Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Image of Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) and family in 1932

Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980); his wife, Nora Belle Conklin (1902-1963); Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992); and Richard Charles Freudenberg II (1932- ) in 1932 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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Image of Eloise Lindauer II (1860-1935) in 1929 in Rye, New York

Eloise Lindauer II (1860-1935) in 1929 in Rye, New York. Posted by Hello

Charles Francis Freudenberg (1910-1979)

Charles Francis Freudenberg (1910-1979) Accountant at Veteran's Hospital in Illinois (b. October 06, 1910, 273 Webster Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07307-1448, USA - d. February 05, 1979, Mapleton, Peoria County, Illinois, 61547, USA) Social Security Number 140018556.

Charles was born in 1910 to Charles Fredrick Freudenberg (1887-1942) who was then working in a stationery store and Julia Mary Buttomer (1883-1973) of New York.

Chicago, Illinois:
When his father died in 1942 his mother moved to Chicago and took Charles.

Around 1935 Charles married Henrietta Jones and they had no children.

He worked as an accountant at the Veteran's Hospital in Peoria County, Illinois before he died.

He died of "ventricular fibrillation from idiopathic cardiopathy" in 1979.

He was buried with his mother at Forest Home Cemetery at 863 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park, Illinois.

Martin Matthew Gelchion I (1858-1899)

Martin Matthew Gelchion I (1858-1899) aka Matthew Gelchion aka Martin Gelchion; Gardener (b. 1858, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. September 16, 1899, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)

In some documents he is listed as Matthew Gelchion and in others as Martin Gelchion. The Gelchion name in the US is unique to the descendents of Richard and Bridget. The name may have been "Gleason" in Ireland but was misunderstood when Richard entered the country.

Matthew is the son of Richard Gelchion I (1832-?) and Bridget Reynolds (1833-1896).

Matthew had the following siblings: Anna Katherine Gelchion (1851-?) who married Michael Joseph Dermody II (1851-?); Michael William Gelchion (1895-?); Richard Gelchion II (1860-1944) a gardener who married Catherine (Katie) A. Farley (1861-1934); John Gelchion (1862-?); William F. Gelchion I (1865-?) a gardener who married Mary A. Maloney (1865-1943); and Patrick Gelchion (1868-1893).

Matthew married Jane E. Hogan (1861-1949) of Ireland on January 13, 1886 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City.

Their children include: Matthew John Gelchion I (1886-1966) who married Mary E. Sullivan (1890-1967); Mary Catherine Gelchion (1888-1889) who died as infant; Elizabeth Gelchion (1890-?) who married William Henry Haney (1888-1985); Winifred Gelchion (1895-?) aka Winie Gelchion, who married Joseph Furey I; Jane B. Gelchion (1895-?) aka Jennie Gelchion, who married Patrick Cryan (1894-1961) aka Packy Cryan; and Katherine Gelchion II (1892-?) aka Kitty Gelchion, who married John Morgan.

Matthew Gelchion died of tuberculosis.

He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, along with many of his siblings and children.

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Document from Holy Cross Cemetery showing burial of O'Malleys and Reynolds

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Image of Norman Otto Olson I (1895-1977); Marsha Olson; Joseph P. Platek; and Eva Folkerts (1904-2000) on July 19, 1965.

Norman Otto Olson I (1895-1977); Marsha Olson; Joseph P. Platek; and Eva Folkerts (1904-2000) on July 19, 1965. Posted by Hello

Image of Daniel Thomas Norton (1993- ) on Mount Tammany at Delaware Water Gap on July 31, 2004

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First image of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on Mount Tammany on July 31, 2004

Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on Mount Tammany at Delaware Water Gap on July 31, 2004. Image taken by Daniel Thomas Norton (1993- ). Posted by Hello

Second image of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on July 29, 2004

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First image of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on July 29, 2004

Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on July 29, 2004

Image from Vanse, Sweden churchbook for 1914 deaths

Image from Vanse, Sweden churchbook for 1914 deaths showing deaths of John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) and Salmine Sophia Severine Olesdatter Pedersen (1862-1914).Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 28, 2005

Otto Perry Winblad (1902-1977)

Otto Perry Winblad (1902-1977) Free and Accepted Mason at Federal Lodge 888 in New York City and Stereotyper for New York Daily Mirror and other Newspapers (b. August 04, 1902, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. November 17, 1977, Community Memorial Hospital, Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 140073907.

Otto was born in Jersey City in 1902 to John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) of Sweden and Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1861-1914) of Farsund, Norway.

His siblings include: Anton (Tony) Julius Winblad (1886-1975) who married Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) and latter married Marguerite (Marge) Van Rensselaer Schuyler (1891-1972); Theodora Winblad (1888) who died as an infant; Mary Winblad (1889) who died as an infant; Otto Edward Winblad (1892) who died as an infant; Maria (Mae) Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987) who married Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968); and John Edward Winblad II (1897-1899) aka Eddie Winblad who died as a youth from pertussis.

Isle of Pines, Cuba:
Otto spent about a year and a half on the Isle of Pines in Cuba from 1910 until March 26, 1912. He returned to the US with his sister Maria Winblad and lived with her.

Death of Parents:
In 1914 his parents took him to visit family in Norway and Sweden. Both his parents died on that trip in Farsund, Norway and he returned to live with his sister, Maria, in Jersey City on July 06, 1915 from Norway. On the same day, his older brother, Anton returned from Cuba to New York City for Otto's arrival.

US Army:
Otto served in the US Army 101st Signal Battalion after World War I and in 1922 Otto joined the Freemasons at Federal Lodge #888 in New York.

Free and Accepted Mason:
He received his first Masonic degree on November, 22 1924; his 2nd degree on March 06, 1925; and his 3rd degree on March 20, 1925. He remained a member in good standing until his death.

First Marriage:
On October 09, 1926 Otto married Helen Louise Hollenbach (1905-1928). Helen had one child: Geraldine Winblad (1928- ) who married Emmett Peter Van Deusen II (1926-2002) and after a divorce married John Earl Borland I (1924-1986). John Borland had previously been married to Gerladine's cousin: Helen Eloise Freudenberg (1928-1989).

Death of Wife:
Six days after Gerladine's birth, on May 20, 1928, Helen Hollenbach died from post-birth complications. Otto and Geraldine then moved in with Otto's sister, Maria Winblad.

Trip to Chicago:
In 1929 Otto took his sister, Maria, and her two oldest children, on a car trip to Chicago, Illinois and from there they traveled to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The trip was to visit their aunt on their mother's side: Lena Olson (1860-1938) who was married to Andrew Havig Jensen.

In 1930 Otto was living with his sister Maria, and Geraldine may be living with the Hollenbachs in Bayonne. In 1932 Otto was working for the New York Daily Mirror newspaper as a stereotyper.

Second Marriage:
On June 05, 1933 Otto married Leah Way (1901-1986) in Manhattan. Their certificate number was "10868". They honeymooned in South Bend, Indiana; and Niagara Falls, New York. During the 1950's Otto may have been a part owner of a gas station in Paramus, New Jersey.

