The family of William F Madaus

William F & Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Madaus

William (1861-1902) and Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Madaus (1864-????) were born in New York City. They went on to have nine children, of which only three married and had families. The list below brings the offspring of each family line to the generations of my parents.

  1. Minnie Elizabeth Madaus (August 1883 – May 1961)
    1. {married Dennis Michael Hannigan (October 1883 – April 1903) in December 1902}
      1. Raymond Hannigan (June 1903 – June 1945)
        1. {married Theresa Jarzembowski (1906 – 1970) in 1927}
          1. Helen M Hannigan (August 1931 – November 2012)
            1. {married Andrew Stroh (1926 – 2002)}
          2. Mary Hannigan (December 1932 – ????)
            1. {married Wally Lohbauer (???? – ????)}
          3. George T Hannigan (February 1938 – February 2009)
            1. {married Francesca Magro (1939 – 2015)}
    2. {married George Theodore Moeckel (August 1877 – April 1931) in August 1903}
      1. George Theodore Moeckel Jr (August 1904 – ????)
      2. Anna Moeckel (December 1906 – ????)
  2. Katie Johanna Madaus (March 1885 – ????)
  3. Mary Mabel Madaus (February 1872 – 1906)
    1. {married John Miller (December 1850 – 1918) in December 1905 in North New York City}
      1. John H ‘Jack’ Miller (April 1907 – ????)
      2. Raymond William Miller (November 1908 – ????)
  4. Flora Madaus (1889 – December 1889)
  5. Evelyn ‘Effie’ Madaus (May 1891 – January 1972)
    1. {married Frederick William ‘Fred’ Moeckel (November 1889 – May 1935) in June 1912 in Manhattan}
      1. Evelyn Moeckel (1917 – ????)
  6. Alice Madaus (January 1893 – ????)
  7. Paul Madaus (February 1897 – April 1904)
  8. Harold Gardiner Madaus (June 1902 – July 1903)
  9. Baby9 Madaus (???? – ????)

On the evening of March 11, 1902, William Madaus was mortally wounded in a struggle in the family kitchen with his pregnant wife. He died on the way to Presbyterian Hospital. His wife was arrested and sent to the Prison ward of Bellevue Hospital ‘because of her delicate condition’ before being transferred to the Tombs. She gave birth in June 1902 to Gardiner while confined to the Tombs awaiting trial. She was arraigned in late June 1902 and went to trail in July 1902. On July 15, 1902 the jury of 12 men acquitted her of the murder of her husband.

The search for the descendants of this couple continues. William had three additional siblings. The earliest records that record his family is the 1880 US Census report that indicates his mother had already passed away.  His father, Adolph, passed away in June 1886 and is buried in an unknown location in New York City.

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