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1 February 1909
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Calendar Tuesday, before Surrogate Herbert T KETHCAM -
The will of -
the administration of Jennie LOWENTHAL;
the accounting of Louisa M STOECK;
the estate of Thomas KEPPEL,
Contested Calendar - the will of Richard BURCHELL.
4 February 1909
The following wills were filed, from noon, yesterday to noon,today:
Margaret EPPIG, giving the sum of $2,000 to her executors John
A EPPIG, Henry EPPIG and Egina H EPPIG*, to be used for masses
for the repose of her soul, and an additional $500 for the repose
of the souls of her deceased parents; to her son Frank L
EPPIG, and her daugher Regina, her household and personal effects;
the residuary estate being given to the executors, in trust, to pay
the net income to the daughter Margaret C EPPIG, during her life,
with remainder, upon her death, to her other children, in equal shares.
Charles M JACOBSON, giving to his niece, Helen COHN, his shares of
stock in the People's Trust Company of Baltimore MD; to his brother
Moris JACOVSON, his household and personal effects and his insurance
policies and after a number of minor bequests, the residue of his
property to his nieces Helen, Mollie and Nellie J COHN. Morris JACOBSON
and William E DORMITZER, executors.
Samuel HANNA, giving the sum of $300 to Cypress Hills Cemetery for the
care of his burial plot and the balance of this estate to his daughter
Anna E MACY, executrix, with Samuel R HANNA.
Bengt PETERSON, making his daughter Anna LOVISA, his sole legatee. The
pastor in charge of the Emmanuel Swedish Church is appointed executor.
Benjamin R SHERMAN, bequeathing his entire estate to his children, Richard
B SHERMAN and Louise S LOUD, executors.
Henry M TANNER, directing the satisfaction of a mortgage for $3,000 now on
premises, 934 Pacific Street, and leaving the residue of his property to his
children Hugh F, Henry J and Mary E TANNER. The sons were named as executors.
*This should probably be Regina H EPPIG
5 February 1909
ALL ESTATE TO WIDOW
By the will of John B FLEURY, late of Jamaica, filed
yesterday in the surrogate's office, Rose M FLEURY, the widow
of the deceased, is devised and bequeathed all of the estate
of the decedent, the property after her death to go to her heirs
or assigns. The widow is also made the executrix of the
The real property is estimated at over $10,000 and the personal
at $100. The will was executed in 1900. The testator died
January 20, 1909. He leaves two sons James M and Alexander M
15 February 1909
THE SURROGATE'S COURT
The following wills were filed from noon, Thursday, to
Margaret BUGGY, dividing her property between her two sons,
Patrick J McCORMACK and Michael F BUGGY. John B SABINE,
executor. Maurice ROSE, 42 Broadway, Manhattan, attorney.
Meyer I FAGIN, which, after giving the sum of $200 to the
children of his deceased son, Samuel, divides the residue
of his estate equally between his children, Moses and Sarah.
Louis PLESHET, 1753 Pitkin Avenue, attorney.
Peter J FICKBOHM, bequeathing all his property to his executors,
Henry PAULSEN and Nicholaus WAACKS, in trust, to devote the
net income arising therefrom to the support of his son,
Friederich W FICKBOHM, during his minority, the trust to
terminate upon his majority and the principal of the estate to be
turned over to him. RABE & KELLER, 258 Broadway, Manhattan,
William C FRICK, leaving all his property to his wife, Lydia F
Adolph J STUPPY, making his wife, Mary STUPPY, his sole
legatee and executrix.
Abbie S ALLEN, dividing her property equally among her husband,
Ferdinand L ALLEN, and her sons, Harold L and Ralph H ALLEN.
The husband and Dr Herbert C ALLEN, executors.
Henry C MORSE, giving to his friend Mary DeLANCY, the premises,
2828 West First Street, Coney Island, during her life, free of
taxes and other charges, and the sum of $1000;
to Emma J FOLEY, $2000;
to Ella M MURTHA $1000;
to William D MURTHA $1000;
to John M MORSE $2000;
to Leander S MORSE $1000;
to Alfred H C MORSE $2000;
to Abner MORSE $1000;
to Margaret E MORSE $1000;
to Mary A BISHOP $1000 and the remainder of his estate to his executor, the Flatbush
Trust Company, in trust, to pay the charges upon the estate during
the life of Mary DeLANCY, and upon her death,
to pay to Ella DOULL the sum of $10,000;
to Frank MULCAHEY $1000;
to William D MURTHA $100;
to Mary A BISHOP $100;
to Margaret E MORSE $100;
to John M MORSE $200;
to Leander S MORSE $100;
to Louise MORSE $100;
to Carrie CRAWFORD, Abner MORSE and Franklyn MORSE, each $100;
to Strong Place Baptist Church $500;
to St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church $500
and the balance of the residue to Emma MURTHA.