Whiting, New Jersey:
In 1975 Otto retired from the newspaper and moved to 111 Woodchuck Parkway in Whiting, New Jersey and lived in a trailer park in a comfortable double sized trailer.

Otto died on November 17, 1977 at Community Memorial Hospital in Toms River, New Jersey and he was buried at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, New Jersey with Leah, his second wife.

His obituary appeared in the Asbury Park Press on November 18, 1977 and read as follows: "Otto P. Winblad, 75, of 111 Woodchuck Parkway, Whiting died yesterday at Community Memorial Hospital, Toms River. He was born in Jersey City, where he lived until coming here two years ago. He worked 12 years for the Hudson Dispatch, Union City and retired in 1969. Mr. Winblad was a member of Federal Lodge 888, F&AM, New York; Christ Lutheran Church here; the Travel Club of Crestwood and Pine Ridge Residence Association, both here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leah Way Winblad; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Van Deusen, Bayonne; a sister, Mrs. Mae Freudenberg, Fairfield, and two grandchildren. The Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, here, is in charge of arrangements."

He was buried in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Otto Perry Winblad (1902-1977) was the granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) archive

Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) Aviator

Eddie Schneider was born October 20, 1911 on Second Avenue, and 17th Street in New York City. Later his family moved to Red Bank, New Jersey where he attended grade school. From there his family moved to Jersey City, New Jersey and he graduated from Dickinson High School. In 1928 his mother passed away and his father took him, and his sister, for a visit to Germany and Norway to visit relatives. It was in Germany that he had his first airplane flight and it was then the "bug" bit him. Eddie received his flying instructions at Roosevelt Field in 1928. In October 1929 he received his commercial pilot's license and so became the youngest commercial pilot in the United States at age eighteen. He also received in that year, his aircraft and engine mechanic's license and so again he became the youngest licensed aircraft mechanic. In August 1930 he succeded in breaking Frank Goldsborough's Junior Transcontinental record from New York to Los Angeles in 29 hours and 55 minutes, lowering the previous record by 4 hours and 22 minutes. He made the return trip in 27 hours and 19 minutes, lowering the previous record by 1 hour and 36 minutes. His total time for the round trip was 57 hours and 14 minutes, thus breaking the preceding record for the round trip, which was 62 hours and 58 minutes. His A.I.I. license was signed personally by Wilbur Wright. Following his transcontinental flight, Eddie flew to Chicago where he was one of the ouststanding personalities at the National Air Races. While there, he was highly complimented for his ability to avoid an air crash over the crowded grandstand, a crash which had it occured, would have cost a number of lives. Schneider had just taken off in his Cessna (with a Warner Scarab engine) monoplane from the Chicago field bound for the balloon races at Cleveland, when he saw the crowd scatter below. Noticing the panic, he looked up and saw the 40 foot left wing of a twenty passenger Buranelli transport plane directly over his. The youthful aviator saw passengers in the Buranelli scramble to the other side of the cabin to tilt the the sloping wing. The danger of the crash was great, and in an instant, Schneider sent his plane diving just as the Buranelli's wing scraped his. The crash was averted by the dip. The officials said his quick action in dipping his plane close to the ground and then pulling clear of the grandstand had probably averted the most serious accident in the races. He then entered in the Ford National Reliability Tour, the youngest pilot to have ever been so honored by an aircraft company. These tours were in reality effeciency races for commercial airplanes flying over a course of five thousand miles, which undoubtably made these races the longest commercial aircraft races in the world. Schneider completed the tour with further honors, winning first place for single engine aircraft and the Great Lakes Trophy. Incidently, he was the first pilot to fly a Cessna throughout the itinerary. Others had been entered in previous tours, but none had finished. Returning to New York, Schneider put in considerable time appearing in smaller air shows, where he attracted hordes of boys and girls to whom he spoke on any and all occasions, impressing upon them always the fact that any one of them could do what he was doing; that aviation belonged to them; that they should grasp the opportunity presented to them. In 1931, the Ford National Reliability Air Tour found Eddie once again a Cessna entry. During the race, the propellor broke and, causing him to lose his engine and so forced him out of the race for three days. This happened over the mountains of Kentucky. After pleading and cajoling with the Warner Company in Detroit, he made the neccesary repairs with a new propellor and had been given permission to reenter the race. Naturally when he reentered the race, he found himself in last place and way behind the leaders, but he gained on his fellow pilots until on the last day, he found himself in first place again for a single engine aircraft and was the winner the second time of the Great Lakes Trophy. In 1932 he became chief pilot for the Hoover Business League. After that he became a student instructor until 1935 when he leased the Jersey City Airport in New Jersey and managed it and conducted his own flying school, aerial photography and charter work. At that time he one of the largest flying schools in the East with over one hundred and twenty-five students. And so he carried on. No flying club was too small or insignificant to win his willing cooperation in the furtherance of their plans. It was at the meeting of the Jersey Journal Model Plane Club that he met his wife, Gretchen Hahnen, who then lived in Jersey City, but was from Des Moine, Iowa. They were married in New York City on June 02, 1934. In December 1935, after a unsuccesful battle to save Jersey City Airport from becoming a stadium, he did exhibition flights and was an instructor at several New Jersey airports. By 1936, flying jobs were hard to come by. Schneider was "invited" to go to Spain and fly for the Spanish Loyalists. He accompanied Bert Acost, Gordon Berry and Freddie Lord. They left New York on November 11, 1936 and arrived in Spain a week or so later. There he flew antiquated planes, but got disgusted and gave up, and came home, in January 1937. Between then and June of 1940 he bacame a mechanic for American Airlines at La Guardia Field, but his heart was not into it, he wanted to fly. He applied to the US Government for a job as a civilian instructor for the Army and was assigned to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn. On December 23, 1940, while instructing a student and coming in for a landing, he was hit in the rear by a Navy Stearman which brought Eddie, and his student, to their untimely death. When the Navy plane landed, it still had Schneider's plane's left wing in their undercarriage. And so, aviation, as an industry, owes a debt of gratitude to it's younger contingent, such as Frank Goldsborough, Bob Buck and Dick James and others who followed, and to these youthful trail blazers who were constantly winning new recruits to the ranks of those who look uopn aviation as a part of themselves and to whom the industry must continue to look for its new leaders.

Source: Special Collections, McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas. Used with permission.

