Location: Germany, Brooklyn, Hempstead Town, New York
The Engel family aired a lot of dirty laundry in the newspapers. Divorces, kidnappings, infighting ...
- February 1889 - Frederick Engels is served with divorce papers.
Frederick W. Engel's Case
Times Union (Brooklyn, New York), Tuesday, 19 February 1889, pg. 5, col. 3; digital images (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 May 2020).
Frederick W. Engel, the wealthy resident of Rockville Centre who fled from his wife in New York two weeks ago, taking his children and all the furniture in his flat with him, has been faithfully guarded in Miller's Hotel, Long Island City, ever since by the hotel manager, Mr. Edward Rutledge. A strict watch was kept in order to prevent any strangers from gaining admittance to Mr. Engel's apartment.
Detective Frank Hamilton on Sunday hired a room on the same floor with Mr. Engel. He had with him divorce papers charging Mr. Engel with abandonment. He succeeded yesterday in servint the documents upon Mr. Engel. The hotel people were somewhat surprised when they learned how cleverly the detective played the game.
- March 1891 - Property Auction.
The Brooklyn Citizen (Brooklyn, New York); Wednesday, 11 March 1891, pg. 4, col. 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 May 2020).
SUPREME COURT, KINGS COUNTY - Paul Engels, as general guardian of Charles L. Engels, Frank Engels, Florence Engels and Frederick W. Engels, Jr., infants, plaintiff, against Mary A Pool and others, defendants. Fred F. Nugent, Plaintiff's Attorney, 160 Broadway, N. Y. City. In prusuance of a judgment of foreclosure and sale of this court made in the above entitled action, bearing date the 23d day of January, 1891. I will sell at public auction, by Thomas A. Kerrigan, auctioneer, at the salesrooms, No. 13 Willoughby street, in the City of Brooklyn, on the 6th day of March, 1891, at 12 o'clock noon, the following described land and premises. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Brooklynm, County of Kings and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of the southerly side of Atlantic avenue with the westerly side of Schenectady avenue, and running from thence westerly along the southerly side of Atlantic avenue 150 feet thence southerly and parallel with Schenectady avenue 200 feet to the northerly side of Pacific street, thence easterly along said northerly side of Pacific street 150 feet to the westerly side of Schenectady avenue, and thence northerly along said westerly side of Schenectady avenue 200 feet to the point or place of beginning, together with all interest, if any, to the street and avenue lying in front of said premises to the centres thereof. - Dated Brooklyn, February 11th, 1891. JOHN COURTNEY, Sheriff
The sale of the ahbove properlty is here4by postponed until march 20, 1891, at same hour and place. - Dated Brooklyn, March 6, 1891.
- September 1901 - Rockville Centre
Times Union (Brooklyn, New York), Saturday, 28 September 1901, pg. 15, col.2; digital images (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 May 2020).
Mr. Frank Engel, of Manhattan, wo formerly resided at Rockville Centre, spent a few days with his uncle, Mr. Paul Engel. He left for New Mexico on Friday, where he will make his future home.
- March 1903 - Obituary of Mrs. Engels.
Mrs. Harriet Engels
The Brooklyn Citizen (Brooklyn, New York); Monday, 23 March 1903, pg. 3, col. 2; digital images (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 May 2020).
Mrs. Emma Harriet Engels, wife of Paul Engles, died at her home, Tanglewood Park, Rockville Centre, last evening, of diabetes, after a lingering illnes, in her 60th year. Mrs. Engles was born in Birmingham, England on December 25, 1843. She came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kane, when quite young, and settled in New York city, where Mrs. Engels was married in 1862. The family removed to Rockville Centre fifteen years ago, since which time they have occupied a home in Tanglewood Park. She leaves a husband, three daughters, Mrs. DeCourcy White, Jr.; Mrs. George A. Mott, Mrs. Eldredge N. Smith, and one son, Frank P. Engles. The funeral services will be held in St. Agnes Catholic Church on Wednesday at 2 p. m., and the interment will be in Greenfield Cemetery, the same afternoon.
