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Sophia Weber Lindauer
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Birth: May 19, 1815
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Oct. 9, 1891
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Sophia Weber (1815-1891) Lindauer. She was an immigrant from Germany to the United States around 1850. (b. May 26, 1815; Kehl Dorf, Kehl Stadt, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany - d. October 9, 1891; Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA)

Johanna Dorothea Grüner (c1790-?) and Alexander Weber (c1790-?) of Germany. Alexander was a shoemaker.

She was born on May 26, 1815; Kehl Dorf, Kehl Stadt, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Maria A. Weber (1811-1866) Riehl and Charles Frederick Weber I (1818-1874).

Her family migrated around 1838.

She married Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) in 1851 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. Oscar had been previously married and widowed.

Oscar Arthur Lindauer had three children in Philadelphia from his first marriage that were her step-children: Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921) who married Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931); John Jacob Lindauer (1841-1888) who married Nellie X (1853-1899) and may have also married an Elizabeth X (1840-?); and Louis Julius Lindauer (1842-1915) who married Mary Sheehan (1842-1888).

They had their child in New York City: Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1942) who married William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889).

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.

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.

Sophia died on October 9, 1891 in Manhattan and her death certificate number was "34791". Her death certiificate lists her cause of death as "dyspepsia and diarrhea with senile [neuro]asthenia". The cemetery listed her cause of death as "grocahalo" [sic]. This must have been "cacogastric" (dyspepsia) or "cacatoria" (diarrhea) or something similar.

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). It is grave 8-12, lot 108, in the Westminster area.

Memories about 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 Napoleon 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 possession 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." Note: Sophia was the second wife so she did not arrive in the USA on her honeymoon. The writer has conflated both spouses.

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

Sophia Weber (1815-1891) was the third great step-grandmother of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 26, 2003. 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. Updated on May 9, 2013 with the information from her marriage registration making her the second wife of Lindauer. Updated on January 14, 2014 with her birth information courtesy of Tom Peters of Somerville, New Jersey. Updated on June 3, 2014 with information on her siblings and her mother from Steve Bocckino of North Carolina. Updated on November 12, 2014 with her cause of death.

Family links: 
  Alexander Weber (1774 - 1841)
  Johanna Dorothea Grüner Weber
  Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815 - 1866)*
  Eloise Lindauer Ensko (1852 - 1942)*
  Frances Weber Lindauer (1807 - ____)*
  Maria A. Weber Riehl (1811 - 1866)*
  Sophia Weber Lindauer (1815 - 1891)
  Charles Frederick Weber (1818 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Cypress Hills Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Grave 8-12, Lot 108, Westminster Area
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jun 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7623897
Sophia <i>Weber</i> Lindauer
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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