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Louis Julius Lindauer
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Birth: Aug., 1838
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1915
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Louis Julius Lindauer (1838-1915) had his jobs listed as "exchange" and "broker" and operating a liquor store and a cigar store with his brothers in Manhattan and Jersey City and Hoboken. Together with his brothers they operated an illegal lottery. He died of locomotor ataxia which is often a symptom of tabes dorsalis, which is a key finding in tertiary syphilis. (b. August 1838; Pennsylvania, USA - d. January 19, 1915; 604 West 115th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA)

Name:
Louis Julius Lindauer, Lewis Lindauer.

Parents:
Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) and his first wife. They had migrated from Strasbourg in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany/France to Pennsylvania around 1834-1835.

Birth:
August of 1838 in Pennsylvania.

Siblings:
His siblings include: Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) who married Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931); John Jacob Lindauer (1841-1888) who married Nellie Carney (1853-1889) of Massachusetts; and Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1942) 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 occupation was listed as "beer", he was working at 446 Broome Street.

Liquor store at 446 Broome Street
New York Times on July 1, 1865: "Resolved, That permission be and the same is hereby given to L. J. Lindauer to place a gas-lamp in front of premises, number four hundred and forty-six Broome-street, the same to be at his own expense, and remain only during the pleasure of the Common Council." He is listed at the same address in the 1865 tax assessment list as "retail liquor" under the name "L. J. Lindauer". He has the same business address in the 1866 Manhattan city directory.

Death of father:
His father died in 1866 in Manhattan.

Baldwin Robbery:
Newark Daily Advertiser of Newark, New Jersey on January 23, 1866: "The Baldwin Robbery. The examination of Charles Lindauer, one of the persons suspected of participating In the Baldwin robbery, some time since, was continued yesterday afternoon before Justice Sandford. Liudauer persistently denies his guilt, alleging that he was in New York on the night of the robbery. Lewis Lindauer, the brother of Charles, being examined; said that the first time he was in this city before his arrest was on the 5th of December, and that he was not in the jewelry establishment of Messrs. Baldwin & Co., a few mornings previous to the robbery. He had not seen Charles in possession of any jewelry for the last two months. David Van Orden, an employee of Baldwin & Co., testified as to the. appearance of things at the factory after the discovery of the robbery. He recollected two men calling at the factory about two weeks previous to the robbery, about 6 1/2 o'clock, A. M., and thought he recognized one of the prisoners (Charles). On the morning of the same day he saw in Broad street two men who looked the persons accused. Timothy Crane, an apprentice, fully recognized Charles as one of the persons who visited the factory. The investigation is still in progress."

January 23, 1866, Wednesday in the New York Times: "The $9,000 Jewelry Robbery. Yesterday afternoon Charles and Lewis Lindauer, recently arrested in New-York on a charge of being implicated in the robbery of $9,000 worth of jewelry from the safe of Baldwin Co., at Newark, on the night of the 9th of December, were taken before Justice Sandford for examination. Charles Lindauer being sworn, a general denial of any connection with the robbery. He stated that was not at the establishment of Messrs. Baldwin & Co. on the morning eight days previous to the robbery, when, it is alleged, that be visited the place with his cousin [sic], Lewis, and inquired in relation to a diamond; and further, that on the night of the robbery be was in various places in Broadway, above Grand-street, New-York. The examination was not concluded at 6 P. M. There were quite a number of witnesses present from New-York, ..."

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

Children:
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, 1872 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; 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 (1878-1881) 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 she died of diphtheria in 1881; Jennie Lindauer (1879-after1905); 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.

Occupation:
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. In 1872 he was working at 272 Bowery Street as a "broker" and living at 13 Charlton Street. 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. 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".

Widower:
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. In 1905 he was living at 201 88th Street in Manhattan, New York City with Ada, Grace, and Jennie.

Death:
Louis died On January 19, 1915 of "locomotor ataxis" in Manhattan, and his death certificate number was number "2296". "Locomotor ataxis" was a synonym for late stage syphilis.

Burial:
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).

Children living together:
Charles Edward Ensko II (1921-2004) said on July 26, 2003: "My grandmother played the piano until she got Alzheimers. She had cousins called Addy Lindauer, Minny Lindauer and Grace Lindauer that lived in Washington Heights by us. In the 1930s they would come over to our house. Grace Lindauer was married and had a child that died. He fell down a flight of stairs in the large house in Rye in Westchester County. The house in Rye was very big on a couple of acres."

Legacy:
No photograph of Louis is known to exist and his obituary has not been found. It is assumed that he has no living descendants, 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.

Uncompleted tasks:
He has not been located in the 1910 US census.

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

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 14, 2003. Updated on November 26, 2004 with the 1880 census. It was found y searching for all the people named "Mary", born in Massachusetts between 1840 and 1844, living in New York or New Jersey. Updated on January 25, 2011 with additional information from the 1905 census of New York which changed the year of birth for Jennie Lindauer. Updated on November 14, 2014 with information on the Baldwin Robbery and the liquor store.


 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Sheehan Lindauer (1842 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Sophia Lindauer Davis (1874 - 1945)*
  Grace Lindauer Massey (1875 - ____)*
  Katherine Lindauer (1878 - 1881)*
  Jennie Lindauer (1879 - ____)*
  Ada Lindauer (1882 - 1962)*
  Gussie Lindauer (1884 - 1885)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Frederick Lindauer (1836 - 1921)*
  Louis Julius Lindauer (1838 - 1915)
  John Jacob Lindauer (1840 - 1888)*
  Eloise Lindauer Ensko (1852 - 1942)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Grave 8-12, Lot 108, Westminster Area
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7684314
Louis Julius Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Louis Julius Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Louis Julius Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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- Diana
 Added: Apr. 9, 2008
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- Rita
 Added: Sep. 21, 2007
 
 
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