- May 1904 - Local News in Brief
The Brooklyn Citizen (Brooklyn, New York); Wednesday, 14 May 1904, pg. 2, col. 6; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 May 2020).
Nineteen objections have been filed to the accounting of Paul Engels of Lynbrook, L. I., as special guardian in the estate of the late Charles L. Engels. Surrogate Noble appointed William E. Stewart, of Long Island City, referree. Henry A. Mott is attorney for the guardian, and one of the witnesses is Mrs. Henry A., Mott, his wife, who, it is understood, has left him.
- May 1904 - Wants to See Vouchers
Heir of Charles L. Engels Objects to Accounting of Special Guardian - Lawyer Mott to Question Wife.
The Brooklyn Citizen (Brooklyn, New York), Saturday, 14 May 1904, pg. 12, col. 4; digital images (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 May 2020).
Jamaica, May 14. - Nineteen objections have been filed to the accounting of Paul Engels of Lynbrook, L. I., as special guardian in the estate of the late Charles L. Engels, who died in 1887, and the hearings in the case have been sent to a referee. Surrogate Daniel Noble yesterday appointed William E. Stewart, of Long Island City, to act as referee. The hearings are expected to be exceedingly breezy.
There were four infants at the time Charles L. Engels died. Three of these, upon reaching their majority, received their share of the estate and signed releases of their guardian. The fourth infant, who has now reached his majority, is dissatisfied with the accounting of the guardian. He claims that acounting would be much clearer if vouchers and receipts were shown for the large sums spent.
Henry A. Mott is the attorney for the guardian. He told the court that he had at home three large soap boxes filled with vouchers, and receipts without number. He requested that the referee's hearings be held at Lynbrook, as the expressage on the vouchers might be a burden upon the estate.
One of the witnesses to appear before the referee is Mrs. Henry A. Mott. It is expected that those attending the hearings will be interested when Mr. Mott questions his wife. It will be remembered that she left Mr. Mott, and is living in Manhattan, and that her husband is suing her to recover a certain deed. He alleges that the deed was taken from a desk by his wife after it had been broken open.
Naturally the relations between the lawyer and his wife are somewhat strained, and Referee Stewart may have his hands full when Mr. Mott has the chance to question hs wife and power to insist upon a categorial answer.
The case before the referee is expected to be a long one.
- April 1905 - Judgment for Plaintiff
Mrs. Emma Mott Directed to Execute Deeds Similar to Those Which She Destroyed
The Brooklyn Citizen (Brooklyn, New York), Thursday, 20 April 1905, pg. 2, col. 3; digital images (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 May 2020).
Justice Dickey, in the equity term of the Supreme Court, gave judgment for the plaintiff, in the suit of George A. Mott against his wife, Emma Mott, to recover deeds of property similar to those which, it was alleged, she had destroyed.
Mr. Mott gave a mortgage on his farm and homestead in Paul Engel, his intended wife's father, and after marriage he gave deeds of the property to his wife. She gave deeds of the property back to him and it was these which, it was claimed, she had destroyed.
Justice Dickey directs judgment that the defendant execute to the plaintiff deeds similar to those, which it was shown, she had destroyed, and that the mortgage given to Paul Engel become null and void. The deeds, after being duly executed, are to be delivered to the Sheriff of Nassau County, to be held by him in escrow, to be used by the plaintiff, only provided he survives his wife.
Mr. Mott is a well-known lawyer, and the property involved in the mortgage and deeds is a farm and the Mott homestead situated in Hempstead.
There was nothing in the testimony on the trial that would justify any reflection on Mrs. Mott's acts in administering medicine to her husband during his sickness, as directed by the physician, and Franklin Taylor, counsel for Mr. Mott, made a statement to that effect, which was entered in the minutes.