Henry D LOTT, 164 Montague Street, attorney.
William L VAN SINDEREN, bequeathing his entire estate to his wife,
Mary B VAN SINDEREN, executrix. GUTHRIE, BANGS & VAN SINDEREN,
15 Broad Street, Manhattan, attorneys.
16 February 1909
Calendar, Wednesday, before Surrogate Herbert T KETCHAM.
The will of
Mary E ABEL.
The administration of Henry LUTZ and John O'DONOHUE.
The guardianship of Samuel H BOYD.
The accounting of
Mary A CROUEN,
William A FRENCH,
E A BASS,
M G HASSELL,
J C BROWER,
C H HOWELL,
The estate of
A J HEANEY,
Contested calendar - The will of John B TILLY.
1 March 1909
10 YEARS IN SING SING
William J. COSTELLO, of 209 Woodbine street, was sentenced to ten years
imprisonment by Judge DIKE in Part 1 of the County Court today after pleading
to an indictment charging forgery in the second degree. COSTELLO forged an
indorsement on a check for $40 on John BUSH, a grocer of 336 Pacific street.
Previous to the commission of this forgery he had served a year for a crime
of a similar nature.
Nine years in Sing Sing was the sentence pronounced on Samuel HEGEMAN, of
207 1/2 Prospect avenue, who attacked his grandmother, Mrs. Caroline LEHARD,
at whose home he lived. The quarrel resulted from her refusal to give him money.
3 March 1909
Bartender and Accused Saloonkeeper Freed
August NEDENDAHL. 41 years old, proprietor of a saloon in West Seventeenth
street, Coney Island and Joseph BAUER, a waiter in a saloon on Surf avenue
both charged with violating the liquor tax law, were discharged by Magistrate
VOORHEES in the Coney Island court today. When the cases were called for a hearing.
On lack of evidence, the charge of maintaining a disorderly house,
preferred by the police of the Coney Island station against Ida CROWE,
of 2835 West Seventeenth street was dismissed and the defendant discharged.
Catherine BACHUS, an inmate of the house, who was arrested on a charge of
being a disorderly person, was fined five dollars.
8 March 1909
MEMBERS OF GRAND JURY SWORN IN
The following were sworn as members of the new Federal Grand Jury;
David LAWRENCE, foreman;
Geo. P. CONRAD,
J. Edward GOWER,
Edgar N. LANE,
Charles L. SMITH,
Williaqm H. PULVER,
Pierre A. OVERBAUGH,
John J. CRAMER,
Norman L. ZENO,
Daniel G. ZURICK,
Eugene B. MAGNUS,
Ralph R. TRUESDALE,
James W. WEBB
11 March 1909
Mrs. JANER Has Several Talks With Her Husband.
Baltimore Md., March 11, It is expected that the evidence in the case of
Joseph M. JANER, of Brooklyn, NY, accused of abducting Catherine LOERSCH, 11
years old, of Brooklyn, will be completed today. As the case is being tried
before two judges, it is possible a verdict will be reached before the day is over.
The chief witness today will be the accused man. JANER is anxious to
testify to counteract what is admitted to have been the damaging effect of
the little girl's story, which was whispered on the stand in a voice so low
that few besides the counsel and Judges BURKE and DUNCAN could hear.
JANER, his counsel declares, will testify he brought the girl to Baltimore
with the understanding that her mother was to join them within two days. He
will admit taking her to the places which the girl says they visited, but he
will stoutly maintain that no harm befell her.
Mrs. JANER, who is said to have renounced her husband after his departure
with the girl, is an interested spectator at the trial, and has had several
talks with her husband. Whether the defense will call her as a witness has
not been decided.
The testimony of Dr. SAMUELS and Dr. MARTIN that the LOERSCH girl had been
ill-treated made JANER wince in his seat and turn his face from the witness box.
