Frederick Bauer
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Jacob Bauer (1866)

Jacob (Frederick) Bauer
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Profile last modified | Created 13 Mar 2018
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The sing sing records for Frederick Bauer no longer exist, the court records may still existin in the Manhatten archives

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A Ghastly Find[1]

Attempt to Conceal Murder by Cutting Body into Pieces

New York, Oct, 12 - the finding of a man's head in front of 615 East 18th Street today led to the discovery of a murder which probably occurred last night. The head was first wrapped in a shirt than in a newspaper. A search of the house resulted in the discovery of the arms and legs packed in a suitcase. The trunk of the body was found hidden in a closet.

The murdered man, it develops was Thomas Corcoran, who worked on the elevated railroad. Frederick Bauer, aged 39, elevator man in Union Square hotel in whose room portions of Corcoran's body were found, was arrested.

He said that Corcoran and a soldier came to his room last night and that he fell asleep while they talked. When he awoke, the soldier was gone and he found the body. Bauers' socks and shirt were covered with blood Corcoran had been shot in the face and the body hacked to pieces. The police made the allegation that it was a crime of degeneracy.


Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Killing Thomas Corcoran, whose Body was Cut up.

The Grand Jury in Manhattan to-day indicted for murder in the first degree Frederick Bauer, a former elevator man in the Union Square Hotel, who was arrested on October 12, charged with having the night before enticed Thomas Corcoran, a chance acquaintance, into his room, at 149 third avenue, and kill him with a revolver. Corcoran's headless and dismembered body was found in a suit case that Bauer is alleged to have left behind him in a hallway at the third avenue home when he tried to escape after catching sight of the detectives sent to arrest him.

Bauer was arraigned before Judge McMahon in General Sessions Court after the indictment was found and entered a plea of not guilty.


Judge Cowing Says Man Who Killed Thomas Corcoran Barely Escaped the Extreme Penalty.

Jacob Frederic Bauer, who was convicted last week of murder in the second degree, was to-day sentenced to State Prison for life by Judge Cowing. In the Court of General Sessions, Manhatten.

Bauer shot and killed Thomas Corcoran on October 12, last, in Bauer's room, at 149 third avenue, and then cut the body into several parts.

In sentencing Bauer, Judge Cowing told him he was very fortunate in not having been convicted of murder in the first degree, saying that at the outset the jury had considered that degree of crime.

Carl Fischer-Hanson, Bauer's counsel, made the usual motions for a new trail, which were refused.

He would be sentenced on the 7th of December 1905, then moved to the Sing Sing Prison on December 9th, 1905[4]


  1. The Daily Ardmoreite, 12 Oct 1905 page 1
  2. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) 31 Oct 1905 page 1
  3. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York) 7 Dec 1905, page 1
  4. New York, Governor's Registers of Commitments to Prisons, 1842-1908 Volume 30
  • The Daily Ardmoreite, 12 Oct 1905 page 1

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