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Source: Alpena Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Not in Alpena”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Alpena, Michigan
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 38
Pagination: [3]

“Not in Alpena.” Alpena Evening News 13 Sept. 1901 v3n38: p. [3].
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Frank Czolgosz; Czolgosz family; Leon Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz (activities, whereabouts, etc.: Cleveland, OH).
Named persons
Celia Czolgosz Bandowski [identified as Dinbpowski below]; Frank Czolgosz; Jacob Czolgosz; John Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz; Michael Czolgosz (brother).


Not in Alpena


Leon Czolgosz Was Not Born in Alpena.
His Brother Frank T[a]lked Fr[ee]ly to [a] Fr[i]end Th[i]s Morning [at] Metz—
H[as] But L[i]t[t]l[e] Cl[ai]m on Alp[e]n[a] [as] [a] R[eside]nce.

     The following detail[ed] information concerning the life of Leon Czolgosz, was this morning furnis[h]ed The News by a particular frien[d] of the assassin’s brother, Frank ‘at [sic] Metz st[a]tion on the D. & M. On a recent visit of a News re[p]orter to intervi[e]w Fr[a]nk, considerable [i]nformation was secured[,] a great de[a]l o[f] wh[i]ch however was of rather an indirect nature, due [t]o the [f]act that the man was very reticent in his remarks, wishing to avoid all notoriety [p]ossible.
     The information which we are now a[b]le to give our rea[d]ers is thus [f]ar the most [d]irect yet published, and throws considera[b]le light upon the life of Leon Czolgosz. Frank s[p]eaks as follows:
     Leon is not 27 or 28 years of age as has been re[p]eatedly stated in the papers. He was born [i]n the city of Detroit either 23 or 24 years a[g]o—he [d]oes not remember exactly which. Leon [h]as three younger brothers—Mike, John and Jacob. The latter was wo[u]nded in the recent Span[i]sh Americ[a]n war. John is now serving [i]n the Philippine[s], while Mike is at home in Cleveland. He also has a married sister in Cleveland, by the name o[f] Dinbpowski.
     The last Frank saw o[f] [h]is brother Leon was three years ago, in Cleveland. At that time Leon was working in [a] wire [f]actory. He was tro[u]bled at that time with consum[p]tion, an[d] he told him (Frank) that he was going away to some other climate. That was t[h]e last [h]e has ever seen of him. Fran[k] s[a]y[s] Leon is ignorant.
     All that he knows regarding the doctrine of anarchy is what he learned [f]rom lectures, and not from reading—he was too ignorant to read. It is true that the family resided in Alpena at one time, [b]ut only [f]or two or three years.
     Frank was this morning shown a newspaper cut of Leon, which he instantly recognized.
     This s[t]ateme[n]t coming direct [f]rom Leon’s brot[h]er, dispels the doubt which [h]as existed re[g]arding the [b]irthplace o[f] the criminal. Frank is absolute and determined in all his statements, an[d] still retains the bitter [f]eelings toward his brother, which he expresssed [sic] in a form[e]r interview with The New[s].



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