Medical testimony and wrangling by opposing counsel consumed the greater
portion of the morning session. Dr. BRUNS was recalled today and was put
under a severe cross-examination. He was followed by Dr. R. Percy SMITH. The
burden of the testimony of the medical experts was to the effect that the
child had been assaulted, and numberless reasons were set forth to prove
Attorney CLARKE for the defense made a long technical argument to
eliminate the age of the child from the record. This was taken to mean that
the defense counsel had planned to fight the case along the lines of common assault.
12 March 1909
GRAND JURY INDICTS MURRAY AND SISTERS
Thomas MURRAY and his two sisters, Elizabeth and Emma, of 60 South Eight
street, were before Magistrate DOOLEY, in Adams street court today, and the
technical charge of vagrancy against them was dismissed. They were
re-arrested and taking to the District Attorney's office as Detective TUNNEY
announced to Magistrate DOOLEY that the Grand Jury had found indictments
against them on the charge of grand larceny.
The MURRAY'S are charged with perverting to their own uses the contents of
two trunks left by Mrs. FRASER, of Newport News, VA, at 60 South Eight
street. Mrs. FRASER had occupied the apartments now occupied by the MURRAY'S
before she left Brooklyn for Virginia. The MURRAYS had pawned some of the articles.
ARREST AN OUTRAGE:
There is trouble aplenty in store for police Sergeant Michael McGUIRE, of
the Fort Hamilton station, whose prisoner, Harry WEISS, 17 years old of 295
Lorimer street , was honorably discharged in the Fifth avenue police court
today. When the case was called three prominent South Brooklynites appeared
and swore in direct contradiction to the testimony given by the sergeant and
declared the arrest an "outrage."
WEISS paid a visit to his married sister in Borough Park, yesterday
afternoon. He remained for supper and then went to the railroad station at
Fifty-fourth and New Ultrect avenue. His sister accompanied him and while
they were waiting for the train she explained to him how to transfer at the
Bridge street elevated station. The three men who stood at the time in the
small railroad station and overheard the remarks
made by the young woman and her brother were John H. ROGERS and William H.
McCALL, brokers, who live at 1361 Fifty-second street, and Robert M.
ROBINSON, of 116 Fifteenth street, connected with the telephone company.
The three men and WEISS boarded a train for Park Row. In the same car was
Sergeant McGUIRE. according to McGUIRE's story, the Lorimer street youth used
profane and indecent language, refused to keep off the car platform, and
asked the sergeant on three occasions if the train went through to Manhattan.
WEISS was arrested when the train reached Sixteenth street, a charge of
disorderly conduct was preferred against him, and he spent the night in a
cell at the Fifth avenue police station.
A formal complaint was made out in court and the prisoner taken before
Magistrate VOORHEES. Sergeant McGUIRE told his story and WEISS would have
undoubtedly been punished, had not three men entered the courtroom while the
case was in progress. After the policeman had testified, the trio came
forward and asked if they might tell the facts in the case.
ROGERS, McCALL and ROBINSON swore that WEISS had not committed an offense
of any kind, that the prisoner had never left his seat in the car and that
the sergeant had attempted to force WEISS into conversation.
Magistrate VOORHEES thanked the citizens who had come to court to see that
justice was accorded the prisoner and said he was pleased there were men of
their stamp in Brooklyn.
WEISS was honorably discharged. The Magistrate did not make any comments
to the sergeant, but he gave him a look which was significant. A friend of
WEISS appeared in court after the case had been disposed of and said the
matter would be reported to Commissioner BINGHAM
15 March 1909
CATCH OLD OFFENDERS IN BURKE'S SALOON
While the Boys from BURKE'S saloon were holding there annual ball in New
Eckford Hall Saturday night an attempt was made to rob their clubrooms. These
rooms are located in the rear of the saloon of John BURKE at 319 Oakland
street, and that the attempt did not succeed was due to the alertness of
Policeman CRADDOCK and CURRAN of the Greenpoint avenue station
CRADDOCK was on post near BURK'S place about 1 o'clock yesterday morning,
when he saw someone moving about in the saloon. With CURRAN the two entered
through the rear door. In the saloon they found a man, who gave his name as
John SAVAGE, 21 years old. living at 241 Greenpoint avenue.
