Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer

From GenWiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) Possibly a Free and Accepted Mason at Eastern Star Lodge, No. 227, New York; Immigrated from Strasbourg, Alsace, France to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in 1834 (b. 1815, Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, Bas Rhin, France - d. September 05, 1866, 42 Grand Street, Manhattan, New York County, New York City, New York, USA)

Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866) circa 1850-1860

He emigrated from Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834. He along with his children operated a series of liquor and cigar stores in Manhattan, New York and Jersey City, New Jersey. Their cigar business was Lindauer and Company Tobacconists which manufactured and sold cigars throughout Manhattan and Hudson County, New Jersey.


Birth, emigration, and marriage

Oscar was born in 1815 in Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine where his parents owned a department store. In 1834 he married Sophia Weber (1815-1891) and on their honeymoon they emigrated to Philadelphia in the United States. They had three children in Philadelphia: Charles Frederick Lindauer I (1835-1921) who married Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931); John Jacob Lindauer (1841-1888) who married Nellie X (1853-1899) and worked as the cigar maker; and Louis Julius Lindauer (1842-1915) who married Mary Sheehan (1842-1888).

Philadelphia to Manhattan

Oscar and Anna moved from Philadelphia to New York around 1850 and their daughter, Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1944) was born there. Eloise would later marry William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889) and have several children and grandchildren. Oscar and Anna lived on Houston Street in Greenwich Village in New York City and Oscar and his children operated a liquor vending business or an "exchange". Other entries in the City Directory list the children as "brokers". In 1866 he was living at 81 Grand Street in Manhattan and his occupation was listed as "exchange".

Death and burial

Oscar died in 1866 and he was buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York and his funeral notice appeared in the New York Herald on September 7, 1866.


  • New York Herald, September 7, 1866, Funeral Notice, Oscar Lindauer
  • Brooklyn Eagle, June 2, 1889, Lindauer and Company, Tobacco

External link

Personal tools