Katie Mau 20, help

1910: 136th street, John H Iden 58, occupation none, Mite Iden 52, wife, 5 children 2 living, Henry Iden 24, bookkeeper, brewery, Anna G Iden 18 Adele W Billenkamp 19, servant

1915: West 136 the street, Iden, Meta, 57, Henry A son 30, bookkeeper, Anna daughter 22 and a servant

1915: Henry Albert Iden marriage 03 August, 1915 Manhattan age 30, single father John H. mother Meta Wetzen spouse Sadie Cook (LDS)

1920: Henry, 37, broker real estate, and Sadie Iden age 37

1925: Meta Iden 68 Christan C Sassenberg 40, son in law, Anna G Sassenberg 33, daughter, John H Sassenberg 03, grandson

1925: Haney and Saide - no children

Death: Meta Iden Age: 68 Death Date: 16 Aug 1925 Death Place: Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 5517

1940: Queens, Henry A Iden Sady C Iden Harry W Cook and August L Cook


The Illeg/IlligFamily

Margaret✟ Illig age 5 of 433 5th street and her sister Elizabeth ✟ age 7 perished. Conrad Illeg age 8 was taken to Lebanon hospital and Mary Illeg age 40 was taken to Lincoln hospital.

1894: Conrad Illig 3 Feb 1894 Manhattan Spouse: Marie Munch Certificate Number: 1808

1895: Conrad G Illig dob 15 Aug 1895 Manhattan CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 34401

1900: Brooklyn, Conrad Illeg 34, cooper, Maria Illeg 33, 4 children 4 living, Laura Illeg 16, Conrad Illeg 4, Lizzie Illeg 2, Margaereth Illeg 7/12 (on ancestry under Elleg)

1904: 433 5th street, Margaret age 5, and Elizabeth age 7 deceased - Conrad age 8 injured Lebanon, Mary 40 injured Lincoln

1905: 433 5th street, Conrad Illig 38, coppersmith, Mary Illig 40, Conrad Illig 9 Cacelia Illig 2 months

1907: Death of Conrad Illig sr., age 37, 10 January 1907

1910: 433 E 5th street, Mary Illig 48 Conrad Illig 14 Charles Hansman 28, boarder

1915: 433 5th street, Mary Illig 53, widow, Conrad Illig 19, son "no occupation", Steven Soyka 37, boarder

1917: Draft Registration 433 E. 5th street, single, unemployed.

1918: Conrad Illig 7 Aug 1918 Manhattan, Spouse: Alice Smith Certificate Number: 36009

1920: 433, 5th street, Mary Illig 58, widowed, housekeeper tenement, Stephen Soyka 41, boarder, wireworker

1930: 433 5th street, renting, Conrad Illig 34, operator, Alice Illig 34, Alice Illig 11, Warren Illig 8, Conrad Illig 4, Mary Illig 68

Still at 433 E Fifth street in 1940.

1946: Mary Illig Age: 84 Death Date: 4 Oct 1946 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 21121

Conrad Illig died in 1986.


The Jordan Family

How happy the Jordan family must have been on June 15th 1904 when their two youngest daughters, Pauline and Kate survived the Slocum disaster. Pauline Jordan, age 16, of 37 3rd ave. was taken to Lincoln and Catherine age 20 was taken to Riker's Island.

1900: 37 3rd ave., J Henry Jordon Head M 53 Germany Elizabeth Jordon Wife F 53 Germany Anna Jordon Daughter F 26 New York Otto Jordon Son M 22 New York George Jordon Son M 20 New York John Jordon Son M 17 New York Kate Jordon Daughter F 16 New York Pauline Jordon Daughter F 12 New York

1910: 37 3rs ave., Henry Jordon 62, cigar store, Elizabeth Jordon 63, 7 children 6 living, Anna E Jordon 35, Otto Jordon 30, John Jordon 28, Katheryn Jordon 26, stenographer law office, Paulina Jordon 21,


Margaret and Frank Joseph

Frank Joseph age 7 of 45 3rd ave died - his mother, Margaret age 31 was taken to Lebanon hospital. Margaret had two other sons, Gus age 10 Walter age 9 in 1904. They either did not go on the excursion or they walked away unscathed and unrecorded.

1900: 45 3rd ave., Rudolph Joseph 36, hotel keeper, Gustave Teiner 25, porter, Charles Gessmer 45, guest, Edward Schaefer 45 Charles Greggs 50 Henry Pole 28 Maurice Powers 46 Marion Sommerset 23 Arthur Buernier 45 Ovieatt Harey 46, all guests, Margaret Joseph 28, sister, in law, widowed, Gustave Joseph 6, nephew, Walter Joseph 5, nephew, Frank Joseph 3, nephew

1910: 43 3rd ave., Rudolph Joseph Head M 47 Germany, married, hotel keeper, Margarette Joseph Wife F 38 Germany, married, 8 [or 18] years, 3 children 2 living, August Joseph Son M 16 New York, son, Walter Joseph Boarder M 15 New York an a ton of boarders

1940: Brooklyn, Margaret Joseph Head F 67 New York, widowed, Walter Joseph Son M 45 New York


The Justh/Just Family

Another family with a large number of missing listed in 1904 were the Jusths, Jos age 6, Margaret age 1 and Amelia age 38 at "105" E. 8th street. The city record tally listed among the dead: Adelaide✟ age 12, Emilia✟ age 14, Joseph✟ F. J. age 56, Leontine✟ S age 11 Margaret✟ age 1 and missing (never found) Emelia✟ age 39. Margaret and Joseph F. J. were disinterred.

The newspaper accounts listed among the dead: Amelia 13, "Etelka" 12 and Leontine age 10 of "405" E. 8th street.

Death certificates were issued for: Adelheid, Amelia, Leontine, Joseph and Margaret.

Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States Age: 6 Birthplace: Austria Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Joseph Justh Mother's Name: Amelia Knobels

Leontine Justh 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 11 Father's Name: Joseph Justh Mother's Name: Amnelia Knoebel (LDS) (LDS)

1884: Joseph Justh 129 Pitt street, cabinet maker, city directory

1900: 138 E 3rd street, Joseph Justh 45, cabinet maker, Amelia Justh 32, 4 children 4 living, Amelia Justh 9, Etta Justh 8, Leontina Justh 6, Joseph Justh 1, Julius Justh 24, son cabinet maker, Joseph Knabel 28 brother in law, machinist. The family was Hungarian.

1912: Joseph Justh, cabinet maker, Shore rd n Old, Queens

1920: Rudolph Pauker 32, Eva Pauker 22, Rudolph Pauker 4 [4 2/12], Frank Pauker 1 [1 5/12] , Joseph Justh 67, boarder, widower, cabinet maker piano company


The Kassebaum Family

196 Guernsey st Brooklyn, Henrietta age 30 to Harlem Hospital and Catherine age 52 taken home.

1874 Birth : Henrietta Kassebaum 10 Jan 1874 Manhattan Father's Name: Henry Kassebaum Mother's Name: Catherine Strobel Kassebaum (LDS)

1900: Brooklyn, Henry Kassebaun Head M 55 Germany, barber, Kate Kassebaun Wife F 50 Germany, Henrietta Kassebaun Daughter F 26 New York, Annie Schnude Daughter F 28 New York, Henry C Schnude Son-in-law M 28 New York, Grace A Schnude Granddaughter F 1 New York

See Schnude below.


The Kastner Family

The Kastner family of 110 1st ave lost Mary age 15, deceased. Paul age "3" was uninjured.

This cannot be the whole story. Paul at age 3 was too young to be unattended. Either there were other family members on the trip who for some reason were not mentioned in the various reports. Since I cannot a record for Paul born circa 1901 it may be that the age should have been given as "13". There was a Geo. Paul Kastenr born to Paul Kastner and "Miena Ann Jahn" June 8, 1891. It would make sense if the two young teens were on the boat together. It seemed to be a common occurrence that day. In this scenario Paul would be the person listed as "Charles" in the 1900 census - a little confusing but quite possible.

Bertha✟ Zahn age 23 of 69 1st ave also perished. Mrs. Kastner was the former Anna Zahn. Her mother, Augusta, lived with the Kastner family in 1900.

1904: Mary Kastner, Death Age: 15 Occupation: Milliner Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Paul Kastner Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Anna Zahn Mother's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)

1900: Paul Kastner Head M 47 Germany, upholsterer, Anna Kastner Wife F 47 Germany, 8 children 8 living, Paul G Kastner Son M 21 Germany, electrician, Will W Kastner Son M 20 Germany, salesman, Eliza E Kastner Daughter F 18 New York, Gustav J Kastner Son M 16 New York, Louisa A Kastner Daughter F 13 New York, Mathilda M Kastner Daughter F 11 New York, Charles P Kastner Son M 9 New York, Matilda [?] M Kastner Daughter F 7 New York, Augusta Yahn [Zahn] Mother-in-law F 83 Germany 1904: Paul Kastner of 110 1st ave., received $44.50 from the Slocum Relief commette on a bill of $140.

1915: Bronx, Paul Kastner 62, upholsterer, Anna Kastner 62, Julius Kastner 29, Anna A Kastner 26, Martha Kastner 21

1915: Bronx, Paul Kastner 25 Kate Kastner 26 Paul Kastner 4

1917: According to his WWI draft Registration Paul G Kastner was born June 17, 1892 he was married with a child and was a member of the police department.

1920: Lyon Avenue, Paul Kastner 28, policeman Katherine Kastner 31 Paul Kastner 8 Agnes Kastner 4

1928: Paul G. Kastner Marriage 27 Jun 1928 Manhattan Age: 37 Widowed Father's Name: Paul Mother's Name: Anna "Yarn", Spouse's Name: Catherine M. Hogan Spouse's Age: 23 Spouse's Father's Name: Michael Spouse's Mother's Name: Margaret Kane

1940: Grand concourse, Paul G Kastner 48, police, Kathryn Kastner 36 James Kastner 2, son, Thelma Kastner 20 daughter

1940: Paul G. Kastner died November 28, 1940 in Queens.


The Kaufmann Family

The Kaufmann family of 121 1st avenue where lucky in one sense both mother, Julia, and baby Mildred survived. However, it must have been very stressful as Julia 21 was take to Lebanon Hospital and and Mildred age 18 months was taken to Lincoln. Were the found in different places or were they separated to receive some sort of special care? Julia Kaufmann did not have any more children. Mildred Kaufmann did not marry.

1902: Mildred Elizabeth Kaufmann Birth 05 Sep 1902 Manhattan Father's Name: Chas. J. Kaufmann Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 28 Mother's Name: Julia Lauder Mother's Birthplace: U.S. Mother's Age: 20

1905: 425 E 12th street, Charles Kaufmann 30, grocer, Julia Kaufmann 22, Mildred Kaufmann 2, Louisa Lander 15, niece,

1910: Charles J Kauffman 34, produce merchant, Julia 27, 1 child 1 living, Mildred 7, daughter, Jane Lander 61, mother, in law, 10 children 5 living, Charles B Lander 31, printer, brother in law, Edna Engelmann 10, granddaughter,

1925, 1930 and 1940: Julia and Mildred living with Charles d Lauder in Queens

1940: Queens Charles D Lander 61, single, printer, commercial advertising., Julia Kaufmann 57, married, sister, Mildred Kaufmann, neice, Engelmann, John, wid, bro in law, age 77


Kelsch/Kelch,

Catherine✟ Kelsch age 6 of 800 E 14 died.

George and Margaret Kelsch were on the Slocum excursion. They lost their daughter, Catherine age 6. Another daughter Elizabeth was saved. Although certainly young enough to have more children after 1904, they did not. George Kelsch testified in the Slocum trial in January 1906. the family was still on the lowere east side in 1905 but had moved to Queens by 1910.

Her parents, George age 38 and Margaret age 32, and her sister, Elizabeth, age 8, survived and were taken to Lincoln Hospital.

1893: George Kelsh to Margaretha Schoeppner 15 Aug 1893 Manhattan, New York, New York Father's Name: Feit Kelsh Mother's Name: Barbara Bickel Spouse's Father's Name: Adam Schoeppner Spouse's Mother's Name: Barbara Stelben

1900: E. 16th street, Geo Kelch Head M 34 Germ, laborer, Margaret Kelch Wife F 27 Germm 2 children 2 living Kate Kelch Daughter F 5 N Y Eliza Kelch Daughter F 2 N Y

1904: Death "Kathi Kelch" age 6, 15 June 1904 Bronx. she was identified by her father.

1905: 800 14th street, George Kelsch 38, weight master, Maggie Kelsch 32, Lizzle Kelsch 9

1906: Goege Kelsch testified In January 1906. He had managed to save his wife and one daughter but another daughter and a niece had perished. He state that he only found one good life preserver in the whole section. When asked it he had been calm, he replied: "Sure I was. If you die, you die, don't you?"

1910: Queens, George "Kelch" Head M 44 Germany, driver ice and coal route, Maggie Kelch Wife F 37 Germany, married 18 years 3 children 1 living, Elizabeth Kelch Daughter F 13 New York

1915: Queens, "Kalsch, George, age 49, forman soap factory, Margaret age 43, Elizabeth age 18, stacker in biscuit co.

1920: George Kelsch 54, conductor street railway, Margaret Kelsch 48


Kessler

Augusta✟ Kessler 18, and Barbara✟ Kessler age 40 of 203 7th ave were listed among the dead.

1885: William Kessler to Babette Mueller 03 May 1885 Manhattan Father Phil. Kessler Mother Sabine John Spouse's Father's Name: Geo. Mueller Spouse's Mother's Name: Barbara (LDS)

1886: Augusta Kessler Birth 01 Feb 1886 Manhattan Father's Name: William Kessler Father's Birthplace: Meisenheim, Germania Father's Age: 44 Mother's Name: Babette Muller Mother's Birthplace: Bug Baiern, Germania Mother's Age: 24

1899: William Kessler Age: 58 Death Date: 12 Oct 1899 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 28828

1900: 203 7th ave., Barbuie Kessler 38, widowed, , 1 child 1 living, Augusta Kessler 14

1904: Babette Kessler Jun 15, 1904 Bronx

1904: Augusta Kessler Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 18 Father's Name: William Kessler Mother's Name: Babette Muller (LDS)


The Kiesel Family

The Kiesel family of 266 Ave A lost Lillian✟ age 5. Listed in the hospital:

Kiesell, Annie, 25, 266 Ave A submersion and shock at Harlem Hosp.

Kiesell, Edward, age 3, 266 Ave A. submersion "will die" Harlem Hosp.

Kiesell, "T." Edward, 27, 266 Avenue A. Harlem Hops.

Peter Edward Kiesel and his wife, Annie were young enough to have had more children after 1904. They had one daughter Grace circa 1906. Grace Kiesel was single age 34, secratary metal research, living with her parents in Queens, in 1940.

1900: Keisel, "Peter E." age 23, upholsterer, Annie, age 21, Lilian E age 2, Wessler, Philix, father in law, 72, widow, John J W brother in law, 28, straw hats

1904: Kiesal, Lillian, age 5, June 15, 1904 Bronx

Anna Kiesel, 25, "Theo" Kiesel, age 27, Edward Kiesel age 28 all of 266 Ave A were listed as uninjured. Edward Keisel age 3 of 266 Ave A was listed among the injured.

On June 26, 1904 the Brooklyn Eagle ran a story about the Kiesel family. As the fire raged Mrs. Kiesel and her daughter Lillian jumped in the water. Mrs. Kiesel was a good swimmer but the daughter was pulled away from her by the mass of people in the water. Anna Kiesel managed to get away from the people who were grasping at her and make her way to shore. Mr. Kiesel and his son went into the water together. Mr. Keisel was also a good swimmer and he expected to make it to shore. However, he ran into the same experience as his wife, with people trying to grasp hold of him until finally the boy was pulled away from him. Edward Kiesel the 3 year old son of Edward Keisel was discovered by his mother among the bodies of the dead that were laid out along the shore. Mrs. Kiesel, an excellent swimmer, made it to the shore and started to search among the bodies for her son. The doctors and nurses assured her that the bodies laid out were all dead. Mrs. Kiesel found her son and quickly held him up by the heels as the water slowly oozed from his mouth. She then stripped him of his clothes and worked over his body trying to restore it to life. At this point Mr. Kiesel arrived to assist her. They found a doctor who told them that although the child was alive he would most likely never recover from the shock. A small dose of strychnine and brandy was administered to little Edward and he was taken to Harlem Hospital. In a few days he was well enough to go home. Lillian Kiesel's body was found at the morgue by her uncle William W. Kiesel an employee of the Building department of Queens.

1905: 226, Ave A. Edward Keisel Head M 28y United States, upholsterer Anna Keisel Wife F 26y United States, Edward Keisel Son M 4y United States, Joseph J Wessler Boarder M 33y United States, boarder,

1910: 279 Ave. A., Edward Kiesel 33, upholstery shop, Anna Kiesel 30, 3 children 2 living, Edward Kiesel 9, Grace Kiesel 4

1920: 437 17th street, Kiesel, Edward, head age 43, upholsterer, Annie age 43, born Germany, wife, Edward age 19, chauffeur, Grace age 14

Peter E, Annie and Grace listed in Queens in 1940.

In 1932 Edward Kiesel was a member of the General Slocum Memorial Committee.


The Kircher Family

The Kircher family of 185 Russell street Brooklyn lost Catherine✟ age 62, dead, John✟ age 66 missing, Elsie✟ C age 7, dead, Harold✟ J. age 3, dead, Margaret✟ age 34 dead.

Fredrick D 9, Lizzie, 37, and Stacey J age 7 were taken to Lincoln hospital. George J age 3 was taken home.

1880: New York City, John Kircher Self 42 Germany, wheel right, Katherine Kircher Wife 38 New Jersey, United States John Kircher Son 15 New York, United States George Kircher Son 12 New York, United States Cristina Betzler Mother-in-law F 66 Germany

1896: Stacey George Kircher 28 Jul 1896 Manhattan, Father George Kircher Father's Age: 28 Mother Margaretha Rabe Kircher Mother's Birthplace: N.Y. City Mother's Age: 25 (LDS)

1900: 127 Kent street Brooklyn, John Kircher Head 62 Germany, black smith, Kate Kircher Wife 58 New Jersey, 2 children 2 living, John H Kircher Son 36 New York, wheel right, Lizzie Kircher Daughter-in-law 34 New York, 3 children 3 living, George Kircher Grandson 9 New York, Fredrick Kircher Grandson 5 New York, Elsie Kircher Granddaughter 4 New York, Johanna Berlage Mother-in-law 69 Germany mother in law

Next listing: Kircher, George 33, black smith, Maggie wife 26 1 child 1 living, Stacy son, age 3

1904: 185 Russell street, Brooklyn - Kircher, Catherine 62, Elsie 7 Harold 3, Margaret 34 - deceased - John 66 missing - Fredrick D 9 Lincoln, Lizzie 37 Lincoln, George J "3" taken home ("3" is in error - should be "13")

Three Families Victims

Of the many families on whom the calamity fell with appalling force that of the KIRSCHERS at 185 Russell street is especially pitiable. Three entire, families are practically wiped out of existence. The KIRSCHERS occupied a three story flat in Russell street and the families consisted of the grandparents, two married sons and the families of the latter. The two married sons are in business together and did not accompany their relatives on the ill-fated General Slocum yesterday.

Mrs. Elizabeth KIRSCHER and Mrs. John KIRSCHER, Jr. had made arrangements to attend the excursion with their children and persuaded the elder KIRSCHER and his wife, who was somewhat sickly to go out for the sake of the ride. The children, Freddie, who is now lying in the hospital beside his mother; George, who was first reported missing, but later said to be in the hospital; Stacy, Elsie, and Harold, a baby 1 year old. Under just what circumstances the elder KIRSCHERS and their daughter in law and two children lost their lives will perhaps never be fully known. John KIRSCHER, Jr. and his brother went to the scene of the disaster yesterday as soon as they learned of the terrible calamity and had not returned to their home up to noon to-day.

Neighbors who live nearby are in entire ignorance of the exact fate of the family, excepting such information as they received from a relative of the family over the telephone from Manhattan."

1904: Harold John Kircher Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 3 Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father George Kircher Mother Margaret Rabe (LDS)

1905: 185 Russell street, Brooklyn, John H Kircher 40, wheel wright Lizzie Kircher 38, George Kircher 14, Frederick Kircher 10

1910: 185 Russell, John H. Kircher 45, wheel wright wagon manufacturer, Lizzie Kircher 43, 3 children 2 living, George J Kircher 19, bookkeeper, --- supply house, Frederick D Kircher 15, George Kircher 42, brother widow, blacksmith wagon and truck

1915: Manhattan 87th street, Geo Kircher age 48 wagon manufacturer roomer

1919: Death of George Kirscher born 1868 17 March 19191 Manhattan 314 E 87th street, parents John Kircher and Catherine Betzner (LDS)

1920: Bloomfield Ward 1, Essex, New Jersey Berkeley Ave, John H Kircher 55, none, Elisa Kircher 52 George J Kircher 28, accountant factory, Fred D Kircher 24, accountant, factory, Wm J Niebergall 30, nephew, Josephine V Niebergall 28, niece

George Kircher married Caroline Pierce and lived in Bllomfield, New Jersey where he was listed in the 1930 and 1940 censuses, real estate manager no children. Her parents, Aaron and Annie, were living with them in 1930 and 1940.

Frederick, accountant, married Helena and was listed in Bloomfield in 1930 with two children, Fredrick J age 5 and Ruth age 1. Also listed in Bloomfield in 1940.


Klatthaar

George✟ Klatthaar age 14 and his mother, Katherine✟ age 56 of 506 5th street died.

1886: John Hartmann Klatthaar Spouse Catharina Elisabeth Noll Prellwitz 25 Apr 1886 Manhattan Father's Name: Johannes Klatthaar Mother's Name: Anna Elisabeth Loeber Spouse's Father's Name: John Noll Spouse's Mother's Name: Elisabeth Nopis (LDS)

1890: Birth of George. John Harmann Klatthaar was 51 years old and Catherine was 42 years old.

1892: Klatthaar John H. age 52, born Germany, no occupation, Kate age 43 born New YorkGorge age 3

Find a Grave George born 14 sept 1888 and Katherine (geb. Noll) born 7 July 1848 died on the General Slocum Jun 15, 1904. Also listed on the Tombstone were J. Hartmann Klatthaas born Feb 21, 1839 died Mar 2, 1923 and Dorothea Klatthaar born Noll 1807 died 1880.

1915: 506 E. 5th street, Klatthaask, John H age 76 born Germany no occupation.

1923: John H Klatthaar died in 1923.


The Klein Families

  • Klein, 436 15th street, Kate✟ age 21 dead

  • Klein, 314 6th street Emily✟ 9 dead (disinterred) - Emma✟ 25 dead

  • The William Klein Family 191 3rd street, John✟ 17 dead, Salome 11 to Lincoln hospital

  • Klein, 97 Ave A, Dina✟ 73 dead

  • The family of Edward Klein 31 Ave A, Dina✟ age 40, died at Lincoln Hospital June 15, 1904 - Julius✟ age 6 dead - Matilda✟ age 10 dead - Elsie age 16 taken home, Edward age 14 taken home - Lucy age 4 taken home

The Edward Klein Family

Edward Klein was the son of Karl (Carl) and Dina (Tinea) Klein born in Germany circa 1863.

1880: Avenue A between E Houston and 2nd streets, Carle Klein 48, keeps saloon, Dena Klein 42 Julius Klein 20, blacksmith, Edward Klein 18, cigar maker and a servant, bar tender.

Marriage 1882: Edward Klein, Spouse's Name: Dina Grimm, Event Date: 22 Oct 1882, Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: Karl Klein, Mother's Name: Dina Eberweus, Spouse's Father's Name: Franz Grimm, Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabetha Mleppel

1870: Klein, Carl age 38, saloon keeper, Tina, age 2-, Edward 7 Julius 9

1880: Avenue A between E Houston and 2nd street (same block as Edward Klein) Frank Grimm 49, soap maker, Elizabeth Grimm 43, Henry Grimm 21, cigar maker, Dena Grimm 16, --- maker

Children:

  1. Christina c 1883

  2. Karl c 1885

  3. August c 1885

    WWI DR: August Klein CITY: Manhattan COUNTY: New York STATE: New York BIRTH DATE: 15 Apr 1885 RACE: White DRAFT BOARD: 161, bartender, age 33, 172 E 112 street, NY, wife, Anne Klein, tall, slender, bleu eyes, black hair rheumatism -----

  4. Elsie c 1887

    Eliesabetha Klein, Birth Date: 24 Sep 1887, Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, Father's Name: Edward Klein, Mother's Name: Dina Grimm

  5. Edward c 1890

  6. Matilda✟ died June 15, 1904

  7. Julius✟ died Jun 15, 1904

  8. Lucy

According to the NY Times of June 20, 1904 the funeral of Mrs. "Clara" Klein was said to be one of the largest at the Lutheran Cemetery in the aftermath of the Slocum disaster. She was listed as the wife of Edward Klein, "a wholesale and retail liquor dealer on "34" Ave. A., and one of the wealthiest men in the district." The service was held in "a large serving room back of the liqueur store." Three family members were still missing and "the kneecap fo Edward, Klein, Jr. the oldest son, was broken". He had to be carried on a couch to the cemetery.

1900: 31 Ave A. Edward Klein 37, saloon keeper, born Germany, imm 1871, married 18 years, Christina Klein 36, wife, 11 children 8 living, New York, Christina Klein 17, Karl Klein 15, clerk drygoods, August Klein 14, at college, Elsie Klein 14, Edward Klein 10, Matilda Klein 6, Julius Klein 1, Lucy Klein 11/12

1904: List of victims, 31 Ave A, Tiena, 73, Tillie 10, Teina 40, Julius 6

1904: List of injured, Klein, Eddie H. 15, Elsie 16 Lucy age 4 all of 31 Ave A. Lizzie Einer, age 15 of 33, Ave. A. survived by after loosing her "brand new" hat and coat but saving 50 cents her mother had given her. She was with her neighbors the Klein family. Lizzie reported Mrs. Klein "got burned up", Eddie Klein survived but had both his kneecaps were broken, his two brothers died and Agnes Hauff, age 9, also with the party drowned. Agnes had made it as far as one of the tug boats but fell overboard and disappeared. Note: Agnes Hauff was not listed among the dead; she was listed among the uninjured, age 11 41 Ave A.

1904: Klein, Dina, age 73 born Germany, 97 Ave A DEAD, Harry. J. INJURED Lincoln Hospital.

1904: Klein, Nancy, 13 399 Miller, ave, Brooklyn, DEAD

1904: New York Death Index:

Klein, June 15, 1904, Dina age 40, Julius age 6, Tinna 73, Tillio 10

Brooklyn Deaily Eagle, June 23, 1904:

"Two members of the family of Edward KLEIN, a wine merchant and president of the "White Mice," will be buried from 31 Avenue A. Two other members of the family are still missing."
1904: June 16, 1904 Newark Avocate. "In front of the house of Edward Klein, at No. 31 Avenue A, a sympathetic crowd was ------ this morning. He had lost his whole family."

1904: The Washington Times reported there was a rumor that Edward Klein of 31 Ave A who had lost his mother, wife and two children had attempted suicide. It appeared to be just a rumor. He had spent the day preparing for his wife's funeral and "vainly " searching the morgue for the bodies of his children and mother.

1904: Jun 20, The Scranton Republican reported that Edward Klein lost his wife, mother and two children but his wife was the only body recovered. The wake was held in a room behind the bar. The tables were all taken out and all the walls, ceilings and bar were hung with black cloth. The coffin was situated in a alcove and the wall behind it was cover from floor to ceiling with flower arrangements. Hundreds of people attended with many others standing in the street in front of the store.

1905: List of Dead and Missing - Klein, 31 Ave A., "Dina" age 40, DEAD, (died in Lincoln Hospital) Julius, age 6, DEAD, Matilda age 10, DEAD, Elsie age 16, Edward, age 14 and Lucy age 4 "taken home".

According to the NY Times, Dina Klein* had a personal estate worth $15,000 which she bequeathed to her son, Edward of 31 Ave A. and a grandson, Harry Klein and a granddaughter, Nancy Klein. "The husband Carl, was "cut off because he 'showed no love or affection' for her". He was one of the Slocum victims." *This would have been Edward Klein's mother. (A Nancy Klein age 13 died in the disaster. Harry J age 17 survived. See above.)

1905: 31 Ave A., Edward Klin 42, liquors, Edna Klin 21, daughter, Carle Klin 20, son Gussie Klin 18, daughter, Elsie Klin 17, daughter, Edward Jr. Klin 15, son, Lucie Klin 5, daughter, Lizzie Anf 22, boarder, Marie Hynan 32, servant, Gertrude Sewald 18, servant

1907: April 27, 1907 New York Times - THOUSANDS WAKE THE "WEISER MIT" - Passing of Klein's Famous Saloon Brings Sorrow to Second Avenue

"The old-fashioned German of New York pulled his hat over his eyes and declared last night that Avenue A had passed away. The reason for this declaration was that Edward Klein, who has had a wine stube in Avenue A since he was a boy, had pulled his shutters down and notified his customers that he had done with business at his place, 31 Avenue A." The saloon, which has been the resort of politicians for almost half a century, will pass away on May 1. Last night everybody of prominence on the east side went there to have a last drink with the proprietor. Klein had notified them that he had sold the property and intended to live in Easy Street for the rest of his life.

Edward Klein's father, Karl, had opened the place in 1863. The establishment was know as the "Weiser Mit" because they sold white wine and seltzer (white with).
The place became famous after the younger Klein, Edward, took charge of it twenty years ago, and when the Jewish element began to crowd out the Germans form the east side everybody siad the Weiser Mit would soon go out of business."
There was music, fireworks and balloons with gift certificates inside. The ballons were set aloft with cards inside entitling the finder to a prize like a business suit, a case of cheese, a basket of wine, an umbrella. The prizes were sponsored by the different business men who were friends and associates of Ed Klein.

