Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Born in Michigan, City of Alpena”
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 18
|“Born in Michigan, City of Alpena.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8 Sept. 1901 v54n18: part 2, p. 4.|
|Czolgosz family; Leon Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz (friends, acquaintances, coworkers, etc.).|
|Frank Czolgosz; John Czolgosz; Leon Czolgosz; Paul Czolgosz; John Ginder.|
|The “woman by the name of Neiman” cannot be identified. Possibly the article is in error on this point.|
Born in Michigan, City of Alpena
ALPENA, Mich., Sept. 7.—Leon Czolgosz
was born in this city about 1881. The family left nine years ago and it is supposed
they went to Cleveland. His brother Frank now lives at Metz, Presque Isle County,
25 miles from here, and his uncle and brother John are located at Posen, Mich.
There were eight sons and one daughter in the family. The elder Czolgosz was
born in Providence, Posen County, Brumburg, and came to Alpena from there about
30 years ago. The father and elder sons were quiet, peaceable citizens, with
no known anarchistic tendencies and were well thought of by the police people
here. Leon was a small boy when he left here and at that time was apparently
no different from other boys of his age. One of the sons married a woman by
the name of Neiman.
Several years ago Czolgosz was employed in a Newburg mill. Among his fellow-workmen there he was known as Fred Nieman. He is a member of Forest City Castle Lodge No. 22 of the Golden Eagles. His former associates in the mill describe him as a German-Pole of about 26 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches in height, with light complexion and brown hair. They say that he was a queer acting man, but was known to have a most violent temper. It is said that the assassin is a strong infidel and socialist. He was last seen around Newburg during the past spring. At that time he was living on a farm with his father near Warrensville, O.
John Ginder, an employee of the Newburg wire mill where Czolgosz formerly worked, and who is also a member of the Golden Eagle lodge, received a letter from the assassin in July last, dated at West Seneca, N. Y. He sent money for lodge dues and stated that he was working there and would probably remain in the place for some time. It is said this letter was written in red ink. The police will probably get possession of the communication today.