When taken to the station house he was recognized as an old offender. More
than a year ago he was arrested for entering the saloon of Charles FRANK on
Franklin street, the same place where two burglars were caught last week. On
the previous charge SAVAGE was sent to the Elmira Reformatory. He was
released from there a short time ago and is still on probation
In the Bedford avenue court yesterday morning a charge of burglary was
made against SAVAGE and he was held in bail for an examination
17 March 1909
WOMAN TICKET AGENT'S ANNOYER IS FINED
Miss Jennie FLOYD, a substitute ticket taker at the Adams street station
of the elevated railroad, had a lively experience today with William CONNER,
37 years old, of 274 Adams street. He entered the station at 6:30 oclock this
morning before the station attendants had arrived. CONNER paid his fare and
after he had passed through the turnstile came back to the ticket seller's
window and demanded 95 cents change for a dollar bill he said had given. Miss
FLOYD insisted he had paid in only 5 cents. CONNER immediately became
boisterous and in violent language threatened to do the ticket seller bodily
harm unless she paid him 95 cents. Miss FLOYD refused to return money she had
not received and then she gave the private signal for a detective from the
Bridge street station. It was half an hour before Special Officer James
DOWLING arrived and arrested CONNER. Meanwhile CONNER was threatening the
terrified woman ticket seller. At one time CONNER threatened to throw the
coal scuttle into the ticket office, but the young woman maintained her
position until the detective arrived, then she collapsed.
In Adams street court CONNER admitted he was intoxicated and was sentenced
to pay a fine of $10. Or serve 10 days in jail.
WOMAN HELD FOR HATPIN ASSAULT ON POLICEMAN
Mrs. Lena HECH, of 1770 Greene avenue, was held in $1,000. bail for the
Grand Jury today by Magistrate O'REILLY in the Manhattan court on a charge of
assaulting an officer. She was also fined $ 10. for intoxication.
According to Policeman HAUGER, of the Stagg street station, who arrested
the woman on March 7, when he was taking her to the station, she jabbed him
with a hatpin several times.
MRS. JACKSON SUES FOR A SEPARATION
A suit for separation has been brought in the Supreme Court by Mrs. Emma
JACKSON against her husband Andrew JACKSON, who for seven years was one of
the deputy clerks of the Brooklyn Baseball Club. JACKSON however has ceased
to be associated with the club, having been dropped from the payroll soon
after his troubles with his wife came to court.
The JACKSONS were married in 1899 and they have one child, a girl 7 years
old named Emma. Mrs. JACKSON is now living at 114 Hoyt street , while Mr.
JACKSON lives at 36 Ashland place. Mrs. JACKSON charges her husband with
abandonment and declares that as early as 1900 her husband left her, she also
charges him with cruel and inhuman treatment.
The case was called before Supreme Court Justice THOMAS in Equity Term
this morning and was held over until next week. Lawyer L.J. CURREN appeared
for the defendant and M????? MILLER. of 360 Fulton street for the plaintiff.
18 March 1909
ROSS JILTED GIRL TO WED HER AUNT
The contest of the will of Mrs. Elizabeth Cooler ROSS, who left her large
fortune to blood relatives, cutting off her husband; Reuben ROSS, of
Washington, DC, was brought to a close before Justice ASPINALL, in part 7, of
the Supreme Court, today, when Justice ASINALL decided against the
disinherited husband. For two days ROSS, through his attorneys, MAGNER and
CAREW, fought strenuously to induce the court to recognize a mutual agreement
made between his wife and himself at their marriage, whereby they provided to
bequeath to each other all their property in the event of death.
Features of especially local interest developed in the testimony today. It
appears that Mrs. ROSS first began her career as a dressmaker in the Eastern
District, opening a little establishment on South Third street. She prospered
and several years later became known as a prominent modiste on Fifth avenue,
Manhattan. At the time off her death her estate was valued at more than $200,000.
The couple were married in 1875, when she was 45 years old and ROSS only
19. The young husband became infatuated with Laura SMITH, a maid employed by
his wife, and in 1881 eloped with her to Philadelphia. Mrs. ROSS had her
husband arrested and he served six months in jail. About this time Mrs. ROSS
revoked the agreement she had made when they were married.
When the hearing opened today Alexander S. ROSS, a brother of the
plaintiff, testified that between 1902 and 1907 he called on Mrs. ROSS at her
home in Manhattan and informed her that her husband desired to get a divorce
from her. According to the witness, Mrs. ROSS flew into a rage and declared
that she would not release ROSS from any obligations and that she intended to
hound him for the remainder of his life. She stated further that she intended
to live at least twenty years more.