Onlookers reminisced about the Klein family and the fact that his mother, wife some of their children had been lost in the General Slocum disaster. The surviving Klein children were on hand to be part of the celebration. One of the surviving sons told how his 21 year old brother had drowned shortly after the Slocum disaster. He said he was happy to be leaving the area.

Edward Klein had created history in the neighborhood with his wine saloon, which did not serve beer. It was the home of pinocle clubs, pigeon shooting societies, and the meeting place for many German organizations. Edward Klein reportedly kept two pigeon coops on the roof of two of his properties on Avenue A containing over $6,000 worth of pigeons.

1910: 1475 3rd ave, Edward "Klien" 47, proprietor saloon emp, marriage 2, 2 years, no wife, listed, Timmie Klien 27, daughter, August E Klien 23, son, bartender saloon, Elsie Kline 21, daughter, haridresser, private, Edward Klien 20, son, Lucy Klien 10, daughter, Mary Tischler 43, servant cook resaturant

1915: Brooklyn, Madison st, Elsie Klein 27, head, no occupation, Tinnie Klein 31, sister, hair dresser, Lucy H Klein 15, sister

1915: E. 11 st NY, Klein, August, age 30, bartender, Annie wife, born Austria, age 26, and a lodger

The William Klein Family

1904: June 16, NY Times - Mrs. William Klein a mother and grandmother lost nine members of her family and "a score" of friends. The Klein party included her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Meininger of 631 Bergen "st Brooklyn" and her baby 19 months old, her son John Klein, 17, her sister-in-law, Mrs Tillie Weiss of "530" 5th st, and her five children Sadie, Sallie, Jakie, Nellie and Louis, a nephew, Louis Weiss, a age 17, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Annie Klein. Mrs. Klein's youngest daughter, Sallie, had come home "having been rescued by a little boy." Louis Weis, the three year old son of Tillie Weiss, had also been rescued by a tug boat. He was in a hospital "uptown".

1904: Sallie Klein a "very diminutive child, even for a twelve-year-old, returned safely to her home at "391" 3rd street to discover that nine of her relatives were missing. She had been saved by a boy about her own age, but she did not know his name. She had jumped just because everyone else was jumping. She thought she may have been holding the hand of a "little boy" when she jumped. Anyway, when she reached the water he had hold of her and put his arm around her waist and swam around with her. After a while they were pulled into a boat. She was taken to the hospital but it was determined she was not hurt, so she was went home. Sallie said her friend Lillie Beist of 23 ave. B had been with her but the became separated when the fire started and she had not seen her since. Lillie Baist 23 Ave. B age 13 died in the Slocum Disaster according to the Department of Public Welfare report of 1905. She was the only member of her family listed. She was originally listed as missing.

1905 Dept of Public Welfate - Klein 191 3rd st DEAD John 17 - Meininger 631 "Bergen ave Bronx", DEAD Eliza 29, Henry 19 - Weis 532 5th street DEAD, Amelia 9, Fredrick 18, Jacob 10, Louis 21, Mathilda 44 and Salome 13 INJURED, Louis 4 at Flower Hosp, and UNINJURED Harry age 12

1900: 191 3rd street, William Klein 52, immigrated 1865, born Germany, builder, Lena Klein 45, born New York, (no listing of number of children or number of years married) Henry Klein 21, architect, Frederick Klein 16, carpenter, John Klein 13, st school, Sallie Klein 7, at school,

Same address: Meininger, Henry, head age 26, shipping clerk, Elizabeth wife, just married, 0 children

1905: 191 E 3rd street, William Klein 59 Lena Klein 49 Solomona Klein 13

1910: 528 5th st, William H Klein 62, builder, house, Lena Klein 54, married 36 years, 7 children 3 living, Salome Klein 17, daughter

Marriage: Salome Klein, 11 Jan 1912, MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA, SPOUSE: John G Odendall, CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 1770

1915: Wm Klein 67, Lena Klein 29, Salome Klein 22, Wm Odendahl 1

1920: 528 5th street, William Klein 72, imm 1868, na 1880 carpenter, shop, Lena Klein 64, William Oddenthal 6, grandson

1925: Lena Klein 69 William Odendahl 11


Kleinhenz

At 196 Ave A Kleinhenz, Barbara✟ 44, and Lena✟ 11,both dead

A story was circulated that Philip Kleinhenz of 196 Ave A had been serving time on Blackwell's Island for non support of his wife and daughter. Mr. Kleinhenz was released to addend his daughter's funeral. Her body had been identified by a man who was a boarder in the Klienhenz household. Mrs. Kleinhenz had a balance of $900 in the German Savings Bank. The bank book was taken as security by the undertaker.

1900: 216th E 4th, Philip Kleinhenz 40, baker, Barbara Kleinhenz 40, John Kleinhenz 10, all born Germany all immigrted 1891, Lena Kleinhenz 7, born NY

In 1915 Philip Kelinhenz, baker, was a lodger living in the Bronx.

Philip Kleinhenz died in 1927.


Klenck

Wilhelmina M. A.✟ Klenck age 19 of 438 6th street, place died.

Bertha Klenck✟, age 40, Charles✟ age 8 and William F✟ age 20 all of 113 St. Mark's place all died.

John Klenck age 13 survived (with burns on his face - per Find a Grave). He was completely orphaned by 1904. He lived with an uncle, Fred W Bauer, for many years.

1889 William Fredrick Klenck to Bertha Eichler 11 Jul 1889 Manhattan Father's Name: Karl Klenck Mother's Name: Barbara Milwer Spouse's Father's Name: John Eichler Spouse's Mother's Name: Megdelena Miller (LDS)

1891: John Klenck 02 Jul 1891, New York, New York, USA Father Wm. H. Klenck Mother Bertha Eichler Klenck (LDS)

William Klenck died March 15, 1898, age 40, father, Karl Klenck, mother, Barbara Klenck (LDS)

1900: 113 St Mark's Place, Bertha Klenck 36, widow, 4 children "2" living, William Klenck 16, stock clerk, John Klenck 9, Charles Klenck 3

1905: Fred W Bauer 42 Clarra Bauer 42 John W Klenck 16

1915: 187 st street, Frederick "Baner" 51, millinery wholesale, John W Klenck 23, nephew, salesman retail, Anna Eichler, sister in law, age 56

1917: WWI draft registration John William Klenck born July 2, 1891 credit reporter, Seaboard Nat Bank, single tall, medium build, brown eyes and hair, 700 W. 179 street NY.

1920:West 180 street Manhattan, Frederick W Bauer 56 Anna M Eichler 62, sister in law, John W Klenck 28, relative, Credit Investigator Trust Co

1930: Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey own $9,000, John W Klenck 37, bank, Joan B Klenck 34, wife, Margaret Klenck 8 Dorothy Klenck 4

1940: spouse: Joan B Klenck children: Marguerte Klenck, Dorothy Klenck, Roberta Klenck

1942: WWII Draft registration John William Klenck Birth Date: 2 Jul 1891 Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Residence: Union, New Jersey, USA contact Joan B. Klenck


Klenen

1391 Washington ave, Bronx, Ethel✟ age 1, dead - Meta✟ age 57 dead - May age 24 to Lebanon hospital.

1867: Frederick Klenen 17 Jun 1867 Manhattan Father Lewis Klenen Mother Mita F. Meyer Klenen (LDS)

1900: Bronx fulton ave, "Fredericka" Klenen 52, 5 children 4 living, Frederick M Klenen 31, son, clerk, Mathilta Klenen 25, daughter, Howard M Jackson 23, nephew

1904:

"Trebly afflicted in the loss of his mother and his only child, and in the precarious condition of his wife, Frederick KLENEN, of 1391 Washington avenue, the Bronx, was the principal mourner, yesterday, at funeral services for Mrs. Neta KLENEN, 56 years old, and Ethel KLENEN, 1 year, at the Merritt undertaking parlors. Nineteenth street and Eighth avenue, Manhattan. Mrs. Frederick KLENEN, who was saved from the river, badly burned, is a patient at Lebanon Hospital, her condition being so serious that she has not yet been informed of the death of her baby daughter and its grandmother. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends and relatives of the family, and among the mourners were a number of survivors of the disaster. The Rev. Henry STOUP, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, on East One Hundred and Nineteenth street, Manhattan, conducted the simple services at the chapel, and the burial service at the Lutheran cemetery. There were many flowers, in clusters and set pieces. Four small boys acted as pall bearers for the child and the bodies were borne away in a white and a black hearse."
1905: 1391 Washington ave, Bronx, Frederick Klenen 36, bookkeeper, May Klenen 24, Meta Klenen, 5 months

1910: Mt Vernon, Westchester, Frederick Klenen 40, accountant, gas company, May Klenen 29, 2 children 1 living, Meta Klenen

1920: Mt Vernon, Fred M Klenen 52 [32] May Klenen 39 Meta Klenen 15 Theresa Gleim 69, mother in law

1940: Mt VernonWalter Hoffmann Head M 25 New York, Meta Hoffmann Wife F 25 New York, Walter Hoffmann Son M 0 New York, May Klenen Mother-in-law F 49 New York, Theresa Gleim Grandmother-in-law F 79 Germany, Alfred Weist Roomer M 80 Pennsylvania

Only Meta age 56 is listed in the NYC death index for 1904 deaths.


The Koeppler/Keppler Family

Lillie*#10015; Koeppler age 17 and Irene✟ Koeppler age 12 both of 192 1st ave., were listed among the dead.

1904: Lily B. Koeppler BIRTH: 16 Oct 1887 - New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA DEATH: 15 Jun 1904 - New York, USA OTHER: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA Find a Grave Henry G. Koeppler (1851 - 1927) Elise Guthmueller Koeppler (1854 - 1931) Henry Koeppler (1876 - 1878) Louise Koeppler Bollmeyer (1879 - 1962) Rose Koeppler (1881 - 1890) Charles Koeppler (1883 - 1884) Lily B. Koeppler (1887 - 1904) Irene Koeppler (1892 - 1904)

1900: Henry G Koepples 49, butcher, Eliza Koepples 45, 6 children 3 living, Louize Koepples 20, Lillian Koepples 12, Irene Koepples 8

1908: Henry Koeppler, age 57, and Elise age -- Arrival Date: 7 Oct 1908, US citizens, Port of Departure: Cuxhaven Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: President Grant

1913: Passport application Henry Koeppler Birth Date: 10 Jan 1851 Birth Place: Butzbach Hessen, Germany Age: 62, retired, wife, Elise born 5 August 1855, Passport Issue Date: 22 May 1913 Elhurst, Queens

1920: Queens Henry G Koeppler 69 born Butzbach, butcher, Elise Koeppler 65, born Baden, Louise K Bollmeyer 40, widow, Albert Bollmeyer 16, grandson, Simon Guthmullen 94, father in law

1925: Henry G Koeppler 74 Elise Koeppler 70 Louise K Bollmeyer 45 Albert Bollmeyer 21


The Kohler Family

The 1905 Annual City Report listed: Kohler, 315 13th street: Dead, Henry✟ A. age 40, Henry✟ A. Jr. age 12, Mary 38s

Birth of Henry Kohler senior: Circa 1864

1870: Henry Kohler M 36 Bavaria Caroline Kohler F 32 Bavaria, Germany Henry Kohler M 6 New York George Kohler M 4 New York

Marriage: Henry A Kohler and Mary Ganzenmuller, 1889 Manhattan $5717

Child:

Henry August Kohler Birth Date: 25 Nov 1892 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Henry A. Kohler Mother's Name: Mary Ganzenmuller Kohler

1900: 315 E 13th street, Henry A Kohler 36, real estate, born New York, Mary Kohler 32, born New York, 1 child 1 living, Henry A Kohler 7, Joseph Blumenthal 70, lodger

On June 19, 1904 the New York times reported that 29 members of the extended Kohler family were lost. Henry A. Kohler of 315 E 13th street was in the insurance business with his brother, George S. Kohler. at 143 4th ave. Henry Kohler went on the excursion with his wife and son Henry age 10. Also "in the party were cousins, sister-in-laws, and connections of every sort by blood and law." Henry Kohler's body was found in the water. His son was also found and identified but his wife's body was still missing. The bodies of some of his kin were still missing but other lay in the undertaker's shop of Philip Wagner, at 138 Second ave.

Henry A. Kohler was a trustee of St. Mark's Benefit Fund.

No Ganzenmullers were listed. DEATH INDEX:

Henry A Kohler 40 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2924

Mary Kohler 38 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3553

Henry Kohler 12 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2925

They were all listed on the 1905 Department of Welfare list. No other Kohlers were listed. No Ganzenmullers were listed.


Kolb

The Kolb family was at 743 202nd street in 1904. Listed among the dead were: Valentine age 68, and Magdalena age 72. Albert age "22" was listed as uninjured.

Valentine Kolb's body was identified on June 19, 1904.

1867: Albert Kolb Birth Date: 12 Feb 1867 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Valentin Kolb Mother's Name: Magdalene Kolb

1895: Passport application Valentine Kolb 16 Mar 1836 Birth Place: Morsfeld, Germany Passport Issue Date: 29 Jun 1895 Residence: New York, New York

1880: Valentine Kolb 44, hair dresser, Magdalena Kolb 48 Magdalene 17 Albert Kolb 13

1885: George Schmitt Marriage 23 Sep 1885 Manhattan Age: 25 Single Father's Name: Chas. C. Schmitt Mother's Name: Christine Gross to Madeline Kolb Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: 22 Single Spouse's Father's Name: Valentine Kolb Spouse's Mother's Name: Madeline Gardoss (LDS)

1900: Bronx, Valentine Kolb 64 Magdelina Kolb 67

1904: June 15, 1904 "Albert Kolb twenty-one years old of No 743 E 202nd street, who was on the Slocum, but who was saved and taken to his home, was removed later to Fordham Hospital suffering from insanity." (The Evening World)


Kopf

Ella✟ age 1, Emil✟ age 10, Frances✟ age 9 Lizzie✟ age 39, Theodore✟ age 5 all of 337 0th street perished.

Marcus Kopf, barber, lost his wife and all of his four children. He remarried before 1930 bbut does not appear to have had other children.

1893: Marcus Kopf 8 Oct 1893 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Elizabeth Schneider Certificate Number: 12845

1900: 10th street, Marcus Kopf 30, barber, Lizzie Kopf 28, Emil Kopf 5, Frances Kopf 4, Theodere Kopf 1, Elizabeth Schneider 50, mother in law, 2 children 2 living

1904: Ella Kopf Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 1 Father's Name: Markus Kopf Mother's Name: Lizzie Schneider (LDS)

1905: 9th street between 1 and 2nd aves., Elizabeth "Snyder" 55 Marcus Kopf 35, boarder, 1926: Kopf, Marcus, age 57, and Katie age 52, U?S citizens, on the Reliance form Hamburg August 1926 to 8 the ave.

1930: 8 Ave A., Markus Kopf 60, barber, barbershop, Katie Kopf 56

1940: Arden street, Markus Kopf 70 Katie Kopf 65

1940: Markus Kopf Death 09 Jul 1940 Manhattan 33 Arden Age: 70 Married Occupation: retired barber Burial Date: 11 Jul 1940 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Henry Kopf Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Caroline Stumpf Mother's Birthplace: Germany Spouse's Name: Kate (LDS)


Koster

343 Rivington street, Margaret age 46, died, Meta age 6 died (disinterred), Annie age 9 missing, and Charles 15 uninjured.

1894: Marriage Henry Koster Margaretha Meyer 29 Nov 1894 Manhattan Father's Name: Carl Koster Mother's Name: Anna Catharine ...Oritz Spouse's Father's Name: Peter Wm. Meyer Spouse's Mother's Name: Adelheid (LDS)

1904: Marguerite Koster nee Meyer, born 22 December 1857, Anna H Koster, and Meta Koster all died on the General Slocum buried Lutherian all Saints, Middle Village

Listed as Mrs. Henry Koster of 343 Rivington on Newspaper dead list of June 19, 1904

Christine Meyer wrote to the Brooklyn Daily eagle on Jun 19 1904 asking that the names of her sister, Mrs. Henry Koster of 343 Rivington street, and her children be added to the list of missing. Christine stated that Charles, age 15, had been saved by jumping to a tug. They were said to be members of St. Marks church.

1905: Rivington street, Henry Koster 50, age 50 milk dealer, Charles Koster age 17, clerk


Kramer

70 1st ave, Barbara Kramer age 56 dead

1880: Killian Kramer, 251 E 4th painter, city directory

Mariage circa 1893: Based on 1900 census.

1900: 70 1st ave, Kramer Killian head age 50 marriage 2 7 years, painter, Barbara age 51, marriage 2, 7 years, 11 children 2 living,


Kregler/Kriegler/Krekler

257 Ave. B Annie 7 dead, (disinterred) Fred age 10 dead, Margaret age 34 dead, Dora 11 Lincoln, Lizzie age 3 uninjured

Lizzie Kriegle, age "4" was discovered lying among the dead in the interior of the paddle box. She had gone on the excursion with her mother and brother. Her mother was burned.

NY Death Indexes: Fred Kregler, age 10, June 15, 1094 Bronx - father Charles per find a grave , buried Holy Trinity Brooklyn.

July 1904 Charles Kregler of 257 Avenue B made a request for aid on June 20. Some money was given to him on June 21. After that time repeated efforts to contact him failed. Another article stated that he submitted bills for $208 for funeral expenses "without any reason" He was denied.

1910: ??? Fred A Beamer Head M 49 Germany, Dora Beamer Wife F 43 Germany, Charles Beamer Son M 15 New York, Fred A Beamer Jr. Son M 12 New York, Wallace Beamer Son M 6 New York, Dora "Kergler", Niece F 17 New York, Lizzie "Kergler", Niece F 9 New York, Patrick J Dunn Boarder M 62 Ireland

1917/1920:Charles Kregler 257 Ave B, clerk

1930: 257 Ave. B, Kregler, Charles age 65 widower, born Germany metal worker car factory.


The Kreuder Families

1904: N Y Times - June 16 - Miss Marie "Kreuger" of "451" West End Ave. suffered burns and was taken to Harlem Hospital. She stated that she was on the upper deck when the alarm went up. Some men "came along" and told the women to be quite. The "advice fell on deaf ears" as every one was panic stricken the minute the cry of FIRE was heard. Marie slid down a pole to the water and managed to get hold of a rope that was hanging alongside the boat. She had to abandon the rope quickly as the flames shot out of the port holes right above her. Near her was a small boy who was holding on to a life preserver. They were both pulled aboard a barge. She had a sister and cousin on the Slocum and did not know their fate.

1904: "Krauder", Marie, 23 years old, 452 West End Ave, shock, went home after being treated at Harlem Hosp. (Globe and Commercial Advertiser June 16, 1904)

Dept of Public Welfare: "Kreuder" "452" West End Ave, Marie age 29 sent to Harlem Hospital.

Dept of Public Welfare: Kreuder 62 W. 97th Lena P. 28, to Harlem Hosp and Anne E age 18 UNINJURED

1904: Krauder, Lena age 35, 62 West 97th street, submersion, right solder dislocated, in Harlem Hosp. (Globe and Commercial Advertiser June 16, 1904)

1905: 62 West 97th Henry Kreuder 32, physician, Lena Kreuder 29, sister, Hira R Kreuder 22, brother, Anna E Kreuder 19, sister, Johanna Schellingman 19, servant Elizebeth Schillingman 22


Kruger

Eva Kruger age 57 dead of 106 7th street "Brooklyn". Brooklyn was in error. Eva Kruger was a boarder at the home of the Wohlfert family of 106 7th street Manhattan in 1900. Three members of the Wohlfart familie died on the Slocum: Charlotte age 8, Eva age 35 and Robert age 12 See below


Kunstner/Kuenstner

No 65 St. Mark's Charles 17 to Lincoln, Mary 46 to Lincoln, and William 12 to Lincoln

1897: Rob't Kunstner Street address: 66 St Mark's pL Residence Place: New York, New York, USA Occupation: Artist Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1897

1905: St. Mark's place, Robert Kunstner 48, printer, Mary Kunstner 47, Chas Kunstner 18, paper hanger, William Kunstner 13

1910: Carl Kunstner Street address: 725 Elton av Residence Place: New York, New York, USA Occupation: Salesman Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1910

1910: Bronx, Robert J Kuenstner Head M 52 Germany Marie A Kuenstner Wife F 52 Germany Charles R Kuenstner Son M 23 Pennsylvania William E Kuenstner Son M 18 New York

1915: Elton ave Bronx, Kuenstner, Robert, age 58, artist, Mary age 57, Charles son 28, salesman, William son age 23, bookkeeper

1917: Chales Robert Kuenstner 725 Elton ave, Bronx Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 23 Mar 1887, salesman, single, support of father and mother

1920: Elton Ave Bronx John R Kuenstner 62 Marie Kuenstner 61 Charles R Kuenstner 32 William E Kuenstner 27

1930: Chatham New Jersey Charles R Kuenstner 43, single, own &12,000, wholesale merchant, Robert J Kuenstner 72, widow

Next door

1930: Chatham Ne Jersey, William Kuenstner 38, own, $9,500, appraiser jewelry, Mildred Kuenstner 32, wife, Robert C Kuenstner 6, son

1911: Robert Kunstner 725 Elton E Residence Place: New York, New York, USA Occupation: Decorator Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1911

1952: Mr. and Mrs. Charles R Kuenstner of Hedges Ave Chatham attended the annual Memorial Service of the General Slocum disaster. The Kuenstner family, Marie, Charles and William were one of only five families where all members were rescued. Charles suffered severe burns to his face, arms and legs and spent three months in Lenox Hill hospital. In 1852 there were only 23 known survivors, including Charles of Chatham and and William of West Orange.


The Lahm Family

1000 Union Ave Bronx - Clara✟ age 20 dead, Dora✟ age 25 dead

Philip and Dorrothea Lahm had Dorothea, Clara, Paul, Matilda and Walter. Dorrothea and Clara died in the Slocum disaster. Philip and Dorothea senior both died in 1905 leaving the 19 year old Paul as the head of household.

1900: 1000 Union Ave., single family, Philip Lahm Head M 55 Germany, real estate, Dorrothea Lahm Wife F 51 Germany Dorrothea Lahm Daughter F 22 New York Clara Lahm Daughter F 16 New York Paul F Lahm Son M 14 New York Matilda Lahm Daughter F 10 New York Wather G Lahm Son M 6 New York Anna Halema Servant F 33 Finland, servant

1905: Dorothea Lahm Birth Year: abt 1849 Age: 56 Death Date: 10 Jan 1905 Death Place: Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 205

1905: Philip Lahm death Bronx : Philip Lahm BIRTH: abt 1845 DEATH: 26 Jan 1905 - Bronx

1905: 1000 Union ave, Bronx, Paul Lahm 19, studying for law, Hilda Lahm 14 Walter Lahm 11 Anna Michael 59, servant

1906: Union ave, no 1000, 100 feet east side, south of 165th street, 61.2x165 two story frame dwelling executors sale estate of Philip Lahm deceased.

1910: Brooklyn, Paul F Lahm 24, atty law, Matilda Lahm 18 Walter G Lahm 16 Meta Homann 60, servant

1912: In 1912 Walter Lahm of 57 Marlborough road, an Erasmus high student, was questioned by the police regarding an incident of a "unknown" motorcyclist who ran into an seriously injured a 69 year old woman. Paul Lahm was called Walter's father whn if fact he was his brother. Walter was arrested by the police but promptly bailed out by a family friend. Walter was arraigned on charges of felonious assault and held for $3,000 bail. Walter Lahm had stayed at the scene while the victim had been driven away to a doctor. It took the police some time to get the victim and the perpetrator lined up.

1913: Walter Lahm a graduate of Ersamus was attending Columbia University.

1917 WWI Draft registration - Paul Lahm Brooklyn, born October 29, 1885, lawyer, nearest relative, Matilda Lahn.

1920: 57 Marlborough rod., Paul F Lahm 36, lawyer, gen practice, Matilda Lahm 28 Walter G Lahm 26 Homater Homan 73

1922: Passport application - Matilda Lahm daughter of Philip Lahm. dob 5 May 1892 pleasure tour, of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium British Isles, France and Switzerland - about 6 months.

1929: George A Wilson Gender: Male Marriage Date: 30 Nov 1929 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Matilda Lahm Certificate Number: 30607

1930: New Rochelle, Walter Lahm 36, real estate, Ruth Lahm 31 Philis Lahm 1 Dorothy Lahm 0 Grace Venable 32

1964: Matilda Lahm Wilson Birth Date: 5 May 1891 Death Date: 1 Jun 1964 Cemetery: North Elba Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: North Elba, Essex County, New York, USA Spouse: George Anson Wilson DDS


The Lambeck Family

A news article stated Mrs. Albertina "Lembesk" of 427 East 9th street ran hysterically through the corridors of Lincoln Hospital her head and neck "swathed in bandages" bemoaning the fate of her five children, Herman 14, Dora 11, Ernestine 9, Henry, 7 and Albert 4. She had thrown Ernestine and Albert overboard in an attempt to save them from the fire. Her other children became separated from her in the general panic.

The city records listed Albertϩ age 4, Ernestine✟ 9 months, Henry✟ age 7 all deceased. Albertina age 12 was sent to Lincoln Hospital, Dora age 11 and Herman age 14 were "taken home."

Mrs. Lambeck was on the upper deck of the Slocum with her five children ranging in age from 14 to 4. They stayed on the deck until it collapsed. Three of her children were thrown into the water and she jumped in with the other two. When she hit he water she was knocked out and sank. When she finally recovered her senses and was rescued all of her children were missing. She was taken to Lincoln Hospital in shock. (The Evening Telegram, June 15, 1904)

1900: St Marks's Place, Henry W Lambeck 36, painter, born Germany, immigrated 1891, Albatine Lambeck 29, 45 children 4 living, immigrated 1872, Herman Lambeck 9, Dora Lambeck 6, Ernestine Lambeck 4, Henry Jr., Lambeck 2

1910: Henry W Lambeck 46, painter, own shop, Albertina Lambeck 39, Herman A Lambeck 19, book keeper life insurance, Dorothy Lambeck 16

1920: Henry W Lambeck 56 Albertine Lambeck 49 Dorothy Lambeck 26

1930: Queens, Henry W Lambeck 66, painter, house, Albertina Lambeck 59 Dorothy Lambeck 36, stenographer

NYC Death Index June 15, 1904, Bronx, Lambeck: Albert age 4, Ernestina age 9 (Listed as Ernest in the death list of Slocum victims), Henry age 6.

Albertina Lambeck died age 60 August 31, 1930. Queens #5327

Henry W. Lambeck age 3, May 1937, Queens, #4121

Herman Lambeck born April 25, 1891 married, Wilhelmina, and had several children, Harold, Albert, and Dorothy. He worked as a life insurance clerk for Germania Life ins. Co in 1917.

Herman age 14, Dora age 11, Minnie age 9 and Albert age 4 were originally listed among the missing on June 17, 1904 (New York Times). Minnie and Albert were still listed among the missing on June 19 (New York Times). Henry Lambeck of 427 East 9th street was listed among the dead on June 17, 1904 (New York Times). Lambeck, Albert 3 and a half and "Albertina" age 9 both of 427 E. 9th were still listed among the missing on June 23, 1904 (New York Times).

Listed among the victims: Lambeck, Ernest age 9, Henry age 6 and Albert age 3 all of 427 E. 9th.

Listed among the injured: "Laubeck", Albertina 33, Herman age 14, and Dora age 11, 427 E 9th.

Albertina born circa 1871 was 33 years old at the time of the Slocum disaster, young enough to have had more children, yet she did not.


Languth/Langutt/Langguth

The Languth sisters, Martha age 11 and Louise age 9, of 29 Cooper Square escaped the General Slocum physically unscathed. No other family members appear to have been on board.

Martha and Louise Languth married on the same date in 1915. 1910: Richard "Langutt" 58, baker [?] store, Maraget Langutt 55, 8 children 4 living, Helen Langutt 21, Martha Langutt 18, Louisia Langutt 16, Amelia Langutt 14

1915: Martha Languth Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1915 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Wm L Kirschen Certificate Number: 16051

Louise Languth Marriage Date: 14 Jul 1915 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Bernard Freund Certificate Number: 16050

1920: Bernard Freund 29, proprietor fish market, Louise Freund 25 Richard Freund, age 3

1925: 89 8 ave., Wm Kirschen 43, born Ireland, bakery, Martha Kirschen 32

1930: 830 Elton ave., Bronx, William Kirschon Head M 48 Romania, retired, Martha Kirschon Wife F 37 New York, Richard Languth Father M 79 Germany, widowed, Amelia Languth Sister F 33 New York

Richard Languth of Elton Ave Bronx took numerous trips abroad by boat between 1924 and 1930.


Leinberger

Caroline age 30 and Caroline age 2 uninjured - address 51 St Marks

1905: William Leinberger 37, lithographer, Caroline Leinberger 32 Caroline Leinberger 3 Elsie Leinberger 22, niece

1910: West Hoboken: William Leinberger 42, pressman lithographer, Coraline Leinberger 37 Coraline Leinberger 8 William Leinberger 3 George Richardot 50, boarder

1920: Lehighton Ward 1, Carbon, Pennsylvania Street: South Fourth Street William Leinberger 51, blacksmith car shop, born Germany, Caroline Leinberger 46, stenographer, born germany, William Leinberger 12, born New York Edward Ohl 21, son in law, traveling salesman, Caroline Ohl 17, daughter, born New York Wilhelm Brown 5, "grand son", born New York,


Lemm/Lamm

The city report listed Amelia✟ Lemm age 40, Frank✟ Lemm age 13, and Lillian✟ Lemm age 7 all of 645 E 17 all deceased.

