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Emma Josephine Schwartz Ruppert
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1877
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1919
Westchester County
New York, USA

Daughter of Anton and Emma Kliener-SCHWARTZ. Anton was partner and co-owner of Bernheimer & Schwartz Brewery located at Amsterdam Avenue and W. 128th Street in Manhattan, New York County, New York during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the heyday of German-American breweries in New York City. Her maternal aunt was Josephine Kleiner Schmid (later Princess Josephine del Drago, grand-daughter-in-law of Queen Christina of Spain) who, with her first husband, August Schmid, owned the Lion Brewery of New York City. Emma married George Ehret Ruppert on June 12, 1899 at the Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Sacrement, West 71st Street in Manhattan. Ruppert was one of six children born to New York beer baron Jacob Ruppert Sr. (1842-1915) and Anna Gillig Ruppert (1842-1924), and was the brother of New York Yankees Owner Col. Jacob Ruppert, Jr.(1867-1939). George and Emma had one child, Cornelia Althea Ruppert (1906-1997) who, in 1928, became Mrs. Murray Vernon.

A devout Catholic, she was active in many Catholic charities and was a founding member of the American Women of German Descent, Inc. This organization helped thwart discrimination and malsentiment against German-Americans in New York City during WWI, but also put her on a blacklist with the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), later known as the FBI. She also was a coordinator of the Armistice Ball of the British Great War Veterans held at the Plaza Hotel on November 11, 1925.

Her family was not without tragedy. Adolph, her only sibling and only son of her parents, died in 1910 at the age of 24 while the family was away on holiday in Germany. Devastated, her father committed suicide by gunshot the following month. Ten years earlier, in 1900, Emma's maternal grandmother, Mary (Mrs. Meinrad) Kleiner, committed suicide by inhaling gas from her bedroom heater by removing the tubing and placing it in her mouth.

Cornelia passed away at the age of 42 in their Hudson River home in Tarrytown, New York with husband George and daughter Cornelia at her side. She is interred alongside her parents, grandparents and brother. 
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  George Ehret Ruppert (1875 - 1948)
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: BEECH; Sec: 33 & 46; Lot No.: 2873-2874
Created by: K. Jacob Ruppert
Record added: Nov 03, 2007
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Emma Josephine <i>Schwartz</i> Ruppert
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Emma Josephine <i>Schwartz</i> Ruppert
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Rest in Heavenly peace Mrs. Ruppert.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Mar. 18, 2013

- K. Jacob Ruppert
 Added: Nov. 3, 2007

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