The most sensational testimony, however, was given by Eva L. McCLELLAN,
who formerly lived in South Fifth street and is a niece of Mrs. ROSS. She
testified that it was to her ROSS first paid court. They were engaged to be
married when one day calling upon her at the home of her parents, he met the
then Mrs. COOLEY and transferred his affections to her.
" He told me," witness said, "that Mrs. COOLEY had the money and I had none."
Justice ASPINALL, in deciding against the husband, declared that no court
in the country would uphold his claim.
21 March 1909
DIVORCE REFUSED TO MRS. BURLEN
A decision was handed down by Justice KELLY, of the Supreme Court,
yesterday in which he refuses to grant a decree of divorce in the suit of
Mrs. Anna BURLEN against Albert BURLEN, in his answer, the husband makes
counter charges. On the trial, BURLEN did not appear, while APPLEBAUM was
present at every session. Justice KELLY refers to this peculiar situation,
and refuses to grant the decree until some explanation is made as to the
absence of the defendant from proceedings in which he was virtually interested.
WIFE ACCUSES HIM OF BIGAMY
Charging him with bigamy, Mrs. Walberg MORTENSEN, a domestic employed at
214 St. Johns' place, yesterday, caused the arrest of Olaf MORTENSEN, 40
years old, of Second avenue, on a warrant issued earlier in the day by
Magistrate DOOLEY, Detective McCAULEY, of local headquarters locked him up in
the Adams street station, pending a hearing today in court. The woman
declared MOTTENSEN had another wife living in Norway when he married her.
BROOKLYNITE CLAIMS ESTATE IN ENGLAND; HIS LAWYER SAILS
Louis AHRENBERG, a member of the law firm of AHRENBERG & MANNE, with
offices at 34 Court street, sailed for London on the American Liner St. Paul
yesterday. Mr. AHRENBERG'S trip is a business one. It was learned through his
friends he has been retained by a Brooklynite to establish claim to a large
estate left by a wealthy Englishman, which the client believes he is heir to.
Mr. AHRENBERG declined to divulge the name of his client or to give any
description of the estate.
22 March 1909
12 YEARS IN SING SING FOR ERNEST OSTRANDER
In part 1, of the County Court, today, Judge FAWCETT sentenced Ernest
OSTRANDER, 26 years old, of 1089 Vienna avenue, to not less than twelve years
imprisonment in Sing Sing. Judge FAWCETT highly commended the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Children for the manner in which it followed up the case.
Judge FAWCETT pronounced sentence on a number of Manhattan crooks. They
were Thomas WHITE, burglary, five years in Sing Sing;, Henry BROWN, grand
larceny, four years; Benjamin KANTROWITZ, burglary, ten years; Benjamin
MILLER, burglary, Elmira; David BATTLELOFF, receiving stolen goods, three
years and six months.
24 March 1909
ITALIAN WOMAN SLASHED:
Some difficulty was experienced in the Adams Street court today by
Magistrate NAUMER in the disposition of the case of Theresa AMBROSI. She is
held as a material witness in a Black Hand case, but already has had her face
disfigured for life by a razor cut on her left cheek from the Black Hand men
against whom she is supposed to testify. The woman is so terrified that she
threatens to take her own life.
Magistrate NAUMER put her in the custody of Probation Officer Anna I.
CONNELLY, who placed her in safety in the House of the Good Shepherd.
RELATIVES INHERIT ESTATE OF &500,000
The will of Fredrick A. GUILD, a patron of many charitable institutions
and one of Brooklyn's wealthiest residents, was filled in the Surrogates
office today. His estate is estimated a $500,000. some of the bequest are as
follows: To his two brothers, Joseph and Henry GUILD, of Dedham, Mass.,
$1000.,each; to his sister, Abby E. GUILD, of Dedham, $5000; to his
grandchild, Mary A. PRAEGER, the daughter of Mrs. Louis PRAEGER, of 124
Willow Street, $5000; to his daughter, Mary A. GUILD, the house and all the
furnishings of 37 Monroe Place and the rest of the estate is given over in
trust to the Franklin Trust Company
One-fifth of the income of this trust fund is to be given to a son,
Fredrick H. GUILD, who lives at the St. George Hotel, and two-fifths to a
daughter, Caroline, who is Mrs. Louis PRAEGER. The remaining two-fifths of
the income are to be held in trust for his granddaughter, Mary E. PRAEGER,
who is to receive the whole estate should she survive the other
Mr. GUILD was seventy-five years old and retired at the time of his death.
