Carl Schlegel Bibliography
This bibliography contains a few notations of negative research so that researchers don't waste time duplicating it.
Bell Telephone News. “Wireless Telephones to Spirit Land.” August 1913, v. 3, p. 20.
We hope to be soon in wireless communication with the departed ones. We have already installed a wireless plan in our church and hope almost any day to receive a communication from someone who has left our shorts.
This interesting statement was made recently by the Rev. Dr. Richard R. Schleusner, head of the New YorK Timple of Modern Spiritualism in West Twenty-seventh street….
Bloomfield Theological Seminary. Catalogue of the Bloomfield Theological Seminary Formerly The German Theological School of Newark, N.J., Forty-Fifth Year, 1913-14 (Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1913).
“Karl Schlegel, New York City” listed as a graduate of the class of 1895. Accessed from Archive.org May 11, 2017 from https://archive.org/stream/annualcatalog1314bloo/annualcatalog1314bloo_djvu.txt. Since 1961, Bloomfield Theological Seminary is Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, N.J.
Charity Organization Society of the City of New York. Community Council of Greater New York. Directory of Social and Health Agencies of New York City. (New York: Columbia University Press, 1896,) Volume 7, p. 404.
“German Protestant, 149 Norfolk St. Rev. Charles Schegel, 147 Norfolk St. Young People’s Society.” Accessed March 3, 2019 from HathiTrust.org at: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=nyp.33433075943021;view=1up;seq=478
Christian Work: Illustrated Family Newspaper (NY, NY), Tuesday, November 13, 1900, vol. 69, p. 76.
“While preparing for the services on Wednesday evening, Rev. Charles Schlegel, rector of the Lutheran Reformed Church, at No. 357 East Sixty-eighth street, this city, found a six weeks’ old female child in a rear pew. A policeman was called in, and the child was taken to Bellevue Hospital.” See also a report of the same incident in the New York Tribune, November 15, 1900, below. The two newspaper reports suggest that the incident occurred on Wednesday, November 14, 1900.
Corwin, Edward Tanjore. A Manual of the Reformed Church in America (Formerly Ref. Prot. Dutch church) 1628-1902. Board of Publication of the Reformed Church in America, 1902.
"Schlegel, Charles, b. Thullingen, Wurtemberg, Germany, Mar. 20, 1863; Ger. Theolog. School, Bloomfield, NJ 95; . . . . Ger. Refd. Ch.; Norfolk St. (now 69th St. German), 1896".
Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), “New Pastor. German Presbyterian Church Receives Rev. Carl Schlegel," March 24, 1905, p. 5.
Source: GenealogyBank.com which incorrectly lists the paper’s title as the Times-Picayune. It did not become the Times-Picayune until 1914. Information thanks to James Hodges, Assistant, Library Systems Administrator, Louisiana and Special Collections, University of New Orleans
Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana),“Rev. Carl Schlegel Preaches His First Sermon in Second Presbyterian Pulpit, Which He Takes Charge." March 27, 1905; p. 7. Includes photo. See first Daily Picayune entry for source information.
Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), September 3, 1905, p. 6. “Card of Thanks.”
Rev. Schlegel thanked by the family of a deceased woman "for services to the societies and for new tributes." See first Daily Picayune entry for source information.
Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), "Guide to the News. City and Suburban." "Rev. Carl Schlegel was called to Second German Church," November 7, 1905, p. 2. See first Daily Picayune entry for source information.
Daily Picayune(New Orleans, Louisiana), "Rev. Carl Schlegel Installed Pastor Of the Second German Presbyterian Church Here, Leading Divines Participating," December 18, 1905, p. 11. See first Daily Picayune entry for source information.
Daily Picayune(New Orleans, Louisiana), "Rev. Carl Schlegel Resigns But the Presbytery Has Not Yet Decided to Accept," Tuesday, January 8, 1907, p. 5.
Note: “he tendered his resignation to his congregation and at the services held Sunday morning the resignation was read.” See first Daily Picayune entry for source information.
Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), "Deposed by Presbytery. Action Finally Taken in the Case of Rev. Carl Schlegel."January 30, 1907, p. 18,
Evening Post (NY, NY), “News Of The Churches.” June 23, 1900, page number not available on FultonHistory.com.
“The German Reformed Church, the Rev. Carl Schlegel, Sixty-eight Street, near First Avnue, will build a parsonage to cost $14,000. The church has a Sunday-school o 350 and holds its spring festival to-morrow afternoon at three.” Source, FultonHIstory.com, does not include page number.
