I mentioned in an earlier post that newspapers can fill in a lot of information but that much of what we find is sad. Sad hardly describes the life of John’s great-uncle.
Adolph C. Niemann was born in
On Christmas Eve 1929 Adolph H. Niemann died at the age of 21. The paper does not record the cause, I found nothing about an accident, just a brief funeral notice.
The death notice for his mother, Mary A. Niemann, is found
Sometime between his wife’s death and 1934 his daughter Eleonor married James Devine……………and his daughter Anna died. As yet I have not found the newspaper record of either of these events. So how do I know about his daughters?
By 1934, Adolph was living with his sister and brother-in-law, Adam & Jennie Weis. His death made the paper in a big way. He was said to be despondent over his arrest after an automobile accident. I think he just had had enough of life.
The Syracuse Herald,
Hit – and – Run Driver Hangs Self at Camp
Adolph Nieman Found a Suicide: Despondency Blamed
Believed to have been despondent following his arrest on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, Aldoph Nieman, 51, of
Nieman was arrested early Saturday morning after the automobile he was driving collided with a car operated by Louis Barricci of
Yesterday, he had invited ushers of
They arrived about , carried out instructions, but received no response. Following a trail through the woods in a roundabout way, the guests reached the camp and found Nieman hanging from a beam.
Sergt. Earl E Stickles and Sergt. Elmer C LaPoint of Oneida Barracks and Dr Nelson O Brooks, coroner of
Nieman, who was a machinist employed at the Pierce,
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs James Devine, and three sisters, Mrs Adams Weis, Mrs August Korthas, and Mrs Frank Grawboski.
The body was taken by Carl J Ballweg, funeral director, to the home of Nieman’s sister, Mrs Weis,
Syracuse Herald, Thursday, December 26, 1929, pg 24
This originally appeared at The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree on 8 January 2006. Here are some of the newspaper articles about the family.
Adolph H Niemann, 21, son of Mr and Mrs Adolph C Niemann, who died Tuesday, will be buried Friday. The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock from the family home, 404 Carbon Street and a half hour later from Friedens Evengelical Church by the Rev. William S Bauer. He was a life resident of Syracuse and was employed at the Onondaga Pottery Company five years. Surviving relatives include, besides his parents, two sisters, the misses Anna and Eleonor Niemann.
The Syracuse Herald, Jan 27, 1931, pg 22
NIEMANN - On the 26th, inst., MARY A NIEMANN. Survived by one son, three
daughters, a sister, and two brothers. Funeral from the home of her daughter, Mrs August Korthas, 113 Heir Avenue, Wednesday at 9 o'clock and Holy Trinity Church at 9:30. Internment Assumption Cemetery. Friends invited.
The Syracuse Herald, June 3, 1931, pg 24
NIEMANN - In this city, June 3, SADIE J, wife of Adolph C Niemann, aged 41 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Anna F and Eleonor S Niemann; two sisters, Mrs Harvey O Hirsch and Miss Lillian Rausch. Funeral from the family home, 404 Carbon Street, Saturday at 2 P.M. and at Frieden's Evangelical Church at 2:30 P.M. Friends invited. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.