- George Lemm age 11 Uninjured

Two other children William born circa 1885 and Charles born circa 1888 where either not on the boat or walked away unrecorded.

June 17, 1904 - Mrs. Muller of 645 E 17th was searching for her sister, Mrs. "Lamm" and her two children Frank "age 8" and Lillian age 7. Mrs. Lamm was a widow who lived with her sister. Mrs Lamm and Frank were found by July 17 but the little girl was still missing.

1900: E 17th street, Amelia Lamm 36, widow, 9 children 6 living, born New York parents born Germany, David Lamm 15, clerk, William Lamm 13, wagon boy, Charles Lamm 12, Frank Lamm 10, George Lamm 7, Lillian Lamm 3

In the same building Charles Muller, head age 43, machinist, Margareth wife, age 30 6 children 6 living, Albert, 20, machinist, Charles 9, Lillie [or Tillie] 8, annie 6, George 3, Tony 2 (must be a 2nd marriage for Charles sr.)


Lemp

108 2nd ave - August W age 10 to Lincoln hospital and Charles T. age 12 taken home

1900: 108 2nd ave., Chas Lemp 33, born Switzerland, supt of Swiss House, Marie Lemp 36, 3 children 3 living, Chas Lemp 8 August Lemp 5 Henry Lemp 3, plus 2 servants and 12 "inmates"

1910: West 67th street, Charles Lemp 42, clerk institution, Marie E Lemp 44, 4 children 4 living, August W Lemp 15, Henry A Lemp 13, Marie L E Lemp

Plus numerous "inmates" all Swiss.

Chalres was a charpenter's apprentice in Oyster Bay with a relative, August E Hansen, a capenter and his family.

1915:Oyster Bay, Charles Lemp 23, carpenter, Gardon Lemp 22, August H Lemp 4/12

1920: Roswell, New Mexico, August W Lemp 25, born New York, parents Swiss, farmer, Nellie A Lemp 21 Margarite I Lemp 2 1930: Glen Cove, Charles T Lemp 37 Yarda Lemp 37 Marie Lemp 65 August Lemp 15 Marie Lemp 12

1940: Roswell, New Mexico, August Lemp 34 Nellie Lemp 32 Margarite Lemp 12

Swiss Benevolent Society HISTORICAL BACKGROUND


Licome

Minnie 18 of 83 7th street, dead - Fredricka age 53 to Lincoln hospital.

1872 Frederick Licome married Fredericka Stein

1880: Allen street, Fredrick Lecomy 30, Connecticut, engineer, Fredricke Lecomy 26 Eugene Lecomy 4 Agnes Lecomy 2

1900: 306 6th street, Frederick Licome 51, born Connecticut, engineer, Fredericka Licome 47, 10 children 3 living*, Minnie Licome 14

*Eugen Licome born c. 1874 was still alive. Julius Licome age 4 months died in 1881. Arthur Licome age 1 died in 1885.

1905: 342 6th streeet, Fred Licome 56, engineer, Licome, Fredeicka 53

1915: Frederick Licome 342 6th New York Occupation: Engineer Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1915

1917: Frederick Licome died 14 October 1917


The Liebenow/Liebnow Family

The city record listed Annie C age 3 dead - Helen age 6 missing - Adella M 6 months to Lebanon Anna C 32 to Lebanon and Paul 33 to Lebanon in addition Martha Liebenow age 29 of 404 5th street was listed as dead. She was Pau;'s sister.

Paul Liebenow of 133 E 125the street was badly burned about the head and hands as he tried to pull down useless life perservers. Among the victims were two of his children, a sister, a sister in law and a niece and nephew.

Paul, Annie and Adele survived the disaster. Annie, age 3, died. According to later reports the body of Helen was never found.

By 1904 Mr. Liebnow was part owner of a restaurant in Manhattan. Paul Liebenow testified at an inquest late in June. His head and one hand were "swathed in bandgages". He said he tried to pull down on of the life preservers but the wires would "not dislodge". He showed his badly cut hand as proof of how the wires had resisted his efforts. He survived with his wife and six monts old daughter. Others in the party did not survive.

In July 1904 it was reported by the Slocum Aid Committee that Paul "Liebenau" of 133 E 25th street had stated on June 19th that a nurse was needed. On July 6 Mr. Liebenau presented bills for $276.50 for funeral, physician, transportation from the hospital and drugs. Some deductions were made and Mr. Liebenau was paid by check.

1880: Forsyth street, Henry G. Liebnow 39, waiter in restaurant, Henrietta Liebnow 34, Henry G. Liebnow 12, Otto Liebnow 10, Paul Liebnow 9, Annie Liebnow 7, Martha Liebnow

1896: Paul Liebenow 15 Sep 1896 Marriage Manhattan Spouse: Anna Wulf Certificate Number: 14571

1900: 2nd ave., Paul Lieberon 29, bartender, Annie Lieberon 28, Helen Lieberon 1

1903: Adella Liebenow Birth Date: 28 Nov 1903 Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 51225

1910: Death, Paul Liebenow Age: 38 Death Date: 30 Jan 1910 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 3513

Find a Grave

New York Herald, 1 February 1910 MR. PAUL LIEBENOW, SLOCUM SURVIVOR, DIES

Mr. Paul Liebenow, one of the survivors of the Slocum disaster, in which his wife and youngest daughter figured in a thrilling escape after seeing other members of the family perish, died yesterday in his home at No. 65 East 122d street. Mr. and Mrs. Liebenow both were burned seriously.

On the morning they left on the ill fated excursion boat there were eleven members of the family, and of these the parents and one child escaped. Mrs. Liebenow picked up her daughter Addella, then but six months old, and hurrying through a wall of flames leaped into the water. The daughter was the youngest survivor of the disaster, and the following year unveiled the General Slocum victims' monument in Lutheran Cemetery.

Mr. Liebenow suffered an attack of pneumonia after he recovered from the burns received in the catastrophe and had been an invalid until his death. His body will be buried today and the funeral will be attended by members of the Slocum Survivors' Association.

Adele Liebenow was 6 months old and was the last surviver of the Slocum disaster. She married James Witherspoon and died in 2004. See Adella Wotherspoon, Last Survivor of General Slocum Disaster, Is Dead at 100

Find a Grave Anna Christina Liebenow 1920: North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey 308 Watchung Avenue, Anna Liebenow 48 Adella Lisbenow 16 1930: North Plainfield, Somerset, New Jersey 308 Watchung Avenue, Bertha H Keeler 85 Anna C Liebenow 58 Adella M Liebenow 26

1940: James Wotherspoon 36, Adelle Wotherspoon 36, teacher public school, Anna C Liebenow 68


Link

Edward Link age 12, and Lottie Link age 8 died Arthur age 14 was uninjured.

1880: Manhattan, Charles Link 24, cigar maker, Lena Link 19 Lilly Link 1

1900: 76 Ave. A., Charles Link 43, cigar manufacturer, Adelina Link 39, 12 children 10 living, Robert Link 19, cigar packer, Charles Link 18, carpenter, Albertina Link 17, Sophia Link 15, William Link 13, Arthur Link 9, Edward Link 7, Lottie Link 4, Walter Link 9/12

1915: Queens Lena Link 54 Arthur Link 24 Watter Link 15 Frederick Krauss 16 Charles Krauss 11

1917: Arthur link 1691 Grove Queens, August 19 1890 asst traffic manager, Butler bros.single mother to support.

1920: Queens Lena Link 58, widow, Arthur Link 29, accountant, export, Walter Link 20, clerk ---, Fred Kruress 20, grandson, salesman, --- Charles Kruress 16, grandson, salesman woolens

1940: Queens, Arthur Link 44, General Freight Agt Pauline Link 41, Arthur Link 9

1942: Arthur Link Birth Date: 19 Aug 1890 Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Queens, New York, USA contact Mrs. Pauline Link


Lubbert

412 6th street, Lubbert, Charles age 12 dead, Caroling age 46 uninjured.

1905: 412 6th ave, August Lubbert 54, cigar maker Caroline Lubbert 47, John Lubbert 21, iron work, Richard Lubbert 19, Julius Hermann 35, boarder,

1914: Caroline Lubbert Age: 57 Death Date: 20 Nov 1914 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 32762

1915: 5th street, Manhattan August Lubbert 59 John Lubbert 30 Richard Lubbert 27

1925: East 5th street, Lubbert, August, age 75, cigar maker

1926: August Lubbert Age: 75 Death Date: 25 Sep 1926 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 24378


The Ludemann Family

The city record listed Johanna Ludemann age 46 dead - John age 15 Lebanon, Hannah "19" taken home - Fred 17 uninjured - 4 Smith st White Plains

According to newspaper accounts Mrs. "Hannah" Ludemann was listed among the dead on June 16, 1904 and on the 1905 Dept of Welfare list

Her daughter, also named Hannah, age "16", survived. Hannah Ludemann, age 40, was on the Slocum trip with her children, Fred age 18, John age 16 and Hannah. Hannah Ludemann, age 17, was rescued by a deckhand on the Massasoit. She had been badly burned about the head. Her injuries were treated at Hart's Island She was later taken to fiends at Sixth Ave and Ave A. She said they had been on the upper deck at the stern when the cry of FIRE! went up. She helped her mother put on a life vest and put one on herself. She left her mother inside to go out on the deck and try and see what was happening. She had barely left her mother when the part of the deck where her mother was standing collapsed and her mother went down into the burning hole. Hannah jr. was thrown into the water and her life preserver held up up until she was pulled out. She did not know where her brothers were but she was sure there was no chance her mother had survived.

Johanna Ludemann 45 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2896

1910: 4 Smith Street white Plains, Ludemann, Marie head female age 26, Fred J brother, 23, electrician, John D 22, club maker golf, Walter 18, clerk railroad

1919: John D Ludemann Street address: 62 Central av Residence Place: White Plains, New York, USA Occupation: Floorman Publication Title: White Plains, New York, City Directory, 1919

1930: Frederick J Ludemann and Margaret B Ludemann 40 Lake Publication Title: White Plains, New York, City Directory, 1930

1940: Fred J Ludemann 53, gas station attendant 3 yrs collegem Margaret B Ludemann 47 Ann Blair 61

1961: Fredrick J Ludemann 29 Janu White Plains Margaret died in 1964

According to the birth record of John Ludemann June 19, 1888 he was the son of John Ludmann and Johanna "Reomer".

According to the birth record of Fredrick Ludemann Jan 7, 1887 he was the son of JOhn Ludeman and Johanna "Bremer"


Ludewig

1904: Ludewig 413 E 17th George W age 14 dead - Fred age 10 uninjured.

1892: George N Ludewig Av H 435 28th New York Grocer Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1892

1893: Christine Ludewig 15 Mar 1893 Manhattan Spouse: George Ludewig Certificate Number: 3404

1900: 9th ave, driver truck, George "Ludwig" 36, Christiana Ludwig 34, 2 children 2 living, George Ludwig 14, Frederick Ludwig 14, and boarders

1905: 413 E 17th street, George N Ludewig 41, grocer, Christine Ludewig 41, Fredrick O Ludewig 17

1914: Christine R Ludewig age 49, Jan 9, 1914

1915: 1186 Cypress ave, Queens George N Ludewig 52 Fred Ludewig 21 Alma A Katt 36

1917: WWI Draft Registration 1186 Cypress ave Queens, dob October 30 1893, stenographer, single . 1917: Military Service enlisted 16 October 1917 at Fort Slocum. 1186 Cypress Ave "Brooklyn", served overseas Dec 3 1917 to Feb 23 1919. Honorable discharge March 4 1919. 1930: Queens George N. Ludewig 66, grocer Alma A. Katt 51


Lutjens

101 Clymer st Brooklyn Catherine 46 dead, Margaret C 18 dead - August J. 16 Lincoln hospital, William H. A. 40 taken home.

Ella Boden of 101 Clymer street age 47 also died on the General Slocum.

Ella Boden Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Death Place: New York, USA Cemetery: The Evergreens Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

Find a Grave

1900: 99 Clymer street, John Bodin 40, married 15 years, dept of city works, Ella Bodin 40, 1 child 1 living, Estella Lyons, 18, daughter

1900: The Lutjen family was not listed at 101 Clymer street in 1900.

1904: August Lutjene 101 Clymer Brooklyn Occupation: Clerk Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1904

1904: The funeral of Catherine Lujens took place Jun 19th from her home at 101 Clymer ave. "The floral offerins were numerous and required three open carriages to convey them to the Lutheran cemetery."

1904: The Lutjen family of 101 Clymer street identified the body of Marguerite Lutjen, 18 on June 21. August Lutjen senior and junior, Catherine Lutjen and Maruerite Lutjen were all on the General Slocum excursion. Father and son were painfully burned and were slowly recovering. august Lutjen attempted to save the live of his sister. He did manage to save the live of Miss Lucy "Kencken" of 169 South Second street. (This would be Lucy "Hencken", age 15, who told a very different story.) Catherine Letjen's body was found almost immediately but the body of Marguerite was caught in the wreckage and not immediately found. Services for Marguerite were held on June 22 and were attended by a large gathering of mourners.

1904: August Lutjen of 101 Clymer street was a member of St. Marks' church on June 15 he was in charge of the cashier department of the bar for the trip. He testified in late June 1904 that the hoses were rotten and as soon as the crew saw that the hoses would not hold water they jumped overboard.

He said that he tried to don several life preservers (as he could not swim) but they were all rotten and filled with powdered cork. He jumped over the rail and tried to hang one until he was swept overboard.

His hands and face were wrapped in bandages.

August Lutjen junior, age 17, claimed that the men in the rescue boats robbed women and children of their jewelry and refused to take people except for a fee. He said one boatman asked for $2 to take him aboard and another for all of his money and his watch. He said boatmen pulled gold chins off women's necks. He further stated that the crew of the Slocum acted cowardly seemingly only concerned with their own safety. He stated the the boat was off 96th street when the yell of FIRE went up.

1907/1913: August Lutjens 82 Penn Brooklyn, New York, USA Occupation: Salesman Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1907/1913

1917: August Jr Lutjens 28 Jul 1917 Kings, New York, USA Spouse: Hazel Estelle Bogert Certificate Number: 11215

1917 WWI Draft registration, August J. Lutjin jr. Dec 26 1888 clerk single *2 Penn ave Brooklyn

1917: August J Lutjens Junior, 82 Penn street Brooklyn, wounded slightly in action, served overseas Apr 16 1918 to Apr 24, 1919 induced in #30 Brooklyn - Birth Date: abt 1887 Service Start Date: 5 Dec 1917 Service Start Place: Brooklyn, New York Service Start Age: 30

1920: Lefferts ave., Queens August J Lutjens 33 Hazel E Lutjens 25

1932: August Lutjens Burial Date: 17 Aug 1932 Burial Place: Kings, NY USA, Greenwood, Lot 22666 section 203


Mahlstedt

Louis H. Mahlstedt age 23 of 629 E 146th street died - Annie 31 was sent to Lebanon Hospital

In several newspaper lists Annie was listed as uninjured.

1900: 629 E 146th street, Bronx, Henry "Mahlatedt" 52, carpenter, Margaret Mahlatedt 51, 5 children 3 living, Anna Mahlatedt 27, Frederick Mahlatedt 23, carpenter, Ludwig Mahlatedt 18 clerk

1905:624 E 146th street, Bronx, Henry Mahlstedt 58, carpenter, Margaret Mahlstedt 58 Anna Mahlstedt 32, daughter, Frederick Mahlstedt 28 son, carpenter

1907: Anna M Mahlstedt Marriage Date: 30 Jun 1907 Marriage Place: Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 1101 - John L Koster

1910: Bronx, Henry Mahlstedt 62 Margaret Mahlstedt 61, 3 children 2 living, Fred Mahlstedt 3(nest listing) "Coster", John, age --, bowling alley, Annie age --, 1 child 1 living, Louis age 1

1915: 375 146th street, Mahlstart , Henry, age 68, retired, Margaret, 67 Frederick 39 carpenter (next listing) John Koster 43, bolling ally employee, Anna Koster 42, Louis Koster 7

1920: 375 E 146the street Bronx Henry Mahlstedt 72, carpenter builder, Margertte Mahlstedt 71 Fred Mahlstedt 43 Henreitta Timm 62

1920: Clarkstown, Rockland, New York John Koster 48 Anna Koster 47 Louis Koster 11 Margaret Mahlstedt 72

1930: Clarkstown, Rockland, New York John Koster 58 Anna Koster 57 Louis J Koster 21


Manheimer/Mannheimer

Manheimer 86 7th street Mamie age 36 dead - Walter age 11 dead - Lillian age 9 uninjured

Manheimer 44 St. Mark's Place Lillie age 28 dead

It was reported in the papers that Lillie Manheimer lost her father, a brother and an aunt (for whom she was named). And in another Manheimer family, the mother and three older children were lost leaving one 8 year old son, named Otto. Also that Lilli Manheimer lost her mother, brother and aunt.

The 1905 Public Welfare list does not confirm this. It lists 3 Manheimers dead (Mamie 36, Walter 11 and Lillie age 28) and one uninjured (Lillian age 9).

Jun 17, 1904: NY Times - "Mammy Mannheimer, "a bookmaker", whirled down to the morgue in an automobile with his friend, Dr. Fleming, of the Grand Hotel." He was searching for his sister, a nephew and a niece. He was more anxious than "after the heaviest races."

1904 June 16 Miss Clara Stuer was sitting with the Misses Millie Mannheimer (age 40) and Lillie Mannheimer (the niece of Millie age 9) and Walter Mannheimer age 11 (Lillie's brother). As they passed the entrance to the Harlem river. Lillie said she thought the boat was on fire. Her aunt hushed her saying she would cause a panic. Within a few minutes it was apparent that lillie was correct. The entire front of the boat appeared to be in flames. Everyone started rushing around. Clare lost sight of her friends as people pushed and shoved and jumped overboard. Clara slide down a pole to a lower deck and took off some of her clothing so she would have a better chance of staying afloat. As she was prepared to jump she heard someone tell her to "hold on a minute". A tug was approaching. Clare and a number of others were rescued. The tug put them at Randall's Island and returned to rescuing more victims. Clara searched for her friends and found Lillie. Lillie had suffered some burns but otherwise was alright. Lillie did not know how she had been saved. Lillie and Clara were taken by boat to Manhattan and went down to Miss Mannheimer's house at 86 E 7th but Miss Mannheimer was not home. Clara was not listed on the 1905 Dept of Public Welfare list, presumably because she walked away uninjured.

1905 Dept of Public Welfare: Manheimer 867th street Mamie 36, Walter 11 - Manheimer 44 st Marks Lillie 28.

1900: Manhattan 86 7th street, Henry Manheimer 37, clerk city department, Mamie Manheimer 32, married 9 years 2 children 2 living. Walter Manheimer 7, Lille Manheimer 5

1905: Henry Manheimer 45, bookkeeper, Manny Manheimer 34, brother, bookmaker

1910: Henry Mansheimer Age: 47 Death Date: 28 Apr 1910 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 13954

1921: Marriage of Lillie Manheimer father Henry mother Mamie Schwartz to Emanuel Manheimer

1930: Queens, Emanuel Martheimer 37 Lillie Martheimer 35 Marion Martheimer 5 Helen Martheimer 2

1940 Queens, emanuel, Lillie Marion and Helen


Marschall

Marschall 127 1st ave Daniel age 13 dead, Henry B age 11 dead

1900: Rivington street, Daniel Marshal 42, printer, Kate Marshal 43, 6 children 5 living, Marnine Marshal 19, candy, John Marshal 17, printer, George Marshal 12, Daniel Marshal 10, Henry Marshal 5

1905: 1st ave., Daniel "Marshell" 48, printer, Lete Marshell 43 Mary Marshall 24, worker factory, George Marshall 17, architect

1910: Daniel M Marshal 51, Kate Marshal 51 George Marshal 22

1913: Death Daniel Marshall born Jan 13, 1858 died 3 March 1913, father Daniel Morgan Marshall bother Kusblch


Mattes

87 Ave A - Elizabeth age 20 dead, Mary age 58 dead (disinterred)

Mary Bartz age 6 missing (niece of Mrs. Mattes) Note: Actually she was the granddaughter of Mrs. Mattes.

1900: 513 6th street, Martin Mattes 52, tailor, Mary Mattes 54, 11 children 4 living, Emma Bartz 28, daughter, widow, 5 children 4 living, Anna Mattes 19, daughter, dressmaker, Lizzie Mattes 16, daughter, designer, Anna Bartz 7, granddaughter, Mary Bartz 1, granddaughter

Mary Mattes age 59 of 87 Ave A was reported missing on June 22, 1904.

On June 24 the first identifications of the "nameless" dead who were buried the previous Saturday were made based on clothing that had been carefully cataloged. Anne Mattes of 87 Ave A identified "body 91" as that of her mother 58 year old Mary Mattes.


Matzerath

Edward age 13 uninjured.

Edward Matzerath and Fred Schmidt swam to the shore of North Brother's Island 1905: Bronx: Adelhea Matzerath 47 Frank Matzerath 29, son, barber, Edward Matzerath 14, son

1915: Bronx Edward G Matzerath 26, salesman, Lena age 27

Anna Matzerath Schmidt, age 30, wife of August, and her young daughter, Anna, also perished.


Maurer

George Maurer was a bandmaster. His band was playing on the General Slocum that fateful day in June 1904.

1904: Tombstone, opfer des dampfrers gen. slocum Margaret 1856, George 1841, Clara 1892, Mathilda 1890 Find a Grave

1900: George Maurer 49, Maggie Maurer 44, Elisabeth Maurer 20, Julius Maurer 18, Tillie Maurer 10, Clara Maurer 9

1904: Tombstone, Middle Village, Queens, Lutherans Cemetery, 1905 City report: Identified Dead - Maurer, 421 E 9th street, Mauerer, George J. 53 born Germany, Margaret 48 born Germany, Clara age 12, and Matilda age 14 born born US.

When the fire broke out George Maurer and the band were playing. His wife and children were sitting nearby. Mr. Maurer and his family ran to a rack of life vests only to find that most were rotten. Some that looked to be in good condition were wired down and impossible to free up. Mr. Maurer directed his wife to slide down a rope and hold on to it. Then he took his daughters by the hand and jumped. Mrs. Maurer saw them hit the water. Unfortunately, someone jumped on top of them and forced them under. When George Maurer's body was recovered there was reportedly a heel make on his forehead.

Margaret Maurer died June 25, of pneumonia following burns. A news article says she died at her home, 421 E. 9th street of pneumonia and shock.

A daughter, Mrs. Charles Geminn, and a son, Julius, were not on the trip.

1909: Julius Maurer, the musical Director of "New Century Girls" playing in April 1909 at the Empire Theater, lost all his family, except a sister, in the Slocum fire. He and his sister were both living in Brooklyn in 1909.

1919: Lizzie Geminn, wife of Charles Gemmin, 308 Grove Street, died 13th February 1917, probate May 15, 1919 - they had one daughter Mathilda Margaret Geminn - personal property $2,000. Lizzia Maurer Geminn was 36.

1920: Julius Maurer leader of the Empire Theater Orchestra shot himself in the presence of his brother in law, Charles "Gemin". they were in a cafe across the street from the Empire Theater when he pulled out a .38 caliber pistol and shot himself twice in the left breast. He then fell to the floor and shot himself once in the head. He was 35 and recently engaged. He was rushed to St. John's Hospital where he died.

1910: Grove street Brooklyn, Chas Giminn 35, marriage 2, carpenter, Elisa Geminn 29, marriage 1, 1 child 1 living, Matilda M Geminn 5

1920: Brooklyn,Charles Geminn 45, carpenter, born Germany, Emma Geminn 36, wife, Matilda Geminn 15, daughter

1925: Queens, Char Geminn 50, carpenter, Emma Geminn 40, wife, Mathilda Geminn 20, daughter

Charles Geminn died in 1962. He was buried with his wives, Eliza and Emma.

Eliza Geminn geb. Maurer 29 Oct 1881 to 13 Feb 1917, Emma Geminn 1884 - 1958 Charles Geminn 1874-1962.

Emma Maurer, age 55, of 1551 Ave A was listed in the 1905 Annual City Report as "missing". She was the sister of George Maurer.


Meininger

Elizabeth age 29 dead Henry age 19 (19 months?) dead - 631 Bergen ave Bronx Lizzie Meininger was part of the Klein party. She was the former Lizzie Klein. Her son, Henry was 19 months old.


Meinhardt

The 1905 City Report listed Meinhardt 146 E. 4th street: Rudolph H age 13, Walburga, age 38 and Walter G 15 dead and Otto age 8 at Lincoln Hosp.

Rudolph Meinhart age 13 was initially listed in the paper as missing. His father, Jacob, had found the body of one of his son, Walter at the Morgue. he had aslo found his wife "Barbalka". Otto, age 9, said he had been "pitched" overboard by a man "who did not give him time to ask questions". Otto did not remember how he got home but he walked in the house 2 hours after the disaster.

The 1904 Slocum Horro book listed, Meinhardt, Walde, 4 of 146 E 4th dead, Walberge age 37, Rudolph age 14 same address, dead. and Otto age 8 as uninjured.

1889: Marriage Philip J Meinhardt and Walburga Kam Aug 18, 1889, Manhattan

1889:

Walter George Meinhardt 08 Aug 1889 Manhattan Father Philip Jacob Meinhardt Mother Warshurga Kam Meinhardt

1896: Otto Meinhardt 21 Feb 1896 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Jakob Meinhardt Mother's Name: Waly Kam (LDS)

1900: 146 4th street, Philip J Meinhadt Head M 42 Germany, wine cooper, Wally Meinhadt Wife F 34 Germany, 3 children 3 living, Walter G Meinhadt Son M 12 New York, Rudolf H Meinhadt Son M 9 New York, Otto Meinhadt Son M 4 New York

1905: Bronx, Elizabeth Raeder 50, head, cider William G I Raeder 20, architect, George L Raeder 13, Philip J Meinhardt 45, brother-in-law, cooper [?] Otto Meinhardt 9, nephew, and three lodgers

1906: Meinhardt Ph Jacob married B. Elise Kling June 2, 1906 Kings

1915: 281 Nostrand ave., Brooklyn, Phillip Meinhardt 56, liquor wholesale, Eliza Meinhardt 52, wife, Otto Meinhardt 19, clerk bank

WWI DR: 1917, Otto Meinhardt, 281 Nostrand ave Brooklyn, dob Feb 21, 1896, salesman, Remington Typewriter, single. He was inducted into the service in Sept 1918 and honorably discharged in Feb 1919.

1920: 281 Nostrand ave. Phillip J Meinhardt 61, widow, bottle soda company, Otto Meinhardt 23, single, typewriter manager

1922: Death of Phillip Jacob Meinhardt - Philip Jacob Meinhardt Death 08 Feb 1922 Brooklyn 281 Northand Av. Age: 63 Widowed Retired Birth Date: 11 Mar 1858 Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 11 Feb 1922 Burial Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father's Name: Philip Meinhardt Mother's Name: Unknown (LDS)

1926: In 1926 Otto when to Europe

1941: Otto Meinhardt died in Brooklyn


Mettler

Albert age 11, Elsie age 15 Fred age 8, Robert age 10 all dead - 338 5th street - Katie age 32, William age 4, and George age 2 to Lebanon hospital

Jun 16 1904: Mrs. Kate "Metteer" of 338 E. 5th street and her six children were on the Slocum - Elsie 15, Albert age 11, Robert 10, Fred 8, William 4 and "baby", George age 2 . She and George were saved when she jumped to a tug. Three of her children were originally listed as missing. Elsie, Albert, Robert and Fred died. Albert and Elsie are listed in the NYC Death Index. William age 4 also survived.

Newspaper reports:

June 16, 1904 NY times Injured list: "Emma Mettler" age 8 of "41 1st ave" was listed in Lebanon Hosp. "Nettler", George 2 and a half, 338 5th street, in Lebanon Hospital. "Nettler" Kate, 32, 338 5th st in Lebanon Hosp.

Albert Mettler, age 12 was identified on June 18 by his uncle. Elsie Mettler was still "missing" on Jun 23, 1904. According to the New York Times she was identified on June 22.

Brooklyn Eagle listed: Missing: MEDDLEN, Katie, 35 years, of 338 Fifth street, MEDDLEN, Fred, 338 Fifth street [died list?], MEDDLEN, Albert, 338 Fifth street, MEDDLEN, Robert, 338 Fifth street [died list?]

1888: Robert Mettler Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1888 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Katie Oepker Certificate Number: 1540
Robert Mettler birth: 1862 Switz. marriage: 7 February 1888 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States father: Ulrich Mettler mother: Elsa Hadstetter spouse: Katherine Oepker other: Wilhelm F. Oepker, Catharine Ropp

Katie's surname was listed as "Eptka" at the birth of her sons, George and Theodore and "Clepke" at birth of Fred, Opken at birth of William, Oepker at birth of Elsie and Robert.

Children:

  1. Elsie✟ born c 1889 died 1904 General Slocum

  2. Albert✟ born c 1892 died 1904 General Slocum

  3. Robert✟ c 1894, died 1904 General Slocum

  4. Frederick✟ born c 1896 died 1904 General Slocum

  5. William born 4 Apr 1899 - survived the General Slocum

    1917 WWIDR: - William Mettler dob April 4 1899 electrical helper Brooklyn Navy Yard, mother Katherine Mettler 431 E 86th street NY. No physical disqualifications.

    1930 census: William Mettler 31, father born Switzerland, chauffuer Catherine Mettler 37, married 10 years

    1940: 78th street, William Mettler 41, garage man, Katherine Mettler 45

  6. George born 9 Oct 1901 - survived the General Slocum

    Single with his mother in 1940.