Local pilot killed. Eddie Schneider and passenger die in crash. Eddie A. Schneider, 29, veteran pilot and former holder of the junior transcontinental speed record for airplanes, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon when a small monoplane in which he was giving a refresher course to another pilot was struck by U.S. Naval Reserve plane at Floyd Bennett Airport, Brooklyn. Schneider’s plane, one wing sheared off, plummeted in a tight spin into an inlet of Jamaica Bay, causing instant death to Schneider and his student, George W. Herzog, 37. Schneider, a native of New York City was a resident of Jersey City until a few years ago. He became interested in aviation while still a student at Dickenson High School, Jersey City, causing him to leave school when 15 to go to work as a plane mechanic at old Roosevelt Field Hempstead, Long Island. Schneider during his career in aviation broke the East-West, West-East and round trip junior transcontinental records in 1930 in his famous red Cessna monoplane, when only 18. He crossed the continent from Westfield Airport, New Jersey, to Los Angeles in 29 hours and 41 minutes, breaking the record of the late Frank Goldsborough. Eddie was at one time the youngest licensed commercial pilot and competed in air races and meets with men far more experienced and older than he was, after carrying off first honors. In the Ford National Reliability Tours of 1930 and 1931. Schneider with his red Cessna, carried off the Great Lakes Trophy one year, and then took first place the next year. In one of the air tours a defect in a propeller caused the engine of his plane to break loose while flying over a mountainous section of Kentucky, and Schneider made a forced landing in a corn patch on a side of the mountain. A new engine was rushed to him and after an extremely difficult takeoff, which experienced airmen, said was not possible, he went on to win first place in the tour. Schneider in 1934 became the manager of the old Jersey City Airport at Droyers Point, operating the filed for a period of a little more than a year. While at the airport he taught many Hudson County students how to fly. Schneider had a narrow escape in 1935 when a Travelair biplane in which he and a student were taking off from the airport landed in Newark Bay after the motor suddenly went dead at 100 feet of attitude. The plane was only slightly damaged in the forced water landing. Schneider and the student Al Clemmings, wading to shore. In 1936 Eddie with Bert Acosta and three other pilots, enlisted in the Yankee Escadrille of the Loyalist Air Corps in Spain. For several months Schneider was flying antiquated planes, which had been rigged up with racks, dropping bombs on military objectives of the Franco forces. Schneider finally became thoroughly disgusted with the Communist regime, which he said was directing the Loyalist forces, and after many difficulties, returned to this country. Since returning from Spain, Schneider, a licensed airplane mechanic since he was 15, worked for American Airlines, first at Newark Airport and then at La Guardia Airport, New York City, first as a mechanic, then as instrument inspector. About six months ago he resigned his post with American Airlines to take a position as student instructor with the Archie Baxter Flying Service teaching Civil Aeronautics Authority students to fly. Yesterday afternoon Schneider took Herzog, a resident of New Hyde Park, Long Island, up for a refresher course. Herzog, holder of a commercial license, had allowed the license to lapse, and was required to take dual flying time before his license would be renewed. Schneider was flying at about 600 feet altitude, coming in for a landing, when a United States Naval Reserve biplane piloted by Ensign Kenneth A, Kuehler, 25, of Rochester, Ohio, was observer, struck the tail assembly of Schneider’s tandem Piper Cub. The tails surfaces and left wing of Schneider’s plane were badly damaged and as the two planes separated after the mid-air collision, the small monoplane went in a tight spin, striking Deep Creek several hundred feet from Flatbush Avenue and sinking. The Naval Reserve plane was able to land at the airport. Airport emergency crews raced to the spot where Schneider’s plane had submerged and the bodies of Schneider and Herzog were taken from the plane within a very few minutes after the crash. Attempts were made to to revive the two, but a Kings County Hospital ambulance intern pronounced both dead on arrival at the scene. It is believed that both were killed by the impact of the plane with the water. The bodies were taken to Kings County Hospital and Schneider will be released today and brought to Jersey City for funeral services. Herzog is survived by a widow and two small children. Schneider lived in Jersey City at 114 Carlton Avenue in the Hudson City section when he established the transcontinental records.

Source: Jersey Journal, Jersey City, New Jersey, December 24, 1940. Transcribed by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on Friday, February 04, 2005. Used with permission.

2 die as planes crash at field. Eddie Schneider, who flew at 15, is killed when his craft and Navy trainer collide. Passenger also victim US ship is landed safely at Floyd Bennett Airport despite damaged wings. Eddie Schneider, who started flying when he was 15 years old and set a junior transcontinental record in 1930 at the age of 18, was killed with a student passenger yesterday when their light training plane was in collision with a Naval Reserve plane, also on a training flight, just west of Floyd Bennett Field. The Naval Reserve plane landed safely at the field but Schneider's plane went into a spin, tore off a wing, and crashed into Deep Creek, a few hundred feet across Flatbush Avenue from the city airport in Brooklyn. Both Schneider and his passenger, George W. Herzog, 37, a contractor living at 535 North Second Street, New Hyde Park, Long Island, were dead when their bodies were pulled from the submerged wreckage. At the Naval Reserve base at Floyd Bennett Field it was said the Navy biplane, a Stearman trainer, had been piloted by Ensign Kenneth A, Kuehner, 25, of Minister, Ohio, with Second Class Seaman Frank Newcomer, of Rochester, Ohio, as a passenger. The right lower wing of the naval plane, the left upper wing and the propeller were damaged. The third accident, in two weeks in which a Naval Reserve plane based at Floyd Bennett Field was involved, it brought the comment from Dock Commissioner John McKenzie that it was the sort of thing to be expected “where there are training: flights at an airport.” “That is the point that Mayor La Guardia has been making". Mr. McKenzie said, "in his efforts to keep training away from commercial fields" Police said the witnesses to the accident were agreed that the Naval Reserve plane was crossing above the plane piloted by Schneider, a high-wing Piper Tandem Cub monoplane, as the two approached the field for a landing 600 feet above Deep Creek, Schneider's plane went into a tight spin as the two planes disengaged after colliding, the witnesses said, appeared to straighten out and then plummeted into the water as its left wing tore loose. Many would-be rescuers were on the scene within, a few moments, including police, Coast Guardsmen and fliers from Floyd Bennett Field. The bodies of the two men were pulled quickly from the wreckage and onto a half-submerged barge near which the plane fell, but it appeared both had been killed when the plane hit the water. Joseph Hanley, first assistant district attorney of Kings County, opened an investigation at the scene and a naval board of inquiry, headed by Commander H. R. Bowes, was ordered convened by the Navy Department in Washington. Schneider lived at 32-50 Seventy-third Street, Jackson Heights, Queens. He leaves a widow. Herzog leaves a widow and two children. He had been flying some time, holding a limited commercial pilot's license, but had enrolled for a refresher course with the Archie Baxter Flying Service, Inc., owner of the plane. Schneider was an instructor at the school. The bodies of the two men were taken to Floyd Bennett Field pending funeral arrangements. Schneider first gained public attention as a flier in the Summer of 1930 when he announced plans for an attempt to break the junior transcontinental east-west record of 34 hours 57 minutes set the year before by 15-year-old Frank Goldsborough, who was later killed. Taking off from Westfield, New Jersey, August 14, he landed at Los Angeles four days later with a new elapsed time mark of 29 hours 55 minutes. He then flew the west-east passage in 27 hours 19 minutes to better Goldsborough's time for that flight and also for the round trip. He continued active in aviation, competing in National Air Tours, races, and as an instructor. He went to Spain in 1936 to fly for the Loyalists, but returned the next year without having collected the $1,500-a-month pay that was promised him. He and other American fliers were looked on with suspicion by many of the Loyalists, he said, because they were not Communists. Schneider had a narrow escape from death May 15, 1935, when the engine of his training plane failed and it fell into Newark Bay with him and a student passenger shortly after they had taken off from Jersey City Airport, of which he then was manager. Schneider's father, Emil, a Jersey City banker, financed his son's transcontinental flight after having first opposed his efforts to become a flier. The boy had quit school at 15 and worked as a mechanic at Roosevelt Field, Mineola, Long Island, and at the Westfield airport to secure money for flying lessons. He was the youngest licensed flier in the country when he received a limited commercial license shortly after his eighteenth birthday in 1929.