Evening Post (NY, NY), February 25, 1905, page number not available on FultonHistory.com.
“A special meeting of the Clasals of New York, the local governing body of the Reformed Church, will be held next Monday morning [February 27] in the Reformed Church Building for the purpose of taking action on the resignation of the Rev. Charles Schlegel from the pastorate of the Second German Reformed Church, Sixty-eighth Street near First Avenue. His successor will be the Rev. William H. Boetcker, for a long time pastor of the German Reformed Church at Shelbyville, Ind.” Accessed from FultonHistory.com.
German Norfolk Street Church, New York City. Later called the First German Reformed Protestant Congregation, after it moved to 68th St between 1st and 2nd avenues, New York City. Schlegel was pastor 1896-1905.
German Reformed Protestant Church. Organisirt 1758 [microform]. Neu erbaut 1897. Souvenir für die Einweihung der Deutschen Reformirten Protestantischen Kirche ... [February 20th 1898.] [Translation: Souvenir from the German Reformed Protestant Church in East Sixty-Eighth Street.] (New York: J. C. Hassel, 1898). Ron Van Cleef researched this document.
Source: New York Public Library Microfilm: NYPL *Z1-346 no. 120. Includes photo of Schlegel. PAGE? The last page of this copy of the pamphlet may include the signature of Schlegel. Thanks to for researching this document.
Kate Cordes, librarian at the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy, New York Public Library emailed me from email@example.com on December 5, 2009, 12:34:18 PM EST. She " double checked our shelves and our uncataloged miscellaneous collection of New York City church material, but I found no print copy of the Souvenir für die Einweihung der.... Chances are that the original was disposed of after it had been microfilmed, as this was not an uncommon practice during the early years of microfilming at the library.”
Gmünder Tagblatt, September 7, 1903. Newspaper report of Schlegel’s arrest in Germany. I am grateful to Norman Domeier for supervising this research, and Rita Winkler for the research. Domeier to Katz, July 1, July 2, August 14, 2014.
Hamburg Passenger Lists 1850-1934. Carl Schlegel, Departure Age: 15, Occupation: Landmann [villager]; Birth Date: about 1863; Residence: Vollingen, Württemberg (Baden-Württemberg); Departure Date: October 9, 1878; Port of Departure: Hamburg; Port of Arrival: New York City.
Accessed March 2, 2019 from Ancestry.com at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1068&h=4561887&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=XtQ309&_phstart=successSource
Herzer, Manfred and Friedemann Pfafflin. "Monatsberichte des Wissenschaflitch-humanitaren Komitees 1902 and 1903." Capri 26 (June 1998). First republication of three items about Schlegel. Also: Herzer email to Jonathan Ned Katz, August 31, 1998.
Honig, Joel, to Jonathan Ned Katz. August 12 and August 21, 1998.
Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen (Yearbook for Sexual Intermediate Types), vol. 6, 1904, p. 737. Lists a U.S. pastor “S” as one those who have paid money as a member of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee. The item reads: “Pastor S. in the U.SA. 50 Mark.” Manfred Herzer email to Jonathan Ned Katz, August 31, 1998.
Kennedy, Hubert, email to Jonathan Ned Katz, August 10, 1998.
Leader-Observer (Forrest Parkway, NY). “Rev. C. Schlegel Dies.” The day, month and year of this newspaper item are not available on FultonHistory.com; p. 3. But this item dates to 1922 as confirmed in several newspaper items cited below.
The obituary reports that Schlegel died "last Tuesday, July 25, at the Long Island Hospital, L.I." (In 1922, July 25 fell on a Tuesday.) The obituary says that Schlegel was for a "number of years . . . pastor of the old Steuben Street Church in Manhattan." It adds: "He was born in Germany, March 20, 1863." It reports that he was educated at the "Bloomfield Seminary, after which he took up “the ministry in New York City." It alleges: "He was compelled some years ago to give up his much desired work because of ill health. He lived in Florida for ten years expecting to fully regain his health." "He is survived by his aged mother, Katherine Schlegel, and three sisters and one brother in Germany, and two brothers, Robert and Frederick Schlegel and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Trostel of New York City." "Services were held at the home of his sister . . . 428 Columbia avenue, Woodhaven, on Thursday, July 27,  by the Rev. E. R. Jaxheimer, pastor of the St. Lukes English Evangelical Lutheran Church of Woodhaven, and at the grave in Evergreen Cemetery, on Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m.”