  7. Theodore born 25 Sep 1905 - born after the General Slocum

    Single with his mother in 1940

  8. Arthur born circa 1912 - born after the General Slocum

    Age 18 with his mother in 1930

1900: 338 5th street Robert Mettler 39, born Switzerland, Embroiderer, Kate Mettler 29, 6 children 5 living, Elsie Mettler 11, Albert Mettler 9, Robert Mettler 6, Frederick Mettler 4, William Mettler 1

1910: E 52nd street, Robert Mettler 51, Kate Mettler 38, 8 children 3 living, embroiderer, William Mettler 11, George Mettler 8, Theodore Mettler 4

1915: Met Hospital Patient, Robt Mettler, designer, born Switzerland

1915: Robert Mettler Age: 56 Death Date: 4 Jul 1915 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 20321

1920: East 86th street, Catherine Mettler 47, widow, George Mettler 18, son, printer paper mill, Theodore Mettler 14, son, Arthur Mettler 8, son

1925: Catherine Mettler 55 George Mettler 23 Theodore Mettler 19 Arthur Mettler 14

1930: Katherine Mettler 58, George Mettler 28, shipping clerk, Theodore Mettler 24, Arthur Mettler 18

1940: 88th street, New York, Chatrine Mettler 68, widow, George Mettler 38, examiner, Theodore Mettler 34, machinist, knitting

1848: Catherine Mettler age 76 died 12 August 1848 Bronx.

Theodore Mettler died in 1984.


Meyer

The 1905 city record for 1904 contained five listings for Meyer a very common name:

  1. 88 Ave A, Elizabeth age 40 born Germany and Catherine age 7 born in New York both dead.

  2. 434 E 15th street, Albert age 19 dead

  3. 430 E 17th Elsie age 7 dead, Louisa age 39 born Germany dead, and George age 11 to Lebanon hospital

  4. 134 Hobart st Bayonne, N. J. Frances E 41, Jeremiah McCarthy age 9 both dead and John McCarthy age 11, uninjured, step child of Mrs. Meyer

  5. 381 Madison Lizzie age 22 and Meta age 60 both dead

    The Brooklyn Eagle listed under missing: MEYER, Mrs. Lizzie, 387 Madison street [MEYERS, 381 Madison on died list?] MEYER, Mrs. William, 387 Madison street

    1900: 381 Madison street, Louis Meyer 55, truck driver, Metha Meyer 54, 5 children 5 living, Louis Meyer 20, bakery, John Meyer 17, salesman, George Meyer 15


Michel

624 E 12th street, Maggie age 4 dead and William 13 dead - George age 10 to Lincoln Hospital

1900: 624 E 12th street, William H Michel 34, blacksmith, Maggie Michel 38, 3 children 3 living, William Michel 10, Lena Michel 8, George Michel 6

1905: 624 E 12th William H Michel, -- blacksmith, Lena Michel 12, daughter (George not listed with them)

1910: Babylon, Elisabeth Michel 71, widow, 2 children 1 living, William H Michel 44, widow, blacksmith, own shop, George Michel 15, grandson, blacksmith helper

1915: Babylon, Elisabeth Michel 71 William H Michel 44 George Michel 15 1917: George W Michel, Ranter Place Lindenhurst, Suffolk, Birth Place: New York City, New York Service Start Date: 22 May 1917 Service Start Place: Fort Slocum, New York Service Start Age: 22, hon disc Oct 10/19

1920: Babylon William H Michel 53, horse shoer own shop, George Michel 25, son, button shop, Mary Michel 22, daughter in law

1930: North Hempstead, Nassau, New York, George W Michel 35, fireman powere house, Mary H Michel 32 Dorothy Michel 9 Mary L Michel 8

1940: Oyster Bay, George W Michel 46, firemen, power house, Mary H Michel 41, Dorothy H Michel 20, steno law office, Mary L Michel 19

1964: George William Michel Service Info.: COOK US ARMY WORLD WAR I Birth Date: 4 Jul 1894 Death Date: 1 Aug 1964 Service Start Date: 22 May 1917 Interment Date: 5 Aug 1964 Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery Cemetery Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211 Buried At: Section 2d Site 2282


Molitor and Hagenbucher (+ Dunn & Irving)

Adolph Molitor was born in Germany circa 1871.

Marriage: Adolph Liborius Molitor, Spouse's Name: Margaretha Hagenbucher, Event Date: 27 Aug 1892, Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: Georg Johann Molitor, Mother's Name: Eva Kessler, Spouse's Father's Name: "Christian" Hagenbucher Spouse's Mother's Name: Margaretha Roetzel

Children:

  1. Arthur c 1894

    Arthur married and had children

    Arthur Molitor, 27 Nov 1913, Westchester, New York, United States, Age: 20, Birth Year (Estimated): 1893, Father's Name: Adolf L Molitor, Mother's Name: Margaret Hagenbucher, Spouse's Name: Freda Reichert, Spouse's Age: 21, Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1892, Spouse's Father's Name: Joseph Reichert, Spouse's Mother's Name: Kennie Heidig

  2. Eva✟ circa 1896

  3. George c 1897

    George married and had children

    1930: South Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania George Molitor 33, desk clerk post office, own $9,000, born NY, Ethel Molitor 33, wife, born Pa., Frances Molitor 8, Georgianna Molitor 3, Allan Molitor 0 [10/12], Caroline Wallace 91, grand mother, widow born Pa.

  4. Karl✟ c 1900

  5. Joseph✟

1892: Naturalization, Molitor Adolf L., Oct 19, 1892, 584 3 ave NYC brewer dob 1870 arrival 1886 Superior Court, NYC.

1900: Crescent Place, Yonkers, Adolph Molitor 29, married 8 years, born Germany, imm 1886 naturalized, brewer, Margret Molitor 30, 4 children 4 living, born New York, Arthur F J Molitor 7, Eva M Molitor 4, George A Molitor 3, Karl Molitor 10/12

1904: New York Times, June 18, 1904 BEREAVED FATHER'S SEARCH - Mount Vernon, New York, Adolph Molitor foreman of the Bronx Brewery in Mount Vernon, lost eight family members. By the 18th he had succeeded in identifying five of the bodies and had arranged to have them buried on Sunday afternoon (the 19th). He had recovered the bodies of his wife, Margaret, age34, Miss Mary Hagenbucher, 32, clerk at Astor, Library and sister of Mrs. Molitor, Mrs. Julia Dunn, age 29 another sister of Mrs. Molitor and Arthur Dunn son of Julia Dunn and a friend "Miss Fanny Irving". The bodies of three children, Eva, Carl and Joseph, had not been found. Two sons George and Arthur were still alive but it was not mentioned if they had gone on the excursion.

1904: June 17, New York Times - "Several members of the Salvation Army Fourth Corps in Harlem" were at the pier searching for four "missing comrads". The identified the bodies of Mrs. July Dunn of 2112 3rd ave, Mrs. Dunns' five year old son, Arthur, Miss Mary "Hegenbushcher" 32 (same address), an Mrs. "Mollinor" of Mt Vernon, sister to miss Hangenbushcer. Other members of the party were Mrs. Hegenbushcer's three children and Miss Fannie Irving. The Salvation Army women were aided by Mrs. Hegenbushcer's brother, Jacob and two clerks of the Astor library where Miss Hegenbusher and Miss Irving worked.

Henry C. Alt:

"All of the members of this party had been induced to go on the excursion by Henry Alt, the fourteen-year-old son of the engineer of the library. The Alt boy was the only surviver of the entire party"

(Talk about guilt!)
Louis Alt, was the chief engineer of the old Astor Library for a number of years (Power, 1911). In 1904 he had been the chief engineer for 15 years. (Underhill Society of America)

Initially it was believed that Haney Alt's mother, father and brother had gone with him and all were missing. However, the only ones listed under Alt, Astor Library were Ella Hoffman age 14 DEAD, niece of Mr. Alt and "Harry" 13, UNINJURED.

1910: Manhattan, Louis H Alt 47, marriage 2, born Germany, stationary engineer, Clara Alt 39, marriage 1, 1 child 1 living, Henry C Alt 19, son, engineer US Navy, Louis H Alt Jr 5, son, Anna Baldasty 16, maid

1910: Henry Alt was listed twice - the second time on the USS Connecticut, US Navy, Military and Naval Forces -sailor

1905: Adolf Livorius Molitor, Spouse's Name: Emma Bohm, Event Date: 08 Apr 1905, Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: J. George Molitor, Mother's Name: Eva Nesslar, Spouse's Father's Name: Carl Boham, Spouse's Mother's Name: Anna Ares

1905 Department of Welfare: DEAD: Molito, Central Ave, Bronx River Rd, Yonkers, Carl age 4, Eva age 9 and Margaret age 34 - MISSING: Joseph age 6 months. No mention of Arthur and George.

"Irwin", Fanny, DEAD no age - note "see Dunn".

DEAD: Hagenbucher, 2212 3rd Ave., Mary are 32

DEAD: Dunn, 2112 rd Ave., Arthur, age 4, Julia age 27 and Fannie "Irvin" age 33 (lived with Mrs. Dunn)

1905: South West Street, Adolph Molitor 34, head, brewer, in US 18 years, Emma Molitor 29, "mother" born Austria, in US 2 years, Arthur Molitor 12, son George Molitor 7, son Ida Molitor 5, step daughter, Fred Hagenbucher 23, brother-in-law, born US.

Children of Second Marriage: Carl c 1907, Lewis c 1909 and Gretchen c 1913.

1917: Koch Brewing Co. Williamsport Pa, brewmaster, Adolph L. Molitor.

1920: South Williamsport Ward 1, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, Adolph L Molitor 49, brewer, born Germany, Emma Molitor 4, wife, born Austria, Carl Molitor 13, son, boen Pa. Lewis Molitor 11, son, born Pa, Gretchen Molitor 8, daughter, born Pa.

1936 Death: Adolph Molitor, AGE: 66, BIRTH DATE: 2 Jul 1870, BIRTH PLACE: Germany, DEATH DATE: 17 Aug 1936, DEATH PLACE: Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA, FATHER NAME: George Molitor, FATHER BIRTH PLACE: Germany, SPOUSE NAME: Emma Molitor, CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 78723

His obit in the Express Lock Haven, Pa, stated that he died in the Williamsport hospital after and illness of two months. He was a former Brewer at the Lockport Brewery. Buried Wyoming Cemetery. Survived by six sons and daughters: Carl Molitor, president of the Lockport Brewery, Arthur and Lewis of New York, George of Williamsport, Mrs. Lewis Wetzel of Williamsport and Mrs Ida Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla. (Note: Ida was a step daughter.)

The Hagenbucher Family

1880: Third ave Hagenbucher, "Charles", barber, born New York, Margaret, wife, 31, Margaret daughter, 10, Mary 9, Julia 4, Jacob 3, Bertha 3 months.

Children:

  1. Margaret✟ c 1870 married Adolph Molitor - Died General Slocum with three of her children

  2. Mary✟ circa 1871 - died General Slocum

  3. Julia✟ circa 1876 - married ____ Dunn - died General Slocum with her son Arthur

    1899: ????? Julia Hagenbucher MARRIAGE DATE: 26 Oct 1899 MARRIAGE PLACE: Manhattan, New York, USA SPOUSE: Harry Dunn CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 17479

  4. Jacob c 1877

    WWWI DR, 1917, New Rochelle, Westchester, New York born March 3 1887, Iron worker, nearest relative, Rose

  5. Bertha c 1880 - 1880 census

  6. Fred Nov 18, 1881 with his brother-in-law in 1905

    WWI DR 1917, Frederick William Hagenbucher teamster Ebbling's Brewery. Emelia Hagenbucher wife

1900: Bronx, 3rd Ave., Dunn, Julia head b 1877, age 24, married 1 year 1 child, born New York, Arthur F age 3 months, born 1900, Hagenbucher, Mary, sister age 28, cleaner, Irwin, Fannie boarder, age 39, house cleaner,

1904:

June 19, New York Times DIED Hagenbucher Family at New York suddenly on General Slocum, June 15, Mamie Hagenbucher, Margaret Molitor, (nee Hagenbucher) and three children Ev, Carl, and Joseph - still missing; Julia Dunn, (nee Hagenbucher) and child, Arthur, and their friend Fanny Irwin. REmains at George M. Fitzpatrick, undertaking parlors, 1,488 Lexington Ave corner 96. Service Sunday. Burial Monday. Funeral strictly private. Interment Greenwood Cemetery.

1904: Slocum Disaster Victim list:
Dunn, Julia age 29 and Arthur age 4, 2112 3rd ave. "Heggenbucher", Mary age 33, 2112 3rd Ave.

1904:

"A baffling tangle of claims arising from the General Slocum disaster has just been settled by the New Amsterdam Casualty Company. Mary Hagenbucher, of Yonkers, and Fanny Irwin and Julia Dunn, of New York city, each took out an accident policy for $1,000 in the New Amsterdam, naming one another as beneficiaries. All three sailed on the General Slocum on that fatal day, and none came back. The claims were legally impossible of settlement, as no one knows which of the girls died first. Mary Hagenbucher was the beneficiary of the policy of Julia Dunn, and in case the beneficiary died before the insured, the heirs of the beneficiary were to receive the insurance. The brother of Mary Hagenbucher made a claim, and was allowed by the surrogate to settle with the company for $1,000, the full amount which his sister would have received had she survived the death of Julia Dunn. The claims of the other heirs have been rejected by the company under the conditions of the policy, as no notice of death was given within six weeks of her death."

The Weekly Underwriter, Volume 71, 1904

GREENWOOD CEMETERY:
HAGENBUCHER MARY 1904-06-20 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER EMILY 1934-01-19 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER FREDERICK 1950-01-04 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER JACOB F. 1932-11-23 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER MARGARET 1886-07-02 20701 186
HAGENBUCHER MARGARET 1939-09-14 20701 186

See
Find a Grave

Moller/Moeller

  1. 998 Ave A, Annie age 29 dead (died in Harlem Hospital June 15, 1904), Henry age 7 months dead, Fredrick age 2 missing, Fred age 39 uninjured.

  2. 20 St Marks Place, Edwin H, age 5, Henry age 13, Martha A age 36 dead,

    1900: 20 St Mark's Place, single family, ---- (maybe Emil) Moller 35, no occupation, Martha Moller 33, 2 children 2 living, Henry Moller 7, Edwin Moller 1

    Find a Grave

    Martha Moller's will was probated June 23, 1904

    She was listed in the NY Times missing list on 16 June 1904 as "Mrs Samuel Moller" of 20 St. Mark's Place.

    According to newspaper accounts her body and that of her son, Henry was identified by her husband, Emil.

    1893: Emil Moeller New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1866-1938 birth: 1865 Coln/Rhine, Gr. marriage: 27 September 1893 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States father: Emil Moeller mother: Hulda Breitscheidt spouse: Martha Schleicher other: Edward Schleicher, Augusta Schleicher

    1902: October 29, 1902 NY Times - estate of John W. Miller to Martha Moller.

    1904:

    THE DISASTER AND A WILL.; Mrs. Moeller's Two Boys Perished with Her, Frustrating Legacies.

    Another will of a victim of the Slocum disaster was filed yesterday in the Surrogates' office. This was the will of Mrs. Martha Moeller of 20 St. Mark's Place. In it she mentions the fact that she has money on deposit in many New York Savings banks, and she appoints Dr. Robert Kunitzer of 188 Lenox Avenue as trustee to take charge of these deposits for the benefit of her children, Edwin and Henry Moeller."

    NY Times

    Unfortunately her two children died with her. Husband, Emil, was named a residuary hier. If the children had survived Emil would have received only a share of the various pieces of real estate owned by Martha Moller as well as furniture from several boarding houses she ran. Under the circumstances he inherited all the money - more than $100,000. Henry's body had been found in the river on June 15th. Edwin's body was found on the 17th.

    1904: Emil Moeller, born Feb 10 1865 immigrated July 15, 1891, living at 20 St. Mark's Place was naturalized on July 1, 1904 District Court Southern District of NY, occupation furnished rooms

    1904: Emil Moller New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1866-1938 birth: 1865 Coho Rhino, Germany marriage: 10 December 1904 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States father: Emil Moeller mother: Hulda Breitscheid spouse: Emma Degenhardt other: Christian Degenhardt, Louise Degenhardt

    20 St. Mark's Place

  3. 45 2nd ave Anne M 13, Catherine 39 dead (disinterred) Catherine L age 2, missing

    On June 22 the NY Times reported missing: Moller 45 2nd ave, Catherine, Annie and Louise (no ages given)


Motzer

405 6th ave, Anna age 38 dead, Lena age 4 missing and Louisa age 9 to Lincoln hospital.

Marriage: Anna 1889

1900: 405 6th ave single family, Chas Motzer 33, hotel, Anna Motzer 33, 1 child 1 living, Louise Motzer 5

1905: 405 6th ave., Charles Motzer 39, saloon, Lewisier Motzer 11, daughter, Christ Motzer 40, brother, saloon and a slew of lodgers all bakers all born Germany

1905 June 11 passport application: Charles Motzer, naturalized citizen, for himself and unnamed "child"< Born Ober Derdingen, Germany 2 January 1867, immigrated on the Rhineland, from Antwerp on or about 10 October 1887, naturalized September 1898, saloon keeper.

1905: Charles Motzer age 38 and Louise age 10, both american citizens, from Antwerp, Belgium on the Manitou 8 Sep 1905 to Boston, Massachusetts to 405 6th ave, N Y

Marriage: Charles Motzer 2 January 1867 Derlingen, Weirtt, G marriage: 24 September 1905 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Jas. Fr. Motzer mother: Sophia Eisenhart spouse: Mary Vollmer other: Christian Wollmer, Barbara Reed...Gen

1910: 1st ave, Charles Motzer 43, baker shop, Mary Motzer 32, married 5 years 1 child 1 living, Louise Motzer 15, daughter, Charles Motzer Jr. 4 son

1915: Joseph M Brandel Marriage Date: 12 Jun 1915 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Louise A "Motzen" Certificate Number: 13404

1916: Chas Motzer Birth Year: abt 1867 Age: 49 Death Date: 19 Jun 1916 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 18743

1920: Joseph M Brandel 27, chauffeur, Louise Brandel 24 Florence Brandel 3 Georgetta Brandel 1

1940: Manhattan, Marie Motzer 62, Charles Motzer 33, timekeeper, printing press factory,


The Mueller/Miller Family

95 2nd ave., Edgar age 4 dead, Valesca age 29 dead, Bernard age 38 dead (die June 23, 1904), Arthur age 6 Grover age 13 and Walter age 10 to Lincoln hospital

Bernhard Mueller lost his wife and youngest child, Edward [or Edgar] age 4. As a result of anxiety and exposure during the search for his family he fell victim to pneumonia. His sons, Grover, twelve, Walter, nine and Arthur six survived.

Listed among the dead: "Miller", Bernhardt, age 34, 95 2nd ave and Miller, Mary, 29, same address. among the uninjured, "Moller", Grover age 12 and Walter age 9, 95 2nd ave. Arthur, age 6, was listed among the injured.

Walter Mueller stated:

"After papa tied the life preserver around me, I jumped into the water. The life preserver was of no use, for it broke right off me, and I thought I was going to drown. I grabbed a man's neck and went under the water. When I came up again, I seized a woman by the hair and she scratched my face. I let go of her and was sinking again when a man in a boat picked me up."

(New York's Awful excursion boat horror)

Before his death Bernard Mueller said:
"Myself, my wife and four sons, were sitting on the first deck when I saw smoke coming up through the deck in great clouds. The people on the boat acted as though they had lost their minds. I grabbed life preservers, and, after putting them on my wife and children, assisted them over the side of the boat into the water. Then I put one on and went after them, telling them to make for shore. The youngest child was in my wife's arms. I started after them, but had not taken more than half a dozen strokes when I was surrounded by half a dozen women, who clung to me and dragged me under. I had all I could do to save myself from being drowned by their frantic efforts to hold on to me. A rowboat came up and took us all on board. When we got there I searched for my wife and family in vain. They were not to be found."

(New York's Awful excursion boat horror)

1904: Brooklyn Eagle
"Another funeral that attracted attention was that of the wife (32 years old) and son, Edward (eight years old) of Bernard MILLER, Tammany district leader, at his home, 95 Second avenue. Three of the Tammany leader's children who were on the General Slocum were rescued. A delegation of district Tammany men accompanied the bodies for a part of the distance toward the Lutheran Cemetery at Middle Village. Under the direction of Julius HARBURGER, the Tammany leader, representatives of the district Tammany organization attended many of the funerals and did what they could to help those who had lost relatives in the disaster."
1892: Brooklyn, Ward 13, Miller, Bernard, age 26 born "Ireland", clerk, Valeska Miller born age 16, US, Grover miller, age 1, Johannah Hager age 41 born Germany

1900: 2nd ave. Manhattan, Bernard Miller 34, clerk, born Germany, Valesca Miller 23, born Germany, 4 children 3 living, Grover Miller 8, Walter Miller 5, Arthur Miller 2, Johanna Hager 51, mother-in-law

1905 Dept of Public Welfare: Mueller - 95 and Ave. - DEAD Edward 4, Valesca 29, Bernard 38, (died June 23, 1904) INJURED Arthur 6 Lincoln Hosp., Grover 13 Lincoln, Walter 10 Lincoln Hosp.

Notes: The death record is for Edgar not Edward Mueller. Johanna Hager does not appear to have been on the boat.

1905: E 87the street, Johanna Hager 56, head, Grover M Mueller 13, grandson, Walter Mueller 10, grandson, Arthur Mueller 7, grandson Susanna Mosny 17, servant

1910: E 88th st., Johanna Hager 60, head, no occupation, Grover C Mueller 18, grandson, no occupation, Walter B Mueller 15, grandson, office boy, silk house, Arthur Mueller 12, grandson

1915: 222 E 87th Grover C C Miller 23, electrician, Arthur E Miller 18, brother, jeweler, Johanna Hager 66, grandmother, born Germany

1920: Johanna Hager at 222 87th street

1925 Johanna Hager was still living at 222 87th street.

Grover Mueller was in Colorado Springs in 1920 and in Los Angeles in 1940. He died in Los Angeles in 1968. Find a Grave with images

According to the information at Find a Grave - Walter "Miller" died in WWI

Find a Grave" Has images of Bernard Mueller and his wife.

1880: Ludlow street, New York, Johanna Hager 31, dress maker, born Prussia, Valeska Hager 4 Johanna Hager age 30, and Valecka age 3 both from Prussia immigrated on the Fresia from Hamburg and arrived in New York 10 June 1879

On August 12, 1914 Johanna Hager was in Berlin and applied for an Emergency US Passport. She stated that she was born in Schupin [?] Germany on or about May 18, 1849. She had immigrated on the Frisia from Hamburg arriving June 11 1879. Resided from 1879 to "1904" in New York City. Naturalized in Brooklyn 15, July 1883. Had been in Germany since 29 July 1914. Wanted to retune to US "at once". age 65, 5 ft 5 inches brown eyes, gray hair. There is a note in the margin that is hard to read because of the binding. It does say something about "August" Mueller.

Johanna Hage died in 1931 in Brooklyn.

Find a Grave: Glendale Cemetery Bloom Field New Jersey The Tombstone of Bernard, Valeska and Edgar "Miller" all died 1904 and Johanna Hager died 1931.

Why were they buried in New Jersey?

1930: own $8,000, Arthur A Miller 36, born NY, parents born Germany, salesman, stove co. Gertrude Miller 34, Arthur Miller 9, Grace Miller 11, Charles Forst 42, nephew


Muller

368 Bowery, Edward 11, dead, Helen 8 dead, Hermine 37 dead, Irene 4 dead, Rose 13 dead

Find a Grave According to the tombstone Hermine Muller was born Weber on 13 March 1867. The tombstone lists: Theresa Penzel born Weber, born 14 Feb 1858, Hermine Weber Muller and Rosie Muller geb 13 Feb 1891 and Edward Muller born 24 April 1894 all died on the General Slocum.

Why aren't Irene and Helen listed on the tombstone? Teresa Penzel was NOT listed in the city record.

Find a grave states that Therese Penzel died as a indirect cause of the Slocum disaster. "She suffered a heart attack and died two weeks later." Here deat is listed as July 1, 1904. Theresa Penzel Age: 46, Death Date: 1 Jul 1904, Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA, Certificate Number: 23533

1900: 368 Bowery, Penzel, "Justus" head, 44,born Germany, Theresa wife, age 47, 0 children married 18 years musical instrument manufacturer,

same building

Edwd Muller 33, born Austria, musical instrument manufacturere, Helmina Muller 33, 4 children 4 living, Rosie Muller 10, daughter, Ettie Muller 6, son, Helen Muller 3, daughter, Irene Muller 4, daughter

PenzelMueller

1883: Therese Weber Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1883 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Gustav Penzel Certificate Number: 32413

1909: The Trow directory, Penzel G. L. & Muller (Gustave L Penzel & Edward G. Muller) 6 cooper Square

1910: Gustav S Penzel 54 Louise M Penzel 38, wife, 0 children, Augusta Sauermilch 28, sister in law,

1910: Gustav L Penzel born 4 Oct 1855 Arnsgrun, Saxoney, Germany 6 Apr 1910 New York City, New York wife, Louise Penzel born NYC June 22, 1872 Manufacturer of musical instruments, Cooper Square , NY..

1920: Queens, Gustave L Penzel 64, musical instruments, Louise M Penzel 50, wife, Augusta Santel 39, sister in law

Gustav L. Penzel died in New York City March 27, 1920.

1915: Queens, Edward Muller 49, born Austria, musical instruments, Anna Muller 33, Edna Muller 8, Walter Muller 7, Martha Muller 6, Anna Muller 5, Gustav Muller 2

1920: Edward Muller 53, Instrument Manufacturer Own Account, Anna Muller 37, Walter Muller 12, Martha Muller 10, Anna Muller 9, Gustave Muller 7, Mary Kramer 19

1930: Queens, Edward Muller 64 Anna Muller 47 Walter Muller 22 Gustave Muller 17 Anna B Muller 20 Martha Muller 21 Edward G Muller became a junior partner of Gustav L Penzel in October 1898 (American Musical Instrument Society)

Edward G Muller died in 1956.


Muller

100 St Marks' Place Herman c. A. 9 to Lincoln, Louis, C. A. age 11 to Lincoln and Minnie A age 7 to Lincoln

1905: multifamily, 100 St. Mark's Place, Herman Muller 37, driver, Anna Muller 35, Louis Muller 12, Herman Muller 10, Minne Muller 7, Elsa Muller 2

1910: E 8th St. Marks Place, Herman Muller 42, driver truck, Anna E Muller 41, 4 children 4 living, Louis A Muller 17 Herman A Muller 15 Minnie Muller 12 Elsie Muller 7


Muller

41 1st avenue, Annie age 37 dead, Annie 13 dead, Henry 3 dead, Mary 7 months dead, Ernest age 8 to Lebanon, George age 40 uninjured.


Mundle

11 7th st Arthur age 8 dead, Lillian age 38 missing, Agnes age 64 Lincoln.

1892/1894: Agnes Mundle, 63 St Mark's pl., New York, widow of Louis C Mundle, Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1892/1894

1900: 95 St. Marks place, Agnis Mundle 60, widow, 10 children 8 living, Minnie Mundle 25, daughter Arthur Mundle 25, son widow, egg handler, Arthur Jr. Mundle 3, Annie Mundle 22, daughter, saleslady dry goods,

According to Find a Grave Arthur Mundle was buried in Hoboken Cemetery in North Bergen, New jersey

Two listing in the New York Times missing list: Mundle Mrs. 11 E 7th street and Lilly same address

1905: 11 2nd street, Agness Mundle 64 Louis Mundle 40, son, Arthur Mundle 29, son, driver, Dora Mundle 27, daughter, saleslady dry goods

Arthur Mundle married Magdelena Neus per birth of Florence. 1910 Queens , Mundle, Arthur, age 32, marriage "1", butter and eggs, Magdelena, wife, 28, 2 children 2 living, Lillian daughter age 3, and Florence daughter age 3 months

1916: Agnes Mundle 79 Death Date: 25 Apr 1916 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 13090

1920: Queens, Arthur O Mundle 42, Magdalena Mundle 37, Lillian M Mundle 13, Florence A Mundle 10

1940: Queens, own, $6,000, Arthur Mundle 64, delivery man, Lena Mundle 58, Lillian Mundle 33, Florence Peterson 30, Fred Peterson 35


The Muth Family

785 E. 146th street, Muth, Catherine 36 dead, Catherine 5 dead, Lizzie 11 dead, Christina 8 dead, John 36 to Lincoln hospital John Jr. 3 to Lincoln hospital. 1254 Lexington ave, Anna Muth age 62 dead, Conrad jr age 20 injured to lincoln hospital.

John Muth age 36, of East 146th street and his three year old son were the only members of their party of fifteen to survive. His wife, Catherine, his children, Lizzie, Keenie, and Katie perished, as did his mother and mother in law, Wilhelmina Hessel, his sister (or his wife's sister), Keenie Schnitzel (Mrs. Edward Schnitzer) and her daughter, Kate, as well as four neighborhood children they had brought along. One of those nieghberhood children was Minnie Christ, age 14, buried in Lutheran Cemetery.


Minnie Christ age 14

1880: East 2nd street between A & B, John Christ 46, shoemaker, Susan Christ 40 Anna Christ 21, makes pocketbooks, Frederick Christ 19, ditto, Barbara Christ 17, ditto, Susan Christ 13, ditto, Katie Christ 12, John Christ 11, Herman Christ 10, Henry Christ 5

1900: 7th Street, Manhattan, Frederick Christ 39, pocketbook maker, Annie Christ 38, Frederick Christ 17, printer, Casper Christ 15, pocket book maker, Minnie Christ 7

1905: 7th street, Frederick Christ 44, Annie Christ 43, Frederick Christ 22, Casper Christ 21

John and his son John suffered burns on their bodies and were in the hospital.