Source: New York Times, New York, December 24, 1940. Transcribed by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on February 10, 2005. Used with permission.

3 U.S. airmen here to explain aid to loyalists. Acosta, Berry, Schneider fly to capital with their attorney. Back from the broken harvests of the bloody Spanish war, the famed triumvir of American air fighters – Bert Acosta, Gordon Berry and Eddie Schneider – flew into Washington Airport yesterday all set to do some tall explaining to the Federal Government. Apparently none the worse for the wear and tear of the bitter civil conflict, now in its sixth month, the trio who quit because "it would be suicide to continue" and because their actions “might not be in tune with the spirit of neutrality", talked freely with newsmen about the reasons that motivated their enlistment. "I was broke, hungry, jobless," 25-year-old Schneider, who is married and has a family in New York, said. "Yet despite the fact that all three of us are old-time aviators who did our part for the development of the industry were left out in the cold in the Administration’s program of job making. Can you blame us for accepting the lucrative Spanish offer?" While other airmen – British and French – were afforded a two-week courtesy for training, American fliers were just shown to loyalist hangars, given a plane and and ordered to do their stuff. "We were flying old crates," Acosta said, “while other nationalists were given modern ships. But for the protection afforded us by Soviet pursuit planes we would not be alive now to tell you this tale." All three had the highest praise for the Russian flyers and nothing but scorn for the Moors. "They are the traditional enemies of the Spaniard," Berry said. "Spain is not fighting a civil war but an invasion.” Denying news reports that they dropped bombs over Burgos as a Christmas Day greeting for the fascist rebel junta, the fliers said that they spent the holidays in Barcelona, the capital of the autonomous state of Barcelona. Once they stared death in the face. That was in the Catalan capitol when all unwittingly they tuned in on Rome in a restaurant radio and had a band blare forth with the Fascist anthem. "It was a close call." The youthful Schneider said, "we almost got shot as agents provocateur." Unpaid, and hearing of repercussions back home from the British Ambassador in Bilboa, the trio made up their minds to quit the conflict for good. "This was a mess," Schneider explained, "and there was always that never-ending jockeying for the power among the factions to contend with, it got to the point where we did not know who we were fighting and why, and you can say that we are damn glad to be back." The three fliers were accompanied here by their attorney, Colonel Lewis Landes, of New York, an officer in the Reserve Corps. They came here voluntarily to see various Government officials, but the State Department not on their calling list. In the afternoon they had lunch at the Army and Navy Club and discussed modern fighting methods with Colonel Richards. The latter was interested in the war value of pursuit ships and questioned the trio on the observations. Tomorrow all three have an appointment with Senator Ashurst on neutrality legislation. They also will be questioned by the Justice and Commerce departments, but they did not disclose the nature of the conferences. Regarding the pay owed them by the Spanish Government, Landes disclosed that all three received "about $500 apiece" Monday from "the Spanish counsel" in New York. He did not disclose the latter’s identity. Meanwhile, representative McCormack (Democrat), of Massachusetts, was requesting of Secretary of State Cordell Hull a State Department inquiry into whether a Spanish consul in New York had paid American aviators to serve in the Spanish civil war. In a letter he demanded a withdrawal of the counsel’s credentials if there had been any violation of the United States or international law. McCormack told newsmen that a special House investigating committee, of which he is chairman, had revealed that "certain foreign governments" had no compunction about using their diplomatic representatives to this country to further their plans and "violate international laws."

Source: The Washington Post, January 20, 1937. Transcribed by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on February 26, 2005. Used with permission.

James Carr (1874-c1950) who emigrated from Ireland

James Carr (1874-c1950) aka Jimmy Carr; Emigrated to USA after 1901, possibly 1903; Bartender; Chauffer (b. November 14, 1874, Coalpits, Athleague, Killeroran, County Galway, Ireland - d. circa 1950, Bronx or Brooklyn, or Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA)

James was born in 1874 to Thomas Carr (c1840-before1901) and Bridget Conboy (c1840-c1905) of Coalpits, Killeroran, County Galway/Roscommon,Ireland.

James had the following siblings: Sarah Jane Carr (1866-1950) aka Sadie Carr, who emigrated to the US and married Patrick J. Norton (1856-1905); Katherine Carr (1865-1952) aka Kitty Carr, aka Kate Carr, who emigrated to the US and married James Joseph Kennedy (1870-1926); Thomas Carr II (1876-?) who stayed in Coalpits in Ireland and married Mary Kelly; Mary Carr (1873-?) who stayed in Coalpits in Ireland; and Andrew Carr who may have emigrated to Australia.

James appears in the 1901 Census living in Ireland. He emigrated to New York around 1903. This was almost 20 years after his siblings arrived. He had a thick Irish accent.

World War I Draft:
He filled out his draft card on September 12, 1918 and listed his birthday as November 14, 1874. He listed his next of kin as "sister, Mrs. Kate Kennedy, 556 West 60th Street". He was working as a chauffer and living at 358 West 41st Street "c/o Kelly".

Memories of James Carr:
Christopher Aloysius Enright II (1927- ) says: "We called him uncle Jimmy. He had a saloon in the Bronx and later drove a taxi. He never moved to New Jersey."

Anne Elizabeth O'Malley (1933- ) says: "James Carr visited us once during World War II, Katherine Carr Kennedy wasn't thrilled that he was visiting. This was on 77nd Street in Manhattan in New York. She never mentioned our uncle Jimmy again. He didn't look very prosperous."

Thomas Patrick Norton II (1920- ) says: "Uncle Jimmy was a pleasant little guy. He was very succesful running a speakeasy in New York. After prohibiton was repealed he went out of business. He had a strong Irish brogue. He used to give out $5 gold pieces that were smaller than a dime. He gave one to each child. Giving out the coins was his trademark whenever we saw him. My dad would take away the coins and say 'i'll take care of them for you', and I would never see them again. Jimmy was a thin wispy guy who looked like Barry Fitzgerald, the actor. He probably took the tube train into Jersey City, from New York where he lived [when he visited us]. He never had a car. The train was eight cents to get into New York City from Jersey City. My grandmother, Nana, was very proud of him, he was very enterprising at his illegal saloon."