Accessed March 29, 2016, from Fultonhistory.com, Forest Parkway NY Leader Observer 1921-1923 - 0699.pdf
Leader-Observer (Forrest Parkway, NY). The date of newspaper is unavailable but it is after January 15, 1923; the page number is undecipherable.
"Pursuant to An Order of Hon. Daniel Noble, Surrogate of the County of Queens, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Carl Schlegel, late of Woodhaven, in the said County, deceased, to present the same with the vouchers thereof," at the office of Robert E. Moffett, his attorney, 894 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, by next July 30. This notice is signed by Moffett and Frederick Schlegel, Administrator, and “Dated January 15, 1923.” Accessed from Fultonhistory.com.
Leader-Observer (Forrest Parkway, NY). "Local Wills Filed," 1922, month, day, and page of paper unavailable.
"Fred Schlegel of 4062 Ashland avenue, Woodhaven, in the $5,500 estate of his late brother, Carl Schlegel, who died July 15 [sic, July 25 is correct], 1922. Three brothers and five sisters will share in the distribution of the property." Accessed from Fultonhistory.com.
Long Island Daily Press, “Estates of Queens Administered BY County Surrogate.” September 12, 1922, p. 3, col. 8 on left, accessed from Fultonhistory.com.
"Letters of administration have also been granted to Fred Schlegel of 3062 Ashland ave., Woodhaven, in the $5,500 estate of his late brother, Carl Schlegel, who died July 25 [sic], 1922. Three brothers and five sisters will share in the distribution of the property." Accessed from Fultonhistory.com.
Naturalization Records, New York, State and Federal. 1794-1940. Name: Carl Schlegel; Record Type: Oath; Arrival Place: U.S.A.; Oath Date: October 11, 1887; Oath Place Kings, New York.
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration; Washington, DC; ARC Title: Index to Petitions for Naturalizations Filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts in New York City, 1792-1906; NAI Number: 5700802; Record Group Title: Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685-2009; Record Group Number: RG 21. Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1794-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Naturalization Records. National Archives at New York City, New York, New York.
Accessed on March 3, 2019 from Ancestry.com at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2280&h=166161&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=XtQ319&_phstart=successSource
New Orleans Item (New Orleans, Louisiana), "Rev. Schlegel Is Entertained,” March 24, 1905, p. 10.
“Schlegel will deliver his first sermon next Sunday. . . . members of D. Koelle’s old church tendered him [Schlegel] a reception last night, which was given in the Sunday school room o the church under the director o the Westminster League. The address of welcome was delivered by Rev. Louis Voss of the First Street German Church, who spoke very feelingly about Dr. Koelle, and in the course o his remarks he said that he was sure the members of the Second German Presbyterian Church would learn to admire Rev. Schlegel, as he was a man of learning as well an accomplished and trained minister.” Schlegel said “he would do all in his power to endear himself to the congregation as thoroughly as did Dr. Koelle.”
Accessed March 7, 2019 from GenealogyBank.com at ?. Have Grabs 1 and 2.
New Orleans Item (New Orleans, Louisiana), "Sunday Services." April 15, 1906, p. 9.
Rev. Schlegel presiding at services at this church at the corner of North Claiborne Avenue and Allen Street. Accessed March 7, 2019 from GenealogyBank.com.
New Orleans Item (New Orleans, Louisiana), "Sunday Services. Second German Presbyterian Church." June 3, 1906, p. 2.
Rev. Schlegel presiding at services at this church at North Claiborne Avenue and Allen Street. Accessed March 7, 2019 from GenealogyBank.com.
New Orleans Item (New Orleans, Louisiana), “Second German Presbyterian Church.” December 30, 1906, p. 18.
Note: This is the last announcement of Schlegel preaching a regular Sunday sermon. Accessed April 15, 2019 from GenealogyBank.com.
New Orleans, Louisiana. City Directory. 1906.
“Schlegel, Carl Rev. pastor Second German Presbyterian Chuch, N. Claiborne, cor[ner] Allan, r[ing] 1617 Allen.” Accessed March 7, 2019 from GenealogyBank.com.
New York City directories.
A “Carl Schlegel” is listed in directories from 1901-1905 as born in March 1863, in Germany and as a minister. Joel Honig to JNK.