The list of dead included: Eliza (or Annie) Muth, age 62 1264 Lexington Ave, Kate Muth, 36, Lizzie Muth, age 11, Tina (or Tennie) Muth age 8, Kate age 5 all of 1254 Lex ave. The missing list included: Mrs Kate Muth, Kate Muth 8, John 3, Mrs Ann 1254 Lexington ave and Conrad Muth age 12, 1254 Lexington ave.

The list of the uninjured included Muth, Conrad age 10 and John age 3 both of 1254 Lex. ave.

The list of the injured included John Muth age 37, 1254 Lex ave. Conrad was the son of Conrad Muth a brother of John Muth. He told the Times John and his son had become separated from the rest and were forced to jump overboard.

According the the NY Times John Muth's mother, mother-in-law and sister, Kennie Schnitzel, and her daughter, Katie, and four neighborhood children, who had joined the party, also perished.


Lizzie, Christina, Katie and John Muth from New York's awful excursion boat horror, 1904 (open library.org),

John, age 31, clothing cutter, Katie, Lizzie, Christina and Katie were listed in the 1900 census on E 5th street.

Kate Muth and her children were buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village.

In October 2014 Karen Lamberton who is related to the Muth family wrote

John Muth age 36, of East 146th street, a clothing cutter, sewer, and designer, was married to Katherine (Katie) Hessel. By Katie, he had Christine (Keenie), Catherine (Katie), Jr., Anna Lizzie, and John, Jr. (Who was only slightly burned).

Only John and his son John, Jr. survived by jumping overboard. John was holding the baby at the rail when another jumper from the 3rd deck knocked the baby out of his arms as he prepared to jump. He lost his balance and broke his leg by hitting the main deck rail on the way down. John later remarried and had a second family.

John's mother, Anna Elizabeth (Koch) Muth and his mother in law, Wilhelmina (Roller) Hessel both died. John's brother Conrad Muth, could not go that day, but his son Conrad H. Muth was aboard and also survived with minor burns. Katherine Hessel had a sister Christine who was also in the party and died. She was the wife of Edward Schnitzler, one of the police officers who came to the rescue before the boat made it to NBI. Her daughter, Katie also died. Edward ID'd both of them the day after the disaster at the 138th St. police station, which was one of the temporary morgues.

Also in the group were Caroline and Edward Ochse, Minnie Christ, and two Smith children. Although I do not have the entire "trail" on these children, I do know that they were related to the Muths, Hessels, and Schnitzlers. In fact The Ochse's purchased one of the plots used by these families after the disaster.

1880: New York, John Muth Self M 36 Germany, cloth cutter, John Muth Son M 12 New York, United States, Henry Muth Son M 10 New York, United States, Eliza Muth Wife F 36 Germany, Conrad Muth Son M 15 Illinois, United States

1900: See above

1910: Bronx John Muth Head M 42 New York, mariage 2, 4 years, broker real estate, Meta Muth Wife F 29 Germany, marriage 1 a child 1 living, John C Muth Son M 8 New York, Dorothy Muth Daughter F 2 New York

1920: John Muth Head M 52 New York Meta Muth Wife F 40 Germany John Muth Jr. Son M 18 New York, clerk insurance, Dorothy Muth Daughter F 12 New York and several lodgers

1930 John Senior and Meta in Bogota, Bergen New Jersey.

John Muth Junior born c 1901: - John Muht Birth 24 Apr 1901 Manhattan Father's Name: John Father's Birthplace: New York Father's Age: 33 Mother's Name: Kate Kessel Muht Mother's Birthplace: New York Mother's Age: 33


Niebuhr

Niebhur 400 5th street Elizabeth age 9 dead, Wilhelmina age 7 missing, Meta age 38 missing Catherine age 11 missing

Find a Grave (Note: I believe that the info on Herman Nieburh is incorrect as listed on Find a Grave. I believe he was born circa 1862/1864. This is based on his age in censuses and at the birth of his two daughters, Johanna Wilhelmina (Minnie) and Beta Elise (Elizabeth) as listed by LDS.)

1893: Niebuhr Hermann 23 1/2 Av B to A Niebuhr Confectionary fixtures $1,500

1895: Marriage Meta Feldhusen (per birth of children as listed by LSDS)

1903: Meta Niebuhr traveled to Germany with her daughters, Lisie age 6 and Minnie age 9 and returned to New York from Bremen on the Grosser Kurfurst 9 Sep 1903.

Mata's maiden name was Feldhuson according to the birth of Elise 1895 23 Ave B 10 Feb 1895 and Wilhelmina 09 Apr 1897. Both birth records indicate a birth year for Hermann circa 1864.

Herman Niebuhr was listed in the 1903 city directory at 23 Ave. B under confectioners.

1905: Trip to Europe, Herman Niebuhr Arrival Date: 5 Apr 1905 Age 40, widow, baker, USA from Bremen to New York, New York on the Grosser Kurfurst 5 Apr 1905

1907: Marriage, Nov 26, 1906 Hermann Niebuhr to Anna Meyer Manhattan #30714

Herman Niebuhr Herman Niebuhr to Anna Toder Meyer 26 Nov 1907 Manhattan, New York, New York Father Henry Niebuhr Mother Katharine Henschen Spouse's Father Henry Toder Spouse's Mother Anna Reinke (LDS)

1915: Broadway Manhattan Herman Niebuhr 50, confectioner, Anna Niebuhr 45, Emma "Niebuhr" 21, daughter Lillian "Niebuhr" 18, daughter Frieda Niebuhr "11", daughter

1920: Brooklyn Hemlock street, Herman "Niehehr" 58, born Hanover, laborer, milk drug, Anna "Niehehr" 49, Emma Meyer 25, Lillian Meyer 23, Freida Meyer 15

1925: Hemlock ave, Herman Niebuhr 60, alien, wrapper in (maybe laundry), Anna Niebuhr 51, alien, Lillie M "Meyer" 26, daughter, stenographer, Freda "Meyer" 20, daughter, steno typist

1940: Hemlock street Brooklyn, own $3,000, Anna Niebur 69 Herman Niebur 79, no occupation,

Death of Herman Niebuhr After 1940.

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Herman C Niebuhr Birth Year: abt 1860 Age: 82 Death Date: 13 Dec 1942 Death Place: Kings, New York, USA Certificate Number: 23567

Noll

400 5th street, Noll, Theodore age 5 dead, Catherine age 40 dead, Catherine, age 11 missing

1891: Henry Noll to Catharine Stein Bandel 01 Mar 1891 Manhattan, Father William Noll Mother Catharine Wach Spouse's Father Heinrich Stein Spouse's Mother Catharine Bachmann

1904: Theodore Noll 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 5 Burial Date: 20 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Henry Noll Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Catharine Stein Mother's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)


Ochse

50 St. Mark's Place, Ochse Caroline age 15 (died June 15, 1904 Lebanon hospital) Edward F age 11, dead

1887: Marriage - Frederick Ochse marriage: 11 September 1887 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Johann Ochse mother: Maria Walde spouse: Wilhelmina Catherine Druckenmuller other: Heinrick Druckenmuller, Catharine Strack

1900: 314 5th street, Frederick Ochse 38, stable keeper, Katie Ochse 35, 5 children 2 living, Carrie Ochse 11, Edward Ochse 6, Kate Blume 20 domestic

Birth of Children 1904 and after: Catherine and Elizabeth

Katie Wilhelmina Ochse Birth 24 Mar 1904 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Father Frederick Ochse Age: 42 Mother Katie Wilhelmina Druckemmiller Age: 39 (LDS)

Elizabeth Ochse Birth 04 Jan 1906 Manhattan Father Frederick Ochse Age: 43 Mother Catharine Druckarmiller Age: 40

1915: Brooklyn, Frederick Ochse 52, Catherine W Ochse 49, Catherine W Ochse 11, Elizabeth Ochse 9, Marie S Burns 34, Louise S Gruber 22

1920: Brooklyn , mortgage on home, Frederick Ochse 57, manager stable, own account, Catherine Ochse 55 Catherine W Ochse 15 Elizabeth M Ochse 13 Grace Brasler 70, servant, Mary Hancock 56, governess, Elizabeth Schliermacher 72, roomer

1925: Brooklyn, Fred Ochse 62 Catherine Ochse 60 Catherine Ochse 21 Elizabeth Ochse 19

1926: Frederick Ochse Death 12 May 1926 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Age: 64 Married Occupation: Garage Owner Birth Date: 07 Apr 1862 Birthplace: New York Burial Date: 15 May 1926 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery Father's Name: John Ochse Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Marie Fleihman Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1930: Katherine W. Ochse birth: 1865 New York death: 6 October 1930 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States burial: 9 October 1930 Brooklyn, Kings, NY residence: Brooklyn, Kings, NY father: Henry Dackenmuller mother: Caroline Strack (LDS)

1930: Sterling place, Katherine W Ochse 65, no occupation, Katherine W Ochse 26, no occupation, Elizabeth M Ochse 24, auditing bank, Mary Hancock 60, housekeeper,

1932: ????? Eliz M Ochse Kings #1395 groom, Anthony Zorcone Jan 28, 1932 (NYC Brides index).


Oehler

510 6th ave, Fredericke L age 14, dead, Anna M age 53 dead

1900: 510 6th ave, Henry Oehler 51, machinist, Anna Maria Oehler 49, 9 children, 6 living Christ Oehler 25, leather worker, Henry Oehler 23, driver, Katie Oehler 18, stenographer, Charles F Oehler 11, Frieda G Oehler 9,

1880: Clinton street, Henry Oehler 31, born Wert., working in -- factory, Mary Oehler 29, Daniel Oehler 7, Christopher Oehler 5, Henry Oehler 3

1905: 510 6th street, Henry Oehler 58, electrician, Henry Oehler 26, elevator man, Catherine Oehler 23, stenographer, Charles Oehler 17, coffee clerk

1913: Henry Oehler Birth Year: abt 1849 Age: 64 Death Date: 30 Oct 1913 Death Place: Bronx, New York, USA Certificate Number: 6282


Oellrich

611 Marcy ave, Brooklyn, Anna age 34 dead, Helen 19 months dead, Elizabeth age 4 missing, Fredrick age 6 missing, Wilhelmina age 4 missing, Henry age 14 to Lebanon hospital.

The Oellrich family lived above their grocery store on Willoughby and March avenues.

The family went on the Slocum excursion at the invitation of Mrs. Oellrich's sister, Anna Sackmann. William Oellrich did not go at the last minute because he was called for jury duty. The Oellich family of 611 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn had three members listes as missing: Minnie age, 4, Lizzie age 3, and Fred age 6.

Helen age 9 months, Anna age 35, were listed as dead. The father, William did not go on the trip. A son, Henry age 11, was listed as injured. His father found him in a hospital suffering from minor burns. Henry had been playing with some boys his own age on the upper deck and had left his mother and the other in the cabin downstairs. When the fire started he tried to get back to them but could not manage it due to the crowds. A man was yelling that everyone who could swim should jump overboard. So he did. He was picked up by a row boat.

Others who went on the excursion with them were Anna's sister Mrs. Sackmann and her children. Anna Sackmann 14 of 341 Rivington steet was listed as uninjured.

Margaret Sackmann age 40 of 341 Rivington street died as did her son Herman age 7. Margaret Sackman age 9 of 341 Rivington street was missing.

1900: William Oelluch 39, grocer, Annie Oelluch 27, 4 children 4 living, Henry Oelluch 7, George Oelluch 3, Fredrick Oelluch 1, Fredricka Oelluch 8/12, Adolph Schalck 23, servant

1905: William H Oellrich 44, grocer, Maria Oellrich 30, wife, Henry D Oellrich 12, son, Adolph Mehren 16, boarder

1909: William Oellrich Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1909 Event Place: Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America Death Date: Nov 1909 Affiliate Record Identifier: 58814622 Cemetery: Green-Wood Cemetery


Oettinger

91 7th street - Andrew age 7 dead, Charles age 15 dead, Emma age 15 dead, Kate age 38 dead Arthur age 5 missing, William age 13 injured sent to Harlem hospital

Fred Keeler age 14 who lived with his aunt went on the excursion alone. Fred was a friend of Willie Oettinger. Willie was on the excursion with his mother, three sisters and three little brothers. At first the lemonade man told them there was a small fire in the engine room but no danger. A little later an office of the ship came by and told them agin that there was no danger. But then black smoke poured out. Fred managed to get a life preserver amid the terrible rush to secure one. Many people climbed over the railings and hung on hoping to be rescued before the fire spread too far. Fred escaped the flames jumped on a big yellow tug along with a lot of other people. The were taken to North brother's Island. Many people were badly burned. Many babies were separated from their mothers.

Apparently Kate Oettinger succeeded in getting life preservers for her all her family, except William who said he could swim. The life perservers were all rotten. Kate and her children sank and drowned. Only William survived.

The NY Times listed William Oettinger age "18" 91 7th street Harlem Hospital "submersion"

Find a Grave 1900: 116 7th street, Andrew Ottinger 41, street cleaner, Katie Ottinger 35, 8 children 8 living, Tillie Ottinger 18, novelties, Annie Ottinger 16, novelties, Katie Ottinger 14, Emma Ottinger 12, Charles Ottinger 10, William Ottinger 4, Andrew Ottinger 2, Arthur Ottinger 1/12

Oettinger Andrew age 7, June 15, 1904, #3764 Bronx. His is the only June 15, 1904 death for Oettinger listed in the Bronx.

1904: Andrew Oettinger Birth Year: abt 1856 Age: 48 Death Date: 26 Jun 1904 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 23096

1908: Marriage Anna Beatrice Oettinger 22 February 1908 Bronx, New York father: Andrew Oettinger mother: Catharine Mussrot spouse: Walter Tracy Mckane other: Bernard Tracy Mckane, Sarah Elizabeth Betts

1914: Marriage, William Oettinger 25 Nov 1914 Manhattan Age: 23 Single Father Andrew Mother Catherine Moeller Spouse Margaret Collins Age: 20 Single White Spouse's Father's Name: George Spouse's Mother's Name: Margaret Bunderich

1915: E 92 street, Collins, Margaret, 45 born Germany, Frank son age 23, George son age 19, William son age 15, Oettinger, William age 24, chauffer, Margaret age 22 daughter

1917: William Lorrain Oettinger, December 5, 1890, 104 E 177th street chauffer, postal transfer company, private coastal defense 8 months, married, wife

Service 1043 177th street, New York inducted September 23, 1917. Served overseas Jan 15 1918 to Sept 28, 1918, severely wounded about August 11, 1918.

1920: 177th street, Walter Mckane 41, bookkeeper, tobacco co., Anna B Mckane 34, Grace Mckane 18, stenographer, Ruth Mckane 9, William L Oettinger 29, brother in law, dispatcher,

1930: ?????? Forrest ave., Rodman Roberts 63 Belle Roberts 54 Hazel L Roberts 33 Frances Kamm 64, mother, William Ottinger 39, son in law, married at 31, usher Madison square garden, Florence Ottinger 35 daughter, married at 27, paper box factory

1982: William Oettinger SSN: 050-14-3754 Last Residence: 10464 Bronx, Bronx, New York, USA BORN: 5 Dec 1890 Died: Aug 1982


Ohl

340 E 9th street, Carl age 9 dead, Emily age 11 dead - Elizabeth, 36, uninjured

18982: Marriage - Charles Ohl Elisabeth Ludwig 12 Jun 1892 Manhattan, Father's Name: Johann Ludwig Ohl Mother's Name: Susanna Fauerbach Spouse's Father's Name: Gustav Spouse's Mother's Name: Amalie Wollman (LDS)

1894: Charles Ohl 09 Dec 1894 Manhattan, Father Charles Ohl Mother Elisabeth Ludwig Ohl (LDS)

1900: 158 1st ave., Charles Ohl 33, plumber, Elizbet Ohl 32, 2 children 2 living, Amalie Ohl 7, Charles Ohl 4

1910: E 9th street, 313, Charles Ohl 44, plumber, Elizabeth Ohl 40, 1 child 1 living, Edwin Ohl 7 Leon Schweiss 43, boarder

1920: E 9th street, 307, Charles Ohl 53, plumber shop, Elizabeth Ohl 50, Etwine Ohl 17, tool maker, Emily Lutwick 78, mother in law

1925: Charles Ohl Death 07 Feb 1925 Manhattan, Age: 58 Married Occupation: Plumber Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 09 Feb 1925 Father's Name: Louis Ohl Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Susan Fannbach Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1925: E 9th street, Elizabeth Ohl 55, Edwin Ohl 22, toolmaker, Amelia Suding 87, lodger

1929: Marriage - Edwin Charles Ohl birth: 1903 New York City marriage: 25 May 1929 Manhattan father: Charles mother: Elizabeth Ludwig spouse: Antonia A. Zalen other: Rudolph, Carrie Rfaad

1930: Queens, renting, Edwin Ohl 27, die maker, Antonia Ohl 24

1940: own $4,500, Edwin Ohl 37, toolmaker, Antonia Ohl 34, Nelson Ohl 3

Death of Edwin Ohl: Edwin C Ohl United States Social Security Death Index birth: 3 March 1903 death: 4 May 1993 Greene, New York


Osmers

402 E 83rd street, Mary age 55 injured to Lincoln Hospital Otto age 17 taken home

Also on the trip was Mildred Osmers age 5 of 49 E 88th street who perished. Mildred was Mary Osmer granddaughter.

1897: Frank C Osmers Gender: Male Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1897 Manhattan, Spouse: Emma E Reinherr Certificate Number: 15546

1900: 168 1st ave., Otto Osmers 51, painter, Marie Osmers 51, 6 children 4 living, Vilmer Osmers 20, type setter, Bertha Osmers 18, type writer, Otto Osmers 12

1900: E 116th street, Frank Osmers 27, jeweler, , Emma Osmers 27, 1 child 1 living, Mildred Osmers 2

1901: Frank C. Osmers born March 6, 1873 Germany immigrated Sept 10, 1883 jeweler naturalized July 1, 1901

1905: 83rd street, Otto Osmer 63 Mary Osmer 56 Otto Osmer 17

1906: Otto Osmers "who lost his mother and cousin testified that the whole promenade deck was covered with granulated cork before the Slocum was beached."

1910: Haworth Bergen New Jersey, Frank C Osmers 37, manufacturing jewelry, Emma E Osmers 37, 4 children 2 living, Eleanor L Osmers 4, Frank C Osmers Jr 2, George W Williamson 76, boarder, Maguerite M Excoffier 17, servant

1910: E 83rd street, Otto W A Osmers 68, printer shop, Marie Osmers 61, 6 children 4 living Otto P Osmers 22, salesman comercial

1910: Otto Osmers Death 2 October 1910

1912: Otto P Osmers Marriage Date: 28 Apr 1912 Marriage Place: Kings, New York, USA Spouse: Louise A Werner Certificate Number: 3767

1915: Bronx John Seitz 43 Bertha Seitz 33 Frank Seitz 11 August Seitz 9 Marie Osmers 63, mother in law

1915: Brooklyn, Julius C Weiner 57, Louise A Osmers 30, daughter, Otts P Osmers 28, son in law, Anna M Osmers 4/12, Carl F Weiner 26, Darey Weiner 28

1917: Otto P Osmers born 12 Oct 1887, 7604 5th ave Brooklyn, bookkeeper, wife and two children.

1920:7609 5th Ave Brooklyn, 2 family, Otto P Osmers 31, book keeper, Louise A Osmers 34, Anna M Osmers 4 11/12 , Lenard C Osmers 3 6/12, Cecile A Osmers 1 6/12, Charles F Herner 30, brother in law, collector publishing house, Daisy A Herner 33, sister in law, sales person music store

1920: Haworth, Bergen, New Jersey, Frank C Osmers 46, Manufacturing Jeweler Emma E Osmers 43, Elinor L Osmers 13, Frank C Osmers 12

1930: 73rd street, renting, Otto P Osmers 42, investigator furniture store, Louise A Osmers 45, Anna Osmers 15, Gerald Osmers 13, Cecelia Osmers 11, Robert Osmers 8, Mary Osmers 6, Alexander Swan, 71, boarder Astra Larsen 25, boarder, Frank Rodriguez 27, Anna Rodriguez 20

1930: West New York, New Jersey, Wilma Hackenberg 51, widowed, Marie Osmers 81, mother, widowed, John Witmer 51, boarder

1939: Mrs Marie B Osmers of Park Ridge New Jersey, October 25, grandmother of Representative Frank C. Osmers Jr. died in Meyer's Sanitarium age 90. She was survived by two sons and two daughters: Frank C. Osmers Sr., former Mayor of Haworth, Otto Osmers of Brooklyn, Mrs. Wilma Hackenberg and Mrs Bertha Seitz both of West Norwood, N. J. and several grandchildren. (NY Times)

1940: 79th street, Brooklyn, Otto Osmers 52, credit investigator, Louise Osmers 55, Annie Osmers 25, Gerard Osmers 24, Cecelia Osmers 22, Robert Osmers 18, Mary Osmers 16

1940: Haworth, Bergen, New Jersey Frank C Osmers 36, congressman, Frank C Osmers 67, executive jewelry business, Emma E Osmers 65

1942 WWII Draft Registration. Otto Paul Osmers Born 12 Oct 1887 New York City residence Kings, New York, USA

Frank c Osmers Jr.

Tom Osmers


Pauli

26 ave A., Pauli, Elsie W. A. age 13 dead, "Wilhelmina L. C". age 20 dead

1880: Marriage - William Pauly birth: 1854 Mainz in, Hessen marriage: 19 January 1880 Manhattan father: William mother: Anna Finherich spouse: Therese Schmidt other: Georg, Franziska Muller

1900: 132 St. Marks Place, William Pauli 45, milliner, Theresa Pauli 40, 6 children 4 living, Annie Pauli 18, Theresa Pauli 17, Katie Pauli 16, Elsie Pauli 9, Charles Tanzer 26, boarder, Ernst Kilian 61, boarder

1900: Death Teresa Pauli age 41, Aug 6 1900.

1903: Frank J. A. Phillipp Anna Pauli 27 Sep 1903 Manhattan Father Eduard Phillipp Mother Balbrua Wettsteim Spouse's Father William Pauli Spouse's Mother Theresa Smith

1904: Tombstone Louise Katie Pauli born Mar 19, 1884 and ---- Elsie W. A. Pauli born 30 May 1891 died 15 June 1904 - General slocume. Teresa Annie Pauli born June 25, 1882 died Oct 27, 1904

Tombstone: Marie Terese Pauli geb Schmidt Oct 15, 1858 died Aug 6 190) and William Herman Pauli born July 29, 1854 died Nov 25, 1909 (Find a Grave)

1910: Brooklyn, Frank J A Phillipp 32, post office, Anna S Phillipp 29, 1 child 1 living, Elizabeth B Phillipp 5, Babbina Phillipp 61, mother, widowed 1 child 1 living.

1920: Queens Frank Phillips 42, post office, Anna Phillips 39, Elizabeth Elsie Phillips 15

1930: Queens, Frank J Phillipp 52, Anna F Phillipp 49, Balbina Phillipp 81, John Reynolds 45, lodger


Perdelwitz

89 E 10th street Curt age 15 to Lebanon hospital Alvena age 43 taken home.

1897: 21 Feb 1897 Ship Name: Persia Hamburg-Amerika Linie from Hamburg to New York Alwine Perdelwitz 37, Hugo Perdelwitz 7, Curt Perdelwitz 5

1900: Staten Island, Alfred Perdelwitz Head M 43 Germany, Hotel Keeper, Alwine Perdelwitz Wife F 41 Germany, 3 children 2 living, Hugo Perdelwitz Son M 15 Germany Kurt Perdelwitz Son M 12 Germany John Pfulg Boarder M 20 Germany, bartender, Elizabeth Janeck Servant F 17 Bohemia, servant

1900: Judgements debtor, Perdelwitz, Alfred F. to E Eisling and others $296 (NTY Times)

1905: Manhattan, Alfred F Perdlwitz Head M 48y Germany, Alvina Perdlwitz Wife F 45y Germany, Hugo Perdlwitz Son M 19y Germany, Kurt Perdlwitz Son M 16y Germany, Charles Oliver Lodger M 25y United States, Jennie K Oliver Lodger F 20y United States

1905: Hugo Perdelwitz age 19 was listed as a student at the Wagner Memorial Lutheran College in Rochester, NY.

1908: Frederick W. K. Perdelwitz birth: 1889 Germany death: 3 August 1908 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States burial: 6 August 1908 father: Alfred J. Perdelwitz mother: Alwine Rickert (based on his age this was the young man also know as Kurt.)

1908: Alfred Perdelwitz Alfred Perdelwitz 11 Sep 1908 Manhattan, Age: 51 Married Occupation: clerk Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 14 Sep 1908 Burial Place: N. J. Father's Name: Adolph Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Emily Fabble Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1910: Passport application Hugo Perdelwitz BIRTH: 30 Aug 1885 - Dzialin, Germany, CIVIL: 25 Aug 1910 RESIDENCE: New York, New York 1911: Hugo Perdelwitz Departure Date: 7 Dez 1911 (7 Dec 1911) Age: 25 ledig (Single) Residence: New York Ethnicity/Nationality: USA (American) Occupation: Student Graf Waldersee Hamburg-Amerika Linie Dampfschiff Accommodation: Kajte Port of Departure: Hamburg Port of Arrival: Cuxhaven; Philadelphia

1917: WWI Draft Registration Hugo Albert Perdelwitz County: Windsor State: Vermont Birthplace: Posen, Germany Birth Date: 30 Aug "1886", Universalist minister on vacation, sergeant infantry, living relative mother.

1920: 850 Park ave., Manhattan, Alfred Lawrie Head M 68 New York, no occupation, Frances Lawrie Wife F 42 New York Elwina Perdelwitz Servant, cook, F 58, widowed, Germany, immigrated 1900, Elen Rully Servant F 31 Ireland

1920: Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Hugo A Perdilwitz 32, protestant clergyman, renting, born Germany imm 1900, Alberta S Perdilwitz 36, Verne N Dimond 15, step son, Velma A Dimond 13, step son, Wendell P Dimond 8, step son

1920: Curt Willis Perdelwitz Birth 29 Feb 1920 Acton, Massachusetts Father Hugs A Perdelwitz Mother Alberta (Why wasn't he listed on the 1920 census? He married Rita Janet Sommers in 1941. He died in 2013. )

1921: Passport application, Alwine L Perdelwitz Birth 5 Sep 1859 Birth Schoenlanke, Germany Age: 62 Passport Issue Date: 12 Sep 1921 Residence: New York City, New York Spouse Name: Alfred F Perdelwitz he immigrated from Hamburg, Germany October 1890. died 1908. He was naturalized Southern District New York in 1896. Temporary residence of Alwine Calais Maine. Reason for trip to visit relatives.

1922: Alwine Perdelwitz Arrival 13 May 1922 Age: 75 Port of Departure: Bremen Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: America to Rev. H. Perdelwitz, Calais, Maine

1922:

Calais. - Rev. Hugo A. Perdelwitz begins his third year in this parish. Since coming to Calais Mr. Perdelwitz has seen a steady improvement. The salary has been raised from $1,200 to $1,800, $1,100 has been laid out on the parsonage and a new furnace costing $350 is now being installed. The church attendance has trebled while the Sunday afternoon lectures draw a congregation of nearly two hundred. The Calais minister is president of the ParentTeachers Association, on the Executive Committee of the Red Cross, Chamber of Commerce, and assistant coach to the high school football team. The men have a live organization which at present is carrying on an advertising campaign in the local paper and is going to provide movies for the children every Saturday morning in the church vestry.

The Universalist Leader, Volume 25, Issues 27-52

1929: Alberta P. Perdelwitz died in 1929 Woburn, Massachusetts buried Hartford Cemetery Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, USA

1930: Brockton, Plymouth, Massachusetts Hugo "Perdelwit" 44, clergyman, widowed, imm 1890, age at first marriage 20, Curt Perdelwit 10,son, born Mass. Helen Perdelwit 8, "son", born Maine, Elvena Perdelwit, mother, 70, age at first marriage 19,

1930: Hugo A Perdelwitz Residence Year: 1930 Street address: Chatham rd 5t565 Residence Place: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA Occupation: Pastor Publication Title: Brockton, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1930

1931: Hugo a Perdelwitz married in Massachusetts in 1931

1933: Hugo A Perdelwitz listed as a Unitarianist minister in Brockton Mass. - wife Margaret

1942 WWII Draft registration - Hugo Perdelwitz Birth Date: 30 Aug 1885 Birth Place: Polish Province, Poland Residence: New York City, New York

1964: Hugo Perdelwitz SSN: 102-14-9870 Last Residence: New York BORN: 30 Aug 1885 Died: Jun 1964


Pfeifer

937 Bedford ave Brooklyn, Lillian M age 18 dead

Lillie Meta Pfeifer geb Frese Feb 26, 1886 died 15 June, 1904. Also on tombstone Lillie M. A, Pfiefer born Aug 6, 1906 died July 2- 1907

Lillie Frese married policeman Charles Pfeifer in 1903.

1900: Matilda F Pfeifer 26, stenographer, Charles J Pfeifer 25, brother, single, patrolman, Anne M Pfeifer 21 book keeper, sister

Lillie Frese birth: 1886 New York, N.Y. marriage: 17 June 1903 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States father: Ferdinand Frese mother: Meta Ahrens spouse: Charles Pfeifer other: Charles Pfeifer, Matilda Bergel

1915: Charles Pfeifer 42, Dora Pfeifer 31, Charles F Pfeifer 7, Alfred E Pfeifer 4, May Keefe 21

1930: 2560 Coney Island ave, Amelia Frese Head F 69 Germany, Charles Pfeifer Head M 54 New York, no occupation, Dorothea M Pfeifer Wife F 47 New York, Charles F Pfeifer Son M 22 New York, Alfred E Pfeifer Son M 19 New York

1940: Charles Pfeifer Birth Date: 17 Oct 1874 Death Date: 20 Oct 1940 Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, US (also listed Dorothea M. Pfeifer born March 30, 1883 died Jan 24, 1953

(Find a Grave)

See Frese.


