Eloise Lindauer I
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Sex: Female
Birth: April 1852
Manhattan, New York
Baptism: Lutheran
Death: September 16, 1942
Manhattan, New York
Burial: Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, New Jersey
Father: Oscar Arthur Moritz Lindauer (1815-1866)
Mother: Sophia Weber (1815-1891)
Siblings: Charles Frederick Lindauer I (1835-1921)
John Jacob Lindauer (1841-1888)
Louis Julius Lindauer (1842-1915)
Spouse/Partner: William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889)
Marriage: July 5, 1876
Manhattan, New York
Children: William Arthur Ensko III (1878-1942)
Charles Edward Ensko I (1880-1952)
Eloise Ensko I (1882-1966)
Sophie Charlotte Ensko (1885-1954)

William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889) and Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1944) marriage recorded in Lindauer-Ensko bible

Funeral notice

Eloise Lindauer I (1852-1942) was a housewife. (b. April 1852, New York City, New York, USA - d. September 16, 1942, 155 West 171st Street, New York City, New York City, New York, USA)


Half siblings[]

Her father married Sophie Weber in 1851 in Newark, New Jersey. These half-siblings were by her father with his first wife.

All her siblings were born in Pennsylvania, most likely Philadelphia, but she was born after the family moved to Manhattan in New York.


She married William Arthur Ensko II (1850-1889) on July 5, 1876 at Saint Christopher's Church in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Her name was recorded as "Eloise Lindaurer". William was the son of William Arthur Ensko I and Charlotte Coughlin. The certificate was number "3314".[1]


Manhattan, New York[]

She appears in the 1880 United States Census for Manhattan as "Elouise Ensko". She lived at 450 West 157th Street in Manhattan from at least 1918 when her son filled out his draft card till at least 1920 when she appears in the City Directory for Manhattan as a widow.


Eloise Ensko died on September 16, 1942 in Manhattan. Her death certificate was number "18419".

Funeral notice[]

Ensko - September 16, 1942, at her home, 552 West 171st Street. Eloise, widow of William and mother of William A., Charles E., Eloise and Sophie C. Ensko. Services at the Universal Chapel, 52nd Street and Lexington Avenue, Saturday, 10 am. Interment private. Omit Flowers.


She was buried in the Ensko family plot in Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, New Jersey. The list from the cemetery will cost $50.


The photograph included in this biography may be of Eloise Lindauer, it resembles other Lindauer family members and was found undated and unlabeled in the collection of Eloise Ensko II (1925-1993). For comparison see the entry of Eloise Freudenberg nee Lindauer (1860-1935).

Memories about Eloise Lindauer[]

Eloise's grand-daughter, Eloise Ensko II (1925-1993), described the family in her memoirs as follows "Eloise Lindauer married William Ensko, of New York City and had four children: William Arthur Ensko, Charles Edward Ensko, Eloise Ensko and Sophie Charlotte Ensko. Uncle Billy was in the linen business and traveled all over the world. He had a son, Arthur, by his wife, Ethel Minerva Beaver. Arthur was married to Jewell Ripple who later on [wasted] away from cancer. He later married Rose La Gattufa. Eloise was mostly at home caring for her aged mother. Before that she worked as a stenographer in a bank. Sophie was a school teacher. She taught English and sewing later in the Junior High School, Public School 52 on Academy Street in New York City, Washington Heights section. Before that she taught elementary school, Public School 181 in New York City. Charles Ensko was my father and the father of Charles Edward, Junior. Charles was manager a firm in Budapest, here in New York City. Later on he went into the publishing business and then Uncle Robert, of Robert Ensko, Inc. Silversmiths, took daddy into the business with him. Daddy remained there until he retired, selling his stock to Stephen Ensko, son of Robert. Daddy also collaborated with on books with Stephen written about old silver. They worked hard learning the business from bottom to top. The books have become rare now. However due to Stephen, your University now has a course in Antique and Early American Silver. They often call in Stephen to give lectures. The University has a complete set of these books. I have a complete set also. The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity at Lafayette College has a set too. This was donated by my father and brother as Charles attended and was graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. For a short while Charles attended the Dwight School for Boys which was on Park Avenue in New York City for a spell. Before that he graduated from George Washington High School in Washington Heights."


  • 1852 Birth in Manhattan, New York
  • 1876 marriage in Manhattan, New York on July 5, 1876
  • 1942 Death at 155 West 171st Street, Manhattan, New York on September 16, 1942

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