Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Louis Julius Lindauer (1838-1915)

Louis Julius Lindauer (1838-1915) aka Lewis Lindauer, Exchange; Broker; Liquor Store (or Beer and Wine Garden owner), Cigar Store Owner at Lindauer and Company, Tobacco) with his brothers in Manhattan and Jersey City and Hoboken (b. August 1838, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - d. January 19, 1915, 604 West 115th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA)

Louis was born in Philadelphia to Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) and Sophia Webber (1815-1891) who had immigrated from Strasbourg in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany/France to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1834-1835.

His siblings include: Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) who married Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931); John Jacob Lindauer (1841-1888) who married Nellie X (1853-1889) of Massachusetts; and Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1944) who married William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889).

Manhattan, New York:
By 1850 Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer moved the family to Manhattan and they appear on the US Census of that year. In the 1859-1861 New York City Directory Louis is listed with his occupation as "liquor" and he is either living or working at the corner of Fourth Street and Thompson Street. In 1866 Louis was listed in the Manhattan City Directory as living at 174 Mott Street and his occcupation was listed as "beer". He was working at 446 Broome Street.

Around 1869 Louis married Mary Sheehan (1842-1888) of Massachusetts.

Together they had the following children: Minnie Lindauer (1869-after1880); Lulu Lindauer (1870-after1900) who was born in August of 1870 in New York; an unnamed Lindauer (1872-?) who was born on May 02, 1972 in Manhattan; Grace Lindauer (1873-?) who was born in May of 1873 in New York and she married Maximillian Massey, and had at least one child, but this line might not be extant; Sophia Lindauer I (1874) who was born in Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey and died as an infant; Jennie Lindauer (1874-after1880) who was born in New Jersey; Sofie Lindauer II (1875-?) aka Sophia Lindauer II, who was born in March of 1875 in New York but does not appear in the 1880 Census, and she married a Davis; Katherine Lindauer (1878-?) aka Kittie Lindauer who was born on August 21, 1878 in Elizabeth, New Jersey and was the fifth child born and the fourth living; and the youngest was Adeline Lindauer (1882-aft1930) aka Ada Lindauer who was born in April 1882 in New Jersey and she never married. Other children may belong to Louis and be buried in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn in the Lindauer Family Plot but their parentage must be confirmed by a birth or death certificate.

In 1870 Louis and Mary were living in Manhattan with Minnie, their first child and Louis was working as a "exchange broker". There is a second entry for Louis Lindauer and his brother, Charles Lindauer living at home with their mother, Sophia. The double entries in the 1870 Census are confusing and there may be two sets of Lindauers in Manhattan with the same name, or if they are the same person, they may be listed at two different residences. Louis appears in the 1880 US Census living in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey under the name "Louis Lindowen". He is working selling cigars retail. The record was found on Friday, November 26, 2004, by searching for all the people named "Mary", born in Massachusetts between 1840 and 1844, living in New York or New Jersey. In 1880 Louis is listed in the New York City Directory as selling "segars" (cigars) at 87 Fourth Avenue and living at 299 West Houston Street. In 1880-1881 Louis and his two brothers are also listed in the Hoboken and Jersey City Directory as a "cigar manufacturer".

Death of Wife:
In 1888 Louis' wife, Mary Sheehan, died of tuberculosis and in 1890 the New York City Directory lists Louis and Charles F. Lindauer, his brother, working at 32 University Place in Manhattan in the business of "liquors". Louis is also listed as living at 295 West Houston Street. In 1900 Louis was living at 108 Washington Place in Manhattan, New York City with Lulu, Grace, Sofie and Adeline.

Louis died On January 19, 1915 of "locomotor ataxis" in Manhattan, and his death certificate number was number "2296".

He was buried in the Lindauer family plot in Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn. The grave is marked by two tombstones, even though 14 people are interred there. The tombstones are for: Stanley Massey (1895-1902); and William Ensko (1851-1889).

No photograph of Louis is known to exist and his obituary has not been found. It is assumed that he has no living descendents, yet some of his daughters may have married and had children. Louis Julius Lindauer (1837-1915) has Louis Julius Freudenberg I (1894-1918) named after him.

Louis Julius Lindauer (1838-1915) was the third, great-granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).