Pienning/Peining/Piening

Pienning 45 7th street, Dorothea age 58 dead (city record).

Jun 17, 1904 NY Times: Oscar Piening of 45 7th street was searching for his mother, sister and sister's three children. He found the body of his mother Dora Piening, age 59. His sister, Mrs. Helen Gruening, 29 and her three children - Henry 5, Carl 3 and a nine month old baby were missing. Oscar Pineing's father, Henry, died on June 24, 1894 while on a chartered fishing trip on the tug James D Nicoll. The boat was caught in a squall off Sandy Hook and capsized. Twenty four people died, including Henry Peining. Oscar Peining was on board the tug but was saved.

1900: 7th street, Dora Piening 43, widow, 3 children 2 living, born Germany imm 1881 Oscar Piening 27, conductor RR, Helena Gurning 25, daughter, married, Henry Gurning 1, Henry Bartholdus 55, lodger, Rudolph Baetcke 48, lodger, Henry Guerniry 31, son-in-law

June 25, 1894: "Oscar" Peining was a member of the Herring Club. As a fund raiser they planned a fishing excursion on the tug James D Nicols. There were 105 ticket fo sale but it is not known exactly how many were sold. It was estimated that there were about 65 people on board - plus the crew of 12. The fishing was poor. The sea was very rough and many got seasick. Some though the tug was running too fast. The waves were washing over the boat. One large wave hit the boat and she started to sink. The whistle was blown in a call for help. There do not appear to have been any life jackets. Many just held on to the tug as long as possible - other found life boats, but the going was tough as the water was so rough. According to some accounts the boat not only held too many passengers but it also held too much beer. Oscar Peining, who was rescued, said he was on the trip with his father Henry. As the seas got rougher Oscar went to the upper deck with his father. He though the boat was top heavy and that was one reason it could not stay upright. The tug lurched to its side and Henry Peining was up to his waist in water. Oscar tied to help his father, instead he sank and when he came to the surface his father was gone. It was hard swimming with his clothes and shoes on. He was taken on the tug Richard H Sayre of the Lehigh Valley RR company which brought in 34 survivors. The boat sank about 3 miles off the Jersey Highlands. 54 people were accounted for, three of them dead. Another 24 were believed drowned. Several boats had come to the rescue having head the alarm whistle.

The James D Nichol - Mystic Seaport

1905 Dept. of Public Welfare list: Gruning 45 7th street, Cearles, 5, Helena 8 months, Henry C 6, and Helena age 29. The bodies of Charles and Helena (8 months) were "disinterred." Apparently bodies were which were unidentified were buried. Even after the burial of these unidentified bodies every attempt was made to identify them. Meticulous records were kept by the city and some bodies were later identified based on clothing, jewelry, etc. When identified the bodies were disinterred.

Piening/Peining is an unusual name. There is an Oscar Peining of the right age who shows up in latter records in Nassau county (1910, 1917 WWI DR, 1930) He married but did not have any children.


Plunkett

City record - 74 7th street, Gerald Plunkett age 12, dead

1892: Joseph Plunkett Birth 09 Apr 1892 Manhattan Father Edward Francis Plunkett Mother Mary Agnes Rock Plunkett

1900: West End ave., Edward Plunkett 37, - - - foreman, Mary Plunkett 24, married 9 years, 1 child 1 living, Gerald Plunkett 8 (Edward and Mary's parents were listed as born in Ireland.)

1904: Gerald Plunket Death Bronx, New York, New York, United States Age: 12 Burial Date: 21 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Calvary Father's Name: Edward Plunket Father's Birthplace: U.S. Mother's Name: Mary Rock Mother's Birthplace: U.S.


Gus Podzuweit

See Filskow.


Polnisch

Olga age 14 dead Paul age 12 uninjured 115 E 5th street.

1892: Paul Polnisch birth: 20 August 1892 Manhattan father: Paul Polnisch mother: Gusy Horsch Polnisch

1905: E 25th street, Paul "Polinsch" Head M 36y Hungary, waiter, Susan Polinsch Wife F 38y Hungary Paul Polinsch Son M 13y United States

1910: Paul Polnisch Death 22 Aug 1910 Manhattan, New 228 East 40th Street Age: 18 Single Occupation: None Birth Year (Estimated): 1892 Birthplace: N.Y.C. Burial Date: 23 Aug 1910 Burial Place: Mt. Olivet Cemetery Father Paul Polnisch Father's Birthplace: Hungary Mother' Susan Howard Mother's Birthplace: Hungary


Port

City record, 86 E 4th street, Port, Henry L age 15, dead, Paul c Jr age 12, dead - Wilhelmina age 47 to Lincoln hospital

1900: E 4th street, Paul C Port 43, laundry business, Willenhama Port 43, 5 children 3 living, Lizzie Port 15, Henry Port 10, Paul C Port 6

Henry and Paul Port were buried in Greenwood Cemetery in 1904. As were Paul C Port senior born 1857 died 1919 and Wilhelmina born 185- died 1922. Very big impressive monument. (Find a Grave)

1905: Brooklyn, Paul Port Head M 48y United States Willeminia Port Wife F 48y Germany Elizabeth Port Daughter F 20y United States Bernadine Heinberger Sister F 45y United States

1908: Carl August Reese to Elizabeth Susannah Port 04 Jun 1908 Manhattan Father's Name: August Mother's Name: Johanna Reitimann Spouse's Father's Name: Paul Christian Spouse's Mother's Name: Wilhelmine "Dinberger" (LDS)

1910: Brooklyn, 5707 4th ave., Paul C Port 52, upholsterer furniture, Wilhelmenia Port 52, Bunhadira Leinburger 42, sister in law

1919: 5717 4th ave., Paul C Port Birth Year: abt 1858 Age: 61 Death Date: 16 Feb 1919 Death Place: Kings, New York, USA Certificate Number: 5430

1920: Wilhemina Port 62, widowed, Bernadine Laenberger 58 sister

1922: Death of Wilhelmina Port.

1885: Elisabetha Port birth: 28 April 1885 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA father: Paul Port mother: Wilhelmine Leinberger Port.

1908: married Carl Reese

1909: Charles August Reese 21 Feb 1909 Event Place: Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States Father's Name: Chas. A. Reese Mother's Name: Elizabeth S. Port

1944: Wilma Reese Death 22 Jan 1944 Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States 352 Senator St. Age: 32 Single Occupation: Paymaster Birth Date: 29 Jan 1911 Brooklyn Burial Date: 26 Jan 1944 Cemetery: Greenwood Father Charles Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother Elizabeth Port Mother's Birthplace: NY


Pottebaum

61 St. Marks Place, Eliza age 47 dead, Herman H 52 dead, William J age 9 dead

1900: 61 E 8th street, Herman Pottebaum 48, butcher, Eliaza Pottebaum 43 Henry Pottebaum 17, clerk, Charles Pottebaum 15, George Pottebaum 13, William Pottebaum 4, Charles Pottebaum 41 brother in law, butcher

1904: Mr. Pottebaum was one of the deacon's of St. Mark's church. He was on the excursion with his wife and younger son having left three other children at home.

Children:

  1. Henry Pottebaum c 1883

    Married Jeannette A Kurtzman in 1909. In 1920 and 1930 census in Queens. Daughter Jeannette circa 1916. Proprietor tea and coffee in 1930. Died 1932. Buried Greenwood.

  2. Charles Pottebaum c 1885

    Married Mary In 1920 census in Queens with brother George and 1930 census in Queens, tea and coffee, no children. In 1940 census in Queens. Died 1941.

  3. George Pottebaum c 1887 in 1920 and 1930 censuses in Queens married to Madeline one daughter Madeline born circa 1916, wholesale merchant. Died.....

  4. William Pottebaum✟ circa 1896 -died 1904

Buried in Greenwood cemetery Lot 32565: Charles R. 1913, Charles R 18941, Henry H 1932, Jeanette 1973

The Pottebaum brother's company went under the name of H. H. Pottebaum Co. and Henry H Pottebaum Co.


Prawdzicki

85 3rd st. Anna F age 15 dead, Gertrude B age 2 dead, Henrietta H age 13 dead, Johanna s age 1 dead, Frank H. age 12 to Harlem Hospital Marie age 36 to Lincoln Hospital

1908: In February 1908 the NY Times reported on a meeting of General Slocum survivors: "Paul" Prawdzicki age 16 "heightened" the denunciation of the Captain of the General Slocum. The you man stated that he went to the captain to report the fire and was told: "You get to hell out of here and mind you own business."

1910: Columbus ave, Paul M Prawdzicki 57, painter, Mary ? Prawdzicki 42, 6 children 2 living, Frank Prawdzicki 18, Alfred W Prawdzicki 4

1915: Paul Prawdzicki 56 Mary Prawdzicki 48 Alfred Prawdzicki 10

1916: Frank H Prawdzicki 505 W183d New York, New York, USA Occupation: Secretary Treasurer Pratt Business School, Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1916

1930: Brooklyn, Alfred Prawdzicki 25, supervisor telephone, Alice Prawdzicki 1 [1 3/12] Alice M Prawdzicki 24

1940: Euclid ave, Brooklyn, Alfred Prawd 35, draughsman, boiler mfg co., Alice Prawd 34 Alice M Prawd 11 Eugene A Prawd 7 Donald D Prawd 7 Paul Prawdzicki 80, widowed, father.

Find a Grave

1935: Mary Prawdzicki born 1867 died February 15, 1935

1941: Paul Prawdzicki born circa 1859 died May 7, 1941


The Pullman Family

337 E 18th street, William H age 49 dead, Lizzie age 46 to Lincoln Hospital

William H. Pullmann was on the board of Elders of St. Marks as well as its Treasurer of the church.

The 1905 City Report listed dead, William H Pullman age 49, 337 E 18th street - Injured Lizzie 46 Lincoln hospital.

"Funeral services were held over the body of William H. PULLMAN last night at his late residence, 337 East Eighteenth street. Mr. PULLMAN was one of the victims of the Slocum horror. He and his wife went on the excursion, leaving their two children, a boy of 18 and a girl of 16, at home. Mrs. PULLMAN was saved, but her husband lost his life trying to save lives of children in the wreck. The services were conducted by the Rev. Otto HOFFMAN, the pastor of the Lutheran Church of St. Paul, of South Fifth and Rodney streets, Brooklyn, a lifelong friend of the deceased."
1880: Peter Pullman 53, cabinet maker, Kate Pullman 50 William Pullman 25, works in Jewelry store, Frederick Pullman 19, cabinet maker

1900: 337 18th street, William H Pullmann 54, salesman jewelry, Lizzie Pullmann 41, married 16 years, 2 children 2 living, Anna Moritz 23, servant, Henry Bindewald 69, f in law, Carrie Bindewald 66, m in law, 3 children 3 living,

1905: 337 E 18th street, Henry Bindewald 74, retired, Caroline Bindewald 71, Elise Pullman 45, daughter, Elsie C Pullman 19, granddaughter, William H Pullman 17, grandson

1920: 337 E 18th street, Elise Pullman 60, widowed, L Spencer Dawes 52, boarder, John Sternhagen 30, boarder, Madeline Fackner 50, boarder


Rammelkamp

130 E 4th street, Rammelkamp Elizabeth age 44 dead, Estella a age 12 dead, August age 6 to Lincoln hospital.

1900: Rudolph Rammelkamp 42, upholsterer, Lizzie Rammelkamp 41, William Rammelkamp 17, clerk dry goods, Stella Rammelkamp 3, August Ramnekamp 2

1910: 130 3rd street, Manhattan, Rudolph Rammelkamp 52, widower, upholsterer

1910: Brooklyn, Frederick J L Bullwinkel Head M 42 New York Amelia E Bullwinkel Wife F 34 New York William F Bullwinkel Son M 14 New York Herbert G Bullwinkel Son M 2 New York August F Rammelkamp Nephew M 12 New York

1917: August F Rammelkamp 130 E 4th street, NYC, born August 1, 1897, NYC, U. S. shipping Board relative, Rudolph Ramelkamp same address.

1925: Rudolf Rammelkamp Marriage Date: 17 Mar 1925 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Minnie Aimero Certificate Number: 9513

1930: Edgewater New Jersey, Rudolph Rammelkamp 70, upholsterer furniture shop, Minnie Rammelkamp 62

1932: August F Rammelkamp Gender: Male Marriage Date: 8 Oct 1932 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Alice P Morrison

1939: Rammelkamp, Aug (Alice) aud Copley-Plaza Hotel H Alice Rammelkamp 60 Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts, USA Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1939

1940: Bronx, William Ramelkamp 56, Emma C Ramelkamp 52, Hazel Ramelkamp 27, clerk (William Ramelkamp born circa 1884)

1940: August Fred Rammelkamp Death Date: 1940 Death Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Volume Number: 31 Page Number: 25 Index Volume Number: 98 Reference Number: F63.M363 v.98

1940: August Fred Rammelkamp Event Type: Burial Event Place: Brooklyn, Kings (Brooklyn), New York, United States of America Death Date: Feb 1940 Affiliate Record Identifier: 58047013 Cemetery: Green-Wood Cemetery.

Tombstone, Rammelkamp: Greenwood, William 1883-1951, Emma 1888 to 1952 Hazel 1918 to 1984

Greenwood:
RAMMELKAMP ANNA 1883-09-09 20369
RAMMELKAMP AUGUST 1893-06-25 20369 (2 months per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP AUGUST 1921-05-09 20369
RAMMELKAMP AUGUST FRED 1940-02-19 20369
RAMMELKAMP CATHARINE 1872-04-10 20369 (Catherine age 47 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP CHARLES 1931-03-14 20369 (age 7 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP CHARLES H. 1928-01-21 20369
RAMMELKAMP ELIZABETH 1942-01-07 20369
RAMMELKAMP EMMA C. 1952-04-26 20369
RAMMELKAMP FRANCES 1944-05-16 20369 (Bronx age 78 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP GEORGE 1899-05-02 20369
RAMMELKAMP HAZEL C. 1984-10-31 20369
RAMMELKAMP JULIUS 1926-02-06 20369 (age 66 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP LIZZIE 1904-06-24 20369 (age 44 Bronx per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP MARGARET J. 1872-04-10 20369
RAMMELKAMP META 1892-05-13 2036 (age 3 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP MINNIE 1937-09-24 20369 (age 81 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP RUDOLPH 1938-04-08 20369 (age 78 per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP RUDOPLH 1892-05-17 20369 (age 4 years per NYC Death index)
RAMMELKAMP WILLIAM E. 1951-05-02 20369 - (Some not listed under Rammelkamp by the NYC Death Index)


Ramus

420 E 17th Frederick age 60 dead, Irving age 10 dead

1900: 107 4th street, Fred Ramus 57, grocery store, Phipina Ramus 44, 2 children 1 living, Irving Ramus 7

Find a Grave Friedich Ramus age 60 years and his son, Erwin Ramus 12 years on the General Slocum. Philippine Ramus age 73 years Elise Ramus 47 years and their niece Marie Pfahl 18 years. (Liste as Irving age 11 on NYC Death Index.)

1890: Elise Ramus Burial Middle Village, Queens Death Date: 28 Dec 1890 Affiliate Record Identifier: 130363245 Cemetery: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery

1891: Friedrich Christian Conrad Ramus 10 Jun 1891 Manhattan Age: 47 Widowed Birthplace: Waldeck, Germany Father's Otto Friedrich Ramus Mother's Caroline Gruneisen Spouse's Name: Philippine Scherzer Age: 35 Single Spouse's Birthplace: Baden, Germany Spouse's Father's Name: Heinrich Scherzer Spouse's Mother's Name: Christiane Ekehart

1910: 521 E 5th street, Manhattan Philippina Rapena 54, widowed, 1 child 0 living, washerwoman

1916: listed in the 1916 city directory.

1925: 521 E 5th Ramus, Philipine age 69 housework

1928: Ramus, Philfin age 68 May 5, 1928 12967 Manhattan (NYC Death Index)


Rau

52 7th street, Wilhelmina Rau age 42 to Lincoln Hospital

1900 52 7th street, Wilhelmina Rau 48, widowed, 7 children 3 living, janitor, Anna Rau 21, saleslady, Mildret Rau 27, book keeper, Pauline Rau 18, saleslady

1882: Wilhelmine Pauline Rau birth: 14 May 1882 Manhattan, New York, New York, USA father: Wilhelm Rau mother: Wilhelmine Ruff

1892: William Rau Death 29 Sep 1892 Manhattan 523 E. 12th Age: 15 Burial Date: 01 Oct 1892 Cemetery: Lutheran Cemetery Father's Name: William Rau Father's Birthplace: France Mother's Name: Wilhelmina Mother's Birthplace: France

1903: Pauline Rau Death 05 Oct 1903 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age: 21 Single Occupation: worked in millinery Burial Date: 07 Oct 1903 Cemetery: John G. Meirlet Father William Rau Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother Willelmina "Rutt" Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1907: Anna Rau Death 23 Jan 1907 Manhattan Age: 27 Single Occupation: none Birthplace: New York City Burial Date: 26 Jan 1907 Father's Name: Wm Rau Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Wilhelmine Ruff Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1921: "Amelia" Rau Death 04 Dec 1921 Bronx, New York, New York, United States 393 E 153 St Age: 42 Single Occupation: Clerk Burial Date: 07 Dec 1921 Cemetery: Lutheran Cem. Father William Rau Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother Wilhelmina Ruff Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1925: Wilhelmina Rau "aunt" widow, retired, was living in Queens with her relatives Carl Ruff, age 58 plasterer, his wife Amelia, and daughter Lillian.


Reichenbach

See Wiedemann


Reis

Katherine Reis age 74 dead 40 Sheppard ave, Brooklyn

1900: Sheppard ave Brooklyn, George F Swezey 45, cloth cutter, Johannete Swezey 37, 3 children 3 living George O Swezey 11, Burdette S Swezey 7, Robert H Swezey 5, Cathrine Reis 69, widowed, mother 3 children 2 living

1870: $1,000, "Pellen" Reis 43, born Bavaria, retail store, Catherine Reis 40, Prussia, in store, Sebastian Reis 14 bron Bavaria, Emilia Reis 9, born New York, Nella Reis 7, born New York Mary Delman 19, born Bavaria

Family: Kilian Reis and Catherine, Children: Johannette Swezey (1863-1951), Sebastian Reis (1855-1884), Wilhelmina Uehlein (1861-1904), Elizabetha Reis (1865-1866), 1883: Kilian Reis Grocer, 408 6th city directory

1893: Death of Kilian Reis born circa 1826 died 1893


Reiss

70 1st ave, Katie "33" dead, Lizzie age 6 dead, Rosie age 16 dead, Susie age 4 dead Annie age 2 missing.

1900: 70 1st ave., Fredick Reiss 44, shoe dealer, Katie Reiss "42" (smudge), 5 children 4 living, Fredick Reiss 14, John Reiss 8 Rosie Reiss 12, Lizzie Reiss 2

1886: John Reiss 31 Mar 1886 Manhattan Father Fred Reiss Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 24 Mother Rosie "Hart" Reiss Mother's Birthplace: New York Mother's Age: 23

Death of Rosa Hart Reiss: Rosa Reiss Age: 29 Death Date: 7 Dec 1892 Death Place: New York, New York Certificate Number: 41930

Josepf Reiss Birth 20 May 1892 Manhattan Father's Name: Fritz Reiss Father's Age: 30 Mother's Name: Rosa Hart Reiss Mother's Age: 29

Marriage of Frederick Reiss to Katie Goetz:

1901: Anna Reiss Birth 11 Nov 1901 Manhattan, Father's Name: Fred Reiss Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 39 Mother's Name: Kate Goetz Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 31

1904:Rosie Reiss Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx Age: 16 Burial Date: 25 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Fritz Reiss Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Kate Goetz Mother's Birthplace: Germany

1904: Susie Reiss Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States Burial Date: 23 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Fritz Reiss Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Katie Goetz Mother's Birthplace: U.S.

Rosa Kathe Reiss Birth 29 Dec 1887 Manhattan, Father Friedrich Reiss Father's Birthplace: Germany Father's Age: 25 Mother Rosa "Gart" Reiss Mother's Birthplace: New York Mother's Age: 24
The bodies of REISS, Kate age 35 and REISS Rosie age 16 of 70 1st ave were identified on June 22.

1905: Fritz Reiss Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Albrect Event Date: 04 Jun 1905 Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York Father's Name: Johamnes Reiss Mother's Name: Katherine Conrads Spouse's Father's Name: John Adam Frisch Spouse's Mother's Name: Gertrude Glaser

1905: 70 1st ave. Reiss, Frederick age "42" shoe store, Elizabeth, wife, age 45, Frederick Jr shoe clerk age 19

1910: 70 1st ave., Reiss, Fritz, age 42, shoe store, Frederick jr. son 19, salesman shoes.


The Reinfrank (Rheinfrank) Family

Rheinfrank 343 W 71st street, Catherine age 64 daed, John age 75 dead

1904: June 16, New York Times, J Reinfrank, a coal dealer of Goerck and Third Streets, who lived at W. 71st street was reported missing. His clerk reported that Mr. and Mrs. Reinfrank had gone on the excursion. Mrs. Reinfrank was said to be in a hospital, but she was later reported dead. None of their children were with them but articles do mention that they were part of a party of 12 friends and family members who were on the "ill-fated" trip. John and Catherine were the only Rheinfrank (Rienfrank) listed. Others mentioned with them were the family of Henry Gansenmuller, whose wife also died in the disaster. (There is no listing for Gansenmuller - or anything close to it)

John Reinfrank and his wife of 342 W. 71st street, victims of the Slocum disaster.

1904 June 24, The Misses E. R. and E. A. Reinfrank returned from Europe on June 24, 1904 on the steamship Lucania of the Cunard Line out of Liverpool. They had received the news of the Slocum disaster while still in Europe but did not know that their parents had been on board the vessel when it caught fire. They received the news of their parents death while vessel was docking in New York. John Reinfranks body had been recovered but that of Mrs. Reinfrank was still missing. John Reinfrank had been buried on Sunday the 19th. The Misses Reinfrank had gone abroad about two moths before with a party of friends. Their brother, John, met the ship to tell them the sad news.

The Slocum Horror list: Rheinfrank, John 75, 343 W 71 st street, Catherine age 64, same address

"John Rheinfrank, a well-known dealer of this city, lost his life in the great Slocum disaster on the 15th. Mr. Reinfrank was a man advanced in years and one of the most highly esteemed members of the trade. He had been a subscriber to this paper for over 30 years and was considered one of the wealthiest retail dealers. His business of late had been largely in the hands of his son and other associates and no change therein is anticipated. The funeral services were held at his late residence in West 73rd street on Sunday evening and were largely attended by members of the trade and other friends Much sympathy is extended to the family as of the party of twelve friends and relatives which went on the ill-fated trip all lost their lives."

(Coal and Coal Trade Journal, Volume 43, 1904)

1860: NYC, John Rheinfrank 31, clerk, bron Bavaria, Katharina Rheinfrank 20

1870: 4th street bet Ave C and D John Rheinfrank 41, coal dealer, Kate Rheinfrank 30, Fred Rheinfrank 9, Henry Rheinfrank 7, Kate Rheinfrank 5, John Rheinfrank 3, Emma Rheinfrank 1, Sophia Embern 18

1880: E. 4th street, John Rheinfrank 50, born Bavaria, coal dealer, Katherine Rheinfrank 39, wife, Frederick Rheinfrank 18, clerk in coal yard, Henry Rheinfrank 16, Kate Rheinfrank 15, John Rheinfrank 12, Emma Rheinfrank 10, Mathilda Rheinfrank 8, George Rheinfrank 5, Elizabeth Rheinfrank 3, Mary L. Rheinfrank 2m, granddaughter, and one servant.

1900: W. 71st street, John Rheinfrank 71, retired, Kathrin Rheinfrank 60, wife, Emma Rheinfrank 30, daughter, George Rheinfrank 21, son, bank teller, Elizebeth Rheinfrank 23, Martha Rheinfrank 17, Hanah Nelson 28, servant, Amelia Nelson 21, servant

1907: The J. Rheinfrank Co. was one of the oldest retail coal businesses in New York. Frederick Rheinfrank, a son of John Rheinfrank, the founder of the firm, is president of the corporation formed a few years ago to carry on the business. (Coal and Coal Trade Journal, Volume 38)

1904:

"John Rheinfrank and wife were among the victims of the fire that destroyed the picnic excursion steamboat General Slocum in New York last week. Mr. Rheinfrank, who at one time was among the prominent coal dealers in New York, having two yards on the East side, had retired from business a number of years ago, leaving it to his sons, who are operating now under the name of J. Rheinfrank & Co. He was well known to the older members of the trade and his loss through this disaster is much regretted. The wife of Henry Gansenmuller, who was formerly identified with the trade and a partner of J. Rheinfrank, was also among those lost in the fire. Several other members of these families, who were on the excursion, are still missing and are thought to be dead." (The Black Diamond, Volume 32, 1904)
John and Catherine Rheinfrank were buried in Middle Village Queens Lutheran All Faith Cemetery.

Their tombstone as posted on Find a Grave is hard to read but it is inscribed with a version of Isaiah 43:

"I will be with you when you pass thought the waters, and when you pass thorough the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. You shall not be scorched when you walk through the fire and the flame will not burn you."
Quite appropriate for the circumstances!

Jun 17, 1904 Fredrick and Gustave Rheinfrank searched for their family members. They said that in the two families fourteen people were missing. They were searching for their aged father and mother. Frederick obtained permission to go to North Brother's island while Gustave waited on the dock searching among the bodies that were brought in.

The June 17 New York Tribune article described the Rheinfrank brothers as "two big Germans". Frederick and Gustave "wandered disconsolately from the morgue to the scenen of the accident, to Police Headquarters and back to the Morgue seeking for a trace of their families, fourteen persons in all, who have vanished."


Richter

Richter, 404 6th street, Anna J age 8 dead, August age 15 dead, Elizabeth age 19 dead, Emilia age 21 dead, Emilia age 47 dead, Ernest age 12 dead, Frances E age 20 Lincoln

Mrs. Emilia Richter, age 47, of 404 E 6th street was the widow of Franz Wilhelm Richter. She and six of her seven where on the Slocum that fateful day. Oldest son, William age 15, had to work. Emilia, 20, Lizzie 19, August 14, Ernest 12 and Anne 8 all perished along with Mrs. Richer. Daughter, Frances age 10 survived.

Frances Richter said:

""The first thing I knew was a lot of people yelling 'fire!' and in almost a minute the whole middle of the boat seemed burning. The wind blew the flames towards us, and I saw the dresses of several children catch fire all at once. The screaming was awful. My mother called out to me 'Don't be afraid! Hang over the side!' then she pushed me over the rail and I fell down to the lower deck, outside, and I hung to the railing with my feet and legs in the water.""
Slocum Horror Book:
"Frances, the ten year old girl who was saved, walked hand-in-hand with her brother, who had not gone. The boy is only fifteen, but he acts like a grown man. The day after the funeral he went back to his work in a commission house downtown, but his employer said to him in kindly fashion: 'Take the week off; come back next Monday.

'I was glad,' said the boy simply as he came home and took off his coat, 'for now I can get the moving done.' With a little help, he moved over what furniture would be needed from their own tenement to that of his grandmother. The children will live with her for the present.

'She oughtn't be left alone,' explained the boy. 'I will have to take care of her and my little sister. Well, I don't know just how I'm going to do it, but I'll manage it somehow. There isn't anyone else to do it.'

1904: June 21 New York Times, There were 82 interments in the Lutheran Cemetery on June 20. Mrs. Amelia Richter of 406 6th ave was buried with her three daughters and two sons.

1905: Dept of Public Welfare - Richter, 404 6th street - DEAD Anna J 8, August 15, Elizabeth 19, Emilia 21, Emilia, 47 Ernest 12 - INJURED France age 10 Lincoln Hospital

1910: 9th street, Elizabeth C Henig Head F 80 Germany, 5 children 2 living, Frances M Richter Granddaughter F 16 New York

Henry Richter 57, grocer, Alice Richter 52 Elizabeth Hennig 85, mother in law, Frances Richter 21, niece, feathers

1920: Bronx, Henry Richter 63, packer factory, Alice Richter 58, Frances Richter 25, niece

1922: Charles Joseph Brust Marriage 19 Oct 1922 Manhattan Age: 32 Single Birthplace: New York City Father's Name: Joseph Brust Mother's Name: Martha Elizabeth Bookman Spouse's Name: Frances Eva Richter Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: 28 Single Spouse's Birthplace: New York City Spouse's Father's Name: Frank Richter Spouse's Mother's Name: Emilie Hennig (LDS)

1940: Bronx, Charles Brust 50, salesman, wholesale meat, Frances Brust 44, counter clerk cafeteria, Alice Brust 16 Alice Richter 74, aunt


Richter

104 1st ave., Richter Christine age 9, dead, Fredrick age 11, dead Lena age 35 dead, and Lydia L age 12 dead (disinterred)

1900: 3rd street, William Richter 37, tax receiver, Lena Richter 29, 3 children 3 living, Lytha Richter 8 Fred Richter 7 Christina Richter 5

1891: William Richter Marriage 25 Nov 1891 Manhattan, Age: 28 Single Birthplace: N. Y. City Father Fredrick Richter Mother Christiana Malgraf Spouse Lena Hill Spouse's Age: 22 Single Spouse's Birthplace: Heilbroun, Germany Spouse's Father's Name: Wm. Hill Spouse's Mother's Name: Caroline Steinbrenner

1904: Lydia Richter Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Address: 1024 1st Ave. New York, NY Age: 2 Burial Date: 22 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Linden Hill Cemetery Father William A. Richter Father's Birthplace: U. S. Mother Lena Mills Mother's Birthplace: Germany (LDS)

WHAT HAPPENED TO WILLIAM RICHTER?