The will is dated Dec. 24, 1908.
An estate of considerable value is divided into numerous bequests by the
will of Charles W. TANDY, the wealthy monument manufacturer, which was filled
in the Surrogate's Court today. For more than thirty years the TANDY
establishment was located at the entrance to Greenwood Cemetery, Fifth Avenue
and Twenty-fifth Street.
Mr. TANDY is survived by his widow, Frances Eleanor TANDY and by three
children. The members of his family practically inherit all his property. The
monument works is bequeathed to his son, Frank E. TANDY, together with $3000.
in cash to carry on the business. This son also receives the house at 203
Seventeenth Street. Property is also left to the other son, Charles E. TANDY,
and the daughter, Idalette C. CHITTENDEN, of 1673 Forty-ninth Street.
Mrs. TANDY, who was his second wife, is given the use of the TANDY home,
at 203 Seventeenth Street, for one year without rent. The peculiar provision
is explained by the testator who says in his will that an agreement with Mrs.
TANDY previous to their marriage provided for her satisfactorily
A divorce was awarded yesterday by Supreme Court Justice O' GORMAN to Mrs.
Grace L. SANKEY from John E. SANKEY, eldest son of of the late Ira. D.
SANKEY, the evangelist, who died last August.
29 March 1909
William S. HENDERSON, 35 years old, of 345 Clifton Place, was charged with
disorderly conduct, was fined $5 by Magistrate HYLAN. According to Special
Officer FRANCES, HENDERSON acted in a disorderly manner at the Thirty-sixth
Street station early today.
"I hadn't eaten in four days, that's why I had a few drinks," was the
excuse given in the same court today by Mrs. Bertha FUREY, of 167
Twenty-third Street. The woman's husband appeared, and said that a year ago
she was found guilty of intoxication, and that she was not a proper guardian
for their two children. Mrs.FUREY was paroled for examination April 6.
John QUINLAN, 42 years old, of 69 Douglass Street, who recently completed
a six months sentence following a complaint made by his wife, Elizabeth, of
590 Sixth Avenue, was before Magistrate HYLAN today. Mrs. QUINLAN, who had
sworn out a complaint charging her husband with disorderly conduct, did not
appear and the case was adjourned.....QUINLAN says that after his six months
stay at the penitentiary he came to his old home to get some clothes, that he
had no argument with his wife, and that without having done any wrong, he was
31 March 1909
CONDUCTOR AND PASSENGER FINED FIVE DOLLARS EACH
John CASEY, 29 years old, of 1593 Gates Avenue, a conductor on the Gates
Avenue line, and William BLAUT, 39 years old, of 1309 Gates Avenue, were in
the Manhattan Avenue court today before Magistrate FURLONG, charged with
BLAUT was a passenger on CASEY'S car yesterday. When the car reached
Hamburg Avenue, BLAUT, who is a cripple, started to leave the car. He did not
move quickly enough to suit CASEY and the conductor pushed him from the car.
BLAUT smashed his umbrella over the other man's head.
The men pleaded guilty and were fined $5 each.
POPE MUST PAY SISTER $23,000 INHERITANCE
On behalf of Mrs. Kunigunda MULLEN, a wealthy heiress, ex-Judge HURD moved
before Justice MAREAN in Special Term of the Supreme Court today for an order
instructing her brother, John POPE, to pay her the sum of $23,000, which she
claims rightly belongs to her through inheritance.
John POPE, father of the plaintiff and defendant, died in 1897, leaving an
estate valued at 145,000. All the children invested their money in a pool of
establishing a magnificent home. Many thousands of dollars were consumed in
traveling and other lavish amusements. The sister claims that her brother has
been leading too fast a life for her, and therefore demands that her
allowance be returned to her.
MARRIAGE HAD BEEN REVOKED
Commission Reports She Didn't Commit Bigamy
The administration of the estate of Ferdinand E. EYSEL was settled by
Surrogate KETCHAM today after receiving the report of a commission sent to
Germany to investigate the legitimacy of the claims presented by two woman
each of whom insist on being the lawful widow of the testator. As the result
of the findings of this commission, Surrogate KETCHAM handed down an order
today revoking the letters of administration from one of EYSEL'S wives,
Magdalene EYSEL, and turning them over to the other, Marie EYSEL. Both reside
within a block of each other in Forty-second Street.
