Episode 84: William Engelberg’s Wives Commit Suicide Only A Few Years Apart

William Engelberg was probably looking for a better life when he came to America. But his efforts were met with tragedy after two of his wives committed suicide only a few years apart.

 

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Engelberg. Chicago Tribune, 7/17/1916

Mother Takes Her Life. Chicago Tribune, 6/17/1916

Mother Drowns Baby in Bathtub; Kills Herself. Chicago Tribune, 10/4/1918.

Engelberg. The Chicago Daily Tribune, 10/4/1918

Engelberg. Chicago Tribune, 10/6/1918

Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Austin, Texas, USA.

http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/201131487/sarah-engelberg

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101506208/william-engleberg

United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.

“Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871–1920.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Illinois Department of Public Health records. “Marriage Records, 1871–present.” Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.

“Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878–1922.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009. Illinois. Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878–1922. Illinois Department of Public Health. Division of Vital Records, Springfield.

“Illinois. Cook County Birth Registers, 1871–1915.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah. Illinois. Cook County Birth Registers, 1871–1915. Illinois Department of Public Health. Division of Vital Records, Springfield.

 

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