New York City Mission Monthly. December 1898, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 28.
Lists “Reformed Church in America,” “Norfolk Street (German). Norfolk St., near Stanton St.; rev. Charles Schlegel, 147 Norfolk St.”
New York, NY, City Register, “Reformed Church in America,” 1896-1897, p. 24.
“Dutch Ref. Prot. 149 Norfolk : Carl Schlegel, Minister, h[ome] 147 Norfolk; Gustav Ziegler, Sexton.”
New York, NY, City Register, “Reformed Episcopal,” 1897-1898, p. 26.
“Second (German), 149 Norfolk; Carl Schlegel, MinisUr, h 147 Norfolk ; Gustav Ziglio, Sexton.”
New York Herald (NY, NY). ”Farewell To An Old Church. Dutch Reformed Congregation, in Norfolk Street, Soon Will Move Up Town." June 21, 1897, p. 7.
“Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell preached the sermon . . . . Rev. Carl Schlegel, the pastor, also spoke.” Accessed March 29, 2016 from FultonHistory.com.
New York Herald (NY, NY), “Preacher Now A Spiritualist.” August 17, 1912.
“The Rev. Carl Schlegel, who says he has been a minister of the Reformed and the Presbyterian churches in this city, is preparing himself for the ministry of spiritualism, He will be a speaker tomorrow night at the New York Temple of Modern Spiritualism, No. 138, East Twenty-seventh street.” The Herald adds: “At the same meeting the Rev. Dr. Richard R. Schleusner will discuss ‘Heaven and Hell on the Resurrection Day.’” Accessed March 29, 2016 from FultonHistory.com
New York Journal (NY, NY), “A New Home For The Old Astor Church. Tomorrow Afternoon This Historic Communion Will Lay the Corner Stone of a Fine Edifice on Sixty-eighth Street, Near Second Avenue,” September 11, 1897, p. 10.
Rev. Carl Schlegel quoted: the move “’is due to the crowding together of the great hordes of Russian and Polish Israelites, who during this decade have been driven to this shore from the inhospitable treatment of the Muscovites, that we have been force to move our Zion.’ This statement does not imply that the earnest and pious members had no love for the people of their Saviour, nor that at any time there was the least ill-feeling or conflict between the two races, but there is so little in common in habits, customs and social conditions between them that congenial intercourse is out of the question. The minority had to gave way to the majority.” Later, the paper added: “Rev. Carl Schlegel, the young and energetic pastor, is a graduate of the Bloomfield (N.J.) German Reformed Church Seminary. Durng his course in the seminary he served the congregation in Passaic, N.J. His brief ministrations one and a half years to the historic congregation in this city have been mared by great spiritual and material progress.”
“On June 14  the Journal gave the first information of the sale and planned destruction of the old Dutch Reformed Church, on Norfolk street . . . .”
“Reverend Karl Schlegel; Arrival Date: 27 Oct 1903; Birth Date: abt 1863; Age: 40 Years 9 Months; Gender: Male; Port of Arrival: New York, NY; Ship Name: Zeeland.” S.S. Zeeland sailed from Antwerp, October 17, 1903, according to the first page of this document. Schlegel is number 30, o the bottom of the document page. His nationality is listed as “U.S.A.” His “Home” is listed as “355 E 68th St New York.” Katz cannot find the record of his departure from the U.S.
Source Citation: Year: 1903; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Microfilm Roll: Roll 0408; Line: 30; Page Number: 3. Source Information. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Accessed March 6, 2019, from Ancestry.com
New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957.
NOTE:The following is NOT the Rev. Carl Schlegel who was, by this date, a U.S. citizen.Carl Schlegel; “sailing from Hamburg 10 October 1905”; “Arriving at Port of New York October 21, 1905”; Birth Date: about 1864; Age: 41; Nationality: German; Port of Departure: Hamburg; Port of Arrival: NY, NY; Ship Name: Amerika.
Accessed March 2, 2019 from Ancestry.com at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7488&h=4033036483&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=XtQ310&_phstart=success
New York Times (NY, NY), "New German Reformed Church," September 11, 1897, p. 5.