Ringer

Ringer 170 Ave A Alfred 11 dead (disinterred), Clara 37 dead

1893: Ringer, Wilh age 29 baker Clarea age 29 wife, Alfred age 4, to Rhode Island, from Hamburg, to New York on the Prussia

1900: Jersey City, William Ringer 42, bread baker, Clara Ringer 33, 1 child 1 living, Alfred Ringer 7, all imm "1897" Lena Thommen 13 boarder

WHAT HAPPENED TO WILLIAM RINGER?


Roberts

190 Guernsey st Brooklyn, Roberts Blanch A age 13 dead, Clara A age 38

1900: Brooklyn, Edward Roberts Head M 40 New York (cannot read occupation), Clara A Roberts Wife F 34 New York, 1 child 1 living, Blanch A Roberts Daughter F 9 New York John H Douglass Brother-in-law M 58 New York Robert Douglass Father-in-law M 81 New York Annie Lockett Servant F 24 Virginia

1904: Blanche Roberts Death Date: 15 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA (Ancestry).

Blanch A. Roberts Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, Age: 13 Burial Date: 28 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Cedar Grove Father's Name: Edward A. Roberts Father's Birthplace: U.S. Mother's Name: Clara A. Douglass Mother's Birthplace: U.S. (LDS)

WHAT HAPPENED TO EDWARD ROBERTS?


Roes

222 McDonough st Brooklyn, Adele A age 36 dead, John J to Lincoln hospital.

1904: Probate, Frederick Roes petitioner, 22 McDonough street, husband of Adele Roes deceased June 15 1904. Personal property $334. Frederic Roes husband John J. Roes son age 9

1910 Rogers ave., Frederick Roes 43, grocery store, Meta M Roes 27, 2 children 2 living, John S Roes 16, Margaret Roes 3, Erma A Roes 1, Henry M Maugle 17, boarder, grocer

1915: Rogers ave. Brooklyn, Roes, Fredrick head age 48 born Germany, grocer, Meta wife, age 32, John son age 20, Margaret daughter age 8 Emma daughter age 6

1920: Ditmas ave, Fredrick J Roes 53, grocery store, Meta M Roes 36, John Roes 25, clerk grocery store, Margaret Roes 13, Emma Roes 10

1930: Ridgefield Bergen, New Jersey, own $9,000 Frederick J Roes 64, grocer, Emma A Roes 21 daughter, born New York, Adolph W Meyer 24, son in law --- insurance, Margaret C Meyer 23, daughter, Robert W Meyer 1 [1 2/12] grandson

1906: Margaret Catherine Roes Birth 07 Oct 1906 Brooklyn, Father's Name: Frederich John Roes Mother's Name: Meta Margaretta Priggen Roes


Rosenagel

129 E 4th Annie age 38 dead, Grace 8 Lebanon hospital, Lucy 13 Lebanon hospital

1889 1st marriage : Chas Rosenagel Marriage 28 Jul 1889 Manhattan, Age: 24 Marital Status: Single Birthplace: Lionesdale, Pa Father's Name: Valentine Rosenagel Mother's Name: Mary Kring Spouse's Name: Charlotte Dressler Spouse's Age: 25 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1864 Spouse's Birthplace: New York Spouse's Father's Name: Valentine Dressler Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Kammei Iceuer

Children:

  1. Lucy c 1891

  2. Grace c 1897

Death of Charlotta Dressler Rosenagel:

1898 2nd marriage : Charles Rosenagel Marriage 27 Feb 1898 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age: 33 Widowed Birthplace: Hovesdale, Pa Father's Name: Valentin Rosenagel Mother's Name: Mary Annie Spouse's Name: Anna Dressler Spouse's Age: 36 Spouse's Marital Status: Single Spouse's Race: White Spouse's Birthplace: New York Spouse's Father's Name: Valentin Dressler Spouse's Mother's Name: Elisabeth Kammerdiener (LDS)

1900: 129 4th street, Chas Rosenagel 34, teamster, born Pennsylvania, Annie Rosenagel 39, 2 children 2 living, Lucie Rosenagel 9 Grace Rosenagel 3 Elizabeth Dressler 75, mother in law, widow number of children no listed.

1904: Death of Annie Dressler Rosenagel on the Slocum

1905: Marriage Date: 1 Jul 1905 Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Spouse: Mary Christ Certificate Number: 14216

Charles Rosenagel to Margaret Christ 01 Jul 1905 Manhattan Father's Name: Valentine Rosenagel Mother's Name: Anna Kring Spouse's Father's Name: Peter Christ Spouse's Mother's Name: Margaret Lustenberger
1910: Ocean Parkway Brooklyn, Charles Rosenagel 43, born Pennsylvania, trucking material, Margaret Rosenagel 33, 2 children 2 living, Lucey Rosenagel 19, cashier store, Grace Rosenagel 13, Margaret Ausenagel 4, Clara Rosenagel 2, Peter Christ 66, father in law carpenter, Margaret Christ 67, mother in law

1915: Ocean Parkway, Charles, Margaret, Lucy, Grace, Margaret, Clara and the Christs

1930: Manhattan 38 E 4th street, Charles Rosenagel 62, widowed, proprietor trucking, Margerite Rosenagel 23, daughter, Claire Rosenagel 22, daughter

1939: Charles Rosenagel Birth Year: abt 1865 Age: 74 Death Date: 26 Aug 1939 Death Place: Kings, New York, USA Certificate Number: 17645

Charles Rosenagel Death 26 Aug 1939 Brooklyn 229 St. John's Place Age: 74 Widowed Occupation: Trucking Birthplace: United States Burial Date: 29 Aug 1939 Cemetery: St. John Father's Name: Valentine Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Name: Anna Kriss Mother's Birthplace: Germany Spouse's Name: Margaret

1948: Lucia Helen D'Albora Death 10 May 1948 New York City, Queens, 188-20 122th Ave. Residence Place: St. Albans, NY Gender: Female Age: 56 Marital Status: Married Occupation: Housewife Birth Date: 06 Sep 1891 Birthplace: Man., NY Burial Date: 13 May 1948 Cemetery: St. John's Father's Name: Charles Rosenagel Father's Birthplace: U.S. Mother's Name: Charlottette Dressler Mother's Birthplace: U.S. Spouse's Name: Bartholomew J. D'Albora

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Elizabeth Dressler:

1853: Dressler Gender: Female Death Date: 22 Apr 1853 Death Place: New York, New York, Ny Age: Birth Date: 1853 Birthplace: New York Father's Name: Valentine Dressler Mother's Name: Elizabeth Dressler (LDS)

1861: Auguste Dressler Gender: Female Birth Date: 29 Dec 1861 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Valentine Dressler Mother's Name: Eliz. K Dressler

Listed in the 1880 census 1st ave, Elizabeth, age 56, widowed, born Bavaria, tailoress, Annie age 22, Lottie age 18

1890 city directory Dressler Elizabeth, wid. Valentine, h 97 E. 4th

Elizabeth not listed NYC Death index under Dressler.

No listing for Valentine on NYC death index under Dressler


Rosenberger

417 E. "15th" street, Lizzie age 7, dead, Mary age 44 dead

1900: 417 E "16th" street, John Rosenberger 44, baker Mary Rosenberger 39, 2 children 1 living, Elizabeth Rosenberger 2, born October 1897

1905: E 144th street, Bronx, Joseph Kober 52, Fredericka Kober 45, George Kober 12, George Moeser 15, Chas Moeser 13, Lizzie Moeser 41 John Rosenberger 49, boarder, pie baker

1910: E. 144 street Joseph Kober 57 molder art wood, Fredericka Kober 50 0 children 0, John Rosenberger 54, baker, widower, brother in law, Gorge H Moeser 20, nephew, Charles F Moeser 18, nephew

1915: E 144th street, Bronx, Joseph Jober Fredericka Jober 55 John Rosenberger 59, brother in law, baker, Elizabeth Moeser 51, sister in law

1925: Bronx, Joseph Kober 72 Fredericka Kober 65 Jno Rosenberger 69, brother in law

1897: Elisabeth Rosenberger Birth 22 Oct 1896 Manhattan, Father's Name: John Rosenberger Father's Birthplace: U.S. Father's Age: 40 Mother's Name: Marie Mohlenstad Rosenberger Mother's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Age: 34 (LDS)


Rosenstein

Sophia Rosenstein age 21 dead, 127 1st ave.

1900: 127 1st ave.

Jacob Rapp 42, painter, Blandena Rapp 46, 6 children 6 living, Carrie Rapp 19, Bertha Rapp 18, Emil Rapp 16, Lizzie Rosenstein 21, Sophie Rosenstein 16, Anna Widman 59, servant

Sophia Rosenstein was buried in 1904 Greenwood Cemetery. In the same plot were:

ROSENSTEIN CLOTILDE 1854-02-26 2272
ROSENSTEIN ELSIE 1883-03-06 2272
ROSENSTEIN EMELIE 1848-01-29 2272
ROSENSTEIN FREDERICK 1879-11-14 2272
ROSENSTEIN JACOB 1880-04-08 2272 (age 1 month)
ROSENSTEIN JACOB 1882-08-16 2272
ROSENSTEIN JACOB 1892-02-28 2272 (age 42)
ROSENSTEIN JACOB J. 1881-03-13 2272(age 66)
ROSENSTEIN SOPHIA 1904-06-22 2272

Jacob Rosenstein Birth Date: 14 May 1848 Death Date: 25 Feb 1892 Cemetery: Green-Wood Cemetery Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

Sophie Rosenstein was a sunday school teacher at St Marks'

The NY Times list for June 19, 1904 also listed "Lizzie" Rosenstein age "15" of 127 1st ave among the missing but she was not listed in the city record.

1880: E 4th street, Rosenstein, Jacob, age 32 fire ins broker, Lizzie 30 wife, Kate age 4 Lizzie age 2, next to them Rosenstein, Jacob age 65 lawyer, Eliza age 66 wife


Rotenberger

Rotenberger 368 Bowery, Anna age 19 dead


Roth

Louisa Roth age 16, of 516 e 88th street taken home. She was a cousin of the Weiss family.

Roth 203 5th st Caroline A age 17 dead, Josephine age 42, born Romania, dead, Alfons Braun age 13 born Romania dead (disinterred) nephew of Josephine Roth.

1895: Passport application, Joseph Roth, born Bucarest, Romania, Feb 22 1858 immigrated SS Pavonia form liverpool January 1884, naturalized common Pleas Feb 1890, sign painter, intending to return within 2 years.

1900: 203 E 5th single family, Joseph Roth 42, sign painter, Romania, Josie Roth 37, 3 children 1 living, Romania, Caroline Roth 12, daughter, Victor Roth 27, brother, Frank Nahodil 25, boarder, William Schnele 25, boarder

1900: Passport application, Joseph Roth 1900 New York, United States Gender: Male Age: 42 Birth Date: 22 Feb 1858 Birthplace: Romania Spouse's Name: Josephine Roth, born Romania June 14, 1862, daughter Carolina Roth age 12 years, 203 E 5th street, sign painter Certificate Number: 21305

1905 Passport application: born Feb 22, 1858 Bakerest Roumania, age 47, applying for himself and niece Zoe Braun born Bukerist Ra. 21 Feb 1886, sign painter 203 65the st NY, (other info same as 1895 passport application>

1905: Mr. Joseph Roth Arrival Date: 17 Sep 1905 Age: 47 Ethnicity/ Nationality: German Port of Departure: Havre Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: La Touraine, New York address 203 E "5th street" and Zoe Braun age 19 to same address.

1910: Joseph Roth Head M 52 Romania, widowed, Victor Roth Brother M 34 Romania Annie Roth Sister-in-law F 25 Austria Zoe Brown Niece F 24 Romania

1920: Joseph Ruth 61, "tailor", own store, born romania, Loi Ruth, wife, age 33, born Romania

Tombstone (Find a Grave) Josephine Roth bron 14 June 1862 died 15 June 1904 Caroline A Roth born 20 Nov 1886 died June 15, 1904 and beloved child Anna Roth born 29, April 1888 died Jan 2 1890, Julius _ Roth born 21 April 1829 died 16 May 1897 and Alfons Braun Nov. 189- died June 15, 1904


Rothman

48 1-2 7th street, Emily age 34, dead, Thomas F age 8 dead, William, C. Jr. age 5

1895: William Rothmann Marriage 25 Sep 1895 Manhattan, Age: 27 Single Birthplace: New York, New York Father's Name: Thomas Mother's Name: Theresa Schneider Spouse's Name: Emily Grimm Spouse's Age: 26 Single Spouse's Birthplace: New York, New York Spouse's Father's Name: Frederik Spouse's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Leonhardt

1896: Thomas Fred. Rothmann Gender: Male Birth Date: 24 Apr 1896 Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Father's Name: Wm. C. Rothmann Mother's Name: Emily Grimm Rothmann

1899: William Christopher Rothman Birth 04 Oct 1899 Manhattan Father's Name: William Christopher Rothman Father's Birthplace: New York Father's Age: 30 Mother's Name: Emily Grimm Mother's Birthplace: New York Mother's Age: 29

1900: 91 1st ave., William Rothmann Head M 31 New York, saloon, Emily Rothmann Wife F 30 New York, 2 children 2 living, Thomas F Rothmann Son M 4 New York William C Rothmann Son M 1 New York

1904: The body of Mrs Emily Rothman was identified on June 15th. The body of "William" Rothman was identified Jun 21.

1904: Rothman, Emily, 34 y, Jun 15, 1904, 2845, Bronx (Thomas listed under Rothmann age 8, June 15, 1904 #3385. William was NOT listed.) 1904:

Husband Wm C Rothmann Ales, Wines, Liquors & Cigars at 1st Ave & 6th Street - find a Grave)
1904: Thomas F. Rothmann Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States Age: 8 Burial Date: 21 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: William C. Rothmann Father's Birthplace: U.S. Mother's Name: Emily Grimms Mother's Birthplace: U.S.

1904: William Rothman Birth Year: abt 1903 Age: 1 Death Date: 21 Jun 1904 Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA Certificate Number: 22686

William Rothman Death 21 Jun 1904 Manhattan Address: 180 Orchard St. Gender: Male Age: 1 Burial Date: 24 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Washington Cem. Father's Birthplace: unknown Mother's Birthplace: unknown
1908: William C. Rothman Spouse Katie Schmitt 16 Feb 1908 Bronx, New York Father's Name: Thomas Rothman Mother's Name: Treasea Schneider Spouse's Father's Name: Jacob Kochm Spouse's Mother's Name: Treasea Binkel

1909: Frank Joseph Rothman Birth 13 Jan 1909 Manhattan, Father's Name: William C. Rothman Father's Birthplace: U. S. Father's Age: 39 Mother's Name: Katie Koehn Rothman Mother's Birthplace: U. S. Mother's Age: 35

1910: 40 second ave., William C Rothmann 40, marriage 2, Kate Rothmann 36, marriage 2, married 2 years, 3 children 2 living, own saloon, William J Rothmann 8 Frank J Rothmann 1 [1 3/12] Mary Krochinsky 43, servant (This would put William's birth circa 1902.)

1920: William C "Rothmann", Head M 50 New York, inspector insurance, Kate Rothmann Wife F 46 New York, William Rothmann Son M 18 New York, Frank J Rothmann Son M 10 New York, Thomas T Rothmann Son M 6 New York,

1930: Mount Vernon, William C "Rathmann", Head M 60 New York, Kate Rathmann Wife F 56 New York, Frank J Rathmann Son M 21 New York, Thomas F Rathmann Son M 16 New York,


The Schmidling Family

John M Schmilding married Marie Berger 14 September 1869

Mary Schmidling age 54 of 119 7th street was listed as missing. Anna L. age 15, Emily S age 22 and George C 18 all of 119 7th street were listed as dead.

John Schmidling married Mary Eiberg according to the birth record of their son, William in 1884 (LDS)

1900: 119 7th street, John Schmidling 56, inspector mayor's office, Mary Schmidling 50, married 31 years, 11 children 9 living, Joseph Schmidling 27, post office clerk, Mary Schmidling 25, trained nurse, Charles Schmidling 21, teamster, Emily Schmidling 18, William Schmidling 15, George Schmidling 14, Anna Schmidling 11

1904: John Schmidling was the Post Commander of Riker Post No. 62. condolences were offered by the "Encampment" on the loss of "four" of his children. 1905: 119 7th street, Schmidling, John, age 16 merchant, John, son, 28 driver, Mame, daughter 30 nurse, William, son age 21 bookkeeper, servant

1907: 04 Dec 1907, Marriage, John Schmedling, widower, age 63 to Catherine Christman, age 39, single.

1910: John Schmedling, Head, M, 66, New York, Catherine Schmedling, Wife, F, 42, New York, Edger Schmedling, Son, M, 1, New York, Antony Christman, Father-in-law, M, 72 New York

1920: John Schmidling 75, pension, clerk city hall, Katherine Schmidling 51, Edgar Schmidling 11

John Schmidling Pct. Co. L 45th NY Vol died October 4, 1932/7, buried Lutheran Middle Village

Edgar Schmidling died in Florida in 1995


The Schnude & Kassebaum Families

The entire family of Henry C Schnuder of 196 Guernsey street, Brooklyn was lost - Anna age, 32, Grace C. age 4, Henry age 32 and Mildred age 1.

Henry Schnude's parents of 426 E. 76th street were also lost - Louise 57 born Germany and William age 60 born Germany.

Anna Schnuder was the daughter of Henry Kassebaum. Henry Kassenbaum was not on the Slocum that fateful day, but his wife, three of his daughters and four of his grandchildren were. The Schnuder-Kassebaum party numbered 11. Two members lived: Henry's wife, Kate and daughter Annette (Nettie). The six Schnuders all perished. Another daughter of Henry Kessebaum, Mrs. Fredricka Tonipart, age 28, and her two children, Charlotte age 2 and Francis age 4, also perished. Freda Torniport's body was identified on June 22. William Schnude, a cabinetmaker, was born in Prussia circa 1842. He married Louise before 1870. They had Henry circa 1872 and Emil circa 1874. William, Louise, and Henry and his family (wife and two children) all died in the Slocum disaster. Emil Schnuder married but did not have children. He died in the Bronx in 1946.

Henry Kassebaum, a barber, was born in Germany circa 1850. He married Catherine (Kate). The had: Augusta, Anna (married Henry Schnuder), Annette (Nettie) and Fredericka (married Torniport [Toniport]).

1870: Manhattan, Wm Schnude 28, Braunsweig, cabinet maker Louise Schnude 24, Braunsweig

1880: NYC 5th street, William Schnude 38, works at wood, born Prussia, Louisa Schnude 34, wife, born Prussia, Henry Schnude 8, born NY, Emil Schnude 6, born NY

In 1880 to 1886 he was listed at 644 Fifth street as a cabinet maker/carpenter/wood worker.

1898: Henry C Schnude 14 Jun 1898 married Anna K Kassebaum Cert. #9379 Manhattan

1900: Brooklyn, Henry Kassebaun 54, born Germany, imm 1850, barber, Kate Kassebaun 49, wife, Henrietta Kassebaun 26, neck wear maker, Annie Schnude 28, daughter, married 2 years, one child one living, Henry C Schnude 28, son-in-law, clerk bank, Grace A Schnude 7/12, g daughter

1902: City Directory Schnude, William & Son (William and Emil Schnude) 426 E 76th street. (Only Schnude listed.)

1904: Rome New York June 16

"Among those lost in the disaster were Henry C. Schnude, receiving teller for Koutze Brothers of No 120 Broadway, his wife, and two children and his father and mother. The wife and two children of Mr. Toniport, an employee of Chase National Bank and a relative of Mr. Schnude, were lost. The only one of the party of 10 who was saved was Miss Nettie Kassebaum, a sister of Mts. Schnuder, whose leg was broken"

In other articles Nettie Kassebaum was also reported as suffering from shock.

Schnude Funeral: Brooklyn Eagle -
"On Monday afternoon the funerals of the SCHNUDE and TORNIPORT families will take place from the undertaker's establishment of Jacob SCHAEFER, at 1023 Third avenue, Brooklyn. The dead are Henry SCHNUDE, Anna SCHNUDE and Grace SCHNUDE, Frances and Charlotte TORNIPORT. They lived at 196 Guernsey street. The bodies of Mildred SCHNUDE, 2 years old, and Mrs. Freda TORNIPORT, 29 years old, are still missing. The dead will be buried in Greenwood Cemetery."

June 17, New York Times:

Henry Kassebaum of 196 Guernsey Street, Greenpoint was looking for members of the Kassebaum/Schnuder party. Of the 11 members of the group only two were saved. He said his wife and the rest of the party had been on stern the upper deck. She was pushed overboard landing in the water near the minister, Mr. Haas. She sank twice but finally managed to cling to the paddlewheel where she was rescued by some men in a row boat. She was taken to shore and took a carriage home. Their daughter, Nettie, (Annette) age thirty, jumped from the boat and landed on the deck of a tug. She broke her leg in the fall and was at Harlem Hospital. The party also included Henry Schnude and his wife, who was the daughter of Henry Kassebaum, Henry's parents and two children. Henry Schnude was the head deacon in St. Mark's Church.

Another member of the party was Mrs. Frida Toniport, another daughter of Henry Kassebaum. With her were her two children Frances age 4 and Charlotte age two. Mr. Kassebaum found the bodies of 5 of the nine missing.

1905: 76th street, M. Orbach & sons have bought for Emil Schnude a 4 story tenement 426 East 76 street, on lot 25x102.2

Greenwood:

Schnude, Anna "Annie" 17727695 b. unknown d. Jun. 15, 1904 Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA

Schnude, Grace 18103684 b. unknown d. Jun. 15, 1904 Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA

Schnude, Henry C 17727661 b. unknown d. Jun. 15, 1904 Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA

Schnude, Louise 18103701 b. unknown d. Jun. 15, 1904 Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA

Schnude, Mildred 18103639 b. unknown d. Jun. 15, 1904 Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA

Schnude, William 18249849 b. unknown d. Jun. 15, 1904 Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County (Brooklyn) New York, USA

Does not come up on Greenwood search

1880: Manhattan, Henry Kassebaum 35, Hesse Datmstadt, barber, Kathy Kassebaum 28, Augusta Kassebaum 10, Anna Kassebaum 8, Natty Kassebaum 6, Frederika Kassebaum 4, Mary Strobe, 60, mother-in-law

Henry C. Schnuder was apparently very active in St. Mark's community. At the time of his death he was the Superintendent of the English Sunday School, on the Board of Trustees and head deacon of the church.

Adolph Torniport was born in Manhattan April 5, 1872, the son of Adolph and Charlotte Torniport. He died in August 1910 at his home 754 A Halsey street. His obit mentioned that he had lost his wife, Freda, and two children in the "the burning of the General Slocum". He was a clerk at the Chase National Bank. A member of St. Mark's Lutheran church he was survived by his mother, a brother, Frederick and three sisters. Charlotte Torniport died in 1912.


Schoenemann

1905 Dept of Welfare list: Schoenemann, 946 Homes street, Elsie 15, John 18 - Peters, 121 E. 126the street, Helen age 28, Lillian 1 - Ludemann, 4 Smith St White Planes, Johanna age 45 born Germany

John Schoenemann 18 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 2898

Elsie Schoenemann 15 DEATH DATE: 15 Jun 1904 DEATH PLACE: Bronx, New York, USA CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 3289

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Attending a General Slocum memorial service in 1984 was Adolph F. Schulze, 81, of Mount Vernon, the nephew of Elsie and John Schoenemann, who drowned trying to escape the flames.
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The Schoett Family

June 16, 1904: NY Times - Charles Schott a tailor of 98 7th st was missing his wife and three children

June 17, 1904 - Christian Schoett, age 19, organist at St. Mark's and his sweetheart (unnamed) were identified by Edward Yost of 393 East 9th street. Yost was Schoett's brother-in-law. Edward Yost was seeking the bodies of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Schoett 98 7th street and her three children: Christian, Katie,age 10, Helen age 5 and his nephew, Henry Siedewande, age 12 of 184 3rd street.

He found only that of Christian and his girlfriend. (New York Times)

An article in the June 17 New York Tribune gives the name as Schott. It said Christian and his sweetheart were to be married. The body of Mrs. Josephine Schott of 98 7th street had been identified and was lying near her son. Son-in-law, Edward Yost, was searching for the bodies of the family. Three had been found and three were missing, including, Katy age 10, Helen age 5, Henry Seidewand a nephew.

Dept of Welfare list 1905: Schoett, 98 7th street: DEAD - Caroline E age 10, Christian F. J. 19, Helena A. M. 4, Josephine T. 42. - Seidenwand 184 3rd st, Henry age 18 born Germany.


The Schrumpf Family

Schrumpf, Lizzie, 48, John 16, and William 13 all of 208 Ave. B.

Elizabeth Schrumpf was the wife of Jacob Schrumpf, a retired mounted policeman. The had two sons, John Edward and William Walter. William had been a choir boy at St. Thomas' church.

1900: 208 Ave B., Jacob Schrumpf 43, patrolman, Lizzie Schrumpf 41, 6 children 2 living, John Schrumpf 12, William Schrumpf 9, all born New York of German decent.

In 1908 Jacob Schrumpf, born April 29, 1856, of 208 Ave B was granted a passport. He listed his occupation as retired.

In July 1908 Jacob Strumphf was aboard the Barbarossa with 200 members of the Brooklyn Arion Society enroute to Bremen, Germany when he became despondent and "mentally deranged" on the second day out from New York. He was taken under the care of the United States Counsel at Bremen where it was hoped his condition was only temporary. However this was not to be and he died in a city hospital in Bremen. He was described as having lost his wife and two sons in the Slocum disaster and as having no other relatives in New York. His situation since the disaster had been to lead a solitary life with his main outside interest the Arian Society. He had been a member of the Society for many years and was a retired policeman, having retired only a few months before the Slocum disaster. The article did mention that he had a married sister, Kate Schnitzer, in Brooklyn. She and some other friends encouraged him to take the trip. He had been in the police force for 20 years. It was also reported that he lost three children in rapid succession sometime before 1904.


The Schuessler Family

The Brooklyn Eagle, June 24, 1904, Mrs. Sophia "Scheuffler" age 63 or 338 E. 6th street, who weighted over 400 pounds was known as the "grandmother" of St Mark's parish. Her funeral was held at the Beethoven Hall 431 6th street, Manhattan. It was impossible to hold the funeral in her home because of the the casket was too large to fit through the door of the house. The Beethoven was a meeting place of many German societies. The hall was heavily draped in black. Following the service, twenty-one carriages followed the hearse to the Lutheran Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens. It was said to be one of the largest funerals following the Slocum disaster. Many neighborhood children lined the street as the hearse passed by.

"It was the custom of Mrs. Schueffler to take the five families of her two daughters and three sons on the annual St. Mark's excursions. It was due to a fortunate whim of hers that she went alone on the excursion this year for the first time. She said she had grown too old and too stout to take the responsibility of caring for so many of those near and dear to her, and so would go alone."

1904 List Slocum Steamboat Horror: DEAD "Schuesler", Sophia, 62, 338 6th ave.

1905: Slocum Disaster List Department of Welfare: Schussler, 338 6th street, Sophia age 63 born Germany.

1870: NYC, Schussler, August, age 35, baker, born Germany, Sophie, age 30, born Germany, Elsie age 10, Cornelia, age 7, August 5, John age ?

1900: 338 E. 6ht street, August Schussler 65, born Germany, baker imm 1853, Sophia Schussler 59, born Germany, imm 1856 mother of 8 5 still living


The Schwartz/Burkhardt Family

A little girl of 7 years walked along the lien of the dead sobbing. She identified her mother and grandmother who by coincidence were lying side by side. Her mother was Mrs. Annie "Buechard" and the Grandmother, Mrs. Louisa Schwartz. (I think this is reversed - her mother was Louisa Schwartz and her grandmother was Anna Burkart - this is based on the 1900 census and the 1905 Dept of Public Welfare lists)

1900: 141 3rd street, Charles Schwartz 41, born New York engineer, Louise Schwartz 39, 5 children 5 living, Emilia Schwartz 15, Charles Schwartz 13, Antonis Schwartz 12, Louis Schwartz 6, Louisa Schwartz 6, Anna E Burkart 63, mother-in law, 3 children 2 still living

1904: Schwartz, Amelia age 19, Charles M 18, Anton 16 and Lewis 10 all of 141 E 3rd street injured - Louisa age 43 same address DEAD

Tony Schwartz, a brother of an unnamed boy who swam our and recovered the bodies of his mother and grandmother, saved his sister even though both legs were broken. They were pulled out of the water and onto a tug.

The brother must have been Charles Scwartz, age 18, machinists apprentice, who is listed in several GS accounts as a good swimmer who tried to save his grandmother. He did not save her but he did recover her body.

1905: 141 E 5th street, Charles Schwartz 46, engineer building, Amelia Schwartz 20, Charles Schwartz 18, machinist, Anton Schwartz 17, Louis Schwartz 11

Remarriage of Charles Schwartz: Circa 1907 - Tillie

1910: 715 Lexington ave., Charles Schwartz 51, marriage 2, 3 years, engineer factory, Tillie Schwartz 42, marriage 2, 0 children, Charles M Schwartz 23, engineer, Anthony Schwartz 21, lithographer, Louis J Schwartz 17, office boy

1905 Dept of Public Welfare list: DEAD Schwartz, 141 3rd street, Louisa age 43 , INJURED Anton age 16, S. Marks Charles M 18 taken home, Emily 20 taken home and Louis 10 taken home. - Burkhardt, Anna 141 3rd street, Anna age 66 born Germany.