Sophia Weber (1815-1891) who emigrated from Alsace

Sophia Weber (1815-1891) aka Sophia Webber, Immigrant from Alsace to USA (b. circa May 19, 1815, Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, France/Germany - d. October 09, 1891, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA)

Sophia was born around May 19, 1815 to Jeanette and Alexander Weber.

Marriage and Emigration To Philadelphia:
Sophia married Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) and on their honeymoon in 1834 they emigrated to the United States.

They had three children in Philadelphia: Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) who married Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931); John Jacob Lindauer (1841-1888) married Nellie X (1853-1899) and may have married Elizabeth X (1840-?); and Louis Julius Lindauer (1842-1915) who married Mary Sheehan (1842-1888).

New York City:
The family moved to New York around 1850 and there they had a daughter: Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1944) who married William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889). The Lindauers lived in Greenwich Village in New York City on Houston Street, and Oscar and his children may have operated a liquor store, or been policy dealers, or brokers, more research will have to be done in the Manhattan business records to determine their exact occupations. In the 1880s the three Lindauer boys had cigar stores in Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey under the name of Lindauer and Company, Tobbaconists. Oscar Lindauer may have been a Freemason since his obituary calls for members to attend his funeral, his son Charles was a member, and appears in the Freemason's Master Index. One or more of Sophia and Oscar's children may have served in the Civil War, but no written records have been found to date except for a "Louis Lindauer" who worked as a shoemaker, and he may not be our Louis Lindauer, since there were other Lindauers living in Northhampton, Pennsylvania at the time that may be related distantly. There in no known information, written or oral, that connects the two families.

Death of Husband:
Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer died in 1866 and he is buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery on 833 Jamaica Avenue in Brooklyn, New York and his obituary appeared in the New York Herald on Friday, September 07, 1866. In 1870 Sophia, now a widow, appeared on the census living in Manhattan with her 4 children, and she listed her birth year as 1825. There is another set of entries in the 1870 Census in Manhattan for "Sophia Lindauer and "Eloise Lindauer"; and a "Charles Lindauer" living with "Caroline Lindauer" that may be the same or different people.

Move in with Daughter:
In 1880 Sophia was living with her son-in-law, William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889) and her daughter, Eloise Lindauer.

The only known photograph of Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer and Sophia Weber came from the collection of Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1944) and she also inherited the Lindauer family bible. They are now housed with Eloise Ensko Higgins (1955- ) in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Memories of Sophie and Oscar Lindauer:
In 1965 Eloise Ensko (1925-1993) wrote the following: "My great-grandmother Sophia married an Oscar Lindauer. They came from Alsace-Lorraine [to the US] on their honeymoon. Alsace-Lorraine was then owned by the French. Great grandmother brought a lovely picture of Napolean over from the other side - none of which I have ever seen duplicated. It is still in the family and in excellent condition. The Lindauer family owned a huge department store over there. When the newlyweds came to this country about the early 1800's they settled in Philadelphia. The living room furniture is still in the family. I have in my possesion one of the sitting chairs. It is a very pretty, light wood in color, Victorian style. It is now of heavy material and cover. Sophia's Oscar had three boys and later on one girl. The boys were Charles, Louis and John."

The Lindauer furniture is currently in the possesion of Charles Edward Ensko II (1921-2004) who had it refinished.

Sophia died on October 09, 1891 in Manhattan and her death certificate number was "34791".

She was buried with her husband in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn. There is no tombstone for her or her husband, but the site has two markers for other family members: William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889); and Stanley Marlton Massey (1895-1902).

LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878-1945)

LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878-1945) aka Lee Lindauer; He worked as a Gardener and is named after the Physician that attended his Birth (b. August 14, 1879, 245 East 20th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA - d. February 23, 1945, United Hospital, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, USA)

LeBaron was the son of Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931). The family was living at 245 East 20th Street in Manhattan, New York when LeBaron was born and he was named after the physician that attended his birth, who was "H. LeBaron Harte".

Some of LaBaron's siblings include: Eloise (Ellie) Lindauer (1861-1935) born in Manhattan in New York and married an insurance worker named Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921) and had 15 children of which 9 lived to adulthood; Adeline Lindauer (1868-?) aka Ada Lindauer, born in Manhattan in New York; Anna Lindauer (1873-aft1910) born in Manhattan in New York who married Ira Massey and had 2 children and no known grandchildren; and Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1877-1923) born in January 1877 in New Jersey who married Hannah Shea (1884-?) and had at least one child but no known grandchildren and later died of syphillis.

Hoboken, New Jersey to Rye, New York:
In 1880 the family was living at 51 8th Street in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey and between 1890 and 1895 the family moved from New Jersey to Rye, New York. In 1900 the family was living in Rye and the children living with Charles and Anna were: Arthur, Harry and LeBaron plus two children who may have been fathered by Charles but are listed as nephews: Grover Dunne and Louis Miller. Grover died under the name Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885-1968) and the fate of Louis Miller is unknown.

Around 1905 LeBaron married Catherine Harney (1878-1966) but they didn't have any children.

LeBaron registered for the draft on September 12, 1918. In 1920 LeBaron and Catherine were living at 38 Elm Place in Rye with LeBaron's brother Harry and his sister Anna. LeBaron was working as a handyman for a private family. Around 1922 Lebaron started work as a gardener at the Charles Sicard estate. Charles Sicard appears to have been a Manhattan attorney with a summer home in Rye according to the 1920 Manhattan census. In 1930 LeBaron and Catherine were taking care of his mother, Anna Kershaw.

In 1943, LeBaron retired from his position as gardner, and he died in 1945 at United Hospital at 406 Boston Post Road in Port Chester, Westchester County, New York of "pernicious anemia".

His remains were handled by the William H. Graham Funeral Home and he was buried at Greenwood Union Cemetery on February 26, 1945. The Reverend J. Lane Miller, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated at the funeral.

His obituary appeared in the Rye Chronicle.

Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1876-1923)

Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1876-1923) Clerk at R.B. and W. Bolt Factory in Port Chester, New York; Died of Syphilis (b. January 08, 1876, New York, USA - d. May 07, 1923, Grassland Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA)

Harry was born in New York in 1878, although his birth certificate has not been found yet. His parents were Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931). His father Charles was the son of an immigrant from Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany/France who came to the US on his honeymoon.

Some of Harry's siblings include: Eloise Lindauer (1861-1935) aka Ellie Lindauer, born in Manhattan who was married to Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921); Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) who was a trapeze artist; Adeline Lindauer (1868-1962) aka Ada Lindauer, who was born in Manhattan; Anna Lindauer (1873-aft1910) who was born in Manhattan and married Ira Massey and had at least one child and no grandchildren; and LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1878-1945) who was born in August 1878 in Manhattan who married Catherine Harney (1878-1966) and had no children.

In 1880 the Lindauers were living at 51 8th Street in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Rye, New York:
Charles moved the family to Rye, New York around 1900 and may have been involved with a hotel there. His mother Anna was born near Glen Cove or Stony Brook in the Oyster Bay area of Long Island.