"The Ceremonies of the laying of the cornerstone of the new German Reformed Church, in Sixty-eighth Street, between First and Second Avenues, will take place at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. There will be a prelude by an orchestra, a hymn by the congregation, and the pastor, the Rev. J[acob (sic)] Schlegel will read from the Scriptures and pray. More hymns will be sung, the Rev. Dr. J. Elmendorft will deliver an address, and the services will close with the benediction and the Doxology. Messsrs. Kurster & Rohl are the architects, and the officers of the congregation are the Rev. Carl Schlegel, President; F. Nollman, Secretary, George Bardorf, Treasurer; Andreaas Speich, Treasurer of the Poor Box." Accessed April 7, 2016 from Newspapers.com.
New York Times (NY, NY), "German Reformed Church. Historic Norfolk Street Building Abandoned, and the Cornerstone of a New Structure Laid," September. 13, 1897.
Those present listened to "the Rev. Carl Schegel, and his associates." It added: "The congregation . . . traces its existence back to the last century and owes its foundation to Baron Steuben, John Jacob Astor, Capt. Schermerhorn, and Meyer Morris, whose names are inscribed on the faded pages of its early records. Some of these were ensconced in the tin box that the Rev. Mr. Schlegel put in the cornerstone yesterday, with old coins, (one dated 1743), lists of the present members of the church and members of its various religious societies, . . . and copies of the prominent English and German papers of the city. . . . On Saturday morning the Rev. Mr. Schlegel received a check for $500 from F. Augustus Schermerhorn, a descendant of Capt. Schermerhorn, and who owns the property adjacent to the new church." Accessed April 7, 2016 from Newspapers.com.
New York Times (NY, NY), "German Church Dedicated. Ceremonies in the First Reformed Protestant, in which the Astors and Baron Steuben Worshipped," February 21, 1898, p. 10.
Reports the dedication of the new church building of the "First German Reformed Protestant Congregation," 68th St between 1st and 2nd avenues, and mentions that the "Rev. Carl Schlegel" is pastor. The dedication of the new church took place on Tuesday, February 20. Baron Steuben is said to have worshipped at this church in earlier days. Accessed December 30, 2011 from FultonHistory.com.
New-York Tribune (NY, NY), “Found A Baby In A Church Pew,” November 15, 1900, p. 5.
“While preparing for the services last evening [Wednesday] the Rev. Charles Schlegel, rector of the Lutheran Reformed Church, at No. 357 East Sixty-eight st., found a six weeks’ old female child in a rear pew. A policeman attached to the East Sixty-seventh-st. station was called in and the child was taken to Bellevue Hospital. The baby was dressed in white. There were no marks or identification.”
Accessed March 1, 2019 from Library of Congress, Chronicling America at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1900-11-15/ed-1/seq-5/ The same incident is reported in Christian Work: Illustrated Family Newspaper (NY, NY), Tuesday, November 13, 1900, vol. 69, p. 76 (see above.)
New-York Tribune (NY, NY), “Church And Religious News Notes,” August 24, 1912, p.14.
“At the New York Temple of Modern Spiritualism the Rev. Dr. Richard R. Schleusner has selected for his theme for to-morrow evening ‘Is Christ to Come Again to Earth?’ He will be followed by the Rev. Carl Schlegel, now a convert to Spiritualism and preparing himself for the ministry of Spiritualism.” Accessed March 29, 2016 from FultonHistory.com
Paragraph 175, German law accessed March 9, 2016 from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragraph_175#Version_of_May_15.2C_1871
Presbyterian of the South: [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian, May 28, 1913, page 12 (492), Image 12.
Lists pastors of the New Orleans church includes "Carl Schlegel, 1906-7". Accessed May 12, 2017, from http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/10021978/1913-05-28/ed-1/seq-12/#
Presbytery of New Orleans. Minutes of the Presbytery of New Orleans Pro-Re-Nata Meeting, January 7, 8, 24, 25, 29, 1907 . . . . (New Orleans, LA: E. S. Upton, Print 1907). Rev. Carl Schlegel, pp. 111-122.
Collection of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia. David Koch, Reference Archivist, to Katz, January 3, 2018, 11: 58 AM. “The Society has the printed minutes of the Presbytery of New Orleans, 1907. (Call Number: 68656). As a courtesy, I reviewed the minutes on your behalf. Mr. Schlegel was charged by the presbytery on January 8, 1907, that he “holds, maintains, disseminates and defends the naturalness and lawfulness of Sodomy, otherwise called ‘Homosexuality’ or ‘Uranism.’” Schlegel pleaded not guilty, but the presbytery “disposed him from the office of a Christian minister.”