The Seelig Family

1905 Dept of Public Welfare: Seelig, Dundee Lake, New Jersey, Anna age 27, DEAD "disinterred"

1904 June 25 NY Times - Frederich Seelig had a chicken farm in on Dundee Lake in Bergen Co., New Jersey. He only learned of the Slocum disaster by chance when he went to the grocery store and saw a paper about the event. He immediately went to the information bureau in the basement of St. Mark's church to ask about his wife. He said his wife, Anne age 37, had gone to the city about ten days before with the intention of opening a delicatessen. He said he was a former member of St. mark's and had purchased two tickets for his wife and a friend.

"Seelig subsequently visited the morgue, where he identified some clothing his wife had worn. Her body had already been buried in the unnamed grave, but will be exhumed and buried in a private plot."

The Siegwart/Seigwart

Listed among the dead: Seigwart, Phoebe, "age 16"* and Carrie age 9 of 225 E. 5th street

According to the Slocum Horror book, Henry Seigwart of 225 E. 5th street and his two daughters ages "6" and 9 were drowned. There is a picture in the book of the three of them in front of his store.

Henry Seigwart was not listed under the dead in the Horror book. In fact, he did not die in the Slocum disaster.

*Six must be the correct age - not 16.

1893: Henry Siegwart marriage: 8 January 1893 Manhattan, New York, New York father: Amber Siegwart mother: Catharine Help spouse: Olga Isabelle Ochler parents Engebert Ochler, Carrie Dirch (LDS)

1895 Birth: Carrie Siegwart, August 30, 1895, father, Henry Siegwart mother Belle Oehler Siegwart (LDS)

1898 Birth: Isabella Siegwart birth: 31 July 1898 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States father: Henry Siegnart mother: Olga Oahlan Siegwart (LDS) - This must be the child known as Phoebe.

1900: 225 E. 5th street, grocery, Henry "Siegivart" 33, Bella "Siegivart" 32, Carrie "Siegivart" 3, Febie "Siegivart" 1

1904 Death: Olga Isabella Siegwart 27 May 1904 Manhattan, age 37, wife Burial Date: 29 May 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Father's Name: Englebert Schler Mother's Name: Carolina Disch (LDS)

1904: Caroline and Phoebe died in the Slocum disaster.

1905 Marriage: Henry Siegwart marriage: 22 August 1905 Bronx, New York father: Ambrose Siegwart mother: Catharine Held spouse: Louisa Miller parents Louis Miller, Mary Ritter (LDS)

Henry Siegwart and his wife Louise were listed in the Bronx in 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930 and 1940. they did not have any children.

1945 Death: Henry Siegwart died in the Bronx in 1945, father Ambrose, mother Catherine held (LDS).


The Strockermann/Steckman Family

Listed among the dead were: "Steckman", Augusta, 51, Annie 21, Hulda 17, Augusta 15, Louise 10 all of 225 E 5th street.

Herman Steckman, age 7, of 225 E 5th was listed as uninjured.

The name was given in the 1905 city report as Stockermann, 225 5th st.. Dead: Augusta age 15, Lizette a 50, Hulda 17, Louisa 10. Herman age 7 set to Lincoln hospital.

1903: 31 January 1903 departure "Gustav" Stockermann 49 Auguste Stockermann 13 Louise Stockermann 9 Hermann Stockermann 5 Anna Stockermann 18 Hulda Stockermann 16

1903 Arrival: 16 February on the Graf Waldersee from Cushaven to New York: Mrs. A Stockermann, age 49, Anna age 18, Hlda 16, Angnste 13, Louise 9, Hermann age 7 to husband and father Gustave Stockermann 224 E 77th street.

1904: Hulda Stockermann born Germany died 15 Jun 1904

1904: Augusta Stoekermann, Death 15 Jun 1904 Bronx, New York, New York, United States Age: 50 Birthplace: Germany Burial Date: 18 Jun 1904 Cemetery: Lutheran Spouse, Gustave Stockermann, Father's Birthplace: Maiden name, Augusta Sackerlaer (LDS)

1904 Marriage: Gustave Stockermann Marriage 17 Sep 1904 Manhattan, New York, New York, United States Age: 50 Widowed Birthplace: Barman, Pa., Gy. Father's Name: Fred. Stockermann Mother's Name: Lisette Thunken Spouse's Name: Anna Wegner Age: 34 Single Spouse's Birthplace: Barman, Pa., Gy. Spouse's Father's Name: George Wegner Spouse's Mother's Name: Wilhelmine Seidel (LDS)

Herman Stockermann married Elsa Geistner 17, December 1921 and had two children, Elsa and Herman. They were listed in the 1930 cenus in Queens, elsa daughter age 7, Herman G son age 5


The Steil Family

As an example of the confusion that occurred over variations in the spellings of names the Steil family was reported by the Department of Welfare as follows:

Certificate No. 2776, George Stihl, 14, No 55 First Ave
Certificate No 3065, Emil Stahl, 12, NO 55 First Ave.
Certificate No. 3145 Fritz Stehl, 6 years No 55 First Ave.
Certificate No. 3618, Lillie Stehl 16, No 55 First Avenue.

The names appeared on the Police list as "Stiehl" and "the father of the family is reported by the police as Andrew Heil, "uninjured"."The correct spelling was said to be "Steil" The father of the family was NOT on the Slocum. He committed suicide after June 15, 1904 "from grief over the loss of all his children". (Annual Report By New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Public Welfare)

They were reported under "Stiel" 55 1st ave in the 1905 report by the Department of Welfare list od dead.

Not listed by the Department of Welfare was Adelaide Steil age 15, 55 E. First street whose death was recorded in the Bronx No 3533 (according to Ancestry.com).

The NYC Death Index lists:

Stahl Emil 12 y Jun 15 1904 3065 Bronx

Stahl George 14 y Jun 15 1904 2776 Bronx

Stehl Frite 6 y Jun 15 1904 3145 Bronx

Steil, Adelaide, 15, June 15, 1904 3533, Bronx

1904: The Globe and Commercial Advertiser list among the dead: Stahl, Emanuel 55 First ave, (no age).

1904: The Globe and Commercial Advertiser list among the dead: Stahl, Emanuel 55 First ave, (no age).

1904: The 1904 book about the Slocum disaster did not list the name at all. Nor did it list any with the surname starting in "S" at 55 First Ave.

1899: Petition for naturalization under the name Andreas Steel July 12, 1899 age 39 butcher, 2nd ave. Naturalized under the name Andras Steel July 27, 1899, 6 Second ave, butcher age 39, arrived NY July 19, 1884, Supreme Court NYC.

1900: 6 Second ave., Andrew Steil 40, widower, born Germany, imm 1884, naturalized, butcher, Lillie Steil 12, George Steil 10, Emil Steil 9, Frederick Steil 1, George Hoffmann 45, boarder, Henry Hoffmann 38, boarder

I did not find a death certificate for Andrew Steil (and a variation of spellings).


The Schmidt Family

Edward Matzerath and Fred Schmidt managed to swim to the shore of North Brother's Island.

"The swimming was all right just as soon as you got out of the tangle of the bodies." He lost his mother and sister and a "baby" sibling.


The Timm/Trimm Family

Listed among the dead: "Trimm", Mary 36, Hedwig 11, Henrietta 9 George all of 211 E. 5th street.

Charles Timm married 1 May 1892 Marie Schaller Certificate Number: 5282, Manhattan

Hedwig Timm was born October 16, 1893.

Marie Timm and all of her children died in the disaster.

Charles Timm remarried (Agnes) after 1904 but did not have more children.

1905: Chas Timm, butcher, and Agnes Timm 280 ave. B.

1910: Brooklyn, Knickerbocker ave., Charles A Timm 48, 2nd marriage, married 5 years, born Germany, naturalized, retail, merchant, delicatessen Agnes Timm 36, wife, o children, born Germany

Find a Grave lists the burial of Hedwig Timm and has an image of the tombstone and of the Timm sisters - Henrietta and Hedwig. Hedwig Timm

Lutheran Cemetery

Charles Timm born 11 Nov 1861 died 11 Nov 1918
Agnes Timm born 6 Mai 1879
Neffe [nephew] Gerhardt Schaarschmidt 1901-1915
Oper de General Slocum
Maria Timm 1867-1904
Hedwig 11 Jahren
Henrietta 9 Jahren
George 7 Jahren

Charles Timm 56 Death Date: 11 Nov 1918 Death Place: Kings, New York, USA Certificate Number: 28878


The Turner Family

Mrs. H. W. Turner of 2649 8th Avenue testified at the inquest. She was on the excursion with her mother, sister, nephew, and baby girl. She said she tried to pull down the life preservers but they broke open - the powered cork falling in her eyes and nearly blinding her. She was rescued by a tug. Her mother, sister and nephew (unnamed) all died.

Mrs. Harvey Turner, age 28, of 2649 8th ave was listed among the uninjured. Mary Turner, age 5, of 2649 was listed among the injured, as was Julia Turner age 26, of 2629 8th ave.

1900: West 142nd street, Harvy Turner, age 29, advertising agent, Julia age 22, and Mary age 1

1905: Harvey Turner 30, Mary Turner 25, Mary Turner 5

1910: Harvey W Turner 39, Julia Turner 31, May Turner 11

1920: 8th ave. Harvey W Turner 48, electrician wholesale, Julia Turner 41, Mary Alice Turner 20


The Ulrich Family

Mrs. Sophia Ulrich of 433 W. 41st street was listed in Lincoln Hospital in shock with burns. Sophia was about 70 years old. With her on the trip was her daughter Elizabeth who did not survive.

Dead: Elizabeth Ullrich age 32 433 W 41 st street.

1880 census: Essex street, Lawrence Ulrich 48, grocer, Bavaria, Sophia Ulrich 46, Darmstadt, Mathilda Ulrich 22, Lena Ulrich 18, Edward Ulrich 13, Cathrine Ulrich 11, Elizabeth Ulrich 8, John Martin 26 9 boarders.

1900 census: 41st street, Sophia Ulrich 63, widow, Matilda Ulrich 42, daughter, saleslady delicatessen, Edward Ulrich 33, son, clerk, delicatessen, Elizabeth Ulrich 28, daughter, bookkeeper

Ulrich, Elizabeth, 32 y, Jun 15 1904, 3444 Bronx

Ulrich, Sophia, 82 y, May 24 1916, 16258 Manhattan


Vetter

NY Death Index: Vetter, Charles 11, Fredrick 17, Mamie, 18, Margaret, 47, Mary 49, all June 15, 1904 Bronx

Charles Vetter age 11 of 730 E 6th street was listed among the dead. Also listed were, Mamie age 20 of "780" E. 6th street, and Mary age 45 of 31 Beekman.

The body of Charles "Veter" was initially misidentified. A body of a boy was taken to the Veter home at 730 E. 6ht street. As the body was bring prepared for burial the mistake was realized and the body was sent back to the morgue. The body was later identified as Charles Kleuck age 8 of 113 St. Marks Place. John "Klinck" age 12, of 113 St. Marks's Place was listed among the uninjured.


The Vollmer/Ballmer Family

1904: Brooklyn Eagle - June 15 One of the first bodies identified (no. 6) at the Alexander avenue station was that of Mrs. Mary Ballmer, age 35, of 123 1st ave.. She was identified by her husband, Joseph Ballmer, a waiter. Joseph Ballmer's children, Joseph age 16, Minnie 8 and a girl age 6, were still missing.

1904 Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

There was an unending stream of sorrowing relatives seeking remains of their lost ones. One of them was Joseph VOLLMER, a parent, who had lost his entire family.

VOLLMER's wife was lying there and when he saw her he screamed in agony and almost fainted. All of his children were gone, he said. One of them was Joseph VOLLMER, who had earned only last week a hero's fame by saving thirty persons in a burning apartment house on the East Side.

The boy had been in charge of an elevator and he ran the lift up and down the building at the risk of his own life until he had saved every person there. To-day he, with this mother and brothers and sisters was on the excursion and he with the rest was among the missing. The only visible remnant of the family was the body of the mother of this little hero.

1904: NY times 16 June - "Ballmeer", Joseph age 16, Minnie age 8, and a girl age 6 all children of Joseph "Ballmer", whose wife lost her life. The father was unable to find any of their bodies among those at the morgue. The oldest, boy, who is though to have been lost was the hero of the fire on Broome st a few days ago. Despite the fact that the building was in flames, he continued to run the elevator and carried many people to safety.

1904: Death Certificates for Joseph 16, Magdeline 7, Mary "1" year, Wilhelmina 9 years - June 15, 1904

1905 Department of Public Welfare: Vollmer 123 1st ave, DEAD Joseph W. 16, Magdeline M 7, Mary 36, Auguste W 9

1905: June 18, 1905 N Y Times (and other papers) - Joseph Vollmer committed suicide a few days after the first anniversary of the Slocum disaster. After the tragic loss of his family Vollmer went to live with his sister, Mrs. Katie Lutz. He did odd jobs but was very depressed over the loss of his wife and children. While his sister was out he turned on the gas and shot himself.

1905: Joseph Vollmer BIRTH DATE: Feb 1869 DEATH DATE: 17 Jun 1905 CEMETERY: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery BURIAL OR CREMATION PLACE: Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA (Find a Grave)

1904 June 11, Fire Broom St:

June 11th, 1904, 10:48 A. M. Nos. 457-459 Broome Street, six story brick building, occupied by J. K. Stiefel & Co., importers of laces, and Henry E. Frankenberg & Co., importers of yarns, and commission merchants. Fire originated on sixth floor, and extended to the roof, also causing loss and damage to adjoining buildings and contents. No. 461 Broome Street, five story brick building, occupied by Muser Brothers, importers of laces; Eureka Summer Neckwear Co., manufacturers of neckwear; Zimbleman & Friedman, manufacturers of cloak and dress trimmings; Henry E. Frankenberg & Co., importers of yarns; and A. A. Russell, manufacturer of novelties. (Annual Report of the Committee on Fire Patrol, to the New York Board of Fire ... By New York Board of Fire Underwriters. Committee on Fire Patrol)

1900: 123 1st ave., Joseph Vollmer 32, born Germany, waiter, imm 1885, Mary Vollmer 31, married 13 years, 3 children 3 living, born New York, Joseph Vollmer 12, Minnie Vollmer 4, Lena Vollmer 1


Wollmar/Wallmerr/Woolmar

NYC Death Wallmerr none.

NYC Death Index: Wollmar, Catherine E age 58, Louisa age 19, June 15, 190 Bronx

According to newspaper reports Mrs. "Wallmerr's" son Henry was a fireman in Engine Company NO 46. Henry "Wallmerr" identified the body of his sister, age 19, on June 16ht but was still searching for his mother on June 17th.


Weaver Family

Fredericka Weaver, a widow, and her five daughters all drowned.

See Means of Identifying the Dead below.


The Wiedemann[Weidemann]/ Reichenback/Reichenbach Family

1904: NY times June 16, Eleanore Richenbach of 75 Houston street, was sitting near the edge of the middle deck with her two and a half year old son Herman when the alarm went up. She picked up a life preserver, put it around her waist, held her baby and jumped into the river. Her preserver caught fire. She grabbed a rope that was hanging off the side of the boat. That too caught fire. The flames from the life preserver were licking her face. She put the baby in the water so his clothes would not catch fire. But he sank. That was the last Eleanore remembered until she was "in the arms of a negro who had saved me."

1904: Damage suits were instituted by Henry Weidemann a barber at 79 E. Houston street who asked for $50,000 for the loss of his wife, Caroline, by his son who sued for the loss of his wife, "Helen", and his son-in-law, "Emil" Richenbach asked for $5,000 for the loss of his two and a half year old son. Of the members of the Weidemann family who went on the excursion only one person survived.

1905 Dept of Public Welfare: Reichenbach 241 Stockholm st Brooklyn Herman age 2 DEAD (no mention of the mother) - Wiedermann, 79 Houston, Caroline age 50, "Catherine" age 30

1905: 5th street, Herman Reichenbach Head M 30y United States, machinist, Elenor Reichenbach Wife F 24y United States, Madeline Reichenbach Daughter F 1y United States, Henry Wiederman Father-In-Law M 51y United States, barber, Henry Wiederman Brother-In-Law M 27y United States, drug clerk

1915: Queens Reichenbach, Herman G. head age 39, machinist, Eleanore, wife, Madeline daughter age 10, Wiedenmann, Henry, father-in-law, 63 barber,

1920: Queens Assembly District 2, Queens, New York Herman B Reichenbach 43, machinist, Eleanor Reichenbach 39, Madaline Reichenbach 15, Henry Wiedemann 66, father-in-law


The Weis Family

The published List of Victims included the following members of the Weis family: Louis, 21, Tillie, 44, Fred, 18, John Jr. 5 months, all of 522 E 5th street and Amelia 9, Salome 14, and Jacob 10 of 533 E 5th street.

NYDeath Index: Weis, Emily, 10, Fredrick, 19, Jacob 11, John 5 months, Louis 21, Salomie, 14, and Tilly 47 all June 15, 1904 Bronx

Weis, Katie age 24, 532 5th st and Harry Weis, age 12 same address were listed among the injured.

Weis, Louis 21, Tillie, 44, Fred, 18, John Jr. 5 months, Amelia age 9, Salome 14 and Jacob were listed amont the death. Louis "Weiss" age 3 was listed "532" 5th st was listed among the injured.


The Weiss Family

The Weiss family of 1235 3rd avenue was very lucky.

The young Minnie Weiss "age 11" of 1235 3rd ave. was slightly burned. She was on the board the Slocum with her mother, Ida, 45, and her bother George, 15, and a cousin, Louisa Roth, 16. The females were at the front of the boat on the second deck when the alert of fire went out. George was on the upper deck. George got to the others and tried to get a life preserver for his mother and sister. But the life perservers caught fire. Minnie finally got a live vest. The next thing she knew she was in the water and a large man caught her, put a line around her and pulled her to a boat. She had not seen her mother, brother or cousin. (NT Times June 16, 1904) Minnie was rescued by Albert Rappaport a deck hand on the Massasoit. An official of the Charities Department was prepared to take Minnie home. However, when they exited the building they were greeted by a group of elated relatives "who had come expecting to find her dead". At that point Ida, George and Louisa were still missing.

Ida May Weiss, of 1235 3rd Ave., age 42 was at Lincoln hospital, George 15 was taken home and Minnie 14 was at Bellevue according to the 1905 Dept of Welfare list. Louise Roth of 516 E 88th street was also "taken home".

1900: 5th street, Frank Weiss 40, liquor store, born Massachusetts, Ida Weiss 36, wife, 2 children 2 living, George Weiss 11, born March 1889, Minnie Weiss 9 1905: 3rd ave near E. 70th street Frank W Weiss 41, liquors, Ida M Weiss 42, wife, George Weiss 16, day laborer, Minnie Weiss 14

1910: Manhattan, 1235 3rd ave Frank W Weiss 51, proprietor hotel, Ida M Weiss 47 George W Weiss 21, clerk hotel Minnie Weiss 19 Augusta H Arnold 35, boarder

1915: Kings Warick st. Frank W Weiss 56, restaurant, Ida M Weiss 52, George W Weiss 26, restaurant, Minnie Weiss 23

In 1917 George W Weiss, accountant, of 125 Warwick street born March 21, 1889 was still single.

1920: Greene Avenue Brooklyn Frank W Weiss 61, flower salesman, Ida M Weiss 57, wife, Minnie Weiss 23, bookkeeper bank

Death of Frank W. Weiss: Frank W Weiss, 63, 22 Aug 1921, Kings, New York, USA, CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 14126

On June 16, 1904 the N Y Times listed Roth, Rosa, 516 88th st niece of Frank W Weiss amont the DEAD

In 1918 Frank W. Weiss a saloonkeeper at 1 Willoughby street Brooklyn was in financial trouble. He owed $99,332.57 and only had $250 "to meet these debts". His restaurant at Willoughby and Adams street had been a favorite gathering place of politicians for over 40 years. Most of the dept was to Breweries. Weiss filed a voluntary petition of bankruptcy.


The Weirk/Wierk Family

Jun 16, 1904: NY Times -Miss Martha Weirk of 341 E 55th street said she was forced overboard by the crowd and while she was struggling in the water a boat with several men in it pulled up beside her and she was "stripped of her rings, earring and brooch then pushed back in the water." She was later rescued in an unconscious condition by another boat. Her sister drowned. Her story was carried in multiple papers. (Her sister did not drown, she was in Lincoln hospital.)

1905 Dept of Public Welfare list: Wierk 341 e 55th - Amelia 15, at Lincoln Hospital Martha 21 "taken home".

1900: Bronx, H Charlie "Wierk" Head M 50 Germany, milk dealer, born Germany immigrated 1866, Anna Wierk Wife F 42 Germany, 4 children 4 living, Anna Wierk Daughter F 19 New York, Martha Wierk Daughter F 18 New York, Henry Wierk Son M 14 New York, Millie Wierk Daughter F 12 New York

1902: Milk Dealer, Charles H Wierk 311 E 9th street

1896: Passport application. Charles H Wierk milk dealer, born Offerudorp , Germany, April 1850, immigrated from Bremen on or about 20 April 1867, naturalized Cour of Common pleas NYC, age 45, 5 ft 11 inches, brown eyes and brown hair.

In 1880 census milkman Charles H Wierk and his wife annie.

1904: Marriage of Martha Wierk: H.C. William Beckmann to Martha Wierk 09 Oct 1904 Manhattan, New York, New York, Father's Name: Marcus Beckmann, Mother's Name: Marie Sievern, Spouse's Father's Name: "Henry" Wierk, Spouse's Mother's Name: Anna Stricker

1905 Census: E. 55th street, Chas H Wierk 54, milk dealer, Emma Wierk 46, Henry Wierk 19, Ameria Wierk 16

Charles H Wierk died 17 July 1905

1915: 126th street, William C Beckmann 39, real estate, Martha Beckmann 31, wife, Anna Beckmann 9, William Beckmann 7, Martha Beckmann 5

1930: Bronx, own $25,000 William Beckmann 54, retired, Martha Beckmann 48, wife, William Beckmann 22, clerk brokers office, Martha Beckmann 20, teacher P. S., Henry Weirck 42, brother-in-law, painter, George Blackstone 55, boarder, Grace Vriendenburg 78, roomer


The Weisser Family

In Lincoln Hospital Mrs. Ernestine Weisser of -4 Stockholm street Brooklyn, shock.


The Band

As the General Slocum cast off on June 15th 1904 the seven man band, lead by bandmaster George Maurer, was playing and her flags were flying. When the fire started the band was playing German favorites and people were dancing on the promenade deck.

  1. Maurer, George bandmaster of 421 E 9th street, body identified by Mrs. Zimmerman. His body was claimed by his son, Julius, who also sought his sister, "Julia" age "14" still missing. Mrs. Maurer was on the boat but was saved and was reported to be in Lincoln Hospital, badly injured. The sister "Julia" was listed in several articles. However, this must habe been Matilda AKA Tillie.

    Listed as dead on the 1905 Dept. of Welfare list: Maurer, 421 E. 9th Clara 12, George 53, Matilda 14, Margaret 48 (died June 25 1904 of pneumonia following burns.)

    June 26, 1904: "Mrs. Margaret Maurer, wife of George Maurer, the bandmaster who lost his life on the General Slocum, died late yesterday at her home, 421 East Ninth Street." (NY Times)

    Margarethe, Georg, Clara and Matilda Maurer were buried in the Lutheran All Faith Cemetery "Opfer des Dampfres Gen. Slocum".

    1900: Norfolk street, George Maurer 49, musician, Maggie Maurer 44, 4 children, 4 living, Elisabeth Maurer 20, Julius Maurer 18, Tillie Maurer 10, Clara Maurer 9

  2. August Schneider 34, of 322 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn was a cornet player. He was on the boat with his family: wife, Dora, and children: Augusta age 3, and Catherine 8 and Amelia 6.

    Dora 32, Catherine age 8 and Amelia age 6 did not survive. Augusta age 3 was uninjured. On the 1905 Dept of Welfare list it is noted that Catherine and Amelia were "disinterred". August Schneider was not listed.

  3. June 17, NY Times - Zimmerman of 29 Bleeker street, wife Agnes, and her sister was looking for Agnes's husband "John".

    A New York Tribune article of June 17 also says that Mrs. Zimmerman was looking for her husband John of 229 Bleecker st. Just after the Massasoit landed a number of bodies Mrs. Zimmerman and her sister entered the morgue. The first thing they saw was the band uniform. She was overcome thinking it was her husband but her sister assured her that it was George Maurer the band leader.

    On the 1905 Dept of Welfare list DEAD Zimmerman 229 Bleecker st Bld, "William" age 30.

    "William" Zimmermann, age 30 years old, death cert #3421 Bronx, died 15th June 1904


Policemen on Board the General Slocum

Several reports mentioned a number of policemen from the River and Harbor Squad who were detailed to accompany the excursion and who were on board the Slocum that fateful day. These included:

  • Albert T Van Tassel who was in uniform and who survived by swimming to North Brothers Island after he was pushed into the water.
  • Kelt who was mentioned in the same article as Van Tassell.
  • Charles Zeach who was rescued by the tug New York when he was found badly burned and bruised hanging under the paddlewheel
  • Richard Holt with Charles Zeach in the same condition.


General Slocum Employees

Deckhand, William R. Trimbley, age 33, who lived on the boat said the smoke was noticed for a considerable time before the alarm was sounded. He extinguished the flames on the dress of a women by using his cap. As the fire progressed he grabbed some lifejackets, put one on himself and on two children and jumped in the water. He made his way towards the paddlewheel with the two children in tow. There he lost his lifejacket to others struggling near him. People clutched at him and someone bit him. A child was being lowered near him by a rope made out of a torn piece of clothing. He managed to get his two children to a "kind of float" and then swam back to the child being lowered by the rope and got him to the float. He then lost consciousness and woke in the cabin of a tugboat. He said it was HELL!


Means of Identifying the Dead

Many of the victims were so badly burned they could only be identified by dental records or jewelry, such as engraved rings. Five years after the disaster there were still 90 envelops containing jewelry found on the victims that had not been claimed.

One article of jewelry was claimed in April 1909 - a wedding ring inscribed J. W. to A. W. It belonged to Anna Fredericka Weaver the widow of John Weaver who with her five daughters drowned in the Slocum disaster.

"Regina" Weaver (Wever) and her five children, Christina age 13, Carrie age 9, Mamie age 8 and Ellen and Esther age 5 all perished in the fire on the General Slocum. The 1905 city report gives her name as Frederika, age 36, born in Germany. The children were all listed as born in the US. Christina Weaver was disinterred.

Weaver, Christiana, age 11, June 15, 1904 Bronx, 3604. She was buried at Evergreen cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pa. The tombstone includes John Weaver: 1866 to 1899, A Fredericka, his wife, born 1868, and their children Christina A b 1893, Caroline M b 1896, Mamie - b 1897 Esther E and Helene twins bon 1898 all perished in the Gen. Slocum Disaster June 15, 1904

They were listed in the 1900 census East Mauch Chunk, Carbon, Pennsylvania, Fredericka Weaver 31, born Germany, 5 children 5 living, no occupation, Christina Weaver 7, Caroline Weaver 4, Mary Weaver 2, Helen Weaver 1, Esther Weaver 1

Listed among the dead in the Slocum Horror book: Weaver, Carrie, age 9, Fred. age 36, Mamie age 7, Ester, age 5, and Helen age 5 all of 304 E. 29th street. Christine was not listed.


Taking Advantage of the Disaster

Among the callous individuals taking advantage of the disaster were: pickpockets, people collecting funds under false pretenses, burglars who knew the families would be away at funerals, people who stole jewelry and money off the dead, and people hitching rides on the funeral carriages for the fun of a ride out of the city for the day.

Pickpockets worked the crowds at funerals.

Morbid curiosity seekers crowed the streets around St. Mark's church and around the morgue. They interfered with those trying to identify family members and the transfer of information to families of those lost or injured in the disaster.


The Aftermath

Almost immediately there was talk of distraught family members attempting suicide.

Several papers reported that Mrs. Diamond and her bother went to the morgue to identify the body of their mother, Mrs. Catherine Birmingham. In her grief, Mrs. Diamond attempted to jump off the pier but was caught a Bellevue nurse.

Andrew Steil who had recently been widowed and then lost all four of his children in the disaster is also said to have committed suicide.


1913

In 1913 over 2,000 people attended the annual memorial service for the General Slocum victims.


1937

Thirty three years after the disaster the children of victims wer said to number "800 into the second and third generation." "a mere handful "showed up to commemorate the anniversary.

29 people survivors were still living and 20 of them attended the ceremony in the Lutheran Cemetery in Queens. Four survivors died in 1936. They were Mrs. Elizabeth Wernz of Elmhurst, Herman Stegman of Astoria, William Brewer of Union City, N. J. and Joseph Thum of manhattan



More on The General Slocum Disaster

General Slocum Boat Fire

  • The Last Survivor of the Slocum Died in 2004

  • The General Slocum by Rebecca Kirschman and Dr. Nils Samuels, March 21, 2002

  • Captain Wade, Hero of the Disaster


On June 28, 1880 a similar incident occurred when the steamer Seawanhaka

See STEAMSHIP SEAWANHANKA DISASTER, JUNE 1880


List of Dead as publiched in the Brooklyn Eagle, June 17, 1904

GENERAL SLOCUM DISASTER


List of Dead as publiched in the Brooklyn Eagle, June 17, 1904

REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION UPON THE DISASTER TO THE STEAMER "GENERAL SLOCUM." OCTOBER 8, 1904.


Germans in the New York City Area

The Hoboken Fire

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