Around 1910 Harry married Hannah Cecilla Shea (1884-?) and they had a single child: Harry Chauncey Lindauer II (1910-aft1966).

R.B. and W. Bolt Factory:
On September 12, 1918 Harry senior filled out his draft card when he was working as a clerk at R.B. and W. Bolt Factory on Midland Avenue in Port Chester and living at 45 Eldrige Street. In 1920 Harry was living at 38 Elm Place in neighboring Rye, New York with his family, and his sister Anna, and his brother LeBaron, and he was still working as a clerk in the bolt factory.

Death fron Syphillis:
Harry died in 1923 from "chronic valvular cardiac disease with syphilis". When and where he contracted syphilis, and whether he passed it to his wife is not known.

He is buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery, Rye, Westchester County, New York as are other of his family members.

No picture of him is known to exist and his obituary should appear in the Rye Chronicle but it has not been found.

Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885-1968)

Grover Cleveland Lindauer (1885-1968) aka Grover Dunne; Salesman in Magazine Advertising (b. Christmas Day, December 25, 1885, probably Rye, Westchester County, New York, USA - d. August 09, 1968, 509 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey, 07666, USA) Social Security Number 092263069.

According to his death certificate, Grover was born on Christmas Day in 1885 to "Charles Lindauer" and Mary Dunne. How he fits into the Lindauer family tree is still uncertain, until his birth certificate and marriage certificate are located. He was most likely born in Manhattan and later moved to Rye, New York.

Rye, New York:
In the year 1900 he was living in Rye, Westchester County, New York in the home of Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931) under the name "Grover Dunne", and he is listed as a "nephew". As a nephew he would be the child of one of Charles' siblings, our his spouse's siblings.

Louis Miller:
Also in the household was Louis Miller. Louis and Grover appear together in a photograph that belonged to Eloise Ensko (1882-1966). The photograph is labeled "Grover and brother Louis".

On June 28, 1907, in New Jersey, Grover married Lelia Belle Hebbard (1888-1943) aka Elia Hebbard.

Together they had one child: Gladys Stanley Lindauer (1908-1997).

Advertising Salesman:
In 1920 Grover was living at 401 9th Avenue, West New York, Hudson County, New Jersey. He worked selling advertising for a magazine.

Teaneck, New Jersey:
By 1930 he was living at 509 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey. He ran a bar called Old Heidelburg in Teaneck on Cedar Lane.

Second Marriage:
In 1950 he married Norma M. Stickles (1899-1982).

Memories of Grover:
Roger Cleveland Hecht (1935- ) tells the following story about Grover:
He celebrated his birthday on Christmas, but we didn't know a lot about him. He worked for a magazine, or a printer, I think people paid him to put in ads. It was called Allied Printing Trade and he would take me into New York with him once in a while while he was working. My grandmother, Lelia Belle Hebbard died and Grover married Norma Stickles. After he remarried my family never talked to him again. I would visit him because he lived down the street from me. We would always go to the post office for his work. He ran a bar called Old Heidelberg in Teaneck, New Jersey on Cedar Lane. I grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. He would solicit ads for that publication then later he retired. His second wife was nice but we didn't get to know her until Grover died and we talked at his funeral. If I stopped at his house on the way to school he would reach into his pocket and give me a couple of bucks. He lived at 509 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck. He had a fish pond in his yard and he loved his roses and dahlias. He also loved dogs. We would pick the japanese beetles off his roses and feed them to the goldfish in his pond, or put them in a jar with gasoline. He would give me a few bucks and I would get candy for my friends and myself, and we would eat so much we would get sick. Then my friend's mothers would call my mother and she would yell at Grover for giving me too much money. He was 5' 10'' or 5' 11'. He didn't say much. When I was little he bought me a car, I was eight or eleven. It had a rumble seat, but, my parents said I was too young for a car. He would take me to the railroad station and we would watch the trains come in. He always bought me fancy clothes and I looked light Little Lord Fontleroy in all the family pictures.

Grover died on August 09, 1968 from "bronchiopneumonia, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and left hemiplegia".

He was buried in Fairview Mausoleum in Fairview, New Jersey.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) who was a trapeze performer

Arthur Oscar Lindauer (1867-1944) Actor and Circus Trapeze Performer under the name of Bandy and Tune (b. August 23, 1867, Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA - d. March 15, 1944, 1:30 am, Grassland Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA)

Arthur was born in 1867 in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey. He was the son of Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) and Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931). His birth certificate has not been found in the New Jersey Archive.

Arthur's siblings include: Eloise Lindauer (1861-1935) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married an insurance worker named Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921); Ada Lindauer (1868-?) who was born in Manhattan, New York; Anna Lindauer (1873-1956) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married Ira Massey; Harry Chauncey Lindauer I (1877-1923) who was born in New Jersey and married Hannah Shea (1884-?) and died of syphilis; and LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1879-1945) who was born in Manhattan, New York and married Catherine Harney (1878-1966).

Rye, New York:
In 1900 Arthur was living with his parents in Rye. Also living in the house was: LeBaron; Harry; Grover Dunne aka Grover Cleveland Lindauer; and Louis Miller (1887-?). In 1910 Oscar was a boarder at a house on Smith Street in Rye, and he listed his occupation as an "actor in theatre". In 1920 Oscar was again living with his parents at 209 Locust Avenue in Rye.

Bandy and Tune:
The oral family story that was passed down from Clara Freudenberg (1890-1959) to Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921- ) was that Anna Augusta Kershaw and Charles Lindauer, had twin sons that worked in the circus and were trapeze artists. One was called Arthur and his circus name was Bandy and his brother's circus name was Tune. Bandy and Tune traveled through Europe as circus performers. It was with great delight that in the 1900 census, Arthur listed his occupation as "trapeze performer" confirming this story. It is not known if Oscar had a twin brother. He had a brother, Harry, that died in 1921 of syphilis; and a brother, LeBaron, that worked as a gardener for a large estate in Rye.

Oscar never married and died in 1944 in Grassland Hospital in Mount Pleasant, Valhalla, New York. He was living with his brother, LeBaron, at 46 Orchard Avenue in Rye. The cause of death was a carcinoma of his right salivary gland. He was buried in Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, New York.

Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) who was born in Cuba

Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) Mechanic, Lawnmower Repair Shop Owner, Los Angeles County, California, USA (b. May 23, 1911, Santa Bárbara (La Demajagua), Isle of Pines (Isla de la Juventud), Cuba - d. December 29, 1980, 12:01 am, Harbor-UCLA Medical Foundation, 21840 Normandie Avenue, Torrance, Los Angeles County, California, 90502-2046, USA) Social Security Number 062058610.

Norman was born on the Isle of Pines in Cuba to Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939).

Isle of Pines, Cuba:
Both Anton's and Eva's parents moved down to the island around 1909-1910 and bought farmland as speculators hoping that the island would become part of the United States. The ownership of the island had been in dispute since the Spanish American War and reverted back to Cuba in 1924.

