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1937 Long Island Press Article
Fri Jan 12, 2018 20:34

"One Man Died And Doomed Another"

Long Island Sunday Press

September 19, 1937

The other day, as New Yorkers were reading election
results, a 57-year-old Bronx beer garden proprietor
was committing suicide by a most effective combination
of rope and gun.

He owned the tavern in which Bruno Richard Hauptmann
used to while away the hours while living off the
proceeds of the crime for which he was executed.
With Hauptmann's arrest, hordes of investigators,
newspapermen, curiosity seekers, police and gossiping
neighbors who centered their activities around the Hauptmann home found it convenient. Just as Bruno did to
drop into Joseph Henzmann's place. Henzmann's, in addition to its convenient proximity, had the additional charm of having been Bruno's favorite. Business was fine. Henzmann prospered in inverse proportion to his notorious
neighbor's fortunes. Ultimately Bruno died and with him
went the gruesome interest in his favorite beer garden.
Host Henzmann could not stand the lack of prosperity.
He, too, is dead now.

Undoubtedly the neighborhood gathered on that
tense night that Bruno died, to hear once more from
Henzmann the thrilling anecdotes about the beer garden's
most publicized guest. And undoubtedly they sat
and stood around and thought and said how lucky they
were, how unlucky Bruno was. And certainly they never
suspected that the same court which had refused to save
Bruno from execution also had signed the death warrant
of their most interesting host.

  • The Suicide of Hans HeinzmannSue, Thu Jan 11 23:50
    Any talk of the suicide-related deaths in the Lindbergh case should include the death of the beer garden proprietor, Hans Heinzmann, in September of 1937. The Fox News silent video of Heinzmann from... more
    • Henry LiepoldSue, Sun Jan 14 12:19
      Henry Liepold suicide, not Geissler. Or Henry Leipold, depending on the spelling in the source.
    • 1937 Long Island Press Article — Sue, Fri Jan 12 20:34
    • Hans Heinzmann = Joseph HenzmannSue, Fri Jan 12 00:48
      Because Hans Heinzmann was Joseph Henzmann. The death occurred in September 1937, but the story appeared in the San Bernardino Daily Sun on October 8, 1937. "Fleeting Fame Lost, Bar Owner Kills Self" ... more
      • Bavarian Beer GardenRichard E Sloan, Fri Jan 12 10:21
        DO we know for a fact that Bruno patronized it? Exactly where was it? Must have been on Boston Post Road. Give me an address, and we'll all go over there the next time we meet. Let's all bring a... more
        • Al GuipponeSue, Sun Jan 14 23:39
          One little letter can throw you off. All Guippone comments. The Daily Republican September 21, 1934
        • Al QuipponeSue for Richard Sloan, Sat Jan 13 10:49
          (Al Quippone, NOT Al Capone's connection to the Lindbergh case!) According to the Daily Argus: Al Quippone was a gas station attendant near Hauptmann's home, where Hauptmann regularly bought gas for... more
          • "Old Sparky" bookRichard E Sloan, Wed Jan 24 11:01
            I just read the 8 pgs. on the Lindbergh case in "Old SParky," by Irishman Anthony Galvin, described on the dj as "a highly experienced crime journalist." I borrowed it from a local library. It sells... more
          • beer garden nr. Bruno's and Travel CHannel docu.Richard E Sloan, Sat Jan 13 16:36
            I took a look at the beer garden's address on the Google earth satelite. Today that address is a block and a half NE of Bruno's house. As I zoomed in towards it, I looked around and saw Bruno's house ... more
            • the booth mythbob mills for richard and forum, Sat Jan 20 14:59
              In Caroline County, Virginia, many locals still believe Booth escaped and that the man with Herold at Garrett's Farm was a Confederate named J.W. Boyd. I agree with you that it's a myth, Richard.... more
              • mummyRichard E Sloan, Sun Jan 21 13:53
                I think the same doc who said (and Orlowek is quick to cite) that the corpse at the autopsy on the monitor deck didn't bear any resemblance to Booth then saw and recognized his prior work on the man. ... more
        • Address ComparisonsSue, Sat Jan 13 10:24
          Hauptmann's address: 1279 East 222nd Street Joseph Henzmann's Beer Garden address: 1321 East 223rd Street Al Quippone's address: 1325 East 222nd Street (Al Quippone and HIS connection to the... more
          • Bruno's Beer GardenSam, Sun Jan 14 13:25
            Google says it's an eight-minute walk.
            • Bruno walk to beer gardenRichard , Mon Jan 15 09:52
              I think Needham now runs up to 223rd, so you dont have to walk all the way Schieffelin and then back on 222nd. Back in he 30's perh. you did (or could walk the other way -- to Boston Post Road -- or... more
            • East 222nd Street and Needham Avenue!Sue for Sam, Sun Jan 14 21:57
              I think this Leslie Jones photograph is a great view, and a great feel for what was beyond those woods! Also, check out the street signs on the telephone pole! The picture can be made larger, and... more
              • aerial viewRichard E Sloan, Mon Jan 15 09:55
                I have an aerial view taken at that time. I'll have to see what it shows. I don't know how to send it if it's worth showing. It was one of 2 pics that helped me determine the exact footprint of the... more
                • Re: aerial viewSue for Richard, Mon Jan 15 10:07
                  That would be great! I hope you can find a way to send it!
                  • Re: aerial viewSue, Wed Jan 17 02:34
                    Even further back! Where, Oh, Where is Hans Heizmann's Bavarian Beer Garden in this photo!... more
                    • Re: aerial viewSue, Wed Jan 17 19:52
                    • Re: aerial viewSue, Wed Jan 17 19:41
                    • Re: aerial viewSue, Wed Jan 17 15:40
                    • Re: aerial viewAnonymous, Wed Jan 17 02:36
                  • AERIAL viewSam, Mon Jan 15 18:38
                    I think I got this from Richard...
            • A Cinder Path to A Deeply Wooded LaneSue, Sun Jan 14 14:21
              "[Hauptmann's] house and garage are not more than 200 yards west of the busy Boston Post Road. The cinder path called Needham Avenue leads back to 223rd Street, which is only a lane through a deeply... more
            • A Dirt Road Cut Through the Rear of the PremisesSue for Sam, Sun Jan 14 13:52
              I don't believe everything I see digitally. We live in 2018, and we need to see things though the eyes of the people who were alive during 1934. According to Thomas Fensch's The FBI Files on the... more
        • Address of Beer GardenSue for Richard, Fri Jan 12 20:45
          One article says the address is: 1321 East 223rd Street
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