Reformed Church in America. Minutes of the Particular Synod of New York Convened at New York City, May 2, 1905 (Kingston, NY: Daily Leader Printing Establishment, 1905), p. 33.
"February 27, 1905, Rev. Charles Schlegel resigned from the pastorate of the 68th Street German Church, and was dismissed to the Presbytery of New Orleans, of the Presbyterian Church in U.S.A." Accessed December 11, 2009 at: http://books.google.com/books?id=GvsQAAAAIAAJ&pg=RA14- PA33&dq=Reverend+Charles+Schlegel&lr=&cd=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false
Reformed Church in America. Particular Synod of New York. Minutes of the Reformed Church in American Particular Synod of New York Convened at Tarrytown, New York, May 5, 1891. New York: Board of Publication of the Reformed Church in America, 1891, p. 36.
Reformed Church in America. A Manual . . . Reformed Church in America (formerly Reformed Protestant Dutch Church) . . . Fifth Edition, Revised. (NY: Board of Publication . . . 1922).
p. 481: Schlegel, Charles, b. Thullingen, Wurtemberg, Germany,
Mar. 20, 1863; Ger. Theolog. School, Bloomfield, N.J., 95,
lie. by Ger. Refd. Ch. ; Norfolk St. (now 68th St. Ger.), 1896-
1905. (Presbyterian 1905).p. 677: lists pastors of the German Reformed, Sixty-eighth st.,
original location: Nassau st., between Maiden Lane and John St., 1758-1822). In 1861, removed to 147-153 Norfolk st. 1884-94, Schlegel, Chs. pastor 1896-1905.P.748 Schlegel, C. Bloomfleld S. '95.Accessed March 4, 2019 from Archive.org.
Schlegel, Carl Wilhelm. Schlegel's German-American Families in the United States: Genealogical and Biographical. Illustrated, Three Volumes. American Historical Society. 1916-1918.
No mention of Reverend Carl Schlegel, born 1863. Not the same Rev. Carl Schlegel. Accessed March 1o, 2019, from HathiTrust at https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008601434
Schlegel, Carl, ed. Schlegel's American Families of German Ancestry. American Historical Society, 1918-1926. Four volumes. Facsimile reprint. Originally published: New York: The American Historical Society, 1918-1926. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 2003.
No reference to Reverend Carl Schlegel, born 1863. The author has a different birth date than the Rev. Carl Schlegel.
Schlegel, Carl. An opera singer with the same name as the pastor Carl Schlegel was born in a different city in Germany, on a different and later year, and died in the 1940s, a New York Times obituary indicates.
Schlegel, Rev. Charles A. The Broad Ax (Salt Lake City, Utah), December. 21, 1901, reports about a Rev. Charles A. Schlegel. He is NOT the Rev. Carl Schlegel, the homosexual emancipation activist.
Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, Brooklyn, has just chosen for its pastor Rev. Charles A. Schlegel, 23, years old and totally blind. Mr. Schlegel has every qualification for his work except his sight and is a fine musician. Accessed from Chronicling America. The broad ax., December 21, 1901, Image 4.
Schlegel, Rev. Charles A. "Story of the Blind Poet." World, December 6, 1903, 10.1 Portrait of: World, Dec 6, 1903 10:1. This seems to be from the Guide to Periodical Literature for 1903.
This must be the blind minister listed above, NOT the homosexual rights activist.
Schwäbisch Gmündt. Court record. Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg/Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg: F269 II, P 293 (Amtgericht Schwäbisch Gmünd).
Times-Democrat (New Orleans, Louisiana), “Minister Is Deposed. New Orleans Presbytery Ejects Rev. Carl Schlegel; Reasons Given Are That the Pastor Held, Maintained, Disseminated and Defended Immoral Ideas from the Pulpit of Second German Church . . ,” January 30, 1907, p. 16.
Accessed May 12, 2017 from Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/164143862/
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana). See Daily Picayune.
United States Federal Census, 1900. Name: Carl Schlegel; Age: 37; Birth Date: March 1863; Birthplace: Germany; Home in 1900: Manhattan, NY; Street: E. 68 St.; House Number 353; Sheet Number: 11; Number o Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 107; Family Number 216; Race: White; Gender: Male; Immigration Year: 1878; Relation to Head of House: Head; Marital Status: Single; Father’s Birthplace: Germany; Mother’s Birthplace: Germany; Years in U.S.: 22; Naturalization: Na [Naturalized]; Occupation: Minister; Months Not Employed: 0; Can Read: Yes; Can write: Yes; Can Speak English: Yes; House Owned or Rented: O [?]; Home Free or Mortgaged: Free; arm or House: House; Household Members: Carl Schlegel; Robert Schlegel; Pauline Schlegel.