Norman had two brothers: Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970) aka Roy Winblad, who was born in Cuba and married Ann Maria Zorovich (1912-1993); and Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) who was born in New York and married June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003) aka Hilda Salisbury.

Death of Grand-Parents:
Johan Winblad died on September 24, 1914 and Salmine Pedersen died on December 12, 1914, both in Farsund, Norway.

Bronx, New York:
On July 06, 1915, Anton and his wife, Eva returned to New York with Norman and LeRoy. They brought with them Eva's youngest two brothers: Dewey Ernest Lattin I (1898-1985); and Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Lattin (1901-1980). In 1920 Norman was living at 163 East 144th Street in the Bronx, New York City, with his mother, father and two brothers along with his mother's brothers Dewey and Teddy.

Family Travels:
In 1921 Charles Haley Williams (1884-1960) who was married to Norman's mother's sister, Myrtle Adelia Lattin (1884-1970) was the first in the family to move to California. In 1924 Norman's mother Eva and her sister, Julia Lattin (1880-1960) went to Cuba with Norman's brother Earl Winblad for their parent's 50th wedding anniversary on October 15, 1924. They returned to New York on November 08, 1924.

Bronx, New York:
In 1930 Norman was living at 422 Mott Avenue in the Bronx, New York City with his parents and he was working as a capenter's helper. In 1936 Norman took over his father's job as the superintendent of the apartment house on 2265 Morris Avenue in the Bronx in New York City, when his parents moved to 419 West 77th Street in Los Angeles in California.

On March 14, 1937 Norman married Elanore Frieda Vogsberger (1911-1975) at the Elton Avenue Methodist Church at 79 Elton Avenue and 158th Street in the Bronx, New York City.

They had four children: Norman Charles Winblad (1937- ); Raymond Frederick Winblad (1940-1984); Carol Elanore Winblad (1946- ); and the youngest was Donald Anton Winblad (1950- ).

On June 23, 1939, Norman's mother died and he went to California for the funeral and eventually moved there. He later opened a lawnmower repair shop in California.

Norman had a heart attack while he was living at 3115-3117 Big Dalton Avenue in Baldwin Park in Los Angeles County on the night before Christmas Eve, December 23, 1980 and he died in the Harbor-UCLA Medical Foundation Hospital at 21840 Normandie Avenue in Torrance, California on December 29, 1980 and his body was cremated.

Norman was a tall man. Selma Freudenberg, his cousin called him the "gentle giant".

Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970) who was born in Cuba

Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970) aka Roy Winblad; Waiter (b. September 09, 1912, Santa Bárbara, Isle of Pines, Cuba - d. September 25, 1970, 1812 Hoyt Avenue, Long Island City, Queens County, New York City, Long Island, New York, USA) Social Security Number 089037336.

Roy was born in 1912 near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines, Cuba to Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) aka Anthony Winblad; and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939).

His siblings were: Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) who married Eleanor Frieda Vogsberger (1911-1975); and Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) who married June Amanda Salisbury (1912-2003) aka Hilda Salisbury.

Isle of Pines:
His parents and grandparents had bought a plantation in Cuba around 1910 and speculated that the Isle of Pines might become a state in the United States. The family returned from Cuba in 1914 after Anton's father and mother died on a trip to Farsund, Norway.

Bronx, New York:
In 1920 the family was living at 163 East 144th Street in the Bronx and Roy appears in the census under the name "Anthony L. Winblade". In 1930 the family was living at 422 Mott Avenue in the Bronx, and Anton was working in a plumbing supply store.

Roy married Ann Maria W. Zorovich (1912-1993) on July 08, 1934 at the First Methodist and Episcopalian Church in Astoria, Queens. Ann had been married before and Roy was working at a restaurant. He was living at 390 Grand Concourse in the Bronx at the time of his marriage. Their Bronx marriage certificate was number "2854".

He died in 1970 while living at 1812 Hoyt Avenue, Long Island City and was buried in Powell Cemetery in Farmingdale on Long Island.

Memories of Roy Winblad:
Earl Vincent Winblad (1916-2004) said on March 03, 1999:
He divorced his wife, they lived in Astoria in New York. Roy's girlfriend noticed him missing so she called up Roy Jr. and he kicked down the door. Roy was already dead for a while. We went to his funeral. His wife, Ann raised the kids Catholic. He worked for the union as a representative. He started drinking after the divorce. Let's just say he just drank too much. Ann's parents were from Europe. He worked for Horn and Hardarts in New York, he got me a job there, I got fired for dropping a whole tray of dishes when I stooped to pick up a fork. A lady got up from her seat and knocked the tray over.
Selma Louise Freudenberg (1921- ) said in 1998:
Roy and Norman had trouble showing citizenship because they were born in Cuba. Roy may have worked in construction because he brought me wire to put up a dropped ceiling in my garage. He also worked as a waiter and would bring a big pot of clam chowder to me every once in a while. He worked and lived in Hillsdale, New Jersey. He was dead 3 days before they found the body. He never remarried after his divorce from Ann. Ann had run off with her boss. I'm pretty sure Roy went to college. I asked [Roy] to stay with me when he was having [a difficult time]. Ann had a baby with her boss and it died at birth."

Some family members have said the baby lived and was adopted.

Olga Birgitta Nordqvist (1885-1972) who emigrated from Norway

Olga Birgitta Nordquist (1885-1972) aka Olga Birgitta Nordqvist, Housewife (b. May 04, 1885, Rödön, Jämtland, Sweden - d. June 03, 1972, Cannon Falls, Goodhue County, Minnesota, USA) Social Security Number 469766040.

She was the fourth great-granddaughter of Anders Örbom I (1675-1740), Captain of the Swedish Army.

Daughter of Nils Olofson Nordqvist (1845-1902) and Karin Jönsdotter (1850-1931).

She emigrated from Sweden on May 10, 1909.

She married Axel Edwin Rapp (1882-1966) around 1905. Axel was the son of Lars Anders Rapp.

Her children include: Olga Rapp (1906); Henry Louis Rapp (1907-1937); Alva Conrad Rapp (1909-1990); Clara Viola Rapp (1911- ); Raymond John Rapp (1913-1999); Rosella Eleanora Rapp (1915-1980) who married a Holm; Arnold Edwin Rapp (1916-2002); George LaVerne Rapp (1918- ); Doris Leona Rapp (1920- ); Marvin Kenneth Rapp (1922-1999) who was in the Navy; Lucille Muriel Rapp (1924- ); LeRoy Axel Rapp (1926- ); and Virgil Wayne Rapp (1928- ).

Memories of Olga Nordquist:
Eleanore Holm said on May 25, 2005: "A friend of hers in Sweden was given a ticket to travel to the United States to become an indentured servant. Olga took the ticket when the friend decided not to go. She travelled alone to Nova Scotia and then took the train to Minnesota, but no one was there to meet her at the train station. She arrived and no one was at the train station to meet her. A man noticed her in the station alone and he spoke Swedish and took her home with him. He lived near the people she was going to work for. Olga contracted polio when she was pregnant with her fourth child in 1911. Olga had a weak back after that, so she sent for her mother in Sweden. Her mom brought with her a weaving loom which is now in the Goodhue County Museum in Redwing. She was working on a rug up until three days before her death, and that rug is still on the loom in the museum."

