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Michael Baumwohl
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Birth: May 21, 1890, Austria
Death: Jul. 28, 1953
Suffolk County
New York, USA

Michael "Baumwoll" Baumwohl
Son of Sam (Zindel) and Ethel Baumwoll
(name misspelled in State records and on tombstone)

**As you can see in Census records, however FindaGrave will not let me correct or amend his misspelled last name so that he can be searchable on the internet as a family member.

Died in Pilgrim State Hospital
Brentwood, LI, NY

Born in Kossow (Galacia) Austria 1890
Came to America at the age of 6 years in 1895 with parents and sisters Yetta and Fannie.

This unfortunate soul spent most of his life in either Pilgrim Psychiatric, Central Islip, or Creedmore State Hospitals. He was listed in the Brentwood LI NY census books, and apparently he was buried by the State of New York which misspelled his name.

His grave is in the Kossower Benevolent Society plot near his cousin Morris Baumwoll. he was the first child of Sam (Zindel) and Ethel Baumwoll one of Fishel Baumwoll's sons and nephew of my grandfather Leazer (Louis).

Siblings:Yetta b 1882
Fannie b 1885
Jennie b 1901
Mary b 1903
According to family lore 22 year old Michael was present on March 25th 1911 at Green St and Washington Place in Greenwich Village when the Triangle Shirtwaist Co Fire occurred. It is said witnessing the tragedy caused his insanity which kept him in State Hospitals for the rest of his life. Witness account:
"The Asch Building at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street was ablaze. When we arrived at the scene, the police had thrown up a cordon around the area and the firemen were helplessly fighting the blaze. The eighth, ninth, and tenth stories of the building were now an enormous roaring cornice of flames.
Word had spread through the East Side, by some magic of terror, that the plant of the Triangle Waist Company was on fire and that several hundred workers were trapped. Horrified and helpless, the crowds I among them looked up at the burning building, saw girl after girl appear at the reddened windows, pause for a terrified moment, and then leap to the pavement below, to land as mangled, bloody pulp. This went on for what seemed a ghastly eternity. Occasionally a girl who had hesitated too long was licked by pursuing flames and, screaming with clothing and hair ablaze, plunged like a living torch to the street. Life nets held by the firemen were torn by the impact of the falling bodies.
The emotions of the crowd were indescribable. Women were hysterical, scores fainted; men wept as, in paroxysms of frenzy, they hurled themselves against the police lines." ____________________________________
1910 US Census:
NOTE Transcription error. Baumwoll

Michael Baum?Oll (sic Baumwoll)

United States Census, 1910

Name: Michael Baum?Oll
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Brooklyn Ward 26, Kings, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son
Birth Year (Estimated): 1889
Birthplace: Austria
Immigration Year: 1895
Father's Birthplace: Austria
Mother's Birthplace: Austria

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Samuel Baum?Oll Head M 38
Ethel Baum?Oll Wife F 36
Michael Baum?Oll Son M 21
Yetta Baum?Oll Daughter F 18
Fanny Baum?Oll Daughter F 15
Jennie Baum?Oll Daughter F 9
Mary Baum?Oll Daughter F 7
District: 978 , Sheet Number and Letter: 12A , Household ID: 225 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374992 , Digital Folder Number: 004449168 , Image Number: 00424

"United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (h: accessed 21 Nov 2014), Michael Baum?Oll in household of Samuel Baum?Oll, Brooklyn Ward 26, Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 978, sheet 12A, family 225, NARA microfilm publication T624, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 1374992 
Family links: 
  Sam Baumwoll (1868 - 1921)
  Ethel Baumwoll (1863 - 1942)
Note: His name is Misspelled on his monument
New Mount Zion Cemetery
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Kossower Benevolent Society
Created by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Record added: May 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111067535
Michael Baumwohl
Added by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Michael Baumwohl
Added by: Gene Baumwoll CSW
Michael Baumwohl
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May your name be for a blessing
- Gene Baumwoll CSW
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016

 Added: Sep. 12, 2015
You are thought of.
- Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
 Added: Jun. 26, 2014

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