Carl was living with his nineteen-year-old brother a bookbinder, and his twenty-nine-year-old sister, Pauline, listed as “Minister’s Assistant.”. Joel Honig first apprised Jonathan Ned Katz of this document August 12 and 21, 1998. Honig pointed out that Schlegel was not listed as a widower, but as single, that is, never married.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Manhattan, New York, New York; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0698; FHL microfilm: 1241112. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
Accessed March 2, 2019 from Ancestry.com at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7602&h=45035101&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=XtQ312&_phstart=successSource
United States Federal Census, 1910. Checked “Carl,” “Charles,” and “Karl” Schlegel, Ancestry.com and GenealogyBank, March 10, 2019. No reference to a person born in 1863 in Germany.
United States Federal Census, 1920, January 15. Name: Charles Schlegil (corrected to Schlegel); Age: 57; Birth Year: about 1863; Birthplace: Württemberg, Germany; Home in 1920: Bronx Assembly District 7, Bronx, New York; Residence Date: 1920; Race: White; Gender: Male; Immigration Year: 12878; Marital Status: Single; Father’s Birthplace: Germany; Mother’s Birthplace: Germany; Native Tongue: German: Able to Speake English: Yes; Occupation: Inmate; Naturalized Status: Naturalized; Able to Read: Yes; Able to Write: Yes.
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Bronx Assembly District 7, Bronx, New York; Roll: T625_1141; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 404; Source Information;; Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). The late Joel Honig apprised Jonathan Ned Katz of this census on August 21, 1998.
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This may have been St. Barnabus Hospital in the Bronx, founded in 1866 as the Home for the Incurables, “a place where people with cataclysmic strokes or crippling heart disease went to die." Ian Fisher, "Caring for Poor, and for Profit; Bronx Hospital Shakes Up the Medical Establishment," New York Times, March 9, 1998. But four years later, in 1924, there were three homes for incurables (hospices) in the Bronx: (1) Beth Abraham Home for Incurables-Allerton Avenue and Bronx Boulevard. (2) Home for Incurables-Third Avenue, between 182nd and 184th Streets. [Bronx]. (3) Hebrew National Home for Incurables-1801 Anthony Avenue. SOURCE: “The Bronx, New York city's fastest growing borough ... the 1924 Edition of ‘The Bronx’, the fourth of a series of annual publications of the Booklet…. Accessed August 3, 2016 from http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/AHJ1659.1924.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext Perhaps research will reveal of which hospice Schlegel was an inmate.
VandenBerge, Peter N. Historical Directory of the Reformed Church in America 1628-1978. The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America No. 6 (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1978), pp. 153, 308. Mentions "the Protestant Pastor Schlegal from New York, who proposes an organization of his uranian colleagues as well as the founding of a subcommittee in New York."
Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee (Monthly Report of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee), beginning of October 1903, p. 16.
"Pastor Schlegel from America, mentioned by us in the last Monthly Report, has been arrested in Schwabische Gmund [a town in Baden Württemberg], allegedly because he is said to have indecently touched a youth, and is awaiting a court-day this week, which hopefully will turn out favorably."
Wissenschaftlich-humanitäres Komitee (Monthly Report of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee), beginning of November, 1903, p. ?:
"After a 24-day investigation, Pastor Schlegel has been set free and has returned to America. Hopefully this unpleasant incident will be without further fateful consequences for him professionally.”Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1985. Schlegel, Carl. Taufe (Baptism), Birth Date: 20 Mrz 1863 (20 March 1863); Baptism Date: 29 Mrz 1863); Baptism Place: Pfullingen, Württemberg, Deutschland (Germany); Father: Kronenwirth Schlegel; Mother: Catharina Schlegel; Author: Evangelische Kirche Pfullingen (OA. Reutlingen); City or District: Pfullingen.
Württemberg, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Lutherische Kirchenbücher, 1500-1985. Various sources. Description: This collection consists of Lutheran church records for the years 1500 to 1985 from Württemberg, Germany. Ancestry.com accessed February 4, 2018.
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