Andrea Antoinette Rapp (1944- ) wrote on on May 25, 2005: "Olga was an 18 year old girl in Sweden in 1903. Her father had passed away of a heart attack while crossing [the river] Storsjön on October 02, 1902 on a sledge. Her mother mourned the loss of her husband and Olga dreamed of something better. The future was bleak in Nälden, Jamtland. A friend had a steerage ticket to America and was supposed to go to the Cannon Falls area. The friend got cold feet and Olga jumped at the chance. She left Sweden for Trondheim and boarded a boat from Liverpool in September of 1903. She worked at a residence in rural Cannon Falls. On a neighboring farm lived her mother's first cousin, Lars Anders Rapp. Olga had a boyfriend in Sweden and the plan was for him to come also. This was not to happen. Lars's son Axel Rapp, was handsome. She became pregnant and married him on November 01, 1905. The act was almost a rape by most accounts. A daughter was stillborn in 1906. They named her Olga. Her mother, Karin, and older sister arrived in Minnesota in 1909. Karin brought a loom which Olga inherited and spent many hours making rugs. Axel and Olga had 12 more children. Henry and Conrad were born in Cannon Falls Township before they moved to South Dakota. Land was cheap [there]. While there, Olga contracted polio. She dragged herself out of the house each day to lay in the sun which seemed to help her pain. She asked Axel to go into town to buy some aspirin for her pain. He, a drinker in his younger days, came back 3 days later, drunk, with no aspirin and no money. That summer she became pregnant with Clara. Cinch bugs destroyed the crops and they moved back to Cannon Falls in 1911 in time for Clara to be born. Conrad remembers sitting on the lap of an old man with a white beard on the way back. This [was] obviously, Anders Rapp. There were 9 children after Clara. Olga walked with a stoop but was very active. Life was not pleasant for Olga. Axel had a problem with alcohol and was generally unpleasant to her and the kids. Later in life, he stopped drinking. His grandchildren adored him, but he remained unpleasant to her. She hoped that he would go first so that she might have some peace. She never spoke of the boyfriend in Sweden and no one knows what happened to him or what his name was. Olga made thousands of rag rugs for family and others. She sold them when she could. Axel would take her money if he found out. I recall tearing old clothes and sewing rags together and rolling them into balls in the evening. She used these balls to weave her rugs. She make wonderful rugs. The Rapp's have a blood disorder called Antithrombin 3. It appears in relatives in Sweden, Axel's brother, Ephraim's decendants have it. Olga and Axel lost 2 sons in their 20's to it. Many of my first cousins have it. The blood is thick and causes clots and strokes. The cousins are on coumadin. Although my father was never diagnosed, he did have symptoms. Phlebitis and strokes are common for ancestors at young ages and this new knowledge explains the causes."

Image of John Joseph Lozinski I (1896-1980) circa 1920 in Chicago, Illinois

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Image of Hannah E. Hansen (1864-1936) of Norway and Chicago, Illinois

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Image of Thomas Patrick Norton (1920- ) on October 03, 1999 in Somerset, New Jersey

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Image of Judith Elizabeth Norton (1951- ) circa 1957-1958

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Image of Sophia Weber (1815-1891) emigrant from Alsace

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Second image of Maria Elizabeth Winblad III (1895-1987) circa 1910

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Image of Emil Schneider (1884-1955) and Inga Pedersen (1885-1928) circa 1920

Image of Emil Schneider (1884-1955) and Inga Pedersen (1885-1928) circa 1920. From left to right are: Clara Freudenberg (1889-1959) or Ada Augusta Freudenberg (1885-1957) holding Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998); Emil Schneider (1884-1955); and Inga Petersen (1885-1928). Image from the collection of Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980). Posted by Hello

Image of Thomas Patrick Norton (1891-1968) and Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949) circa 1925

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Image of Thomas Patrick Norton (1891-1968) with grandchildren in 1960

Thomas Patrick Norton (1891-1968) with grandchildren in 1960. From left to right on couch: Stephen H. Prasky (1897-1965); Josephine (May) Veronica Burke (1907-1995) holding stuffed toy; Bertha Marie Burke (1902-1971) holding Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ); and Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968). Sitting on floor from left to right are: Thomas Patrick Norton III (1947- ); Kenneth Stephen Norton (1955- ); Katherine Mary Norton (1949- ); and Judith (Judy) Elizabeth Norton (1951- ). Photograph taken in 1960 in Colonia, New Jersey at the home of Vincent Girard Norton (1923- ). Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Fourth postcard from Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) in Cuba

Anthony (Roy) Leroy Winblad (1912-1970) on left and Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) on right at home of their parents, Anton (Anthony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines in Cuba. The caption reads "To Aunt and Uncle, From Norman and Tony, When this was taken Tony had a mad streak and wouldn't smile, wishing you a very merry Christmas". This photograph is from the collection of Maria Winblad (1895-1987). Posted by Hello

Third postcard from Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) in Cuba

Anthony (Roy) Leroy Winblad (1912-1970) on left, and Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) on right, at home of Anton (Tony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) and Eva Ariel Lattin (1892-1939) near Santa Barbara on the Isle of Pines in Cuba. This photograph was a postcard that must have been delivered in an envelope since it does not contain a stamp. The text on the back is as follows; "Dear Father & Mother. I am sending you [a] picture of Tony chasing chickens and ducks, Norman is pumping water for them. It is very quiet here and we are all looking [for] news about the war. But [I] guess you are having all kinds of trouble over there. Am sending you what papers I can get now for the people are coming back. Food has gone up double and sugar that grow[s] here is very scarce for they are sending it away. By the time you get this card I will be Postmaster of Santa Barbara, with Eva as assistant and it will be in Mr. Waha's store. Am sending Otto some more stamps. We are having [the] raining season now, it has been raining all week. Your loving son, Tony." The text was written by Anton (Tony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) for his parents, John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) and Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1861-1914) who were then visiting family in Norway and Sweden. This photograph is from the collection of Maria Winblad (1895-1987). Posted by Hello

Second postcard from Anton Julius Winblad II (1886-1975) in Cuba

From: Anton (Anthony) Julius Winblad II (1886-1975). To: John Edward Winblad (1856-1914) and Salmine Sophia Severine Pedersen (1861-1914). Date: circa 1913, Santa Barbara, Isle of Pines, Cuba. "This is a picture of the shower, bath and tank and all my helpers. It is twenty feet high, the room is 8' 6" by 6' 3" and top is 6 ft by 4 ft. I will make [a] tank that will hold about 350 gallons. I bought a camera that take[s] this size picture so will send you some now and then. Your loving son, Tony". The postcard comes from the collection of Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987). Posted by Hello