EYSEL died in Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 28, 1908. It was known that his
family consisted of the widow, Marie EYSEL; a daughter, Caroline; three sons,
Valentine , Ferdinand and George, and another daughter, Mrs.Johanna B.
BOUHOT, of 355 Fifty-third Street. With the exception of the last named all
lived in the EYSEL home, at 159 Forty-second Street.
Shortly after EYSEL'S death in Germany, letters of administration were
granted to Magdalene EYSEL, who claimed to be the widow. Proceedings were
brought by Marie EYSEL, who asked that she be made the administratrix of her
From the testimony it appeared that Marie EYSEL married him in 1872 and
lived with him until 1896, when by a judgment of the Supreme Court the
marriage was revoked on the ground that she had married EYSEL without
obtaining a legal separation from a former husband, Conrad SCHEIN, still
alive in Germany.
In 1902 EYSEL married Magdalene. He lived with Magdalene until his
departure to Germany, where he died.
At the trial Marie emphatically denied her marriage to EYSEL had been
illegal, declaring her former husband was dead at the time. Evidence to the
contrary was introduced by the attorneys for Magdalene, and Surrogate KETCHAM
finally decided to leave the administration papers in her possession until
the other widow established her contention. A commission was sent to Germany
at Marie EYSEL' S request. They were accompanied by her daughter Magdalene.
Testimony was taken before G. C. KOTHE, United States counsel in Cassell,
Germany. The principal witness who confirmed Marie's claim, was Philip
SCHEIN, son of Conrad SCHEIN through another marriage.
He informed the commission that his father died four years previous to
4 May 1909
GEORGE E. GALE'S WILL FOR PROBATE
The will of the late George E. GALE of 1305 Albemarle road was filed in the
surrogates office late yesterday. His personal estate, which is estimated at
many thousands of dollars, consists of valuable works of arts, handsome
furniture and horses and carriages, the palatial residence on Albemarle road,
together with its effects, and the stable of horses, are bequeathed to the
widow, Sarah E. GALE. The remainder of the estate is divided equally among
GEORGE E. GALE'S WILL FOR PROBATE
The will of the late George E. GALE of 1305 Albemarle road was filed in the
surrogates office late yesterday. His personal estate, which is estimated
at many thousands of dollars, consists of valuable works of arts,
handsome furniture and horses and carriages, the palatial residence
on Albemarle road, together with its effects, and the stable of horses,
are bequeathed to the widow, Sarah E. GALE. The remainder of the estate
is divided equally among the children.
14 June 1909
TWO AND A HALF YEARS FOR STEALING ONE CENT
John CURRAN, 24 years old, of 24 Joralemon street, was sentenced to two
years, six months in Sing Sing Prison to-day for grand larceny. The crime he
committed was specified in the indictment as the theft of one cent from
Thomas QUAYLE. Curran attacked the complainant, beating him into
unconsciousness and then robbed him of the one penny, which was all that
QUAYLE had in his possession at the time.
Relying on his "pull" Charles LEVY, 25 years old, of 781 Decatur street,
who had been indicted for grand larceny, hardly expected to get the reception
given him by Judge FAWCETT to-day. He pleaded guilty to stealing two $30
diamond rings from Fannie JACOBS.
"You nor any one else", said Judge FAWCETT, "has any pull with this court.
You will go to Elmira".
Two burglars were sent away to Sing Sing for terms ranging from three to
six years by Judge DIKE. They were Peter KLEIN, 27 years old, who pleaded
guilty to burglary in the second degree, and Edward CHICACKOWSKY, 18 years
old, burglary in the second degree.
Sentence was suspended on Capristo D'IGNOTE, 35 years old, of 54 Boerum
street, who was indicted for burglary.
Andrew BASILE, 19 years old, of 86 Skillman street, was sent to Elmira on
the charge of grand larceny.
MRS. HANSON TO GET $1,000 FROM RELIEF FUND
Supreme Court Justice THOMAS issued an order to-day directing Fire
Commissioner Nicholas J. HAYES, as trustee of the Fire Department Relief
Fund, to pay Edna HANSON, widow of Henry HANSON, the death benefit of $1,000.
The money had been held up by HAYES because of the doubt existing about Mrs.
HANSON's lawful marriage to the fireman. HANSON was hurt while at a fire and
died as the result of his injuries.
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