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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 Talked Freely to a Friend This Morning at Metz—
Has But Little Claim on Alpena as a Residence.

     The following detailed information concerning the life of Leon Czolgosz, was this morning furnished The News by a particular friend of the assassin’s brother, Frank ‘at [sic] Metz station on the D. & M. On a recent visit of a News reporter to interview Frank, considerable information was secured a [sic] great deal of which however was of rather an indirect nature, due to the fact that the man was very reticent in his remarks, wishing to avoid all notoriety possible.
     The information which we are now able to give our readers is thus far the most direct yet published, and throws considerable light upon the life of Leon Czolgosz. Frank speaks as follows:
     Leon is not 27 or 28 years of age as has been repeatedly stated in the papers. He was born in the city of Detroit either 23 or 24 years ago—he does not remember exactly which. Leon has three younger brothers—Mike, John and Jacob. The latter was wounded in the recent Spanish American war. John is now serving in the Philippines, while Mike is at home in Cleveland. He also has a married sister in Cleveland, by the name of Dinbpowski.
     The last Frank saw of his brother Leon was three years ago, in Cleveland. At that time Leon was working in a wire factory. He was troubled at that time with consumption, and he told him (Frank) that he was going away to some other climate. That was the last he has ever seen of him. Frank says Leon is ignorant.
     All that he knows regarding the doctrine of anarchy is what he learned from lectures, and not from reading—he was too ignorant to read. It is true that the family resided in Alpena at one time, but only for two or three years.
     Frank was this morning shown a newspaper cut of Leon, which he instantly recognized.
     This statement coming direct from Leon’s brother, dispels the doubt which has existed regarding the birthplace of the criminal. Frank is absolute and determined in all his statements, and still retains the bitter feelings toward his brother, which he expresssed [sic] in a former interview with The News.



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